Hong Kong Island Attractions

By: Wolfgang Jaegel

Hong Kong is one of the worlds most thrilling destinations, with a thriving blend of ancient eastern traditions and western modernism. 

The city of Hong Kong consists of three sections 

  • Hong Kong Island, 
  • Kowloon (where Tsim Sha Tsui is)
  • The New Territories & the Outlying Islands
    Consisting of Lantau Island, Lamma Island, and Cheung Chau Island.

In this Article, we look at all the Hong Kong Island Attractions

Hong Kong Island is home to majority of the attractions in the city of Hong Kong. For this reason, tourists loves this island. The Hong Kong island can be broken into 3 areas; central district, southern district, and western district. 

The Central Area of Hong Kong Island
Regarded as the economic, political, and historical center of Hong Kong, and boasts of such attractions as the;

  • Popular Buildings
    Bank of China Tower, a 360 meters tall structure designed by the world famous architect, I M Pe. Jardine House, aka the 'House of a Thousand Orifices and Exchange Square, which houses Hong Kong Stock Exchange;

  • Li Yuen Street
    Packed with a range of shops and stalls selling items such as fabrics and fashion accessories; and Queen's Road Central. 

  • Lan Kwai Fong (LKF)
    A hotbed of after-dark activity, with a dizzying array of bars, restaurants and clubs. Located from Central MTR Station, The party starts around sunset on Lan Kwai Fong with many expats enjoying a few after work beers or a friendly dinner, but numbers swell as the night goes on until it turns into a full on street party after midnight. 

Southern Area of Hong Kong Island
The area is filled with a variety of mesmerizing attractions including Ocean Park.

  • Aberdeen
    The most prominent is Aberdeen. A harbor town that provides great options to enjoy amazing sea life. 

  • Tin Hau Temple, built in 1851

  • Ocean Park
    A must visit attraction in the Hong kong island is Ocean Park. Spread across an area of about 170 acres of land, Ocean Park comprises two sections such as low land site and headland site, both of which are connected by a 1.5 kilometers cable-car bridge. Among the highlights of the park are Atoll Reef, the world's largest aquarium, an amusement park with a variety of interesting slides, Film Fantasia, and the Ancient World, which is an adventure trail. 

West of Central Hong Kong Island
The Western District, as the name suggests, is more or less influenced by the western culture. Most prominent among the attractions in this area is the

  • Central Market
    Consists of such attractions as the CRC Department Store, where you can shop items such as Chinese artifacts as well as clothing

  • Hillside Escalator
    Try the longest outdoor escalator in the world. Costing HK$245million, it started operations in October 1993 and stretches over 800 metres. It takes 20minutes to ride the full length of the escalator and you get the see the many faces of HK

  • Hollywood Road
    A street which is famed for its antique as well as furniture shops

  • Morrison Street
    A historical red brick building built in Edwardian style

  • Victoria Peak
    No visit to the island is complete without taking a tour to Victoria Peak, also known as the Peak. The most eye catching landmark of the city with georgeous views. The Peak Tramway (started in 1888) still takes people up and down the hillside. The Peak is also where the rich and famous stays in Hong Kong.

  • Timesquare
    One of Hong Kongs most iconic and busiest malls. The mall also has a fantastic slate of restaurants, some of the best in the city, as well as a cinema complex.

All the attractions in western Hong Kong are within the area of the Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Be sure to explore the streets around the mall where you will find plenty more shops and good food.

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