Friday, 6 May 2011

Lantau Island

Travelling to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one those truly metropolitan cities located in the far eastern side of China, bordering the Pacific Ocean. It boasts of a wide mixture of cultures due its heavy British, Chinese as well as other Asian cultures. After breaking away from the UK, it became a state of China. Some travellers regard Hong Kong as a gateway to China. This city and the surrounding areas are seen as a way to get a taste of China, without actually setting foot in mainland China. The city has a relatively new, large and modern airport, served by many cheap flights to Hong Kong.

A common misconception about Hong Kong is that the entire state covers only the city. This may be due to the fact that it used to be a city state. However, the entire land that comes under Hong Kong is extends beyond the city. Travellers come from all over the world by taking advantage of cheap flights Hong Kong. Because of this cities immense popularity it should not be difficult to find cheap flights to Hong Kong from just about anywhere. This article will cover some of the main attractions found in Hong Kong.

Ocean Park. This is a very popular park to visit, especially for vacationers travelling with children. The park also doubles as a type of zoo. You will be able to take a close look at panda bears and butterflies living side by side. Other attractions include a gold fish pagoda, shark aquarium and rides such as roller coasters. It is like a small nature reserve and theme park all rolled into one.

Lantau Island. One of the big attractions of Hong Kong is its beautiful harbour. In the harbour is located Lantau Island. The highlight of this island is taking a cruise around the island and spotting exotic marine life. In fact, this area is home to pink dolphins, the only place where these creatures can be found on this planet!

Hong Kong Museum of Art. This is the place to go to if you want to have a close look at the culture, art and history of Hong Kong. It houses over 14,000 objects which include art and art objects, treasure, antiques and calligraphy samples. This place is a must see for anyone interested in art, culture and history. There is no entrance fee and remains open every day of the week, except Thursdays.

Central District. Apart from cultural and nature related activities, Hong Kong is also famous for shopping. If you are looking for good quality products for a bargain price, then the central district is the place to go to. This place has several shopping malls which is sure to keep you busy and make your wallet lighter in the process.

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