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Historic Hong Kong – It Is a Lot More Than a “Shoppers’ Paradise!”

When I went to Hong Kong, at once, I knew that I would want to write a story set there. From the words of Paul Theroux

A special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong is commonly known among the domestic and international travelers as the ultimate “shoppers’ paradise.” That’s true! But hold on for a moment! Before you move away from selecting Hong Kong as your traveling destination and search for some other location to spend your vacation, there is a lot more to explore and cherish here, than obviously famed shopping experience in the luxurious malls to thriving street markets in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has a lot more to offer you than the great shopping experience that would fulfill your shopper’s lust to grab some of the latest fashionable and designer products and antiques.

Ocean Park – Enjoy the Mark of the Marine Life at This Ocean Park!

Your visit to Hong Kong must include in your traveling itinerary a tour of the Ocean Park. In Hong Kong, Ocean Park is very famous and is one of the major attractions of the region. Located on the southern side of the island nation, the park is spread over 915,000 sq. m. It was opened in the year 1977. The park is based on a theme of marine life and features thrill rides, animal exhibits and other shows. In the year 2012, the park received the Applause Award, a prestigious award in the industry of theme park and amusement. The park was awarded for its ability to deliver high-class experience to guests which is rich in education, entertainment, and for its effort to promote conservation of marine life. The park is committed to protect and promote conservation of animals, not only in Hong Kong, but also across Asia. For your information, a substantial part of the proceeds from fees charged to visit the park is directed towards the support for wildlife conservation programs and projects.  

A Tour of the Bygone Era

It would be a nice experience to go back in the past and relive the old memories of the bygone Hong Kong. A visit to old Hong Kong will certainly leave you mesmerized with the unique culture prevalent between 1950s and 1970s. The sound and sight of the bygone time that you get to experience in the Old Hong Kong abroad a Heritage Tram will make you feel the buzz and scenes of the yesteryear in the accurate recreation of the sights prevalent during that time. A nostalgic trip to Old Hong Kong is worth exploring. Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs to keep your memories alive of the trip of the old period.

Rainforest Trip for Animal Lovers

If you are an animal lover and would like to catch the glimpse of the most attractive and fascinating species in the world, a tour of the Rainforest in Hong Kong is highly recommended. Hire a raft here and get yourself immersed in experiencing and encountering the tropical rainforest and its exotic sounds, while catching the glimpse of the antics of the smallest monkey in the world including pygmy marmoset; wonderful capybara; rodents of large size; and toucan green aracari.

Aqua City of the Animal Kingdom!

For sighting marine life, you can visit the Grand Aquarium located in the Aqua City. Here you can watch the marine world in the 360-degree screen, and through the largest viewing panel, and aquarium dome. And for watching the rarest Asian animals, you can visit the exhibit of amazing Asian animals. Here you will have an opportunity for an interactive journey to know about native animals of Asia, including red panda, giant panda, Chinese alligators and giant salamanders.

Other Destinations – There’s a Lot More to Explore!

There is an endless list here in Hong Kong to travel around. It is not sufficient here to cover all the spots and attractive destinations in details. From a spot of great cultural fusion of the east and the west to a place worth exploring for witnessing the marine life in the oceanic world to skyscrapers and beautiful and mesmerizing night life, and relishing delicious cuisines at fine-dine restaurants, Hong Kong is a destination full of rich experiences. The other important and attractive sights in Hong Kong that you must-visit, are as follows:

  • Repulse Bay
  • Victoria Peak
  • Avenue of Stars
  • Disneyland
  • Symphony of Lights
  • Ngong Ping 360
  • Hollywood Road
  • Murray House
  • Stanley Market
  • Temple Street
  • Ladies Street
  • Aberdeen Harbor
  • Jumbo Kingdom

Neighboring Destination That Is worth Visiting!

Macau, an autonomous territory that lies on the west side of the Chinese Pearl River Delta, lies about 64 kms from Hong Kong. One of the most densely populated regions of the world, Macao is worth giving a visit while on your Hong Kong tour. Most popularly, Macao is an offshore financial center, a tax haven and more importantly, a tourist galore!

 

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