Hong Kong is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities on earth. The metropolis of millions is modern, international, exotic, but also has its traditional Chinese side. The city on the south coast of China is located in the Pearl River estuary and has over seven million inhabitants. Let the skyscrapers and neon signs cast their spell on you.
The various parks in Hong Kong offer a good balance to the hustle and bustle of city life. In addition, the megacity is known for its first-class gastronomy. The climate in Hong Kong is subtropical. The best time to travel are the spring and autumn months, as the temperatures are then pleasant and it rains little. Less
For the best view over the city
The imposing statue on Lantau Island
For great night shots of the city
A visit to Victoria Peak is a must on any Hong Kong trip, because from there you have a wonderful view over the rooftops of the metropolis. The highest elevation on Hong Kong Island is a worthwhile destination by day as well as by night and one of the city's poshest residential areas. Take a ride up to the top on the historic Peak Tram cable car.
Repulse Bay is a crescent-shaped, elongated bay on Hong Kong Island. It is home to one of the city's most beautiful beaches, with gentle waves and fine sand. Dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants and take in the romantic sunsets.
In the south of Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen Harbour welcomes you. Taste fresh seafood in one of the floating restaurants and watch the fishermen at work on the boats. By the way, the harbour became world-famous as a film location of various movies like "James Bond - The Man with the Golden Gun".
Another highlight of a Hong Kong trip is the Tian Tan Buddha statue on Lantau Island, which you can reach by cable car. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in China. To get to the platform below the Buddha, you have to climb 268 steps, but will be rewarded with an impressive view over the lush green tops. The statue is part of the Po Lin Monastery, an international Buddhist retreat, which you can also visit.
Victoria Harbour is a natural harbour in the heart of the metropolis between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. If you like, you can cross the strait by taking a ride on the Star Ferry. Victoria Harbour is particularly beautiful in the evening, when the skyline is brightly lit on both sides. At eight o'clock in the evening, there is also a light show accompanied by music.
The main thoroughfare in the Kowloon district is lined with shops, malls and hotels. Thus, Nathan Road is a perfect destination for shopping lovers who like variety. A number of cultural attractions are also located on this street. These include the Kowloon Mosque, the most important mosque in the whole of Hong Kong.
The sea bay at the south coast of Hong Kong Island delights with its magnificent beach, the Deep Water Bay Beach. It is connected to Repulse Bay via the Seaview Promenade, which is popular with joggers and walkers. The residential area in the surrounding hills is considered one of the wealthiest in the world, so you can marvel at the most luxurious villas here. Less
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