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Top 10 attractions in Hong Kong, China
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Known as the Oriental Pearl, Hong Kong remains one of the most traveled places in all of Asia, with its splendid natural beauty and man-made wonders.

Situated off the southeast coast of China, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, Hong Kong has beautiful natural surroundings. Meanwhile, as one of the world's leading financial, banking and trading centers, it also has impressive modern views with man-made wonders.

  Lan Kwai Fong (兰桂坊)

Lan Kwai Fong, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Lan Kwai Fong [in2west.com] 
Lan Kwai Fong is a dining and entertainment destination in Hong Kong. When the night approaches it becomes a buzzing center for the collection of clubs, bars, and restaurants. This L-shaped lane is a perfect place for a night owl.

It started when a German-Canadian businessman moving to Hong Kong needed a western style restaurant. He opened 'California' in 1983 in Lan Kwai Fong. One year later, he bought a whole block and began a new business after the successful restaurant. This location developed into one of Hong Kong's most popular entertainment destinations for expatriates and tourists.

Travel tips:

Address:Central, Hong Kong

How to get there:take bus No. 12M, 13, 23A, 40M

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  Aberdeen harbor (香港仔避风塘)

Aberdeen harbor, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Aberdeen harbor [orientaldaily.on.cc] 
Aberdeen harbor is located on one of the southern tips of Hong Kong Island. It provides shelter for fishing boasts during storms.

Hundreds of people live in the Aberdeen Harbor, which is juxtaposed against modern buildings spreading up the nearby hillsides and lead a traditional fishing lifestyle. Hundreds of junk and old-fashioned boats are their floating homes.

Besides getting a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, visitors may also enjoy tasty seafood. A magnificent three-layer floating restaurant is anchored here and elaborately decorated with traditional Chinese elements. It offers delicious fresh seafood and Cantonese fare.

Travel tips:

How to get there:take bus No. 38, 42, 78, 91, 91A, 94A, 95, 595, 7, 37A, 37B, 41A, 48, 70, 71, 73, 76, 77, 90B, 98, 107, 170, 970X, 971, 973, A10 or minibuses No. 4A, 4B, 4C, 4S, 5, 35M, 39C, 51, 51A, 51S, 52, 58, 59, 59A, 63, 63A, 69

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   Ocean Park (海洋公园)

Ocean Park, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Ocean Park [worldshow.cn]
Located on the south end of Hong Kong Island, Ocean Park Hong Kong is one of most popular local attractions. Opened in 1977, the park was one of the largest ocean parks in the world and features thrilling rides, exhibits and conservation facilities.

Three areas of Lowland, the Headland and Tai Shue Wan are connected by cable-car. Two lovely pandas live in the Panda habitat in the middle Kingdom neighboring the Tai Shue Wan Entrance. Some of Asia's rarest animals also live here including red pandas, Chinese giant salamanders and Chinese alligators.

The exhibition of vivid dinosaur models lets visitors learn how the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. The park is also home to a fascinating Sea Jelly Spectacular, more than 1,000 sea jellies of all sizes from all over the world. As a world-class marine themed area, Aqua City in the park rewards you with an impressive underwater experience.

A virtual trip through the ocean park is more than enough to keep everyone interested for a full day.

Travel tips:

Address:Near Wong Chuk Hang in the Southern District on Hong Kong Island.

How to get there:take bus No. 72, 72A, 92, 96, 592, 6A, 6X, 70, 75, 90, 97, 260, 38, 42, 77, 99, 171, 671, 107, 170

Admission:HK$250 (Adult); HK$125 (Children from 3-11 years old); Free for 1. the handicapped holding "Registration Card for people with Disabilities"; 2. kids under three years old; 3. senior citizens older than 65 years old with HKID.

Hours:10:00 - 19:30

Tel:(852) 3923 2323

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  Golden Bauhinia Square (金紫荆广场)

Golden Bauhinia Square, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.
Golden Bauhinia Square [discoverhongkong.com] 
Golden Bauhinia Square is an open area outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the Wan Chai waterfront. The square was named after the giant sculpture of the "Forever Blooming Bauhinia" (Golden Bauhinia) at the center of the area, which was a gift from the Chinese central government and commemorates the most significant occasion in Hong Kong's history, the return of the former British colony to the People's Republic of China, and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in 1997.

The Daily Flag Raising Ceremony takes places at the square every day except the 1st of each month from 7:50am to 8:03am, and the Enhanced Flag Raising Ceremony on the 1st of every month from 7:45am to 8:13am. Please be aware the flag raising ceremony may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Travel tips:

How to get there:Wanchai MTR Exit A5. Walk along the crossover and about 10 minutes walk to Golden Bauhinia Square.

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  Repulse Bay(浅水湾)

Repulse Bay, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Repulse Bay [ccots.com.cn]
Located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Repulse bay is an ideal area for dining, relaxation and aquatic activities. The beach of the Repulse Bay has become one of Hong Kong's most spectacular beaches because of its clean, cozy atmosphere.

The crescent-shaped stretch of sand is golden and soft with the azure water gently lapping the shore. The water and waves are sparkled by the sun. Swimming obviously prevails here. Apart from aquatic activities, the bay houses designer shops, supermarkets, award-winning restaurants and cafes and hotels.

Travel tips:

How to get there:take bus No.6, 6A, 6X, 260

Admission:free

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  Po Lin Monastery (宝莲寺)

Po Lin Monastery, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Tian Tan Big Buddha [6you.com]
Set amid spectacular mountain scenery on the Ngong Ping plateau on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Po Lin Monastery is a top destination for tourists to experience a natural and cultural side of Hong Kong.

The Monastery was initially a small temple built by three monks. Over the years, it becomes one of the must-see destinations for visitors to Hong Kong. There, tourists can find various figures of deities and other colorful demonstrations of aspects of the Buddhist religion.

Located on the peak of the Muyu Mountain, the Tian Tan Big Buddha – a giant Buddha statue, was unveiled in December 1993 amid deeply religious ceremonies. It is the world's largest outdoor Buddha.

Travel tips:

Address:Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

How to get there:take the New Lantau Bus No.23, 2

Hours:09:00-18:00 (Po Lin Monastery); 10:00-18:00 (Tian Tan Big Buddha)

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  Hong Kong Avenue of Stars (星光大道)

Hong Kong Avenue of Stars, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Hong Kong Avenue of Stars [daotoo.com]
Located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, the Avenue of Stars was given an official opening on 27 April 2004. It was built to recognize the film industry's contribution to promoting Hong Kong as a destination world wide, to honor celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry and promote tourism.

Apart from offering stunning panoramic views of the famous Victoria Bay, the Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, a towering Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, and 2-meter-high bronze statue of kung-fu action star, Bruce Lee.

Travel tips:

Address:Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

How to get there:take bus No. 1 or take the subway to Tsim Sha Tsui Station

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  Hong Kong Disneyland (香港迪士尼)

Hong Kong Disneyland, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Hong Kong Disneyland [zhoushan.cn] 
Located on Lantau Island, surrounding by mountains at three sides and facing the South China Sea, Hong Kong Disneyland is the newest Disneyland until the Shanghai Disneyland is completed in the world and a must-go for attempting to incorporate Chinese culture, customs.

A magical journey through four themed lands – Main Street U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland brings an opportunity to make great memories. Mickey Mouse and other familiar Disney friends with classic Disney sceneries help you escape from the real world. Chinese and Asian delicacies provided in the park are also irresistible to many visitors and Disney fans.

Travel tips:

Address:on Lantau Island near Hong Kong International Airport

How to get there:travel by Disney Resort Line or take bus No. R11, R22, R33, R42, R33, R42

Admission:HK$ 350 (Adults); HK$ 350(Students from 12 to 25); HK$ 250 (Children from 3 to 11); HK$ 170 (Seniors of 65 or above)

Hours:10:00 to 20:00 (weekends); 10:30 to 20:00 (weekdays)

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  Victoria Bay (维多利亚港)

Victoria Bay, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

Victoria Bay [17u.com]
As the largest harbor in China and one of Hong Kong's greatest assets, Victoria Bay makes Hong Kong one of the world's busiest. The harbor is a jewel that people from all over the world come to see.

The harbor is famous for its stunning panoramic views. At night, myriads of lights twinkle from more than 40 Hong Kong's skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. The lights earned Hong Kong a spot as one of the "three best night scenes of the world", together with Hakodate in Japan and Naples in Italy. Trips aboard ferries at night are a great way to experience the light show.

Travel tips:

Address:between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong

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  The Peak (太平山顶)

The Peak, one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Hong Kong, China' by China.org.cn.

The Peak is the best place to enjoy the colorful night scene of Hong Kong. [51766.com] 
Known as one of the Hong Kong's most conspicuous landmark, The Peak is the best place to enjoy the colorful night scene of the surrounding city skyline, the famous Victoria Bay, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides.

The mountain, the tallest in the city, is located in the western Hong Kong Island and tourists take the Peak Tram to ascend the mountain. Reaching the summit, visitors will see a seven storied building in the shape of a ship – one of Hong Kong's most striking landmarks, The Peak Tower. There are several attractions in the tower such as Madame Tussauds exhibit of over 100 wax models of celebrities.

Travel tips:

How to get there:take bus No.3B, 12, 13, 12A, 12M, 40M, 40P, 40, 23A, 23B, 23, 103

Admission:free

Hours:06:00 – 22:00