Too tired of the daily grind? Looking for a vacation to calm yourself and relax the family? Seeking the best destination on a limited budget? Here’s for you, one of the globally loved and admired destinations in the world. Hong Kong, located in the Indian Ocean, with its beautiful locales and endless line of skyscrapers. It is one destination that has it all from a great nightlife to stunning tourist sites; the travelers absolutely love this Chinese province.
The ‘pearl of the orient’ has a lot of things which call out for attention. Although, the tour operator’s offer discounted Hong Kong tour packages, yet that cannot be your sole reason to choose Hong Kong Holiday Packages, there are many other major reasons why tourist every years visit this territory in millions. With its rise as a popular tourist destination since the turn of the century, the number of Asians especially Indians are traveling more to this place by booking best Hong Kong tour packages from India.
There are so many amazing things to do and places to see in Hong Kong. The stuff & spots you would not at all want to miss here are -
The Victoria Peak – It is also known as Mount Austin; the peak, it is one point where you can see this province in all of its magnificence. It can be reached by foot or train, be it evening or night, the view (watching tall sky-scraper beside taller sky-scraper) is not only fun in itself, but you may find yourself giving an inadvertent bow to Chinese communism. When you try to take in the exquisite post-card like image, even more spectacular is the scenery while travelling up and back by the Peak train.
Hong Kong Space Museum - One of the sites which draws both adult and young crowds, this museum of astronomy and space science, in Tsim Sha Tsui, coming to know that it got completed in 1980, and was in the works since 1961. The tourists wonder about this long construction duration, but once you have been to and seen the planetarium (its egg shaped dome, more than 8000 square meters, a destination and landmark in itself), The Stanley Ho Space Theater, the hall of space sciences, the Hall of astronomy, you’ll understand the reason. Not simply a place where you go and take a stroll around, these ornate halls not only quench the young thirsty minds but can also satiate the adult mind.
Hong Kong - Disneyland - Globally, one of the most famous theme parks, located on reclaimed land, in penny’s bay on Lantau Island, the name by itself is a crowd puller, and once you are inside the place, one may go to, the Main Street USA, Fantasyland, adventure-land, grizzly gulch, mystic point, toy story land and tomorrow-land. The Disney managed theme park is huge (humungous by Hong Kong standards) spread over 68 acres, it boasts of a daytime parade, “Flights of Fantasy” and ‘Paint the night’ in the nighttime, along with a night-time firework show, (hugely popular amongst children), titled “Disney in the stars”. You can also enjoy seasonal entertainment in the form of Disney’s haunted Halloween, A Sparkling Christmas, and disney’s Chinese new year are sheer spectacles for us. Especially for the kids, the life sized cartoons, the exclusive Disney merchandise along with the exquisite rides are too much fun.
Tian Tan Buddha - A perfectly sculpted bronze statue of the Tian Tan Buddha, (Buddha Shakyamuni). It is a popular tourist attraction, the statue of the Big Buddha (34 meters high), is located at Ngong Ping in the adjoining Lantau island, near the po-lin monastery symbolizing symbiotic relation between faith and people as well as man and nature. The Buddha sits proudly at the highest point of the island, his calm and benevolent face, on a clear day, said to be visible from Macau. The island of lantau also hosts an ancient Buddhist monastery; it is also home to one of the most beautiful trails in the southern hemisphere. The 3.85 kilometer trial is a gorgeous experience and if you are with your partner or family as they call it ‘A Walk to remember’.
Shopping - With one of the largest markets, the causeway bay, with crowds as large and diverse as the Times Square, based in high rise inter-connected malls, every thing from lingerie to furniture, from iPads to sanitary pads, from anything to everything, this market can give you price-wise quality for each item. And yes ladies, they do bargain. Buyers also visit Mongkok market, a night market in mongkok neighborhood; it is one of the cheapest markets in the world, and like shown in many a Hollywood flicks probably used for black marketing too.
Cuisines - Certain streets and certain areas cater to the most common human denominator, hunger. And wonderfully too, some of the best places to eat in Hong Kong include the Yung Kee restaurant, (serving traditional cuisine), the Snow Garden (specialists at Shanghaienese cuisine) and the Under Bridge spicy crab restaurant (obviously specialists at crab), is a premiere location for seekers of Sea food.
Of course, this is not remotely enough for a complete Hong kong travel guide to describe how exotic a land Hong Kong is but these are the activities, you must do, regardless of whether you go with organized Hong Kong vacation packages or not. By high and low pressure storms during May to September, the best time to visit Hong Kong is during March-April with spring lighting up the environment. You can also visit after monsoons during October-November to enjoy the greenery, after the monsoon has passed, but in reality it is a place for all seasons.
With flights from Bangalore and Mumbai the question to how to reach Hong Kong, is not that tough to answer, take a flight, land at the airport and drive to the main-land. One of the best things about Hong Kong tour packages are that they not only relax you and ensure that you will have a good time but they also give you proper value for money, and offer memories for the lifetime.