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10 places to explore in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an incredible place, full of iconic views and strong contrasts between the urban jungle and the remote areas offering a short break from the overwhelming buzz. Let me share with you a list of ten places in Hong Kong that include a mix of top attractions and lesser-known but very interesting spots that you might want to explore.

1. Victoria Peak

A trip up to the Peak is a must. Looking down at the Victoria Harbour from this famous vantage point is a great experience and lets you snap that famous panorama of Hong Kong. You can take the Peak Tram that departs from its terminus on Garden Road or opt for a cheaper and quicker option of taking a bus from Central (Exchange Square). Either way the views are spectacular. (Nearest MTR: Central)

Victoria Harbour, a view from the Peak

Victoria Harbour, a view from the Peak

2. Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars in Kowloon pays tribute to Bruce Lee and other big names from the Hong Kong’s film industry. Feel the Hollywood of the East vibe and do not be surprised by the crowds of tourists wanting to take a selfie with their favourite actors or directors. (Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui)

The Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars

3. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Just round the corner from the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a perfect place to walk along the waterfront and enjoy a great view of the city. (Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui)

Wan Chai, a view from Victoria Harbour

Wan Chai, a view from Victoria Harbour

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Outlying Islands – A ferry ride away

Away from the buzz

Exploring the outlying islands is chance to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong’s village life. A shift from urban to rural landscape brings out its contrasts again and surprises with a wide range of attractions and places to discover.

Lantau Island

As the largest outlying island, Lantau Island is a very popular tourist spot but it also has some more quiet and reclusive areas. Although it is possible to reach the island by MTR and then a cable car I opted for a ferry ride from Central. Getting around by ferries was my thing while in Hong Kong so I was just swiping in and out my Octopus card (a bit like London’s Oyster card) and hopping from one place to another.

The Big Buddha

The Big Buddha

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