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Hong Kong

A symphony of lights and colours
A large and sparkling metropolis in the Far East, with modern architecture, tall skyscrapers and an efficient public transport system, but which still preserves typically Chinese traditions and culture. Here we are in Hong Kong to admire one of the liveliest and intoxicating cities in the world, where everything that moves seems to respond to an ordered musical score.
 
Hong Kong is situated on the south-east coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River, facing the South China Sea. The heart is Victoria Harbour, the bay that separates Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsular and the New Territories, which extend to the border with continental China and incorporate more than 262 islands, including Lantau, where the airport is situated.
 
The Victoria Harbour bay that separates Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsular and the New Territories
 
With over 50,000 rooms available, Hong Kong offers a vast choice of accommodation for all pockets, from modest guesthouses and youth hostels to every category of hotel, including the most luxurious. You can stay in places with a magnificent view of the bay or among the lights of the city, choose a more rural area or place near to the beaches.
 
The excellent public transport system brings you closer to all of Hong Kong’s attractions. Hong Kong boasts one of the most efficient and reliable systems in the world. All means of transport (from taxis, underground railway, buses, ferries and trams) allow you to visit the city with extreme ease and take in the wonderful scenery.
 
Turist tram which transports to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
 
Hong Kong’s greatest attraction is without doubt the spectacle of lights that takes place each evening, punctually. From some 40 skyscrapers, bands of coloured lights and laser beams move around and light up the sky. This explosion of colours and Chinese music is a striking display, endlessly wonderful. The scene is even more spectacular from the Kowloon Peninsular, along the promenade known as Waterfront Promenade; another alternative is to go on a night-time cruise.
 
One of most unforgettable attractions of Hong Kong is the splendid view that can be seen from Victoria Peak, at 550 metres above sea level. The Peak can be reached by taking the characteristic red tram from Murray House. At the top, after climbing the dizzy slope, you can ascend to the fifth floor of the Peak Tower, a metal construction, where you have a spectacular view of the city filled with colours and far-off sounds. At night this view becomes even more spectacular when, in the distance, the lights and shapes of continental China towards Macao can be seen.
 
Inside the Peak Tower, there is a Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, which is one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions. A walk in the Central Market, with its sounds, colours and intense odours, is another unique experience. A short distance from the market is the History Museum, Space Museum and the city’s Cultural Centre.
 
City landscape from Victoria Peak of Hong Kong
 
The Man Mo temple is one of the oldest and most visited in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to two gods who protect the civil and military areas of life: Man Cheung, god of literature, and Mo Tai, god of war.
 
The Man Mo temple in Hong Kong
 
The island of Lantau can be reached by ferry. Here you can find beautiful beaches but, above all, the spectacular Po Lin Monastery with its giant statue of Buddha.
 
The giant statue of Buddha in Lantau island
 
Text by Luca Lembi
Photos: Sisterscom.com, Shutterstock
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Published on Avion Tourism N42
Updated July 2019
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Where to sleep in Hong Kong
 

Hong Kong is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.

To find the ideal hotel and the best offers you can do a search for the stars but also for districts or landmarks.
 
 
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