Attractions in Hong Kong
Man Mo Temple is the oldest chinese temple located on Hong Kong Island. The temple honours the gods of literature (man) and war (mo).
The Fung Ying Seen Koon Temple is on the border of China, built in the traditional Taoist style with a double-tiered roof with orange coloured tiles.
Sightseeing in Hong Kong
Travel to Victoria Peak for the best views of Hong Kong. To get there you will need to travel on the peak tram which travels up the mountainside approximately 386m high. The futuristic, seven-storey Peak Tower is reached by the Peak Tram, which rises 386m up the mountainside.
You can get an insight into Hong Kong's colonial past. Monuments that should be seen are Government House and the residence of 25 British governors from 1855 until Hong Kong's handover to China in 1997. St John's Cathedral is known as the oldest Christian church in the Far East.
Flagstaff House Museum
Is a colonial-style building in Hong Kong Park. The Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware houses ancient Chinese artifacts used in tea-making.
Near the Star Ferry pier you can see the remaining pieces of the Clock Tower from the old Kowloon-Canton railway station.
Is 78-stories high. Visitors can view the city from the Sky Lobby on its 46th floor. After 6pm each day you will notice neon rooftop lights change colour every hour to denote the time. Currently the 2 International Finance Centre, or 2 IFC, is currently Hong Kong's tallest building, with an astonishing 88 floors. Yet will be dwarfed by the establishing new international Commerse Sentre which will stand 118 floors and will be completed in 2010.
Tin Hau Temple overlooks the pristine beach of Repulse. Lantau Island has fantastic white sandy beach.
Nunneries and Pagodas (Temple)
The Chi Lin Nunnery is a spectacular Tang Dynasty-style temple. Hong Kong's only historic pagoda, the Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda was built in 1486 in the Yuen Lang district.
Thought to be the world's most densely populated urban area, Mong Kok provides the ultimate opportunity to mingle with the crowds. Exotic fish and amphibians are sold at the Goldfish Market, and intricate bamboo birdcages and songbirds can be purchased near the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, in the New Territories hills above Sha Tin, houses around 13,000 small Buddha.
Cable Car/ Buddha
Is a 5.7km cable car ride, to the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island. The Buddha sits upon Ngong Ping Plateau at the Po Lin Monastery. At 26m high and weighing in at 202 tonnes of bronze, it is the world's largest seated outdoor Buddha.
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