Places to visit in Hong Kong
Be it cruising along the eastern harbor or indulging in a scenic train ride up the flourishing mountainous region. Be it watching Hong Kong by its bird's eye view while riding in a helicopter or diving in the oceanic water of the beaches within the region, Hong Kong in China has loads of charisma to present. Hong Kong is a place of countless attractions where one has the boundless opportunity to explore. Despite its inclusion as part of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong is a destination with an identity all of its own, an exciting and vibrant territory with unique cultural characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Contributing significantly to this distinct personality is the wide range of tourist attractions it has to offer, with something to appeal to not only overseas tourists, but those from mainland China also.
Hong Kong is divided into four main areas - Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, on the northern side of Victoria Harbour; Hong Kong Island is on the southern side of the harbour facing Kowloon. Hong Kong is blessed with popular attractions and sightseeing opportunities throughout the territory. You'll find endless things to see and do on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon and the New Territories. Or take a ferry and explore the Outlying Islands. Choose any location listed below and you won't be disappointed.
Hong Kong Island
Aberdeen harbour is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Their traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides. In the evenings, the thousands of twinkling lights reflected on the water are a magical sight. Some 200 years ago, Hong Kong's Aberdeen district was a haven for pirates. Located on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island, it was also home to the Tanka boat people and a popular destination for floating restaurants. The Aberdeen Harbor is situated between Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau.
The Aberdeen is also called the Heung Kong Tsai or the Hong Kong Tsai, meaning mini Hong Kong Minor. You will find high - rises around the waterfront of the Aberdeen. There is also a temple dedicated to Tin Hau who is considered to be the protector of the fishing people. It was built in 1851. Roaming around in the Aberdeen Harbor in Hong Kong, China, will give you a very clear idea of the life and culture of the boat people. You can also try out the nearby Ocean Amusement Park and enjoy a thrilling afternoon.
Golden Bauhinia Square
Golden Bauhinia Square, also known as The Expo Promenade outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront marks the most significant occasion in Hong Kong's history - the return of the former British colony to the People's Republic of China, and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The handover took place in the convention centre with President Jiang Zemin and other dignitaries representing China, and Prince Charles present to witness the relinquishment of what had often been described as "the richest jewel in the British Crown". The "Forever Blooming Bauhinia" Sculpture (Golden Bauhinia) is a gift from the Central Government to mark the widespread joy of the people at the return of the territory to the Motherland after more than 150 years.
Catch all the pomp and ceremony of the official daily flag raising at the Golden Bauhinia Square located outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Flag raising is performed by uniformed Hong Kong police officers in regular attire and include the playing of the national anthem.
Situated in Aberdeen harbour, the Jumbo is one of the world's largest floating restaurants. Jumbo Kingdom is one of Hong Kong's truly unique attractions. Since its opening in 1976 as the Jumbo Floating Restaurant it has excelled in the preparation of seafood for discerning diners. The restaurant is designed like a classic Chinese palace and can accommodate up to 2,300 people.
Recently in 2003 the Jumbo underwent renovation and transformed itself into what is now called Jumbo Kingdom. It is now a modern complex of fine dining, shopping, sightseeing and cultural attractions. The multifaceted Jumbo Kingdom has a "six-star" gourmet restaurant, which provides excellent quality food featuring traditional Chinese and modern fusion dishes, an open-deck cafe and restaurant, a wine garden and a tea garden.
Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong is a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants. As the lights go down, the young Hong Kong crowd heads towards Lan Kwai Fong. 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. So now you know, if you want to enjoy a super nightlife in Hong Kong, head towards Lan Kwai Fong.
Madame Tussauds offers its visitors an unprecedented hands-on multimedia experience at its celebrity waxworks museum. The world-famous attraction now features more than 100 incredible wax likenesses of stars, world leaders and sports heroes displayed in five totally interactive themed settings that are spread over three floors within the completely refurbished Peak Tower complex.
Visitors to the Madame Tussauds can not only meet their favourite idols but also join them in doing whatever has made them famous – all to the accompaniment of appropriate background sounds. You can putt with Tiger Woods, shoot hoops with Yao Ming, and dance on stage with Aaron Kwok and even step into a Rembrandt painting! You are allowed to pose with any of the wax models and even have your picture taken professionally. If you ever wondered how these models are made, you can watch the fascinating wax figure-making process being demonstrated. There's also a souvenir shop featuring a full range of exciting souvenirs and gifts.
The Man Mo Temple is the most famous and the oldest temple of Hong Kong. This temple is located at the Hollywood Road and the Ladder Street's crossroad. Infact this is also the most beautiful temple of Hong Kong. As the name suggests, the temple is devoted towards the two most worshipped Gods i.e.
Man- the god of literature and
Mo- the god of war.
Inside the temple you will come across a perfect combination of Taoism and Buddhism where the two deities of Wenchang and Guan Yu are worshipped together. Wenchang is the god of literature and holds a brush in his hand and Guan Yu with his sword stands as the god of war. Inside the temple you will also find the idols of Man Cheung dressed in green and Kwan Yu dressed in red. There are also figures of other Chinese gods inside the temple. The statue of Bao-gong, the God of Justice has his face painted in black.
The history of this temple goes back to the 19th century, during the beginning of the British colonial rule in Hong Kong. Made during the region of Emperor Daoguang, the copper bell of the temple stands as a witness of every pages of the history. Incense coils shaped like towers are hanged over the courtyard and from the ceiling of the hall. When the sunrays pass through the smoke produced by these coils, it creates an element of mystery inside the temple. This is regarded as an indication of health, bliss, and fortune.
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park is one of Hong Kong's favourite attractions featuring rides, exhibits and conservation facilities. Ocean Park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island covering more than 870,000 sq. mts. and falls in a mountainous region. Being one of the largest ocean parks in the world, Ocean Park has two entrances linked to each other by a cable car. The two entrances are the main Entrance and the Tai Shue Wan Entrance. This ocean park also boasts of housing the largest ‘marine theater' in the world.
Ocean Park is committed to promote and support animal conservation in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia region. It has incorporated with other conservation organizations and has also launched various conservation programs for a number of endangered species including whales and dolphins. In addition, it has successfully bred rare species of birds, sharks and butterflies. Ocean Park is not just about animal and marine life exhibits. There are also plenty of amusements and attractions in the form of a Giant Panda Exhibit, a Butterfly House, a Bird House, a Flamingo Pond, amusement rides like the adrenalin rushing “Abyss Turbo Drop” and many more non-fishy things. The other rides in the park are Dragon Roller Coaster, Mine Train, Flying Swing and The Eagle. In short, the Ocean Park is an ideal family getaway that is small enough to cover in the course of a day and large enough to keep you excited.
Repulse Bay is primarily an upmarket residential area which has a relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike and is a great location for sandy strolls in the early morning when the sun is up and the sunbathers are out in force, or at sunset when all is at peace. This semi-circular shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong.
SoHo is an abbreviation for South of Hollywood Road. This street offers a wide range of up-market international restaurants and bars along Staunton Street, Elgin Street and Shelley Street. Here you can also come across and get into the world's longest covered escalator and experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this popular food district.
‘The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong as looking down from The Peak will give you a spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides. Getting to the peak is an unforgettable trip. There's nothing in the world like the Peak Tram. Pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 373 meters (about 1,200 feet). It is so steep that the buildings you pass look like they're leaning at a 45°angle! Whether you're going up or coming down, you'll love this trip.
The Peak is also known as Tai Ping Shan locally and stands at a height of 552m (1514ft) above sea level. The obscure natural surroundings from the top are breathtaking. On a clear day you can easily catch a glimpse of Macau and Mainland China from here. The Peak Tower has shops, restaurants, and other activities like the Peak Explorer, which is a virtual-reality ride through outer space, along with a series of animated history of Hong Kong.
1881 Heritage located on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui features a shopping mall, a heritage hotel, and an exhibition hall. 1881 Heritage is spread across an area of 130,000square feet. The original site of 1881 Heritage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from the 1880's to 1996. The buildings’ unique Victorian architecture epitomizes its rich colonial background.
Avenue of Stars
The Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, descriptive milestones, kiosks with movie memorabilia, a towering Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, and a life-size statue of the legendary kung-fu action star Bruce Lee. Avenue of Stars is a tribute to the professionals who have contributed to the territory's hundred-year history of filmmaking. Avenue of Stars is located on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and offers an incredible panoramic view of the famed Victoria Harbour and the memorable Hong Kong skyline. It is also a good place to watch the spectacular A Symphony of Lights, a nightly multimedia show with added pyrotechnics on special occasions.
A Symphony of Lights has been named as the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records. The show creates an all-round vision of colored lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronized 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. Spectators can listen to the show's music and English narration live along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront between Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night.
The Clock Tower near the Star Ferry courtyard in Tsim Sha Tsui is a declared monument and a landmark from the Age of Steam when it formed part of the Kowloon - Canton Railway terminus. This clock tower was erected in the year 1915. The 44-metre red brick and granite tower is a graceful reminder of those Colonial times. Currently the site of the historic railway station is occupied by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The curving roof and futuristic features of the railway station creates an unusual background to the Clock Tower.
Kowloon Walled City Park
Kowloon Park is a pretty greenbelt area in Hong Kong covering 35 acres and offering a variety of eye-pleasing natural and manmade attractions. The Kowloon Walled City Park is the restored fragments of the infamously revolutionary Kowloon Walled City that was demolished in 1993 by both the British and the Chinese in a ‘Joint Declaration' in 1984. However Kowloon Walled City Park was rebuilt in 1995 and was designed to preserve the old Chinese cultural heritage that was prevalent in the area minus the anarchy.
The Kowloon Walled City Park has eight different types of landscape relics within it. These eight attractions of the Kowloon Walled City Park are the Yamen which used to be the administrative headquarters of Kowloon; the Old South Gate which lies in ruins and is remnant of the original south gate of the Kowloon Walled City; the Eight Floral Walks; the Garden of Four Seasons; the Garden of Chinese Zodiac; the Chess Garden which is made up of four giant Chinese chess boards; the Mountain View Pavilion and the Guibi and Fui Sing Pavilion. Aside of these there are some other relics of the original city which include three wells, two cannons and five stone inscriptions among them are two granite plaques with the words “South Gate” and “Kowloon Walled City” inscribed on them.
Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple commemorates the famous monk of yore Wong Tai Sin who is also known as Huang Chu-ping. Wong Tai Sin was born around AD 328 and became a deity at Heng Shan in his later life. It is said that if you have a long-standing wish that's yet to come true then you should visit this temple and make an earnest plea to the Gods and the wish gets granted. The temple preaches three traditional religions - Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple covers around an area of 18,000 sq mts and is located in a tranquil natural setting remote from the nearby housing estates and the bustle of their streets. Apart from being an important religious centre it is also a scenic attraction full of beautifully ornamented traditional buildings.
10000 Buddhas Monastery
Sprawling over eight hectares of land, the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery houses five temples, four pavilions, one pagoda, and one veranda. 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is located on the mountain behind Shatin Pai Tau Village whose construction began in 1949 and ended in 1957 by Reverend Yuet Kai. 10000 Buddhas Temple is the main building of the monastery. There are over 12,800 pieces of fantastic Buddha statues placed on the walls. Each of these statues displays a different posture. In the centre of the temple is seated the statue of Reverend Yuet Kai.
You will also come across a nine storey pagoda which is situated on the opposite side of this main temple. Vitasoda - Kwun Yam Pavilion and the 18 Arhans are placed between the pagoda and the temple on both sides of the verandah. The upper portion of the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery consists of the Temple of The God of Heaven, the Candi Buddha Temple, the Kwun Yam Temple, and the Temple of the Nei Tor Buddha. There are different statues of Buddha placed in each of these temples for public to worship.
Ching Chung Koon
Ching Chung Koon was opened in 1961as a rural retreat and features pavilions, lotus ponds and bonsai trees. The ground's Taoist temple contains many treasures, including lanterns from Beijing's Imperial Palace. 'Ching Chung' means Evergreen Pine Tree in Chinese while 'Koon' signifies a Taoist temple. The main building is the Palace of Pure Brightness. You can find pagodas, pavilions, pai-laus (ornamental archways), quadrangles, towers, Chinese gardens and fish ponds. There are many splendid bonsai trees, the perfectly shaped miniature trees. During April or May a fantastic bonsai show containing hundreds of artistically shaped bonsai is open to the public.
City Art Square
The City Art Square displays original and unique sculptures and public art installations designed and created by 19 world-renowned artists and designers from all over the world. City Art Square is located at the Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza. With the aim of improving the public environment, developing art and culture, and promoting the Beijing Olympic Games these world-class art displays were unveiled in City Art Square.
Fung Ying Seen Koon
Fung Ying Seen Koon (Taoist temple) was founded as an affiliate of the Dragon Gate sect of the Complete Perfection Lineage. Fung Ying Seen Koon is a superb example of Taoist design and craftsmanship which overlooks the New Territories town of Fanling. Its massive orange-tiled double roof, built to traditional design and supported by stout red pillars of stone which immediately catches the eye and motivates the visitor to step up to its entrance and inspect the many examples of artistic craftsmanship to be found within its grounds.
The magnificent main hall of the Fung Ying Seen Koon stands amidst numerous pavilions and towers which all combined together forms an enchanting picture-postcard scene from the China of yesteryear. You will also come across a large pavilion in the garden where vibrant flowerbeds and miniature bridges add a further magical touch to the scene.
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class Eco-tourism facility aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental protection and wetland conservation. It is home to a stunning array of wildlife including birds, dragonflies, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and fish. The park includes a Visitor's Center, a Wetland Interactive World and Wetland Reserve. Other outside facilities include a Stream Walk, Mangrove Boardwalk and three Bird Hides that allow visitors to get up close to different habitats of various wildlife.
Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees
Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are a set of trees which have the power to make your wish come true. Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees is located near the Tin Hou Temple in Lam Tsuen. There are two Wishing Trees; the bigger tree nearer to the road is more famous. Also called the Spirit Tree, the one near the road was originally used to make wishes related to our personal life, like career, academics, health and wealth. The smaller one, nearer to the temple, was used for wishes related to marriage and children.
However, over the years, the rule has changed and people now simply go to, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree that is the bigger tree for all their wishes. To make a wish, one needs to first buy a "bao die." A "bao die" will have a large yellow paper on which you would need to write your wish. The paper is then rolled and tied to an orange. It is then tossed up the tree with hopes of it clinging on to its branches. If it doesn't hang in three tries, it is said that the wish made is too greedy. During Chinese New Year many people make a pilgrimage to this spot to make their Chinese New Year wishes by tying wish-making papers onto the wooden racks beside the trees.
Ma Wan Park - Noah's Ark
The world's only full-sized replica of Noah's Ark at Ma Wan Park is a must-see attraction in Hong Kong for international and local tourists. The distinctive Ark on the Ma Wan waterfront overlooks the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma Bridge. The attraction also has wholesome activities and shows the unique culture and history of Ma Wan making it a wonderful destination for tourists and families. Noah's Ark combines entertainment and education in diverse, healthy activities that promote the love of life, family, the Earth and positive values. Visitors can view 67 pairs of life-size animal sculptures up close at the Ark Garden. Also, there is eight metre Giant Swing, 3D Giant Ladder and other climbing games which provides high-altitude excitement and thrills.
Mai Po Wetlands
The Mai Po Wetlands is a Nature Reserve loaded with natural beauty, exotic landscapes and wide varieties of birds. The scenic beauty of the Mai Po Wetlands attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. Bird lovers and people who enjoy walking the great outdoors head towards the Mai Po marshes in the north-western New Territories which also happens to be the resting and feeding place for more than 300 species of migrating birds.
The best time for watching these migrating birds is in the spring and the autumn when the migrant birds forage in the vicinity of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Wetlands for feeding on fish, shrimps and crabs among the mangroves. Various other animals and insects are also found in the Mai Po Wetlands. The Reserve is a home to various unique species of colorful butterflies, leopard cats, otters and different types of mammals. The wet vegetation of the marshland helps these flora and fauna to survive and increase the beauty of the place. The Mai Po Wetlands which include the marshes and the mudflats of Inner Deep Bay have been listed as a Ramsar wetland since September 1995 and have a total area of about 1,500 hectares.
Tai Fu Tai
Tai Fu Tai Mansion is located in San Tin near Lok Ma Chau, north of Yuen Long. It is the only remaining Mandarin's house in Hong Kong. This elegant architectural mansion was created in the 4th year of Tongzhi (1865) of the Qing Dynasty as the residence of Man Chuen Luen, who had the title of Tai Fu which means "Great Man". Man Chuen Luen was a successful merchant and a renowned philanthropist.
Tai Fu Tai mansion exhibits some lovely decorations, carvings, and paintings with a portrait of Man Chung-luen, flanked by pictures of his two wives and two sons in the main hall. The bedroom also looks impressive from below. Architecture lovers can find lavish plaster mouldings and auspicious Chinese woodcarvings inside the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall, built in honour of the Tang clan's founding ancestor.
Tin Hau Temple is the largest temple of its kind in Tai Po. The temple's main hall is dedicated to Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea while on either side of the main hall stands the Man Mo Hall dedicated to both the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo) and the Temple for Justice built in honour of 12 noble-hearted men who protected the Lam Tsuen villages in the past.
Tsing Ma Bridge
Tsing Ma Bridge is the world's longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and rail traffic. Tsing Ma Bridge is the key connection between Hong Kong and its international airport on Lantau Island. The bridge is 2.2 km long with the main span measuring 1,377 mts. The towers supporting the bridge are 206 mts high with a clearance of 62 mts. The Bridge carries six lanes of vehicle traffic along with two rail tracks. It is said that there are so many cables in this bridge that it could circle the world four times! Opened in mid 1997, this engineering marvel is now Hong Kong's proud new landmark, massively imposing by day, and a twinkling network of lights by night.
Cheung Chau Island
Cheung Chau is one of the most popular of all the outlying islands in Hong Kong. Cheung Chau Island is made of hills in the north and south and a thin strip of land connecting the two which makes Chueng Chau Island look like a dumbbell. Cheung Chau Island is a picturesque island with a waterfront that bustles with activity. There are butcher shops and vendors selling fresh fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetables. The small local restaurants and food stalls do a brisk trade on the weekend.
No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the world's tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island. Giant Buddha is also known as Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha. The eyes, lips, incline of the head and even the right hand combine to lend great depth of character and dignity to this extraordinary statue. Weighing 250 tones this majestic figure of Tian Tan Buddha is 34 meters high. It took over 10 years to complete the statue, and was opened for public viewing in 1993 accompanied by deeply religious ceremonies. Visitors and pilgrims have to climb 268 stairs to reach the platform where the Big Buddha of Hong Kong is seated.
Hong Kong Disneyland
The second Disneyland to open in Asia, after the one in Tokyo, this popular theme park is a relative newcomer to Hong Kong's list of tourist attractions, but already one of its most famous. 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.
Families visiting the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will have magical journeys through four themed lands, namely Main Street U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventure land and Tomorrow land, plus two Disney-style hotels. Highlights of the themed sections include rides such as Space Mountain, Tarzan's Treehouse, the Jungle River Cruise and Buzz Light year Astro Blasters. The pleasures of commuting within the premises can be best relished by making it on foot; however, there are busses shuttling around the premises too.
Lamma Island is an assorted melting-pot of arty culture and Chinese tradition. Due to its proximity to town, it is one of the most adored weekend getaways. Clean air, golden beaches, delicious seafood and fantastic hiking are the main draws. Two of the most popular places to visit on the island are the villages of Sok Kwu Wan and Yung Shue Wan. People come from all over the world to sample the seafood at Sok Kwu Wan's plethora of terraced restaurants raised on stilts above the bay. Fresh chilli crab, garlic prawns, deep-fried squid and steamed fish with ginger and spring onions are all firm favourites.
Yung Shue Wan, which also has western-style restaurants and bars to enjoy offers handicraft shops along its laid-back main street. The village also boasts a Tin Hau Temple built more than 100 years ago. A walk between the two villages is a great way to discover this green haven. This panoramic hike passes by swimming coves and lush greenery.
Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping 360 is a miniature amusement village that is located on the tableland on Lantau Peak's western slope in Lantau Island. Around the Ngong Ping 360 sprawls out the picturesque Ngong Ping area with its quaintly idyllic tea gardens and steeply inclined trails leading to the summit of the Lantau Peak. The Ngong Ping 360 experience starts with a 25 minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to a culturally themed village high atop a mountain plateau on Lantau Island. It's here at the Ngong Ping Village, that your family can enjoy two great attractions and a choice of shops and eateries, all on this picturesque 1.5-hectare site.
The 1.5 hectare park has five attraction sections; they are the “Ngong Ping Skyrail”, the “Ngong Ping Village”, “Walking With Buddha”, the “Monkey's tale Theatre” and the “Ngong Ping tea House”. The Ngong Ping Skyrail is a 5.7 Km long cable car that stretches from Tung Chung MTR Station to Ngong Ping. The Ngong Ping Village, on the other hand, is a 15,000 Sq M area dedicated to showcasing the cultural and spiritual heritage of Ngong Ping. Walking with Buddha multimedia facility takes you through the life of Siddhartha Gautama - the man who became Buddha - and his path to enlightenment. The Monkey's Tale Theatre presents a charming and comical 'show' inspired by the famous Buddhist Jataka stories. Computer generated animation, combined with special effects and surround sound, will engage your senses and immerse you in the 'monkey's tale'.
Ngong Ping 360 can be enjoyed as a complete day tour, booked in components, or packaged with other tourist operators. Check out special offers, ticketing information and opening hours at Travel Hot
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery is Lantau's most popular sight and a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong. Set amid spectacular mountainous scenery on the 520-metre-high Ngong Ping plateau, Po Lin ("Precious Lotus") Monastery caters to visitors with a large vegetarian restaurant. While entering, you can see the copper Sakyamuni statue sitting proud at the peak of the Muyushan Mountain, sheltering a three storied exhibition hall. And the most interesting part is the bell inside the hall on which is engraved Buddhist figures and scriptures. To relieve "108 vexations", the bell is rung 108 times a day, once in every seven minutes which is absolutely automated with the help of modern technology.
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