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Kong is known as a "Shopping Paradise".
You can find everything in Hong Kong. With
competitive prices and a huge selection on variety
of merchandises such as cosmetics and perfumes,
watches and jewelry, cameras and electronics and
high quality fashions and genuine leather goods,
bring shoppers from all over the world. And no
matter you enjoy to shop in the modern shopping
mall, department store, designer boutique, factory
outlet, outdoor market or street stall, Hong Kong
has it all and much much more.
Kong, also known to the locals as the desert of
art and culture, has a beautiful Cultural Center
at Tsim Sha Tsui to counter the bad name. But with
the wide popularity of gossip magazines, comics
with sex and violence, and proliferation of
sub-cultures, Hong Kong, like other big cities, is
being eroded by her urbanization process.
One of Hong Kong's oldest and most popular
tourist attractions, Aberdeen consists of 600-odd
junks that house some 6,000 of the territory's
boat people The Aberdeen, the harbor home of
several hundred junks where several thousand boat
dwellers live. It's a true cultural experience,
full of bright colors, strange sounds, and
Situated in one of the most densely
populated area - Kowloon City, the Kai Tak
International Airport is really something special
for Hong Kong. Just step outside of the airport,
and our tourists are already with our people.
Scheduled for completion by 1997, the new airport
at Chek Lap Kok island and reclamation is expected
to solve both the capacity and environment problem
of Kai Tak.
There are two
famous floating restaurants in Aberdeen, which are
the "Jumbo" and the "Tai Pak".
Both have their own motor boats to offer free of
charge services to ferry customers to and from
Aberdeen and to and from Wong Chuk Hang. You can
enjoy fresh and delicious seafood in the
restaurants. On the other hand, you can enjoy a
beautiful view of Aberdeen Harbor.
Chi and Causeway Bay is Happy Valley. This is one
of the horseracing venue in Hong Kong (the another
one is in Shatin, New Territories). The first
horseracing competition was held in Happy Valley
in 1846. Happy Valley is very crowded on Wednesday
evenings and on weekend afternoons during
horseracing season from September to June.
Lantau Island is the largest island
of Hong Kong. It has 142 square kilometers but
only with a population of about 25,000 or more.
More than half of the island is designated as
country parkland, with well-marked trails, and
picnic, camping and barbecue sites and good
beaches. Besides, the new Hong Kong International
Airport is under construction on its northern
are lots of interest places in Lantau, such as Mui
Wo (also known as Silvermine Bay), Po Lin
Monastery, Lantau Tea Garden, Lantau Peak , Tung
Chung, Chek Lap Kok, Tung Chung Hau Wong Temple,
Tai O, Tai O Kwan Tai Temple, Hau Wong Temple and
Kun Yum Temple, Discovery Bay, etc.
Park & Water World
These are the
South-East Asia's largest entertainment and
leisure complex. Its outdoor escalator system is
the second-longest in the world. Visitors can
choose either escalator or cable car to ride up to
the headland. The features of Ocean Park includes
spectacular shows by dolphins, killer whales and
high-drivers; a shark aquarium; a glass-sided wave
cove of seals and fairy penguins; a huge aviary; a
butterfly house; funfair rides, including the
Dragon rollercoaster, the Dinosaur Discovery Trail,
This is the
most popular beach in Hong Kong Island, which
surrounded by up-market residential apartments.
The most attraction on the beach are two huge
statues of deities "God Of Mercy" and
"Tin Hau", both are protectors of the
fishermen. Nearby, the Repulse Bay complex,
formerly the Repulse Bay Hotel, houses a variety
of shops and restaurants. If you are interest, you
can walk to Deep Water Bay and Aberdeen along the
waterfront of the beach.
Street Night Market
Temple Street is
Hong Kong's most popular night market.there are
lots of interesting thing to browse,like watches,
pens, lighters, sunglasses, CDs, cassettes,
electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage, etc.
Farther along Temple Street, beyond the flyover
and near the Tin Hau Temple, there are
fortune-tellers, palm readers and Chinese opera
singers performing impromptu Chinese operas. It
makes the night market become a fascinating "Street
Bank Of China Tower
The Bank of China Tower, designed to be
taller than the nearby Hong Kong Bank, is said to
be a symbol of Chinese sovereignty for the
preparation of July 1, 1997. Feng-Sui masters said
it is a dagger pointing to the Hong Kong
Governor's residence. Despite these hearsay, Bank
of China has already started officially issuing
legal tender and is the third notes issuing bank
in Hong Kong. The significant role of China in
Hong Kong's economy is already indisputable.
Like many colorful stars shining in the
night sky over the Victoria Harbor, the city light
is one of the most amazing sceneries of Hong Kong.
But with land reclamation continuing on both sides,
the harbor is getting narrower and narrower.
Before the day we can physically walk over to the
other side, the ferry operators have already
complained about the higher risk because of the
Although most tourists come to Hong Kong
Island for the mind-boggling shopping and the
abundance of first-rate restaurants, there are a
few other things you won't want to miss. Visit
Victoria Peak for its fabulous real estate,
extensive shopping mall, and dramatic tram ride
but most of all, for its incomparable view.