The Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant is a must-see attraction for all Hong Kong visitors. It is a massive multi-level floating structure decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese imperial palace and moored in Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter, within Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Harbour.
It was first opened to the public in 1976 and cost million of dollars to build. It has attracted hordes of visitors since its opening including popular personalities and local celebrities such Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, Tom Cruise, Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li. Read more
Yuen Long Park is a 7.5-hectare public park in Yuen Long District, northwest of the New Territories in Hong Kong. It was built on a hill with a natural woodland and is one of the most expansive public parks in the New Territories.
Officially opened to the public in 1991, the area’s original rolling terrain and most of the trees were kept untouched during the construction of the park. There are more than 800 trees, including two ancient native evergreens called Yanmin, scattered around the grounds. Read more
The One is a 29-storey retail and entertainment complex in the premier shopping area of Tsim Sha Tsui. Dubbed as the tallest shopping complex in Hong Kong, it officially opened in May 2010, with total floor area of 400,00 square feet housing more than 200 shops and dining establishments.
It offers diverse shopping options with its mix of luxury and mid-range shops selling all sorts of merchandise such as clothing, jewelry, electronics & gadgets, fashion accessories, cosmetics, home furnishing and lifestyle goods. Read more
Sung Wong Toi Park is a small garden in Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon, which was specially built to be the home of an important historic relic called Sung Wong Toi. The relic is a massive block of stone that used to be part of a 45-metre tall boulder sitting on the top of Sacred Hill in Ma Tau Chung above Kowloon Bay.
The boulder is historically significant because it was inscribed with the phrase Sung Wong Toi which literally means Terrace of the Sung Kings and believed to have been a memorial to the last two boy emperors of the Southern Song Dynasty, Zhao Shi and Zhao Bing, who came to Hong Kong to escape the Mongolian invasion from the north in 1277 and took refuge under the massive rock. Read more
The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is a museum in Hong Kong showcasing the city’s 600-year history of coastal defence. It is housed in the former Lei Yue Mun Fort, a formidable fortress built by the British in 1887 to protect the island against invasions from the east.
The fort also became an important battlefield during the Battle for Hong Kong in 1941. After the war, the fort became a training ground for the British Forces until it was finally vacated in 1987. Read more
Aside from its modern cityscape, man-made theme parks and colorful culture, Hong Kong also boasts of rich natural attractions that both locals and tourists can appreciate and help preserve. Among these resources are the verdant mountains and pristine beaches.
Some of the lesser known but equally remarkable natural attractions in Hong Kong are its exotic geological landforms, a product of the earth’s movements and volcanic activity over the past thousands of years. Read more
Jade is a very auspicious stone in Chinese culture. It has been associated with long life and good health for ages, making it a prized material for jewelry and charms. Jade Market, on the junction of Kansu and Battery Streets in Yau Ma Tei, is where the jade trade is most active in Hong Kong.
Dubbed as the biggest outdoor market in Kowloon, the Jade Market is comprised of more than 400 booths selling different kinds of jade items from jewelry, Buddha statues and other trinkets made from the stone. However, expect to find non-jade goods as well, such Chinese fans, chopsticks, feng shui accessories and other fancy stuff. Read more
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has announced May 17, 2013 as the official public opening date of Mystic Point, the latest and final addition to the theme park’s HK$3.6-billion expansion plan approved in July 2009. It will be the seventh themed land in the premier tourist destination in Hong Kong and is said to be one of the most sophisticated attractions ever built by Disney.
Mystic Point is set in a dense, uncharted rain forest surrounded by mysterious forces and supernatural events. It’s centerpiece is the early-1900′s British mansion called Mystic Manor, a Haunted Mansion style attraction and home to eccentric world traveler and adventurer Lord Henry Mystic and his most trusted companion, a monkey called Albert. Read more
Pak Tai Temple, also referred to as Yuk Hui Temple, is a Taoist shrine dedicated to Pak Tai, the God of the Sea who is revered among the local fishing community as their protector. The temple is located at Pak She Street, Tung Wan, in the island of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. The temple is believed to be built in 1783, making it the oldest temple on the island. It is now listed as Grade 1 historical building by the Antiquities Advisory Committee.
According to a local legend, early settlers from Guangdong province brought an image of Pak Tai with them to Cheung Chau and, when the statue was carried through the village, Cheung Chau was spared from the plague that had decimated the populations of nearby islands. To give thanks, the locals build a temple and dedicated it to the saviour. Read more
The impressive skylight dome and stained glass roof
Discovery Park Hong Kong is a 630,000-square feet (59,000m2) shopping centre within a residential development of the same name in Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan in the New Territories. It is one of the largest shopping arcades in Hong Kong.
Considered as the first of its kind in Hong Kong, Discovery Park introduced the revolutionary concept of integrating nature and shopping together to create a “Shopping Park”. Read more