#92 best destination in the world

 

The Big Buddha, Ngong Ping

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Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993
  • Symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith
  • It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island

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Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Hill with a view of the Hong Kong skyline on the western half of Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Disneyland, Penny’s Bay

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Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island
  • It is the largest theme park in Hong Kong, and was opened in 2005

Adventureland, Hong Kong Disneyland

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Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultural backlash by incorporating Chinese culture, customs, and traditions when designing and building the resort, including adherence to the rules of feng shui, for instance, a bend was put in a walkway near the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort entrance so good qi energy would not flow into the South China Sea
  • Opened in 2005
  • The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land

Victoria Harbour

Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Natural landform harbour separating Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsula
  • The harbour’s deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong’s establishment as a British colony in 1841 and its subsequent development as a trading centre
  • Lying in the middle of the territory’s dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are used as gathering places for residents and tourists alike

Ngong Ping 360, Lantau Island

Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Bicable gondola lift on Lantau Island
  • Intended to improve tourism to the area, it consists of the Ngong Ping Cable Car, and the Ngong Ping Village, a retail and entertainment center adjacent to the cable car’s upper station
  • Ngong Ping 360 connects Tung Chung with the Ngong Ping area in the hills above
  • This is home to the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha
  • Before Ngong Ping 360’s opening, the only access was via a mountain road and bus service

Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon

Best time to travel: Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Like many night markets, this one has clusters of stalls selling clothes, mainly men’s wear
  • This market is also known for having many fortune-tellers, some may look at the lines on the customer’s face while others may read the palm of the customer’s hand so as to predict their future
  • The performance and shows at night also contribute to the market’s fame
  • Cantonese opera is occasionally performed which attracts a lot of people