A Hongkong Guide for Travel Junkies
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If you're up for a complete Asian tour with a mix of both traditional and modern Asia, then Hong Kong is the perfect place for you. This enigmatic and grand city will captivate you with its diverse culture that will certainly fascinate you. In a city of skyscrapers and modern shopping centers, Hong Kong still boasts of its grand tradition imprinted down to the roots of Ancient China.
Aside from its commercial centers and theme parks, Chinese temples are also some of its main attractions. It also boasts of a rich culinary scene. Being Asia's top culinary capital, expect a variety of dishes that will surely satisfy your craving palate. Cantonese, Shanghainese, Japanese and European dishes equally dominate the city's food scene. But of course, nothing could ever beat a bowl of authentic Wanton noodles and steamed dimsum. Craving for more of Hong Kong? Read on for awesome tour of this top Asian city.
Places to Visit
Situated at the highest point of Hong Kong, Victoria Peak is one of Hong Kong's top attractions. At 552m high, visiting Victoria Peak gives you the best view of the metropolis all the way from the top. It is reachable within 8 minutes via the Peak Tram.
Dropping by the Tian Tan Buddha is also a must when you’re in Hong Kong. This seated statue of Buddha is one of Hong Kong's main attractions. It is 23m high, weighs 220 tons and is made of bronze. This can be found on a hill above the monastery. The 260-step climb may seem intimidating and too tiring, but once you reach the top, the breathtaking view is worth it.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the history of this beautiful city, you can pass by the Man Mo Temple. Built in 1847 by the Qing Dynasty, the Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the Gods of literature, Man and the God of war, Mo. It is among the most famous temples in Hong Kong as it reveals a lot about the culture and the religion of the oldest civilization in the world.
For the Foodie in You
A vacation in Hong Kong won't be complete without trying on the wide selection of delicacies available in the city. For those looking titillate their taste buds, you can check out Tim’s Kitchen. Indulge in a gastronomical adventure in this authentic Cantonese restaurant as it gives you the best there is in Chinese cuisine. This Michelin Star restaurant will certainly deliver to your cravings.
To get a taste of classic Hong Kong cuisine, Yin Yang is the restaurant to visit. Run by a former ad agency owner, this self-taught chef uses old-fashioned tools to deliver and create classic Hong Kong cuisine. Food price may range on the higher side, but the food here is so exquisite, people really flock the place to get the taste of its food. That’s why it is a must to book five days in advance to get the chance to eat in this premium restaurant.
Up for a gastronomic adventure? Kowloon District has it all. Restaurants will always be part of Hong Kong's culinary pride, but to get the real experience of Hong Kong food, a food tour at this culinary district will leave you salivating and wanting for more of Chinese food. Experience a different kind of food-gasm in this food mecca of open stalls and Chinese street food.
There are still a lot of places to explore, food to discover and adventure to unfold in Hong Kong. On your next trip to this Asian gem, make sure to keep in mind these top to-go places for a complete experience.
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