Hong Kong is the perfect place to be a tourist in China. There are so many sights to see when backpacking, especially if you happen to be doing so on a budget. Whether your interests lie in the cultural, natural or adventurous aspects of the region, there is sure to be something to make your trip worthwhile.
Here is a look at some of the top sights you can experience in Hong Kong.
The skyline in Hong Kong is epic. It’s widely regarded as the number one skyline on the planet, eclipsing even New York and Singapore. You’ll want to check out an awesome view of Hong Kong and the best places to do that are the Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon waterfront. Amazing city!
The Big Buddha on Lantau Island is another major must-see, and there is no fee included in the experience. Consider carefully whether you prefer to take the cable car to the statue or if you would like to experience the hike up the stairs and though the plush green surroundings before reaching the top. Note that this is a prime spot for tourists and children and that the area may very well be crowded. Arriving as early as possible will provide more of a spiritual experience.
Don’t just think that Hong Kong is all about big skyscrapers and a bustling city. There are some really awesome quiet spots to check out the city too!! These get you away from the noise and busy business lifestyle. Nan Lian Garden is the perfect spot to relax away from the crazy busy streets of the Kong!
You also have Hong Kong Park. Yes in amongst the madness and mayhem is a massive park where there are birds, trees and butterflies. This place has tea shops and cafes and is a good place to relax while on Hong Kong island. There is a man made waterfall within too and you can chill out there. Don’t believe that Hong Kong is all about skyscrapers.
Dragon’s Back is a hiking trail that offers some of the best sights of the city. This easy to moderate climb takes just a couple of hours and allows visitors to see the city from a different perspective. The scenery is quite breathtaking and there is the option to continue hiking to Big Wave Beach for further fun.
I totally recommend going backpacking or travelling in Hong Kong!