What to Do When You’re in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination all-year-round and is heightened during the Hong Kong Sevens tournament which is held every year. It has the second-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world and is the tenth highest exporter in the world.
One of the top attractions in Hong Kong is Disneyland Hong Kong and is the largest theme park in the area, however, it is the least popular Disneyland in the world with 34,000 visitors every day. The park is made up of 7 themed areas in Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, Fantasyland, Main Street, USA, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and the Mystic Point. The workers at the park speak Cantonese, English, and Mandarin as well as the maps being printed in both English and simplified Chinese.
Ocean Park is the second biggest theme park in Hong Kong and the 13th most visited theme park in the world with 7.6 million visitors a year. Its future was under threat by the new Disneyland, however, the owners invested $5.5 billion in order to build over 80 new attractions and rides. Along with an amusement park, Ocean Park includes a marine mammal park and an oceanarium which attracts many visitors from all over the world.
Victoria Peak is the highest hill in Hong Kong with incredible views of the city, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and each of the islands which surround the city centre. Victoria Harbour is also a big attraction in Hong Kong which is very near to Victoria Peak. It has a great history due to its links with Great Britain and China along with its establishment as a British colony. Victoria Harbour is used for the annual New Year’s fireworks display, which is another attraction for tourists.
Lantau Island is also a big tourist attraction and is the biggest island in Hong Kong. The main attraction of Lantau Island, however, is the Tian Tan Buddha which is located on the island. It’s a large bronze statue of the Buddha and is the centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, which is a huge tourist attraction.