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What To See On Your Holidays To Hong Kong

Apr 28, 2008
Hong Kong is a city that is known to have multiple personalities with different facets during different times of the year. After being under the British rule for couple of decades, today it is part of the Republic of China. Today, it is a major tourist destination for people across the globe.

Some come here for the sights, while others for the rich culture and traditions that are deeply rooted in every resident. Like rest of Asia, it has a sub tropical climate, which means the weather is relatively warm through the year. With over 13 million living here, the contradictions in customs and western influences are what catch the eye of all the visitors.

For all those who are keen on visiting Hong Kong for a holiday, there are five things they must see while there. These are what make this place different and unique.

It's almost like a beautiful untouched beach in the middle of nowhere. This unexplored, hidden beach is where all the history related to Hong Kong lies. In fact, it is said that one of the eight rock carvings was located right here in this bay, before it was discovered by the authorities. A place that is pristine and pure, is just what every tourist looks forward to when they plan a holiday.

Also known as the Duck's tongue island, this Ap lei Chau lies in the southern side of the harbour in Hong Kong. It is said to be one of the most populated places in the world and has the highest number of visitors every year. Today, it has become a residential and commercial site, with many housing complexes having taken over the open spaces. There is a beautiful bridge that one can walk over to get a glimpse of the island, or they can take the boat from Aberdeen Promenade to get here as well.

Located right next to the Hollywood road is the Cat Street, which was originally named as Upper Lascar Row. A lane that has been created only for pedestrians, is a market place filled with stores lined up with colourful products. One can find everything from jewellery, to fake designer wear to anything they could dream of. A fun place to spend a few hours looking for interesting trinkets is what makes Cat St so sought after by locals and visitors.

One of the largest Taoist temples, Che Kung temple is situated right opposite the Shing Mun River. As you walk in through the entrance, you are welcomed by the large statue of the Song dynasty emperor. It is a place of high religious and spiritual value to the residents of Hong Kong.

The view of sunset from Cheung Po Tsai cave is sensational. A place where the notorious pirate Cheng I is said to have stayed in hiding and stored his treasures is a popular tourist spot today.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Direct holidays in Hong Kong
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