Port of Call: Hong Kong

From cuisine to shopping to the arts, Hong Kong is emerging as one of the most popular ports in Asia. Whether you’re interested in a relaxing break from cruise ship life or a sightseeing adventure, the land will be sure to take your breath away.

Victoria Peak

The Peak

Panoramic view of Hong Kong from The Peak. Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

Locally known as The Peak, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. As a major tourist attraction, the summit offers astounding views over Central, Victoria Harbor, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands. Tourists can visit the observation deck where telescopes provide a close-up view of the cityscape and the Victoria Peak Garden, once the home for the Governor of Hong Kong. The garden offers ample shade and a quaint resting place among grassy lawns, Victorian-style gazebos and colorful flowers.

Lantau Island

Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. Photo courtesy of www.ilovehongkong.com.

As Hong Kong’s largest outlying island, Lantau Island brings tourists to the great outdoors. Its mountainous interior consists of Lantau Peak, the highest point on the island and the second highest point in Hong Kong. The island is also home to Lantau South Country Park, the largest recreational park in Hong Kong. Nestled amidst the island’s natural beauty sits the Po Lin Monastery. The extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha, also known as Big Buddha, sits atop the monastery 34 meters (111 feet) high, facing North to overlook the region.

Hong Kong Disneyland Park

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo courtesy of www.klook.com

Enter a magical kingdom inspired by fairy tales and magical lands at the Hong Kong Disneyland Park. Explore Tarzan’s tree house in Adventureland and Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Fantasyland. Take in a parade during the day and a fireworks show in the evening. You can even dine with some of your favorite Disney characters! Located on Lantau Island, the park sits between two hotels with dining, retail and entertainment facilities stretching over 310 acres.

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History. Photo courtesy of www.discoverhongkong.com

Squeezing 400 million years of history into one building, the Hong Kong Museum of History is a must-see for any history lover. With exhibitions and displays relating to archaeology, history, ethnography and the natural histories of the region and South China, the museum is sure to impress. Utilizing dioramas, short films and a wide variety of multimedia, visitors of all ages can interact with and be engaged in the learning experience.

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