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Hongkong

Overview


Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is located at the outer east side of the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) mouth. It is made up of the Hong Kong island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and 235 smaller isles. The total area is 1055.61 square kilometers. 
Hong Kong is a hub for air and ocean transportation in East Asia and a financial center in the Far East. With highly developed commerce, it is commonly acknowledged as a Paradise for Purchasers.

Hong Kong is the tourist attraction of the noted international metropolis. Its features are shopping tour, gourmet tour, grand occasion & ceremony tour, culture & sightseeing tour, and etc. Hong Kong has a lot of commodities that are of super quality and competitive price. There are the worlds largest coral-reef aquarium, the marine animals performance, the shark aquarium, the birds nests, the dinosaur hall, the butterflies room, the railway museum, Museum of Tea Ware, Museum of RHK Police, and the Law UK Folk Museum. The grand occasions continuous all the year round. They include the Hong Kong Art Festival, the Hong Kong Food Festival, the international Dragon Boat Regatta, and the grand sport events. The key tourist scenic areas include Changzhous Fishing Port and the Sea-bathing Resort, the Sung Citys Pseudo-Song-Dynasty Scenic Sights & Life Tourist Center, and the Man Mo Temple, which is the oldest and largest temple in Hong Kong.

Besides the scenic spots include the Ocean Park, Song Dynasty Town, Victoria Peak Garden, and etc.

Attractions
Ocean Park
  Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong, the luminous pearl of the Orient and world financial center in southeast China. Hong Kongs mild climate and coastal scenery, attracts throngs of visitors annually from all over world. Any visit to Hong Kong should include the world famous Ocean Park.
  Hong Kong Ocean Park is located on the south end of Hong Kong Island. The larger of two sections is on the headlands of Mount Nanlang. The smaller section is in the Huang Zhu Keng Valley lowlands. With an area of 170 miles, its one of the largest ocean parks in the world. The two entrances to Ocean Park (Tai Shue Wan Entrance and Main Entrance) are connected by cable-car.


Repulse Bay
  Repulse Bay, located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, is the most spectacular bay in the region. Its name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Today, Repulse Bay is a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities.
  The beach stretches long with clear azure blue water gently lapping the seashore. Its sand is golden and soft. With water temperatures ranging from 16ºC (60.8ºF) to 26ºC (80.6ºF) year round, it is a mecca for locals and visitors alike to escape the heat.


Hongkong Disneyland
  As the newest Disneyland in the world, Hong Kong Disneyland is a must-see because of its special attractions and the inimitable sense of Chinese culture. Walking into Hong Kong Disneyland, you feel you are in a wonderland. Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, you start a fantastic and magical journey. With unique scenic spots and Disney Theme Hotels, you can go escape from the real world, and make your dreams come true. The availability of delicious Chinese and Asian food is also a lure for many visitors and Disney fans.

Victoria Peak
  If Hong Kong is a city of jade during the day, it becomes a luminous pearl with a sea of lights twinkling in the streets after dark. Where is the best place to enjoy the multi-colorful night scene that encompasses Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor? Victoria Peak is a good location to view its night scene. Being 554 meters (about 1,817.6 feet) above sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest point within Hong Kong and occupies the western part of the island.
  How to reach Victoria Peak? Tourists can take the Peak Tram, a pleasant ride ascending the mountain. The tram has been in operation for over one hundred years, and to date, no accidents have ever occurred. Your journey aboard the tram will take eight minutes and upon reaching the summit you will see a seven storied building in the shape of a ship. This is the Peak Tower in which there are several attractions namely, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Ripleys Believe It or Not! Odditorium, and the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator.
Wong Tai Sin Temple, a Taoist temple established in 1921, is one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong. It is also renowned among overseas Chinese in Southern Asia, Europe, and America.


Wong Tai Sin Temple 
 Wong Tai Sin Temple is named after Wong Chuping. When Wong Chuping was 15, he began to follow Taoism. Forty years later, he achieved enlightenment and became immortal. People called him Wong Tai Sin from then on. It is said that he punishes evils, heals the wounded, and rescues the dying. The influence of Wong Tai Sin spread from Guangdong Province to Hong Kong in the early 20th century. With his mercy and his power, he is said to grant whatever is requested. Wong Tai Sin Temple is known for its fortune-telling. The fortune sticks (or lots) in Wong Tai Sin Temple are very accurate. Many people who visit the temple come to have their fortunes told. Generally, worshippers entreat the fate of the same year. They light worship sticks, kneel before the main altar, make a wish, and shake a bamboo cylinder containing fortune sticks until one falls out. The stick is exchanged for a piece of paper bearing the same number, and the soothsayer then interprets the fortune on the paper for the worshipper. Wong Tai Sin has many worshippers in Hong Kong, so the joss sticks and candles burn exuberantly all year round, especially during the Chinese Lunar New Year and Wong Tai Sins birthday - the 23rd day of the eighth lunar month.

Dining
Cantonese Dishes
Locals expertise in Cantonese cuisine, which is one of the eight major cuisines of China. Its ingredients: refined and rare. Its taste: tender and fresh. For example, Roast Suckling Pig, is a famed Cantonese dish of tender meat with golden and crispy exterior and a dense aroma. So mouthwatering!


Seafood
Hong Kong, waterlogged by the South China Sea, is rich in marine food. Therefore, local cooking features seafood prominently. Do venture out to the outlying islands, such as Lamma Island and Sai Kung, and stopover at the Jumbo Kingdom. Jumbo is an icon and theme park at sea on Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, and Aberdeen. When you place an order, do try Stir-fired Crab with garlic, green onion, red pepper, etc. It’s famous enough to be offered in all Cantonese restaurants menus.


Tingzai Porridge
People in Hong Kong add some very fresh ingredients to the rice porridge they cook. For instance, Tingzai Porridge is a kind of rice porridge with pork, peanut, squid, fish slice and so on. Tingzai means small boat. Its said that Tingzai Porridge was sold by the fishermen in Sheung Shui of Hong Kong in the past. It is so popular that some big restaurants also offer it.

Soup
People make Hong Kong-style soup, which is clear, tender, tasty, and nutritious. Really, a bowl of soup daily is good for your health. Many housewives know how to make a bowl of superb soup for their husbands and children. The soup ingredients are mostly fish or chicken. It takes about three to four hours to cook soup by slow fire.


Yam Cha 
People in Hong Kong regularly Yam Cha (tea and dim sum). There, the tea places can prove that point very well. They offer tea, coffee, dim sum and quick meals, and many office workers often have breakfast or lunch there. Hong Kong people take the habit, after the British, of drinking afternoon tea from 15:00 to 16:00.


Dessert

Hong Kong people have a sweet tooth. There are many Hong Kong-style desserts, such as Black Sticky Rice with Mango and Coconut Milk, Mango Pancake and Mango Pudding. The dessert shop Hui Lau Shan, which is a chain shop in Hong Kong, provides good desserts. They are inviting you to their table.

 

Shopping
Hot Areas
  Shopping areas are roughly divided into Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The highlights are Central, North Point, Admiralty and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan and Mong Kok in Kowloon together with Sheung Wan, an epitome of Hong Kongs unique culture. Besides the plethora of commodities, tourists also enjoy courteous and professional service at reasonable prices.
Style
  Malls and department stores are widely distributed in all districts of Hong Kong. They are usually very accessible, with relaxing atmospheres dotted with cafes and wide-variety of restaurants. All the worlds designer counters and signature brands could be found here from dresses, leather wares, watches to jewelries. Grand fashion shows are hosted during season change to impress tourists with the latest trends and styles. Here we recommend some popular ones for your reference.