Most of us probably associate Hong Kong with the hustling and jostling markets of its namesake that are strewn across most Indian cities; filled with narrow nooks and busy shoppers. We call them the Hong Kong market- where everything is available; from foreign perfumes to high-end gadgets. The hustle bustle part is there alright, but Hong Kong’s busy nooks and corners are lined with some of the most futuristic streets on the Earth.
When we see the city, we can understand best, why these tiny markets are named so. Nothing seems to be beyond means here. Its skyline flaunts modern looking skyscrapers and towers with élan, most representing the looks of a Spielberg sci-fi movie. Little wonder then that Godzilla ended up coming to this city to wreck havoc. It all seems to fit with the futuristic image that the city exudes.
This is the reason why Hong Kong can be a little overwhelming on first encounter. Here, you will always find the sidewalks tightly packed and jostling with persistent crowd. Be forewarned, the traffic here moves at a pace slower than the snail. There is so much happening here, that tourists will be spoilt for choice as far as activities are concerned when they travel to Hong Kong.
Welcome to discipline
In spite of all the mayhem, you will find immense discipline in the seeming chaos. It is a place where all your sensory neurons will remain active, always. It is a fashionable city and will indulge you so too. The Hong Kong Surprise is sheer bliss.
If you like amusement parks, you must make sure to visit the Hong Kong Disneyland. Besides, on a typical Hong Kong tours, you can visit the Victoria Park, Lantau Island, Ocean Park, Ngong Ping 360, and Convention and Exhibition Centre, among others. Check out the wax figurines of famous celebrities at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
Colorful monasteries galore
While traversing the city, you will find colorful, multihued Buddhist Monasteries all through the length and breadth of the city. Get a slice of spirituality on a visit to Po Ling Monastery and the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, among others.
If you are keen to explore the local flora and fauna, make a trip to the Kowloon Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden. There is history to be reveled at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, International Finance Centre, and the Hong Kong Museum of History.
You can also shake a leg on the surf beaten beaches and revel in all the hedonistic pleasures that money can buy. Thrill is guaranteed.