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Temple Street Night Market

Another must-visit in Kowloon, the Temple Street Night Market is the last night market in Hong Kong. This is the place to go for eclectic foods, goods, and characters. Vendors sell everything from electronics and clothes to jade jewelry and traditional Chinese crafts. When you need a break from shopping, you can sit with a fortune teller or hear traditional Cantonese opera sung outside the Tin Hua Temple, where performers range from amateur to professional level and treat guests to the country's musical culture.



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Dragons Back Hike

If you've had enough of the tight confines of Hong Kong and are ready for a little exercise, try escaping to the Dragon's Back Hike. This popular trail offers spectacular views out over the ocean, Big Wave Bay, Mount Collinson, Stanley, and Shek O. It's a pleasant change from the buzz of the big city to hear birdsong, the sound of small waterfalls, and the leaves rattling in the ocean breeze. The hike is relatively easy but be sure to start at Section 8 (bus stop To Tei Wan). From here, the walk takes you up a short distance and then is predominantly downhill with rolling sections to Big Wave Bay. At this location, you can catch a taxi or mini bus to Shek O. Both areas are fantastic swimming spots, with beautiful beaches, and Shek O has a variety of restaurants serving good food. 


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Star Ferry

Hong Kong's famous Star Ferry, with roots dating back to 1880, costs only a few Hong Kong Dollars to ride, making it one of the best deals in all of Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour is a hive of activity, and ships of all shapes and sizes chug, zip, or wallow past as the expert captains of the Star Ferries somehow avoid collisions. As you travel the main route from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central, it's hard not to be struck by the dense towers of Hong Kong Island backed by green mountains rising up before you. The breeze off the water is exceptionally refreshing, and the wide-open spaces are a perfect antidote to the tight confines of the city.


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Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park is a small public city park on Hong Kong Island in Central. It is surrounded on one side by the skyscrapers and on the other side by Victoria Peak. But in the small 8 hectare (20 square acres) space between Cotton Tree Drive and Kennedy Road, the Hong Kong Provisional Urban Council and the Hong Kong Jockey Club opened this park in 1991. It is free and attracts a million visits a year. In the big garden is a pond that covers a former tennis court, waterfalls or rapids and several important facilities including a sports facility, a big aviary, museums, a plant conservatory and a children's playground. The park has won several awards including one from the United State Urban Services Department for its excellent design and facilities in the crowded urban area. The aviary is a walk through aviary. This means that you can walk on a walkway through the tree canopy so that you can see the birds flying around inside up close. The little Hong Kong Park has a lot of interesting attractions crammed into it and is a major highlight of a visit to Hong Kong Island.


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Kadoorie Farm And Botanic Garden

Situated on the slopes of one of Hong Kong’s highest mountains, the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden has outdoor activities that will appeal to the whole family. The conservation centre’s paths take you wandering through vegetable gardens, greenhouses of beautiful flowers and plants, and scores of different animals. But it’s more than just a pretty face; the farm has also pioneered organic growth methods in Hong Kong, and helped introduce local strains of pigs and chickens, which you can see there.


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Kowloon Park

Located in the central zone of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, Kowloon Park is one of the largest parks in Kowloon, covering an area of about 13.5 hectares (about 33 acres). It is said to be the 'green lung' at the centre of city.

The park was opened by the then Governor, Sir David Trench on June 24th. In 1989, it was rebuilt, funded by the former Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club at a cost of about HK$300 million.

The Kowloon Park was built in a classical Chinese style, and is visited by many tourists. Flowers and trees are plenty in it. There is an attractive variety of rarely-seen beautiful birds and flowers.


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Kowloon Masjid And Islamic Centre

The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center is a big and beautiful square building with a pink roof and a dome on the top. The architectural detail can be seen from above, but the building's structure and detail can't be fully seen from the street level in front of the building. The building is a large building with four spires that stands out because of its while color and architecture. It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui where there is a big population of Pakistanis, south Asians and Africans. It is Hong Kong's biggest Islamic Mosque, and it has a history dating back to the 1800s.


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Government House, Hong Kong

Government House is the official residence of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and a venue for the reception of dignitaries and other important official and social functions. Completed in 1855, it served as the office and residence of the Governors of Hong Kong until the resumption of the exercise of sovereignty on 1 July 1997.

Construction of Government House started in 1851 and took four years to complete. An annex was added on the eastern side in 1889 to provide more space for social functions. During the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945), extensive conversion work was undertaken, including the construction of a dominant central tower. The interior was restored to its former Western style after the war in 1946, and a number of major renovations have been carried out since then. The public have been able to visit the gardens and parts of the mansion since 1968 when Government House launched its annual open day.

The whole exterior of Government House is plastered in a mixture of expressionistic and Art Deco styles, while the central tower and the roofs reflect the Japanese influence. With a harmonious blend of architectural features introduced over more than a century, Government House has great character and historic meanings, having borne witness to important periods in Hong Kong’s history.


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Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan is made up of volcanic rocks of Jurassic age. The volcanic rocks are mainly coarse ash crystal tuff. To the northwest, the west and the south of the peak, the valleys contain large deposits of colluvium. The upper slopes are distinctly "ribbed", as is especially evident after a hill fire. These are stone terraces, running obliquely downhill to the valleys.


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The Center

Hong Kong’s fifth-highest skyscraper and landmark in its own right, The Center has a structure made entirely from steel. Most notably, the building is encased in low-voltage neon bars that increase in number with their height, and are a key part of Victoria Harbour’s hugely popular nightly light show performance.


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