Hong Kong: What To Expect

Hong Kong is a city to behold. Being situated on the southeast coast of China, it is strategically placed in a region with diverse features. If you are looking for the best place to spend your vacation, Hong Kong should be on top of your list. A city full of vibrant energy and beautiful people, you are assured of a delightful experience. From sightseeing to unforgettable dining, this city provides countless activities to indulge in.

What to Expect in Hong Kong: Skyline at night from Kowloon
Hong Kong at night from Kowloon: Photo Miquel Fabre / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

What to Expect in Hong Kong

Discover a different world and make memorable moments for a lifetime. Here are some of the activities you can’t afford to miss while in Hong Kong.

For the ultimate shopping experience, you have to visit the lively streets of this beautiful city.

What to Expect in Hong Kong: Hong Kong skyline panorama from Braemar Hill
Hong Kong skyline panorama from Braemar Hill: Photo barnyz / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The most popular markets to visit are the Ladies’ market and the Temple Street Night Market. From trendy clothes to stunning accessories, you can be sure to find anything you want. Be sure to find amazing items for the perfect decor of your home. Ocean park is also a well-known attraction in this city. Commonly referred to as one of the biggest amusement parks in Hong Kong, there are many recreational activities to choose from. They range from entertainment by dolphins, a public theater to a shark aquarium.

What to Expect in Hong Kong: Hong Kong viewed from Bowen Road
Hong Kong viewed from Bowen Road: Photo barnyz / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Shop till you drop will be an understatement once you visit Times Square, which has a mall that is arranged according to various themes. High-end designer stores and impeccable cuisine will be sure to catch your attention. It will all be worth it in the long run. Just like the Hollywood walk of fame, Hong Kong has the Avenue of Stars which embraces celebrities like Jackie Chan among others who have made an impression on the Hong Kong film industry. There are various statues, and hand prints, which honor these celebrities. It is a clear indication of how arts and culture are important to this city.

What to Expect in Hong Kong: Massage
Massage: Photo Credit Lush Life Gardens

Pamper yourself to a traditional Hong Kong massage in various top notch Spas and massage shops. The most common being Therapeutic,Thai, and Lymphatic. Therapeutic massage is highly recommended for those involved in sporting activities. This is due to the fact that, it focuses on muscle tension and provides flexibility. Thai focuses more on breathing and stretching, which are the main factors in providing relaxation. Lastly, lymphatic massage focuses on invigorating your lymphatic system by improving your blood circulation which aids in the removal of toxins in the body. In the case of fatigue or swelling, this is the best massage for you.

What to Expect in Hong Kong: Giant Buddha at the Po Lin monastery
Giant Buddha at the Po Lin monastery: Photo Michael Hansen / CC BY-NC 2.0

To experience a little bit of culture, 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is a place you must visit. The gardens offer a path for literally thousands of golden Buddhas. The sight is breathtaking, providing you with a touch from reality for a while.

The city prides itself in having its own Disneyland, which is a well-known amusement park filled with endless fun activities both for adults and children. Don’t shy away from experiencing the fun-filled adventures with family and friends. It is a guarantee that you will make memories that will probably last a lifetime.

Come and discover a beautiful world that you didn’t know existed.

About Alex Dragas

I am a young blogger who loves to travel as much as he can. I hope that I can become a full travel blogger in the future. I enjoy eating foreign food, listening to great music, exploring, meeting new people and sharing experiences with them.

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