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Reasons to visit and love Hong Kong

Hong Kong has its own culture, history, and frame of mind as an independent city from mainland China. It is a cosmopolitan city influenced by the Western and Asian. It is a nice place to visit to experience their own identity and uniqueness.

Hong Kong is one of the best culinary capitals of the World. You can find various authentic cuisine from Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, and Africa. The range of food is broad compare to other countries. You may find enormous shopping malls and fantastic sightseeing spots followed by the glowing nightlife.

Let me help you plan out the best vacation during your stay in Hong Kong.

Here we will cover:
- About Hong Kong Culture
- The Capital of Hong Kong, City of Victory
- Gorgeous Sightseeing in the City
- Entertaining Activities You Must Try
- Hong Kong Disneyland

When is The Best Time to travel Hong Kong?
It's between October and December. It is a perfect autumn season where the weather is warm, breezy, and perfect for walking around the city. You can watch the gold, orange, and brown leaves falling from the trees, and it just gives you a cozy warm vibe.

Zorhan Mokoele | TDO local expert from South Africa

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By Irene

​Hey guys! My name is Irene and I am Korean-American. I was born in the U.S. and raised in Seoul, Korea during my teenage years. After that, I went to a university in Las Vegas, Nevada and studied Hospitality Management. Currently, I am based in New York City. I like how I lived both in Korea and the America because I can speak more than one language and understand the difference between the two cultures. So far, I've been to a lot of countries in Asia and East Europe. My ultimate goal is to travel all around the world and experience new things.

a NYC based traveler

About The Culture
Hong Kong culture was created from the native Chinese with a mix of distinctive Western countries and the United Kingdom. During the time between 1841 and 1941, Hong Kong was colonized by the British, and that is when the early British Rule came in, and Hong Kong became Westernized. 64% of the Hong Kong residents consider themselves so-called "Hong Kongers," which indicated they have a strong personality and identity. English and Cantonese are their official language. Now Hong Kong is one of the world's wealthiest cities, and it is best known for business and finance.

The Capital of Hong Kong | City of Victory
Even though the City of Victoria is not the largest city in Hong Kong, it is a popular place to see the enormous Victoria Harbour - located between Hong Kong Island and the Hong Kong mainland - the most popular tourist spot in Hong Kong and a naturally sheltered channel. It is one of the busiest commercial ports where many cruise ships bring in stocks for apparel, food, and others. You can walk around the large harbor and visit other places nearby.

One of the places you could go to is the West Kowloon Cultural Centre and the ICC Tower. It was the 10th tallest building in the world in 2016, and it has the highest observatory in the city. It is also known as the financial district where you could find many commercial and business facilities. Inside the ICC Tower, you could find many designer brands such as Jimmy Choo, Rolex, Mulberry, Miu Miu, and more.

Lastly, the most popular attraction in Victoria Harbour: Star Ferry, carrying passengers between Hong Kong and Kowloon. It is a one-hour ride circular journey with an amazing view of the Hong Kong skylines. You can buy the ticket at any departure location at a low price.

Gorgeous Sightseeing in the City
The Peak, the number one tourist destination to visit in Hong Kong, will show you the Hong Kong Island's whole view and the skyscrapers of Central to the mountains of the New Territories. You can take the Peak Tram, which is the city's oldest mode of public transportation, and it will take you to the Peak Tower.

If you want a quick glance of the skyline, you can go to a 60-meter Ferris wheel: the Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, located at the Central Harbourfront. Each ride provides two to three spins that take about 15 minutes. Most travelers recommend going at night when you could see the buildings and streets all lighted up.

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck offers the highest indoor observation point of the skyline. If you here during the cold, cold winter, you can see the impressive skyline from the inside, located on the 100th floor. While you are inside, you can also learn about the anecdotes and local perspectives of Hong Kong and its history.

Entertaining Activities You Must Try
In Hong Kong, there is a decent amount of fun things to do. Did you know there is an indoor fishing shrimp farm place called HA Cube? Whatever you catch, you then enjoy a barbecue right away. This could be a short fun activity as an entertaining dining experience.

Consider spending one night at a transparent bubble-shaped tent. Hong Kong's Mingle Farm is a funky, unique farm where you could sleep in a bubble tent, bouncy castle, foldable house, or a caravan. It is located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. You could fall asleep under the stars and around the forest.

You can visit many street markets to experience their local lifestyle and local food. Some unique street markets are Temple Street Night Market, Lascar Row, Hollywood Road, Seafood Street Market, Stanley Market, and many more. You can find unique goods from antique to the latest electronics.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is a family-friendly theme park with many thrilling rides and adventures. I mean, who doesn't love Disneyland that brings back to your childhood memory? Let's go!

If you go there, make sure to ride the Hyperspace Mountain which is the most thrilling ride at Hong Kong Disneyland. The Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars is not scary as the other ride; however, it has big twists, dips, reverse backward drops, and faux explosions that is exciting and fun.

One of the unique experiences you could only have in Hong Kong Disneyland is trying their cartoon-themed dim sum place called Crystal Lotus. They have tasty dishes followed by signature dim sum dishes resembling Disney and Pixar characters. I recommend making a reservation as early as possible because it is a full house most of the time.

You can watch the "Disney in the Stars" fireworks that happen above the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle at night. It truly is a breathtaking moment. Make sure to watch the "Paint the Night" parade that starts at 8:30 pm every night. Watch the Disney characters filling up the street with glowing light followed by fantastic performers.


Hong Kong is a distinctive place to visit where you could experience the mixed culture of the Western and Asian. From gorgeous sightseeing of the city to glowing nightlife followed by amazing local street food. You will never forget the breathtaking view of Hong Kong's skyline that even gets more amazing at night. Plan your trip to Hong Kong and make some good memories in your life.