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  • In this video you'll see ten best places to visit in Hong Kong, plus two bonus tips

  • at the end of the video.

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  • The suggestions are based on our extremely fun trip to Hong Kong.

  • Here are our top 10 picks:

  • Number one: Yick Fat Building

  • Yick Fat Building is a public housing apartment building

  • with a pop culture relevance.

  • The building has long been a gem for photographers.

  • It represents typical life of Hong Kong residents.

  • Number two: Victoria Peak

  • Victoria Peak is the 552-meter hill overlooking Hong Kong.

  • We recommend to buyPeak Tram Sky Passthat includes The Peak Tram

  • andSky Terrace 428” for only 77 HK$.

  • The Peak Tram was Asia's first funicular railway and it began operating in 1888.

  • It remains one of the oldest and steepest tramways in the world.

  • Once you get to the Peak we recommend seeing Sky Terrace which offers spectacular

  • 360 panoramic views on Hong Kong.

  • You can return from Victoria peak by double decker bus to avoid the crowd waiting for the tram

  • and to experience beautiful views towards the sea, islands and the city.

  • Number three: Hong Kong Park

  • Hong Kong Park is a public park and oasis

  • in the middle of Hong Kong Central District, right under Victoria Peak.

  • It provides a relaxing environment with its Tai Chi garden, aviary, artificial waterfall,

  • a sport center and many other surprises.

  • It is hard to believe you are in a big city when you are in the park.

  • Number four: Wong Tai Sin Temple

  • Wong Tai Sin Temple is primarily a Taoist temple,

  • but it also has Buddhist and Confucian worshipping halls.

  • It is said that if you make a wish here, it might come true.

  • There are many points to see there, for example: Main Altar,

  • Good Wish Garden,

  • the two-story fortune telling arcade,

  • and many other sights to discover.

  • Number five: Tian Tan Buddha

  • This 34-meter Tian Tan Buddha Statue, known as The Big Buddha, was built in '93

  • and is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong.

  • Usually, Buddha statues face south, but this one faces north,

  • supposedly to look over the Chinese people.

  • There are 268 steps to reach the platform of this remarkable statue.

  • There are also six smaller bronze statues knows asThe Offering of the Six Devas”.

  • They are kneeing and offering Buddha the flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music.

  • symbolizing theSix Perfections” – which are: generosity, morality, patience,

  • zeal, meditation and wisdom.

  • According to the Buddhism, these are necessary to enter nirvana.

  • Opposite to the Big Buddha is also Po Lin Monastery.

  • Number six: Fishing Village Tai O

  • Tai O is one of the few remaining fishing villages in Hong Kong.

  • It is also called the Venice of Hong Kong, because of its stilt houses from 19th century

  • with unique settings.

  • Tai O is known for its fishing culture with seafood market and salted egg yolks,

  • salted dry fish, and shrimp paste which they dry under the sun.

  • You will experience a very different Hong Kong from high rises and city life.

  • Number seven: Kowloon Walled City Park

  • After the Second World War an influx of immigrants occupied Kowloon.

  • The city was well known for drugs, prostitution, criminal hide-outs, small shops, dentists,

  • and doctors without license, etc.

  • The police would rarely enter the city, because it had secret staircases and maze of passages

  • with their own laws.

  • An estimated 33,000 people lived within the Walled City

  • and it was the densest populated area in the world.

  • In '87 the authorities decided to demolish it.

  • They started in '93.

  • And two years later they opened a park.

  • Number eight: Noonday Gun

  • Noonday gun is located on the first plot in Hong Kong to be sold by public auction in 1841,

  • and was purchased by Jardine Matheson.

  • The origin of the Jardine's noonday gun salute is shrouded in the mists of time,

  • but the story goes that on one occasion, the salute annoyed a senior naval officer,

  • who was new to Hong Kong and had not heard of the practice.

  • It is said that, as a penalty, Jardine was ordered to fire a noonday gun as a time signal to Hong Kong.

  • I know, a complicated story.

  • And I'm literary reading from the flyer.

  • Anyway, the gun is still fired every day at noon.

  • Number nine: A Symphony of Lights

  • Symphony of Lights is recognized by Guinness World Records

  • as the world's 'Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' that celebrates

  • the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.

  • This multimedia show involve more than 40 buildings on both sides of the Victoria harbor.

  • It starts at 8 p.m. every day.

  • Number ten: Bruce Lee Statue

  • Bruce Lee Statue is a memorial figure to honor

  • deceased martial artist, Bruce Lee.

  • The statue is located in the Avenue of Stars that pays tribute to the names that helped

  • make Hong Kong the 'Hollywood of the East'.

  • They are repairing the avenue so they moved all the statues on different location nearby.

  • The renovation should be completed by the end of 2018.

  • And here are the two bonus tips that we promised.

  • Did you know there are two major international tourist destinations

  • just an hour away from Hong Kong?

  • Bonus number one: Shenzhen

  • You can visit China's Silicon Valley on a metro directly from Hong Kong.

  • You can get a 5-day visa on arrival at the border.

  • This visa is only valid for the Shenzhen area.

  • Shenzhen is a great day trip if you want to experience mainland China.

  • Don't forget to exchange your money from Hong Kong Dollars to Yuans.

  • Bonus number two: Macau

  • You can visit Las Vegas of China by ferry from Hong Kong.

  • Macau is the largest gaming area in the world, with the largest casino in the world,

  • The Venetian Macau.

  • But don't forget to exchange your money from Hong Kong Dollars to Macanese Patacas.

  • We hope you enjoyed our ten favorite spots to visit in Hong Kong, plus two bonus destinations.

  • Check out also our vlogs from our trip to Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau.

  • Thank you guys for watching and enjoy your trip!

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    Yeung-On Yu に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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