Hong Kong is one of the world’s trading centers, the place of various cultural and sports activities. A lot of local art and theater companies are admired around the world, and there are numerous exhibitions and international festivals held here. And at any time of day, life is at full speed here, so there is no problem in finding entertainment for the soul. And taking into account the fact that this tiny territory is the homeplace of about 600 temples, monasteries, shrines, and home to many different ethnic groups, Hong Kong becomes a treasure for international visitors.

Here are secluded desert islands with cozy beaches, which make a trip to this country a great recreational opportunity of high cultural and historical interest. More than twenty beautiful country parks, covering the area of ​​about 40% of Hong Kong, give this urbanized city a special charm.

All the island trips to Hong Kong start with the 'Star Ferry' running across the waters of Victoria Harbour between the island of Hong Kong and Kowloon. Here one can visit Victoria Park, which offers one of the best views of the island if you reach the top of it by the funicular called 'Peak Tram'. The district of Aberdeen has magnificent floating restaurants and is often dubbed 'a city on the water'.

The center of Hong Kong is the territory of ultra-modern financial and banking offices, where one of the world’s most luxurious buildings, the headquarters of the 'Hong Kong Bank', is located. Other amazing buildings will probably include Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and the fifth largest skyscraper in the world, Central Plaza, with a viewing platform, the building of the Legislative Council in British colonial style, and St. John's Cathedral at Garden Road.

Wanchai and Causeway Bay are recognized as the centers of commerce and night life. Repulse Bay, Stanley, Deep Water Bay Beach are excellent places for swimming and fishing. The picturesque Central Market, the Ocean Park with a coral reef aquarium, and the Ethnographic Park called Middle Kingdom, which reproduces the life of ancient China, are considered to be some of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. Zoological and botanical gardens of the 19th century, Victoria Park, and Hong Kong Museum of Tea are often visited by the locals and tourists, and a ride on the longest escalator in the world is a surprisingly interesting ecperience. Hong Kong’s museums, such as the Pao Art Center, the Museum of Horseracing, the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum, the Museum of Medical Sciences, the Police Museum, the Art Gallery, and the Folklore Museum offer the guests memorable exhibitions and an insight into the life and culture of the region.

The Kowloon peninsula is a bridge to the island of Hong Kong, which is famous for its interesting temple of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Museum of Science, the Cosmonautics Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts. A unique place is the Garden of Birds and its numerous greenhouses with flowers. Shopping is available at any hour in Nathan Road, where one can visit the goldfish market, Flower, Ladies’ and Night markets, numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.

New Territories of Hong Kong are different from the rest of the island. Here one will not see 'concrete jungle' and business districts. Instead, it is the area of rural landscapes, ancient fishing villages, beautiful landscapes, monasteries, museums, bays and white sand beaches. Coming here, many residents of Hong Kong, just want to rest from the city bustle. Not far from the mainland of Hong Kong, there is Lantau Island, where the world's largest bronze Buddha statue can be seen.

Visiting Hong Kong can be easy if you plan your trip using the list of Hong Kong Travel Agencies at Tripcook.

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