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If you are traveling in Hong Kong or staying in this city for a day or a couple of days, then the issue of optimizing your route around the city will be relevant for you in order to visit more attractions during your stay in Hong Kong.

In order not to spend a lot of time moving from one place to another, it will be useful to know in the area of ​​which Airport Express express line station what sights are located. From the island of Lantau, near which the airport is located, it is most convenient and quick to get to the city with this particular type of transport.

Hong Kong Express Airport Express Line Route

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Hong Kong Attractions - Lantau Island

  1. Disneyland in Hong Kong (Disneyland). The park is divided into several thematic zones. The smallest Disneyland in the world (1100 sq.m.). Metro Station - Disneyland Resort Station.
  2. Restaurant street D Deck. The street is located on the coast, consists of 13 restaurants. If your bill at any of D Deck's restaurants has exceeded 120 Hong Kong dollars, you get a free ferry ride to downtown Hong Kong. Ferries depart daily until 00:00.
  3. Village Ngong Ping (Ngong Ping Village). Here you will find yourself exiting the funicular (point 4).
  4. Funicular (Ngong Ping 360). Cable cars have a transparent floor. You can take a funicular ride from a place called Tung Chung. A walk takes about 25 minutes. Subway Station - Tung Chung Station.
  5. Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha (Po Lin Monastery). Five minutes walk from the village of Ngong Ping.
  6. The beaches of the island of Lantau. The island has good beaches. Here are the names of some of them: Silver Mine Bay Beach, Chi Ma Wan Beach, Tong Fuk Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Pui O Beach.
  7. The fishing village of Tai O.
  8. Pink dolphins. From the village of Tai O, you can take a boat trip to the habitat of pink dolphins.

Landmarks of Lantau island on the map

Hong Kong Attractions - Tsin Yi Island

The island occupies a small territory. Therefore, there are few places worth visiting here. Shopping lovers will enjoy the island, as there are many shopping centers.

  1. Bridge Tsing Ma (Tsing Ma Bridge). Connects Tsin Yi Island and Mawan Island. The bridge is the sixth in the world in length (2 km). In the evening, the bridge is beautifully illuminated. From a special viewing platform located on the island, you can make excellent photos of the bridge and the night city.
  2. Pool and water park Tsing Yi (Tsing Yi Swimming Pool).
  3. Shopping center Maritime Square mall.

Attractions Tsin I on the map

Hong Kong Attractions - Kulun District

There are many temples, museums, exhibition centers, markets and other attractions, as well as shopping centers.

  1. Avenue of Stars (Avenue of Stars).
  2. Star Ferry
  3. Sky 100 Observation Deck (Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck).
  4. Night Market or Men's Market (Temple Street Night Market).
  5. Women's Market (Ladies Market)
  6. Wong Tai Sin Temple
  7. Chi Lin Nunnery Convent.
  8. The monastery of ten thousand Buddhas (Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery). About 16 km north of Kulun station (Airport Express).
  9. Kaduri Farm and Botanic Garden. About 20 km north of Kulun station (Airport Express).

In addition, Kulun has many interesting museums: the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Heritage Center (Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center), the Hong Kong Museum of History (Hong Kong Museum of History), and the Hong Kong Space Museum (Hong Kong Space Museum) and others.

Sights of Kulun district on the map

Hong Kong Attractions - Hong Kong Island

  1. Hollywood Road Here, the temple is the Man Mo Temple and the Hollywood Road Park.
  2. Victoria Peak You can climb the peak on the Victoria Peak Tram tram.
  3. Hong Kong Oceanarium (Ocean Park).
  4. Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Garden (Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens).
  5. Hong Kong Park The park has a museum of tea utensils, aviary, Olympic Square.
  6. St. John's Cathedral. Located opposite Hong Kong Park, northwest of the park, behind the Simply Life Foodplace.
  7. Happy Valley Racecourse (Happy Valley).
  8. Golden Bauhinia Square There is also an exhibition center and a promenade.
  9. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (Wax Museum Madame Tussaud).
  10. The longest street escalator in the world Mid-levels Escalators. Its length is 850 meters.

Hong Kong Island Attractions on Map

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This park is often called the "green oasis among the stone jungle of the city." The park covers an area of ​​8–10 hectares with swimming pools, dancing fountains, unique gardens, a playground, an amphitheater with 880 seats (the amphitheater is a popular venue for concerts, performances, symposia and promotions), an art museum and a tea ware museum. In the past, the park was the territory of the barracks of the English army. Since 1991, the park has become an outstanding example of modern landscape design.

Hong Kong Park - Hong Kong Park

Earlier we wrote about one of the largest parks in Hong Kong - Kowloon Park, which is located in the homonymous area on the peninsular part. In the same article, we will talk about another amazing corner of nature - Hong Kong Park (it is called Hong Kong Park). It is surprising that here is one of the observation platforms in Hong Kong and a huge artificial aviary with exotic birds. But more on that later.

Official Park Information

According to official sources, the Hong Kong park was opened in May 1991, which is relatively young by today's standards of large parks in megacities. Although the same gardens by the bay in Singapore in general in the 21st century were only erected :) This, by the way, shows the general interest of the authorities in the development of living corners of nature, so that people feel better. After all, we (that is, people) are inseparable from nature, and in such megacities this connection is broken, leaving us with the same jungle, only stone. Therefore, walking is very important, both for the physical condition and for moral balance. Moreover, this is a great way to watch the locals :)

In total, about 398 million dollars were spent on the implementation of this project. The total area is 8 hectares. Moreover, everything has been done so tastefully that bypassing this vast territory you will not be bored, but, on the contrary, you will be surprised at all sorts of interesting innovations and modern technologies.

How to get to the Hong Kong park?

Let's start, as usual, with the simplest things - how to find this park. In fact, there is nothing complicated in this, since in Hong Kong there are signs and it is important to choose the right path vector :) We suggest using three main ways:

  1. Simplest. Taxi. You can take a taxi to the designated areas for this, or call in advance to the hotel (for an additional fee). Just call a taxi driver in Hong Kong Park, no problems should arise.
  2. Convenient. Underground. You need to sit at the station nearest to your hotel, and you need to get off at Admiralty station - either C1 or F exits (be careful, the underground network in the metro can count up to twenty different exits :), if you go to others, you can easily get confused).
  3. The most interesting (and cheapest). Star Ferry Ferry. If you live in the Kowloon area, take the Star Ferry Pier ferry (near the Tsim Sha Tsui metro station (Tsim Sha Tsu)) to Central Ferry Pier (pier number 7). And from there you walk (15-20 minutes walk).

I marked the location of the park on the map:

Observation deck

It is a 30-meter tower with a spiral staircase, which has 105 steps. Moreover, it is very convenient - it is necessary to climb one ladder and lower it along another, thus there will be no crush.

Katya is tired :) - still, 105 steps! :) View of the skyscrapers; Victoria Bay and Kowloon can be seen behind them. General view from the site of the Hong Kong park to the contents ↑

Aviary with birds

The second thing I would like to draw attention to is a unique building - a real artificial natural enclosure with hundreds of exotic birds inside. Huge parrots, screaming colorful and black and white, fluffy and not very, reaching half human height and very small - there is a feathered creature for every taste and color :) Just kidding, of course, just not to taste :) :) :)

Just walk along the paths

And finally, just walk along the numerous paths along the ponds, amazing nature, waterfalls. When you get tired of walking, just sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the timid breath of nature, which was allowed to open its doors for everyone :)

A bit of macro photography :) Amazing ponds with small rapids, walkways General view of a small pond Turtles are also found here. There is also a small waterfall to the content ↑

Opening hours (hours for free visits)

The Hong Kong park itself is open daily from 6.00 to 23.00. The cost of visiting is free of charge.

You can visit the aviary with birds from 9.00 to 17.00. The cost of visiting is also free. Just follow the rules and do not behave provocatively (as is characteristic of many Russian tourists), the birds here feel like masters, they can also drag something off :)

Useful additions

If you know English well, then you can visit the official page of the Hong Kong park on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Leisure of Hong Kong - http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/parks/hkp/. There is always fresh and up-to-date information about working hours, possible preventive work at various park places.

And also, the general scheme of the park (the picture is clickable)

Hong Kong Park - general outline

HISTORICAL REFERENCE

In 1842, Hong Kong was captured by Great Britain and remained its colony until 1997, when China gained sovereignty over the territory. Hong Kong granted wide autonomy for 50 years until 2047. It is for this reason that there is left-hand traffic, its own currency (Hong Kong dollar), and Hong Kong itself is one of the leading financial centers of Asia and the World.

IT IS INTERESTING

  • Victoria Harbor is the reason for the existence of Hong Kong. The deep waters between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula led to the emergence of fishing villages that eventually grew into the largest international port and world trade center.
  • Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, as well as about 260 small islands.

The most significant and at the same time easily accessible sights of Hong Kong are located in the central part of the city: Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island, as well as on Lantau Island.

Sights of Hong Kong on the Kowloon Peninsula

  • Avenue of Starsrunning along the promenade along the Tsim Sha Tsui boardwalk. Here you will find posters, commemorative stars and handprints, sculptures of movie stars, including a statue of the legendary Bruce Lee.

Getting there: MTR station East Tsim Sha Tsui (exit J)
Admission Cost: Free

  • From here you can also see the largest daily in the World Laser show "Symphony of Lights" (at 20:00) and a view of Victoria Harbor.

Time: at 20:00 daily
Admission Cost: Free

  • Sky100 - Hong Kong's largest indoor viewing platform with a circular view, located on the 100th floor of ICC (International Commerce Center).

Getting there: MTR Kowloon station (exits C1 or D1)
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 21:00
Entrance fee: 168 HKD (19 Euros) for adults, 118 HKD (14 Euros) for children (3-11 years old) and elderly (> 65 years old), free of charge for children under 3 years old

  • Star Ferry Pier and China Ferry Pierlocated near Avenue of Stars and Kowloon Park respectively. They offer beautiful views of Victoria Harbor, and ferries run to Victoria and Macau respectively.

  • Kowloon Park, located in the heart of the Chim Sa Choy district (Tsim Sha Tsui). Here we spent almost half a day, which we do not regret at all.

Getting there: MTR station Tsim Sha Tsui (exit A1)
Opening hours: from 05:00 to 24:00
Admission Cost: Free

  • Clock Tower - The 44-meter Clock Tower, which was once part of the station building.

Getting there: MTR station East Tsim Sha Tsui (exit J)
Admission Cost: Free

  • Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple - One of the most popular and colorful temples in Hong Kong, where three religions are practiced: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

Getting there: MTR station Wong Tai Sin (exits B2 or B3)
Opening hours: from 07:00 to 17:30
Admission Cost: Free

  • Temple Street Night Market or Men's Market, working in the evening and offering mainly goods for men.

Getting there: MTR Jordan Station (Exit A), at the junction of Jordan Road and Temple Street
Opening hours: from 16:00 to 24:00

  • Women's Market (Ladies Market)offering mainly products for women and children.

How to get there: MTR Monk Kok Station (Exit E2), 2 blocks along Nelson Street
Opening hours: from 12:00 to 23:30

Hong Kong Island Attractions

  • Victoria Peak - Sky Terrace observation deck, which, among other things, can be reached on the legendary Peak Tram tram, which overlooks all of Hong Kong. Near the Peak, Victoria Park is a beautiful park, as well as a platform for flower markets and festivals of lights.

Getting there: MTR Central station (exit J2)
Opening hours of Sky Terrace: from 08: 00/10: 00 to 23:00. Peak Tram working hours: from 07:00 to 24:00.
The cost of visiting Sky Terrace: 45 HKD (5 euros) for adults, 23 HKD (2.50 euros) for children (3-11 years old) and elderly (> 65 years old), free of charge for children under 3 years old. The cost of visiting Sky Terrace at Peak Tram: 80 HKD (9 euros) for adults, 39 HKD (4.50 euros) for children (3-11 years old) and elderly (> 65 years old), free of charge for children under 3 years old.

  • Hong Kong Park - an oasis of greenery in the middle of the city landscape. Hong Kong Park is famous for its design and landscape solutions.

Getting there: MTR Admiralty Station (exit C1)
Opening hours: from 06:00 to 23:00
Admission Cost: Free

  • Hollywood Road and Man Mo Temple. Combine exquisite shopping with a visit to the Temple dedicated to the God of War and the God of Literature.

Getting there: MTR Central station (exit D2)
Opening hours: from 08:00 to 18:00
Admission Cost: Free

  • Ocean Park - A marine themed entertainment city with a lagoon and the largest Grand Aquarium - you can spend the whole day here.

How to get there: bus 629 from the MTR station Admiralty (exit B)
Opening hours: from 10:30 to 19:00
The cost of visiting: 320 HKD (37 euros) for adults, 160 HKD (18.50 euros) for children (3-11 years old) and the elderly (> 65 years old), free of charge for children under 3 years old

Hong Kong sights on Lantau Island

  • Disneyland Hong Kong (Hong Kong Disneyland) - One day will not be enough here.

How to get there: MTR station Disneyland Resort
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 20:00
The cost of visiting for 1 day: 450 HKD (52 euros) for adults, 320 HKD (37 euros) for children (3-11 years), 100 HKD (11.50 euros) for seniors (> 65 years old), free for children under 3 years The cost of visiting for 2 days: 585 HKD (67.50 euros) for adults, 415 HKD (48 euros) for children (3-11 years), 170 HKD (19.50 euros) for seniors (> 65 years), free of charge for children under 3 years old

  • Ngong Ping 360 - funicular to the thematic settlement with breathtaking views of the island of Lantau and the South China Sea!

Getting there: MTR Tung Chung Station (Exit B)
Opening hours: from 09: 00/10: 00 to 18: 00/18: 30
The cost of a trip in an ordinary booth: 150 HKD (17 euros) for adults, 75 HKD (8.50 euros) for children (3-11 years old), 105 HKD (12 euros) for elderly people (> 65 years old), free of charge for children under 3 years The cost of a trip in a fully transparent Crystal Cabin: 235 HKD (27 euros) for adults, 160 HKD (18.50) for children (3-11 years), 190 HKD (22 euros) for seniors (> 65 years), free of charge children under 3 years old

  • Big Buddha (Giant Budha)located on top of the Ngong Ping plateau.

Getting there: MTR Tung Chung Station / Exit B /
Opening hours: from 08:00 to 18:00
Admission Cost: Free

  • Sky plaza - A shopping and entertainment center in the terminal 2 building of Hong Kong Airport.

Getting there: MTR Station Airport

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • The traveler will find all the most detailed information on Hong Kong: its history, infrastructure, transport, attractions and how to reach them on the most useful official website of the Hong Kong Tourism Authority: www.discoverhongkong.com/en/index.jsp
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in Hong Kong at the Airport, at MTR stations, as well as throughout the city in places such as parks, gardens, tourist centers, libraries, sports facilities, cultural centers, ferry terminals, food markets and government buildings. In addition, more than 8,000 PCCW Wi-Fi hotspots are available for tourists in Hong Kong throughout the city. PCCW Wi-Fi hotspots are located on most MTR stations, in all Starbucks / Pacific Coffee cafes, 7-Eleven / Circle K stores, and on PCCW telephone stands. PCCW’s Wi-Fi hotspots provide free travel information and mobile apps. Detailed information about Wi-Fi in the city, ways to connect and download tourist information here

As I said, we were not lucky with the weather: about 15 degrees, rain and fog could. On the other hand, Hong Kong on this trip was just a connecting city on our journey. You will definitely have to return to Hong Kong again.

However, even in this weather we visited Kowloon Park, on China Pier (China Ferry Pier), and of course Avenue of Stars. The view from Avenue of Stars to Victoria Harbor is truly spectacular.

What kind of Hong Kong did we see? Read about this in one of our next articles.

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