Things to Do in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, a bustling city, is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. Today, Hong Kong is considered to be one of world’s most important financial centers. It is renowned for its deep natural harbor, impressive skyline, with a very high density of skyscrapers. In 2014, Hong Kong witnessed a total of 27.8 million visitors making it the eleventh most popular destination for international travelers. If you are planning to visit this vibrant city, then make sure to check out this list of the best things to do in Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak: With almost seven million visitors every year, the Peak is one of the famous tourist attraction in Hong Kong. This is the perfect place for travelers to have spectacular views of the city, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands. Victoria Peak, also known as Mount Austin, is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. The Peak is home to many species of birds; mostly the black kite, and numerous species of butterflies. Because of the tremendous rush of tourists, many shopping centers and restaurants have been constructed at the site.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Designed to provide the comprehensive presentations on history, art, and culture, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is situated alongside the Shing Mun River. The museum was established on 16 December 2000 and is considered to be the largest in Hong Kong that can accommodate 6,000 visitors at a time. The museum displays six permanent galleries and six other themed galleries for temporary exhibitions. It also possess over 30,000 items related to Cantonese opera. Hop-on a last minute flight to Hong Kong to visit this intriguing museum.
St. John’s Cathedral: Declared as a ‘Monument of Hong Kong’ in 1996, the St. John’s Cathedral is one of the oldest surviving Western religious building in Hong Kong. The Cathedral's architectural style of 13th century English and Decorated Gothic makes it more attractive. These styles were famous for churches of that time. This place of worship was inaugurated in 1849.