Destination Hong KongThis is a sample Academic Destination
#1 Cheung Chau Bun Festival1 of 12
The Cheung Chau Bun Festival began as a fun and exciting ritual for fishing communities to pray for safety from pirates. Today this religious origin has largely been forgotten, and the festival has mainly become a showcase of traditional Chinese culture.
#2 Chi Lin Nunnery2 of 12
Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Covering a space of more than 33,000 square meters, the temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, visitor's hostels and a vegetarian restaurant.
#3 Happy Valley3 of 12
Happy Valley is made up of upper income residential areas, and its residents include of a mix of Hong Kong natives and foreigners. Two of the tallest residential buildings in Hong Kong, "Highcliff" and "The Summit" are located in Happy Valley facing Mount Nicholson and the rest of Hong Kong.
#4 Hong Kong Disneyland Resort4 of 12
The world's smallest Disneyland resort, it consists of the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park, two hotels (Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel), and retail, dining and entertainment facilities stretching over 1.3 square
#5 Dim sum: a southern Chinese cuisine5 of 12
Dim sum is the name for a southern Chinese cuisine which involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea. Dishes come in small portions and may include meat, seafood, and vegetables, as well as desserts and fruit. The items are usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate.
#6 Golden Beach6 of 12
Located at the 18.5 km milestone of Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. It is the largest beach in Tuen Mun with a total area of 78,500 m² and a length of 545 meters.
#7 K11: World's first art mall7 of 12
K11 is claimed to be the world's first art mall, integrating the elements of art, culture, and nature, with the aim to match New York City's SoHo. With this goal in mind, the mall spent 20 million Hong Kong dollars placing numerous art pieces on each floor, totaling 13 groups, all handpicked by K11 Founder and Chairman, Adrian Cheng.
#8 Kowloon City District8 of 12
Is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in Kowloon. It had a population of 381,352 in 2001. The district has the third most educated residents while its residents enjoy the highest income in Kowloon.
#9 Kowloon Clock Tower9 of 12
The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Built out of red bricks and granite, the Clock Tower peaks at 44 metres, and is topped by a 7-metre lightning rod.
#10 A Symphony of Lights10 of 12
A synchronized building exterior decorative light and laser multimedia display, featuring 44 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong accompanied by symphonic music. The technology was developed by Australian firm Laservision and cost approximately 44 million HK dollars. It has attracted over 4 million visitors and locals so far.
#11 Cantonese opera11 of 12
Other than being simply a form of entertainment, can carry messages or lessons, which was particularly important before widespread formal education. The government often used theatre to promote the idea of be loyal to the emperor and love the kingdom. Because of this, the theatre was often examined by the government. If the underlying message was not considered beneficial, the theatre would be banned.
#12 A view of Wanchai waterfront12 of 12
with Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the foreground and Central Plaza behind it, August 2005