Offbeat Destinations & Experiences in Hong Kong – Must See & Must Do
Avenue of Stars
Located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront, Avenue of Stars was constructed keeping in mind the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It pays tribute to those who helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East,’ and also offers visitors a panoramic view of the city’s glorious skyline, set against The Peak. With commemorative plaques, celebrity handprints, descriptive milestones, and movie memorabilia, this place is a favorite among visitors.
The Peak is a popular attraction due to the stunning view of the city it provides. The mode of transport to the place is The Peak Tram, which is pulled by steel cables, scaling a height of 373 mts. One can get a view of the city through the Peak Circle Walk that encircles the highest point on Hong Kong Island.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Undoubtedly a popular family destination in the city, Hong Kong Disneyland not only boasts of theme rides and other attractions, but also Disney-themed hotels, which are second homes for visitors. The recently unveiled Grizzly Gulch is one of the many fun-filled hotels in Disneyland.
Harbour/Star Ferry ride
These ferries have been covering the Hong Kong Island-Kowloon Peninsula route since 1888; this despite infrastructure facilities now connecting the two sides of Victoria Harbour. The ride facilitates a closer look of one of the world’s most picturesque harbour.
With over 100 shops of clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street is a 1-km stretch of bustling and lively shopping experience. Clothes, accessories, watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs, jewellery and more can be found in this market. It caters to the needs of women of all ages and is also a popular place for browsing.
A world-class marine life theme park with animal exhibits and joy rides, Ocean Park is a major attraction for visitors. It is divided into three areas – Lowland, Headland, and Tai Shue Wan. These are connected by cable cars, outdoor escalators, and Ocean Express funicular railway. The Aqua City, Giant Panda Adventure, and Amazing Asian Animals are well-known spots at Ocean Park.
Sai Kung Geopark
Hong Kong Global Geopark covers an area of about 50 sq kms, and is made up of eight geo-areas distributed across the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and North East New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region. The land formations comprise wave-cut sea cliffs, sea caves, sea arches, sea stacks, notches and blowholes. Millions of years of sedimentation have led to the formation of beaches, alluvial plains and mudflats.
Explore Living Culture
Maintainingan ultra-modern phase, Hong Kongstill preserves its age-old traditions. Ko Shing Street is an example, where practitioners of conventional Chinese medicines are popular even today. Wan Chai is another place that was made famous by the 60s film ‘The World of Suzie Wong’. The place is popular as not only a night-life destination, but also as a shopper’s paradise.
Big Wave Bay Beach
Popular among windsurfers, the Big Wave Bay Beach is located at the Eastern end of Hong Kong Island, close to the Dragon’s Back hiking trail. It is a popular weekend and holiday destination, offering a barbecue area and many restaurants. The rocky cliffs are apt for sport climbing. Know more about Hong Kong Holiday Tour Packages at Traveoport.