Hong Kong Island is the business and financial center of the area. The district’s capital, Hong Kong, is located here . The main attractions of the city are skyscrapers, museums, buildings of the colonial era, the temples of Man Mo and Tin Hau, Victoria Peak with its adjacent park, the botanical garden, Victoria Bay, from which the Star Ferry ferry runs to the mainland.
In the south of the island is the ancient fishing port of Aberdeen, from which the development of Hong Kong began 150 years ago.. It is famous for the Tanka settlements, who live on junks and sampans moored in the harbor, as well as for the floating Jumbo restaurant. You can get to the restaurant only on special boats that constantly run between it and the pier. The red and gold three-deck “Jumbo” over the thirty years of its existence, apparently, has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Hong Kong, especially among gourmets.
According to Top-mba-universities, “Ocean park” is one of the largest marine parks in the world. It is located between Aberdeen and Repulse Bay and covers an area of 0.8 km2. The park is built around the mountain. Its lower and upper tiers are connected by a cable car, which offers a view of Hong Kong. and the South China Sea. 40 attractions are open to visitors. The most impressive feature of the park is the Coral Reef: an aquarium that is home to 2,000 fish. Among them – almost 2-meter sea bass, whose age is 80 years. No less impressive is the underwater tunnel with 70 sharks. Children will be interested in visiting the Ocean Theater, where dolphins and fur seals perform.
Stanley is home to an open-air market. It sells traditional handicrafts, local clothing and accessories at low prices.
Lantau Island is located 2 km from Hong Kong Island. It abounds in natural beauty and is not at all like its bustling neighbor. This is explained, most likely, by the fact that until recently, it was cut off from the world, and it was possible to get here only by water on a ferry. At present, the Sing Ma Bridge, a real marvel of engineering, has been built to connect with the continent. Only the new airport, which is considered the most modern in the world at the moment, reminds of a highly developed civilization.
The island is covered with mountains, highest in the west and gradually lowering towards the east. The highest point is Mount Phoenix (935 m). Lantau is home to the world’s tallest bronze Buddha statue. The Buddha sits on a lotus pedestal. To the majestic 26-meter statue, you can climb the stone stairs, overcoming 268 steps. Next to the statue is the Po Lin Temple. One of the oldest buildings in this place is the Tun Chung Fort, built in 1832. There are 6 cannons on the squat walls of the fort.
The fishing village of Tai-O is the largest traditional settlement on Lantau. The isolation of the island from civilization has preserved everything here almost in its original form. Three hundred years ago, everything looked about the same.
Lamma Island, Hong Kong ‘s third largest island, is located half an hour by ferry from the main island. There are no ancient temples and traditional villages here. A trip to the island will be interesting for nature lovers. Between its two main settlements – Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwo Wan – a hiking trail has been laid through the hills and valleys. There are no cars or buses on Lamma. The whole journey will take about 2 hours. If you don’t have that much time, you can explore the area on a ferry ride between Hong Kong and Sok Kwo Wan.
Lamma is famous for its restaurants, where you can choose from a wide variety of fish and seafood dishes.
Kowloon Peninsula is a lively tourist center with a vibrant nightlife, shops, bars, restaurants. The temples of Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai, Chilin Monastery, Hong Kong Cultural Center, various museums (natural sciences, astronautics, fine arts, history) are interesting here; the Walled City park with relics from the Qing Dynasty, giant chess boards, a bird garden, greenhouses, and a bonsai display; as well as the famous Nathan Road shopping street, the Goldfish Market, the Flower Market, the Ladies Market and the Night Market.
“New Territories” different from other regions. There are no business districts, crowds of tourists and the eternal noise of the big city. The most picturesque place in the “New Territories” is the Tai Mo Shan Mountains, up to 958 m high, and located nearby a series of waterfalls, streams, streams and the Kadori Botanical Garden. Several temples are worth visiting. Nestled in a bamboo grove, Chuk Lam Shim Temple houses three gigantic Buddha statues second only to the statue on Lantau Island. Che Kung Temple was erected in honor of the commander-in-chief Che during the Song Dynasty. Inside the temple is a copper windmill. There is a belief that the one who twists her wings after worshiping Che will have good luck.
In the agricultural areas of the “New Territories” you can see picturesque duck farms, rural temples, ancient family estates and bays with crystal clear turquoise water. The “New Territories” include the island of Kau Sai Chau, in the northwestern part of which, in 1976, a rock carving of the prints of ancient animals was discovered. Although the ornament has undergone severe weathering during its existence, especially in the lower part, it is still possible to see its details.
The uninhabited island of Ping Cho is located 10 km from the mainland of Hong Kong.. Its main attraction is the stromatolite landscape (stromatolites are dense layered formations in the strata of limestones and dolomites, resulting from the vital activity of colonies of blue-green and other algae). The 200-meter layer consists of separate layers with a thickness of only 1-5 mm. During weathering processes, the layers acquired contrasting colors. In some places, color belts have even formed.
Traveling on the ferry “Star Ferry” takes place throughout the waters of Victoria Bay. The ferry has been running between the mainland and the islands of the former British colony for over 100 years and has become a hallmark of Hong Kong.. In total, there are 12 ferries, which make 400 trips a day. For a hundred years, the appearance of ferries has not changed much, and the design of the interior has remained the same. Excursions to Macau are organized from Hong Kong.