Hong Kong is a great city for a food connoisseur. A weeklong trip will afford tourists a closer look at the city’s best offerings, including picturesque hiking trails, outlying islands, gloriously green new territories, beautiful beaches, boutique shopping, and diverse dining, and Hong Kong has it all. Hong Kong is a haven for revelers. The moment you arrive, it is never going to let you down. There are incredible landmarks and skylines, and many street markets to explore at the same time. Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time or the tenth, here are five ultimate things you absolutely cannot miss.
1. Smack Dim Sum dumplings
Dim Sum is a family-style meal offered with dumplings and other dishes mostly served in steamer baskets. Dim sum originated as a morning or early afternoon meal, but today you can have it in any time of day.
2. Incredible View from Victoria Peak
If there is only one thing you must do in Hong Kong, it is to take the famous view from Victoria Peak, which is considered as the city’s most famous attraction. Rising 1,805 feet above sea level, it offers breathtaking views of the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Victoria Harbor, and Kowloon’s eight mountains.
3. Ride the Star Ferry
You do not want to miss a ride on the ferry (a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong). It transports 20 million riders across Victoria Harbour every year. Go for the ride on a ferry at night time and enjoy the scenic views altogether.
4. Hit the street markets
Hong Kong’s lively street markets are home to more than 100 stall selling clothing and accessories and the “Temple Street Night Market”, where you can find everything from tasty food to accessories.
5. Hike the Dragon’s Back
Hong Kong offers quite remarkable hiking options for active locals and visitors, besides, being regarded as a city of skyscrapers and shopping malls. Stretching for 31 miles, the Trail cuts through five country parks on Hong Kong Island, the most popular portion of which is known as the Dragon’s Back. The highlight of this hike is reaching ‘Shek O Peak’, from where you can enjoy 360-degree views of beaches, bays, verdant countryside, waterfront communities, and the South China Sea.
The enchanting islands and neighborhoods of Hong Kong offer a feast for the eyes of the traveler. The blog is a guide to exploring the top attractions in the city of skyscrapers.
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