One of Asia’s top destinations, Hong Kong is a land teeming with things to do and see, with uniquely-themed attractions that are known across the region.
Begin your time in Hong Kong at the Avenue of Stars, which pays tribute to the many Hong Kong celebrities who have built up the city-state’s reputation as the ‘Hollywood of the East’. Check out the plaques and milestones, as well as celebrity handprints here as you trace the development of the Hong Kong entertainment industry.
One of the highlights of the promenade is a life-size statue of kung fu action star Bruce Lee. The Avenue of Stars also offers visitors a panoramic view of the city’s iconic skyline set against The Peak. Furthermore, you can catch a wide variety of drama, dance and music performances, as well as the “A Symphony of Lights” multimedia show. For more close-ups with the stars, visit the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, with over 100 life-like wax figurines of personalities such as Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, and Andy Lau.
Additionally, Hong Kong boasts various theme parks such as Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park Hong Kong. Some of the more popular attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland include the Flights of Fantasy Parade, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, The Golden Mickeys, and Fantasy Gardens. You will also not want to miss the Toy Story Land, a themed land exclusive to Asia. On the other hand, Ocean Park Hong Kong, a marine-life theme park, offers visitors a unique experience which educates them on wildlife conservation.
Shopping in Hong Kong can also prove to be a remarkably enjoyable experience, with a host of shopping destinations round every corner. Causeway Bay is the veritable shoppers’ paradise with ever-popular malls of Times Square, Fashion Walk, and the SOGO department store calling the area home. For something a little more upscale, head to Admiralty, Central or SoHo to find the upmarket shopping districts where luxury goods and high-fashion stores are abound. Beyond Hong Kong Island, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok are also top shopping destinations popular with both locals and tourists.
Getting Around Hong Kong
Getting around Hong Kong is generally a breeze, as Hong Kong has one of the world’s most efficient public transport systems. Payment for public transport is also convenient via the Octopus Card. You can use various modes of transport to get around Hong Kong, which include the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), taxi, bus and minibus, ferry, and the tram.
Getting To Hong Kong
Flights to Hong Kong are easily available, with the city being a well-connected aviation hub. The Hong Kong International Airport offers direct access to trains buses, taxis and hotel transports that will get you into town. However, if you are seeking the fastest way to get downtown, hop onto the MTR’s high-speed Airport Express, which brings you from the airport to the city in about 25 minutes.
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