Having won many awards such as the World’s 7th Most Popular Amusement Park and the 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attraction in the World by the Forbes, the Ocean Park, which is situated in Hong Kong Island, is counted among the prime attractions in Hong Kong. Being the home grown theme park in Hong Kong, especially for kids, this amusement park has the winning blend of interactive and educational sea creature shows, comprising the futuristic jellyfish exhibition, thrill seeking roller coasters and rides. Any visit to this destination is incomplete without paying a visit to this world-renowned Ocean Park, which has now taken its growth to approx 40 attractions, including giant pandas, a world-class aquarium, thrill rides, etc. Now-a-days, it is the most visited theme park in all over Asia continent and the 12th all over the world.
Being the 1st theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, which is situated on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, is the 5th Magic Kingdom-style park all over the world. Opened to visitors on the 12th of September of 2005, this amazing park, which is owned and managed by Hong Kong International Theme Parks, provides its visitors of all age groups the experience of the amazing magical moments of adventures. Having 7 themed areas – Adventureland, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch, Toy Story Land, Tommorowland, Fantasyland and Main Street of U.S.A., this magical park, which is a magical kingdom inspired by the dreams of fairy-tale, has successfully completed 10 years. All the lands of this theme park are enriched with excitement, beauty and Disney Characters.
Recorded as the ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Symphony of Lights, which has been further expanded to comprise over 40 buildings along the both sides of Victoria Harbour, presents a strange, memorable vision of laser lights synchronized to the narration and music that is the celebration of the spirit, energy and diversity of the Skyline of Hong Kong Island. Established in 17th of January, 2004 A.D. with its cost of approx five million Euro, this multimedia light and sound show, which begins at 08:00 p.m. every day (so long as there is no warning of Typhoon) and lasts for fourteen minutes, can be better viewed on the ‘Avenue of Stars’ through the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
Being a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island and situated at an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), Victoria Peak, locally known as ‘The Peak’, which is also called ‘Mount Austin’, is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. Below 156 m of the summit of Victoria Peak at an elevation of 396 m above sea level, you can visit the Peak Tower, which is one of the most stylish architectural attractions of Hong Kong. Having Madame Tussauds Hong Kong – the first Madame Tussauds museum in Asia, a part of the famous chain of wax museums established by Marie Tussaud of France, the Peak Tower, which is also home to the upper terminal of the Peak Tram, is a shopping and leisure complex at Victoria Gap. Thus, the tram and tower are jointly promoted by the collective branding called ‘The Peak’. Victoria Peak is the best point to take a bird’s eye glimpse of Hong Kong.
Located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong, Victoria Harbor, which is a natural land form harbor, is counted among the top tourist attractions in Hong Kong. This harbor, which is a main tourist attraction of Hong Kong, is very famous for its superb glimpses. Having a backdrop of Victoria Peak, it is counted among the most charming skylines in the world. A fireworks show is commonly organized on the evening of 1st of July in Victoria Harbor. The night glimpse of it from Victoria Peak is very fine. The glimpse over Victoria Harbor from Victoria Peak offers the iconic outlook over Hong Kong. Any visit to Hong Kong is incomplete without paying a visit to this attraction.
The Golden Bauhinia Square, which is an open space at Wan Chai in Hong Kong, was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia Blakeana at the center of the region, located outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong to China and the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) were organized during July, 1997 A.D. During the celebration, the Central Government of China offered a glided Bauhinia statue in Hong Kong. The statue was set up in the square just after the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in front of the Wan Chai waterfront. If you visit this amazing square, you must attend the Daily Flag Ceremony, held between 07:50 a.m. and 08:05 a.m. every day.
Macau Peninsula has a rich heritage from both its Portuguese and Chinese past, including several outstanding examples of oriental and western art and culture.
Being the most renowned landmark of Macau and situated atop one of the seven hills of the island, the Ruins of St. Paul’s, which are famous as one of the most fabulous sights and one of the most visited tourist attractions in this splendid city. The complex of St. Paul’s College and the Catholic Church of St. Paul also called ‘Mater Dei’, which was originally erected in the 16th century, was ruined by fire during a typhoon in 1835 A.D. for the third and last time. Being a part out of the collection of more than twenty locations of the ‘Historic Center of Macao’, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005 A.D., the remains of this complex have the iconic front stone façade and the grand stairs leading up to it, the original pillars and a shrine. The façade, which has the detailed carvings of several scenes of Christianity on its outer wall, lends the ruins great glimpses and much importance. Here, you should never forget to take snapshots, while ascending the grand staircase leading to the façade. For testing your luck, you can toss a coin into the top window of the ruins of the St. Paul’s Cathedral. Behind the façade, you can visit a small museum, often called as St. Paul’s Museum. Any visit to the attractions of Macau is incomplete without paying a visit to the Ruins of St. Paul.
Located along the Cotai Strip in the Cotai reclamation area in Macau just opposite The Venetian Macao and being the must-experience attraction in this tourist destination, City of Dreams, which is widely called CoD or CoD Macau in the industry, is the 2nd mega-sized property of Melco (full form Melco Crown Entertainment, previously called Melco PBL Entertainment). This precious property was constructed in 2009 A.D. in the style of a podium, having 4 towers: namely Crown Towers Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Macau (2 towers). The three-floor podium of this property, which comprises a mega-casino, more than 200 hotel guest facilities and shopping facilities, is also home to two water theaters, namely ‘The Bubble’ and the ‘Dancing Water Theater’. Under an immersing HD media projection presentation entitled ‘The Dragon Treasure’, The Bubble, which currently presents at night with no charge a dazzling visual display of lights, lasers and fire in a giant dome to mark the legend of the Jade Emperor and four ocean-living dragons. The Dancing Water Theater has the feature of an in-the-round water show, the largest of its type all over the globe. A visit to the aquarium at the CoD resort and casino complex undoubtedly provides its visitors another unique experience of the tour. While walking past, guests get enchanted at life fantasy mermaids, swimming around the virtual aquarium.
Situated in a sprawling gold and white complex of high-rise and low-rise towers on the Cotai Strip in the Cotai district at a distance of 9 km from the Ruins of St. Paul’s and 5 km from Macau Tower, Galaxy Macau is a palatial resort in Macau. The upscale and bright rooms of this luxury resort are equipped with minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The suites are added with DVD players and living rooms; and the facilities of tea & coffee making, stereo systems and butler service can be enjoyed in the upgraded quarters. This resort, which also provides the amenities of a high-end shopping center and a casino, is home to an artificial beach and water slides, a water park with a wave pool, a lazy river and the themed gardens. This resort also offers other amenities of a spa, multiple restaurants and a fitness center. The top attractions in this resort include Fortune-Diamond, Wishing Crystals, Gold Leaf Cupolas, Galaxy Laserama, etc.
Located just side by side with each other in the Tourism Activities Center on Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes, Macau Wine & Grand Prix Museum is one of the amusing spots to visit in Macau. The Wine Museum, which was founded to bring the visitors in touch with the economic, social and cultural significance of the wine in the tradition, celebration rituals and daily life of the Portuguese, is the merely one of its type in Asia. This wonderful museum also has a wine shop, where visitors can even relish various kinds of wine as per their choice for only a little price to get a unique experience of it. This shop is the right place for the visitors to get themselves familiarized with and purchase some of the best varieties of the Portuguese wines: Vinho Tinto – red wine, aromatic authentic Douru or Alentejo wine, Vinho Branco – white wine, etc. The import of all these varieties is made from Portugal at duty-free prices. The Grand Prix Museum, which was erected in 1933 A.D. in remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the Grand Prix Racing in Macau, is home to exhibits: pertaining to Grand Prix globally comprising videos, photos, cup, illustrated articles, some commemorative items, records of champions, other memoirs, etc. Here, visitors can watch the racing cars and bikes as exhibits, which were driven by world-famous drivers.
Being a part of the gambling industry in Macau and similar to although far less profitable than horse racing, Greyhound racing, which is a competitive & organized industry, organizes the races of greyhound dogs around a track. Commencing at 07:45 p.m. on every Monday, Thursday, Friday and weekend day, Macau Greyhound Racing occurs at the Canidrome on Avenida General Castelo Branco. During every racing evening, you can take the enjoyment of 16 games. For the public stand, the entry fee is MOP$10 (used for betting). With a minimum fee of MOP$30 per head, boxes are MOP$80 (on Monday to Thursday) and MOP$120 (on Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays).
Situated on the southwestern coast of Coloane: one of the two major islands of Macau SAR, Coloane Village, which is the most distant point from modern Macau, both culturally and geographically, is the prime settlement of this island. The ancient fishing boats, wizened locals and deserted cobbled streets of the Colonae Village possibly remind its visitors about the look of ancient Macau. Set in a wavy format reminiscent of the sea, Eduardo Marques Square with its rectangular shape, which is paved with cobblestones in white, black and yellow color, is the center of the village. The square is located opposite a seaside promenade, tracing the channel separating Macau from the hills of China correctly. The Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, which was erected in 1928 A.D., is located at the eastern end of the square. At the southern end of Avenida De Cinco De Outubro, you can visit the Tam Kung Temple. The other temples of Coloane Village include Sam Seng Temple, Kun Iam Temple, Old Tin Hau Temple, etc.