[23 April 2014 Last updated at 16:05]

Top 10 Places to See in Hong Kong

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Top 10 Places to See in Hong Kong

There are literary hundreds of places to visit in Hong Kong worthy of a spot on any top 10 list, though the following list include some of the must see places and attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss seeing in Hong Kong. I hope you enjoy it!

1. Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour gets the number one spot on my list of top 10 places to see in Hong Kong because of the stunning panoramic views you get of Hong Kong Island (pictured) impressive skyline, especially at night when all the buildings are lighted up.

At night, you can also watch the amazing Symphony of Lights event from the harbour..

Victoria Harbour is also a great place to relax while seeing all kind ships and boats, and the best thing about this attraction is that it won’t cost you a penny!

2. Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Victoria Peak is located across Victoria Harbour on the Island of Hong Kong and it’s on my list of top 10 places to see in Hong Kong because of the memorable and breathtaking views you'll get of Victoria Harbour, the surrounding islands and central Hong Kong.

Apart from enjoying the fascinating views, The Peak boast a shopping mall - Peak Tower -, restaurants and a beautiful Chinese style garden – Victoria Peak Garden – which is one of the best vantage points on The Peak.

You can access The Peak by bus or taxi, but riding on the funicular is what makes the trip to The Peak memorable, the views you’ll get along the way are priceless!

3. Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History should be high on your list of thing to do in Hong Kong, even if you’re not a fun of museums.

This museum is simply brilliant and one of the best places to learn and get an insight of Hong Kong’s history.

This place is for everyone, and war buffs will definitely enjoy visiting the Hong Kong Museum because of the sections on the Opium Wars and the British occupation.

4. Lantau Island

Lantau Island is one of the largest of the Hong Kong Islands and one of the top 10 places to see in Hong Kong because of the many fun attractions such as Hong Kong Disneyland and the Npong Ping cable car.

Apart from fun attractions like Disneyland, Lantau Island also boast many other tourist sights and things to see such as:

-Po Lin Monastery & Tian Tan Buddha – home to many Buddha statues and the giagantic Big Buddha bronze statue measuring over 80 feet high.

-Tai O town – home to 300 year-old stilt houses and fishing boats

-Tung Chung Fort – home to old granite cannons and arched gateways

-Trappist Haven Monastery –famous for producing the Trappist Milk

-Cheun Sha Beach – longest beach in Lantau Island

-Sunset Peak – the second largest peak in Hong Hong Kong

5. Nathan Road & Temple Street

Nathan Road & Temple Street are located just a short walk from the Hong Kong Museum of History and are two places not to miss in HK, especially if you’re visiting Hong Kong exclusively for the shopping.

Nathan Road boasts hundreds of small shops, markets and shopping malls, as well as lovely eateries where you can try out the famous dimsum and other delicacies.

Temple Street also boasts many shops and eateries but the beauty of this street is that many of these shops are hidden on the back roads.

Temple Street is also the place to come if you want to buy traditional Chinese medicines, and enjoy a bit of night shopping at the famed night markets.

6. Hong Kong Observatory

The Hong Kong Observatory is adjacent the Hong Kong Museum of History and if you are visiting this museum for the educational aspect, you’ll find that the observatory is just as educational and worthy of a visit.

The observatory offers guided tours but you need to arrange them in advance. The tours last a good two hours during which you will learn about the technology behind weather forecast and how forecasts are made. A really cool place to visit, if you ask me!

7. Old Stanley Police Station

The Old Stanley Police Station is located on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island and it was built by the British. The Old Stanley Police Station is a great example of colonial architecture in HK and it is another of the top 10 places to see in Hong Kong being also the oldest police station.

8. Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay is located directly across Victoria Harbour on the northern shore of Hong Kong island and it’s one of the best places in the island to find shopping opportunities and vibrant nightlife.

The bay is home to the Wan Chai ‘Entertainment’ district which boasts a red-light district as well as strip joints.

Apart from entertainment, you can find other tourist sights such as:

-Noonday Gun event - Noonday Gun is another popular tourist sight and one of the top 10 places to see in Hong Kong. It was a tradition started during British rule and it’s an event still continued today where the gun is fired at noon.

-Statue of Queen Victoria at Victoria Park - Victoria Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Hong Kong and a popular place to be during Chinese New Years. You can enjoy lots of recreational activities and enjoy some sightseeing such as the statue of Queen Victoria.

9. Hong Kong Wetland Park

Wetland Park is located on the western shore of Hong Kong, further from most of the attractions in Hong Kong central area, but it's still worth a trip, especially if you love nature, or want to get away from the large crowds.

Wetland Park is lovely place to see flora and fauna such as crocodiles and learn about them.

There are different habitats that you can explore and see wildlife in their element, and you can also enjoy bird spotting from the bird watch tower located at the park.

10. Snoopy’s World

Visiting Snoopy’s World is one of the nicest attractions and things to do with kids you can do in Hong Kong. Even, if you’re not traveling with kids (grown-ups can have fun too!), a visit to Hong Kong wouldn’t somewhat feel right without visiting Snoopy’s World.

If you’re traveling with little ones, or are looking for things to do in Hong Kong with kids, be sure to add Snoopy’s World to your top 10 places to see in Hong Kong!

Snoopy’s World is located at New Town Plaza III and it is like no other place you’ll ever visit, and it’s truly a world of its own. You’ll see many of snoopy’s character friends like Charlie Brown and the famed yellow school bus.

There are also plenty of playgrounds and fun things to do to keep you busy at Snoopy’s World for a whole day, and you’ll be able to purchase Snoopy’s collectable items.

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