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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city and former British colony in southeastern China.

Vibrant and densely populated, it serves as a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline.

Also known for its lively food from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea and its shopping

With options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night Market to the city’s innumerable bespoke tailors.

A. Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island.

It is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks.

The park consists of 7 themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land.

The theme park’s cast members speak Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Guide maps are printed in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English, Japanese, Thai, Malay and Indonesian.

B. Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong.

Opened in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose, Ocean Park became popular but by 2005 was unprofitable and widely expected to lose out to the new Hong Kong Disneyland.

However, the Park responded with a bold HK$5.5 billion development plan.

A plan that helped to expand over 80 attractions and rides, and steadily grow visitor numbers to 7.6 million in 2014, making it the world’s 13th most visited theme park, and the largest theme park in Asia.

Half of all visitors now come from mainland China, in growth that parallels rising mainland tourist visitor levels to Hong Kong over the same period.

Covering an area of 91.5 hectares (226 acres), the park is separated by a large mountain into 2 areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland).

These areas can be reached by a 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) cable car system, or the Ocean Express funicular railway.

To ascend the Headland comprises several hills, visitors can use Hong Kong’s second longest outdoor escalator.

C. Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island.

It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak.

With an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of elevation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an elevation of 957 m).

With some 7 million visitors every year, the Peak is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong.

It offers spectacular views of the city and its waterfront.

The viewing deck also has coin-operated telescopes that the visitors can use to enjoy the cityscape.

The number of visitors led to the construction of 2 major leisure and shopping centres, the Peak Tower and the Peak Galleria, situated adjacent to each other.

D. Lantau Island

Lantau Island

The largest of Hong Kong’s islands, Lantau Island lies at the mouth of the Pearl River. Its mountainous interior, traversed by the 70km Lantau Trail from Mui Wo (Silver Mine Bay).

Includes 934m-high Lantau Peak. Po Lin Monastery is the site of the bronze Tian Tan Buddha, a 34m-tall statue on a hilltop reached by a long stairway.

E. Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360

The Ngong Ping 360 is an aerial tramway on Lantau Island in Hong Kong.

Intended to improve tourism to the area, the aerial tramway was previously known as Tung Chung Cable Car Project before acquiring the Ngong Ping 360 brand in April 2005.

F. Clock Tower

Ngong Ping 360

The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong.

It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway.

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