Hong Kong

Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. Being a city where the east and the west have integrated for a century, there're both Chinese traditions and festivals plus those from the west as well.

Since it is a city in China, you can also count on the cultural Chinese sights and scenes, among which the slaughtering of snakes in a wet market draws even a local crowd.

When you are in Hong Kong, there are attractions and sights you must visit: Victoria Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, Repulse Bay,  Mongkok, Central District, Ocean Park, and Disneyland.

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The Victoria Harbour is world-famous for its stunning panoramic night view and skyline, particularly in the direction towards Hong Kong Island where the skyline of skyscrapers is superimposed over the ridges behind. Among the best places to view the Harbour is at the Peak Tower on the Victoria Peak, or from the piazza at the Culture Centre or the promenade of Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side. Rides on the Star Ferry to view the harbour are also widely popular.

As the natural centre of the territory, the harbour has played host to many major public shows, including the annual fireworks displays on the second night of the Lunar New Year. These shows are popular with tourists and locals alike, and the show is usually telecast on local television. Also recently opened, was the Avenue of Stars, built along the promenade outside the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. Modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it honours the most illustrious people the Hong Kong film industry has produced over the past decades.

Repulse Bay is an area in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District, Hong Kong.

Mong Kok (Mongkok), less often known as Argyle, is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. The district is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants and entertainment.

Some interesting sites are: Ladies' Street, Temple Street, Bird Garden, Fa Yuen Street, Flower Market Road, Goldfish Market, Photocopy Street and Portland Street.

Some popular shopping plazas are located in this dense area, including: Sino Centre Arcade, Ho King Shopping Centre, Grand Century Place, Langham Place, Argyle Centre.

Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. The park has won several awards, including The World's Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.

The areas can be reached by a 1.5 km long cable car system, a shuttle bus, or the Ocean Express funicular railway. As the Headland comprises several hills, visitors can also opt to take the world's second longest outdoor escalator.

  Its attractions includes: Headland Rides, Adventure Land, Amazing Asian Animals, Marine Land, Lowland Gardens, Whisker's Harbour and Tai Shu Wan Entrance.

Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanised area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui. The area is bounded north by Austin Road and in the east by Hong Chong Road and Cheong Wan Road.

Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area.