There are a host of places in the Hong Kong Island and the surrounding region. Given below is information on some of the major tourist attractions of Hong Kong.

Places To See in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a unique fusion of the Eastern and the Western cultures and heritage. The special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, on one hand will give you a view of the towering glass and steel skyscrapers and on the other hand, will showcase hundreds of years old temples and churches. One of the co-host cities of the Beijing Olympics 2008, Hong Kong is expected to be influxed with large number of spectators for the Equestrian Olympic event. It would be really poignant, if one does not visit the main tourist attractions of Hong Kong, when in the island during the Summer Olympics 2008.

Victoria Peak is one of the most viewed and beautiful places of Hong Kong island. It is one of the best places to get an excellent view of the island of Hong Kong. Here you will find relaxing terrace top restaurants and entertainment centers to keep you rapt with attention. Ocean Park of Hong Kong is another place that is worth visiting when in the island. It is one of the top theme parks and aquariums of Southeast Asia, which is a great treat for children. It is famous for performances by dolphin and sea lions. Hong Kong is also one of the cities of the world which has the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum with figures of great men and women including local favorite movie star Jackie Chan.

The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai temple in the Kowloon Peninsula is also one that is not to be missed, when in Hong Kong. It is one of the most famous temples of Hong Kong and is patterned after an ancient Chinese palace. Hong Kong Space Museum and the Kowloon Park too are two of the favorite places of interest in Hong Kong. Sha Tin will be the venue of the Equestrian Olympic event and is famous for the second largest race course of Hong Kong and many swanky upmarket malls. One of the recent places added to the list of major attractions of Hong Kong is Disneyland, which is a must visit for children as well as people with a young heart. One of the important symbols of Hong Kong is the Star ferry. Your visit to Hong Kong will not be considered complete without a ride in the star ferry, which is both inexpensive and at the same time very romantic and enthralling.