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Attractions in Hong Kong

Updated on July 23, 2012

Traditional Villages

The Traditional Villages is one of the few places where you will be able to experience Hong Kong tradition at its best. Some of these villages are more than 500 years old and have seen the British come and go.

In these villages one will find ramshackle huts, ornate ancestral halls and walls that was built to fend of pirates. Some villages that hosts Hong Kong traditions are Kat Hing Wai and Shui Tau Tsuen.

The Peak

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The Peak provides world famous entertainment specialist together with the city's highest party venue. The peak offers stunning vistas, shopping, dining and unique must-visit attractions filled with a fun experience of Hong Kong's living culture.

The Peak Tram offers a unique and spectacular perspective of Hong Kong is a must-experience. The Peak Towner stands about 396 meters above sea level and hosts a dazzling variety of restaurant, shops and entertainment venues. A dining experience on the The Peak is a must as it hosts four signature restaurants that caters for every palate and occasion.

Horse Races

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Horse Races forms part of a very important aspect of many people's live as well as the city's economy. Horse Races are followed more passionately in Hong Kong than anywhere else.

The most popular race track in Hong Kong is Hong Kong's Happy Valley and offers flat races and are regularly packed. Hong Kong's Happy Valley also boast with beer tents and hot-dog stands to keep the 40 000 people fed and watered. It also offers restaurants, bar with some of the cheapest beers in the city.

Surrounding Islands

Hong Kong boast with about 263 islands divided into 18 distinct districts. The largest island in Hong Kong is Lantau Island with Hong Kong Island being the second largest island. Hong Kong also has the most densely populated island in the world called Ap Lei Chau.

Hong Kong Island is well known as the political and commercial hub of Hong Kong while the other islands are commonly referred to as the outlaying islands.

Central-Mid-levels Escalator

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The Central-Mid-levels Escalator connects the Central and Western District in Hong Kong and is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The escalator covers 800 meters in distance with a climb of over 135 meter from bottom to top. 

The escalator transport over 55 000 people in average per day with a total travel time of 20 minutes in total. The escalators consists of about 3 moving side-walks and 20 escalators.

Although the escalator serves as a method of transport it is also a popular tourist destinations and hosts restaurants, bars and shops along its route.

Street Markets

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Hong Kong offers street markets that bustles with life and color. The markets form part of the local's everyday life and one can easily pickup a bargain or two from any of these markets. Markets such as the Ladies Market offers cheap men and women cloths as well as cheap curios.

Other markets such as the Temple Street Market sells gadgets and electronic items and secondhand cellphones while the Cat Street Market offers antiques, jade, coins, posters and Chinese bits and pieces.

Hong Kong Tramways

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The Hong Kong Tramways has been operational since 1904 and ensures your journey to be economical, save and convenient, whether it is a long or a short one. The company now operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, which includes two antique tramcars making the Hong Kong Tramways the largest fleet of double-decked tramcars still operational in the world.

An average of 230 000 passengers makes use of the Hong Kong Tramways daily.

Star Ferry

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The Star Ferry are an important means of transport between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The Star Ferry started back in 1880 by Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala when he began a ferry service across Victoria Harbour with his steamboat.

Nowadays the company is serving two franchised ferry routes between Tsimshatsui and Central and Tsimshatsai and Wanchai.

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