Enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, the city-state of Hong Kong is well known for its impressive skyline and deep natural harbour. Hong Kong has a plethora of things to do and see both in the day and night.
Walk along the avenue of stars, the Hong Kong version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the names of famous Hong Kong Stars. Or head to the peak to see stunning views of skyscrapers and the green hills of new territories.
For a day of amusement and family fun, visit Ocean Park for thrilling rides and a world-class aquarium or Hong Kong Disneyland to see your favourite Disney characters come to life! Visit the night markets and more for shopping and great food, and when you’ve finished visiting Hong Kong, here are some recommendations for your next destinations!
Most famous for its casinos and nightlife, Macau is located just across the Pearl River from Hong Kong. The former Portuguese colony still retains much of its Portuguese influence from the food, fortresses and churches that are still prevalent along the streets of Macau. Stroll down the streets and spot distinctly Portuguese buildings and visit the famous Ruins of the Church of St Paul. Head to Guia Fort, the highest point on the Macau Peninsular, which provides panoramic views of the city.
Situated just north of Hong Kong and despite being a mainly industrial city, Shenzhen still manages to showcase its culture and natural features. Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens is a place to see plants and flowers native to Shenzhen. Also pay a visit to the China Folk Culture Village and Splendid China Park (just beside each other) and learn more about Shenzhen and Chinese culture as a whole.
For a change of pace, head over to Hainan Island. The antithesis of Hong Kong, this calm oasis provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visit Tonggu Ridge to lookout over the ocean and also head to Dongjiao Coconut Forest to ride a bike, or just rest at the beach.
The land of smiles, Bangkok is the best place to go after you’ve been recharged. Get ready for all day shopping at the famed chatuchak market and various malls around the area. Sample the great cuisine in Bangkok with its mango sticky rice, pad thai, and tom yum soup. Before you leave make sure to visit one of the stunning temples!
Siem Reap, Cambodia
See the ancient temples of the Angkor Wat and Ta Promh during your stay there. It will be best to catch a sunrise or sunset at the Angkor Wat for the best photo opportunities and views. Visit one of the many night markets in town and shop for spices, one of the most famous being the kampot pepper, clothes and shoes at cheap prices!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The capital of Malaysia, this metropolitan city offers you a host of things to do. Go sightseeing at the Petronas Twin Towers, and admire Kuala Lumpur from 170m above ground. Visit Sunway Lagoon for a day of theme park fun, then head back to one of the many malls in Kuala Lumpur to shop till you drop at an array of designer as well as local boutiques.
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