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Cruise Stopover: Top Attractions near HK Cruise Terminal

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Hong Kong is a fanciful melting pot of humming street markets, grand colonial buildings and futuristic skyscrapers. The credit for this goes to the combination of European and Asian effects. There are two major cruise terminals in Hong Kong, Ocean Terminal near harbor city and the Kai Tak Cruise terminal in the Kowloon Bay. The third cruise terminal which is a more industrial terminal is located on the west side of Hong Kong and is known as China merchants Wharf.

Here are some of the top attractions near HK Cruise Terminal.

Goldfish Market

  • This is a treasure island which is uniquely Chinese and it is not far from Ladies Market in the north.
  • Flourishing with live goldfish of different sizes and colors the market sells goldfishes to be kept as pets considering it as a sign of good luck.
  • It also sells turtles, rabbit and hamsters.

Hong Kong Space Museum

  • This museum is spread over a wide area of 8000 square meters and is situated under an egg shaped dome.
  • The museum is related to space science and astronomy.
  • The Stanley Ho Space Theater in the Hall of Astronomy features mind-boggling Omnimax shows on an immense screen that wraps the audience in 360 degrees of celestial panorama.
  • If you have never experienced riding a Para glider then you can experience it virtually there.
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Chung king mansions

  • This is 17 story block situated on the Golden Mile of Nathan road.
  • It is the ground zero of cheap hostels (with more than 80 budget accommodations crammed inside), together with chaos and eye-opening globalization.
  • The majority of the residents and shop owners are immigrants from all parts of Asia and Africa and most hostel guests are young backpackers from Europe, North America and Oceania.

Hong Kong Science Museum

  • Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East it has more than 500 items on topics like geography, robotics, transportation, magnetism, and quantum physics spread across four floors
  • It offers detailed displays that take you through every aspect, beginning in Neolithic times and running right up to today
  • It has Energy Machine, which is billed as the largest of its kind in the world that converts potential energy into kinetic energy

Clock Tower

  • With a height of 44 meter this iconic structure is Hong Kong’s very own “Big Ben”.
  • This was the original railway to have connected Hong Kong with mainland China.
  • Millions of mainland Chinese immigrated to Hong Kong through here between 1910-1949 before the Communist China shut its door to the outside world for the next 30 years

Ladies Markets

  • This market with more than 100 stalls bubbling with crowd is gives you the picture of the singular Asian markets that are crowded and noisy but energetic.
  • The 1,000-meter-long market sells a wide selection of clothes, shoes and travel souvenirs, from US$5 sandals to Chinese necklace pendants to the “I Love Hong Kong” T-shirts.
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Symphony of Lights

  • Every night at 8pm, spectacular decoration lights, laser lights and digital fireworks shoot out from 45 buildings along the Victoria Harbor on both the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon side.
  • All lights are controlled and displayed as a visual reflection of the eponymous music symphony which is broadcast at the same time.

Star Ferry

  • The 10 minute long Star Ferry ride take you into a tour of the slow, soothing and stress free lifestyle of the past
  • The boat ride gives you a view of the city.
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