Hong Kong - Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
HONG KONG is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and is easily accessed flying Cathay Pacific, regular services are available from all Australian major cities via Hong Kong through to Japan so you can stopover for any number of nights and take in the vast and spectacular attractions available in Hong Kong.
Whatever interests you Hong Kong offers something for everyone including superb asian food, stunning city skyscapes, a magnificent harbour, events and festivals, world cup rugby, horse racing, business and finance, theatre and arts, Hong Kong Disneyland, exciting nightlife, incredible shopping including street markets to designer shops. You will find every global brand is represented in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China. Covering an area of 1,104 square kilometres the territory is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and The New Territories. the amazing Victoria Harbour separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon and beyond that, The New Territories runs up to the boundary with mainland China.
A Symphony of Lights - This spectacular multimedia display, already named the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
The show creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. There are five main themes — Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and the finale, Celebration. For the best view of A Symphony of Lights, take a harbour cruise or head to the waterfront promenades on either side of Victoria Harbour*. The show, organised by the Tourism Commission, is a must-see event on any visit to Hong Kong.
Lan Kwai Fong - When the lights go down, the "in crowd" heads for Lan Kwai Fong, a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants. This cheerful warren of Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars is a must for night owls and people watchers. Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane surrounded by Central's cluster of skyscrapers. Nearby lanes are also buzzing with bistros and pubs in Hong Kong's trendiest nightlife area.
SoHo - Stroll along nearby Hollywood Road and you'll soon discover Hong Kong's "SoHo", the area "South of Hollywood Road". It offers a wide range of upmarket international restaurants and bars along Staunton Street, Elgin Street and Shelley Street. Jump on what Guinness World Records calls the world's longest covered escalator and experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this popular food district. Here you'll enjoy international fare from New Orleans to Nepal, Mexico to Malaysia, Provence to Portugal.
Ladies Market - One of the most popular shopping street markets in Hong Kong, Ladies' Market is a must-visit destination for fashion lovers with an eye for bargain-priced clothing, bags, accessories, toys, cosmetics and household knick-knacks. The stalls making up this enjoyable market can be found on Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok. It is open from noon until 11:30pm.
Ocean Park - Ocean Park’s Aqua City is a world-class marine themed area redefines your underwater experience. Here you can explore the Lagoon and enjoy the dancing fountains and refreshing sprays. At night this display is transformed into a stage for the world’s first 360-degree water screen show, Symbio in which two nine-metre-tall dragons clash on screen! You can also embark on never-before-seen journey to the Grand Aquarium featuring 5,000 fish from over 400 species and other aquatic wonders. Drop by Neptune’s Restaurant for Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience!
Hong Kong Disneyland - Hong Kong Disneyland invites visitors into the legendary fairytale kingdom that celebrates the spirit of fantasy, the world of tomorrow and a forever-young sense of adventure. Mickey Mouse will welcome you to the happiest place on Earth complete with attractions exclusively designed for Hong Kong.
Shopping Districts - Hong Kong is a truly "Shoppers' Paradise". There are many shopping areas throughout Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories featuring stylish shopping malls, department stores as well as bustling open-air
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