Hong Kong

Once a colony of Britain, Hong Kong is now part of China. Because of its ties with Britain, English is one of the official languages spoken here, so you won?t encounter any difficulty getting around. It lies at the south-eastern tip of China and enjoys a subtropical climate, making it the perfect vacation destination at any time of the year. Whether you spend time in Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories or the Outlying Islands, you will find attractions galore in Hong Kong to provide you with an unforgettable holiday.

Visit Aberdeen in Hong Kong to see a modern city where fishing is still the main economic activity. It is hard to imagine when you see the lighted trawlers in the harbor that these are actually the homes of fishing families. At one time this was a pirate?s den and then a simple fishing village. Today it is home to more than 60,000 people. Enjoy a delightful meal on board a floating restaurant, such as the Tai Bak Seafood Boat. Take a sampan ride, but make sure you only do so with a licensed operator.

Hong Kong Island

Attractions on Hong Kong Island

Every visitor to Hong Kong Island has to take a trip to Victoria Peak to get a panoramic view of the city. If you walk along the trails, you will also be able to see Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. This peak is also the site of Peak Tower, which looks like a giant wok and you just have to visit Ripley?s Believe It or Not Odditorium. There is also a wax statue of Jackie Chan at Madame Toussaud?s Wax Museum and you can spend some time relaxing on the terraces of the restaurants here.

Take a ride on the Star Ferry to see Victoria Harbor from a different vantage point. Ocean Park is one of the best ocean theme parks in Southeast Asia where there are fun activities for children of all ages.

Take a trip to Stanley, a coastal village on the southern tip of the island to visit Stanley Market. This is the place to come if you want to shop for bargains in silk clothing, art, Chinese costumes and more. Here you will also find the Temple of the Queen of Heaven ? the oldest temple in Hong Kong dating back to 1767. March 23 is a very important date for this temple and the people pour in here to pray to remember and give thanks when the temple provided asylum for villagers during World War 1.

Man Mo Temple, Wanchai, the Causeway and Repulse Bay are also important places to visit on Hong Kong Island. Experience the history and the culture of Hong Kong by talking to the people and seeing all the sights.

Accommodations on Hong Kong Island

You have a lot of choices in accommodations when you visit Hong Kong. Stay at the Ritz Carlton for the ultimate in luxury, where you have a stunning view of Victoria no matter where your room is located. Amenities include a swimming pool, a fitness center, Health Spa and Massage as well as laundry facilities, just to mention a few.

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