Hong Kong

In a busy city full of incredible sights, which ones stand out?
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Hong Kong is beautiful, especially from the sky - http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/blog/2014/08/19/scenic-airport-landings/?_$ja=tsid:39621

Hong Kong is beautiful, especially from the sky - http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/blog/2014/08/19/scenic-airport-landings/?_$ja=tsid:39621

Beautiful Hong Kong

Beautiful Hong Kong

Hong Kong Harbour

Hong Kong Harbour

REAL infinity pool, in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands resort.  Photo by Chia Ming Chien / National Geographic.

REAL infinity pool, in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands resort. Photo by Chia Ming Chien / National Geographic.

Who would have thought an escalator could be a tourist attraction? Well that’s because you haven’t been on the world’s longest covered escalator system yet. The 800-metre-long journey takes you between the Central and Western Districts on Hong Kong island and takes 20 minutes to complete the trip, if you don’t walk to speed it up.

Who would have thought an escalator could be a tourist attraction? Well that’s because you haven’t been on the world’s longest covered escalator system yet. The 800-metre-long journey takes you between the Central and Western Districts on Hong Kong island and takes 20 minutes to complete the trip, if you don’t walk to speed it up.

The traditional sailing junks in the harbour is one of the iconic sights of Hong Kong. Though they’ve been sailing since the 2nd century AD, the vessels you’ll see in the harbour now are mostly for tourists. Jump on one to get a great harbour view.

The traditional sailing junks in the harbour is one of the iconic sights of Hong Kong. Though they’ve been sailing since the 2nd century AD, the vessels you’ll see in the harbour now are mostly for tourists. Jump on one to get a great harbour view.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery >> Don’t be fooled by the name. This temple actually contains closer to 13,000 statues of Buddha – you can attempt to count them if you like on a visit to the elaborate site in Sha Tin.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery >> Don’t be fooled by the name. This temple actually contains closer to 13,000 statues of Buddha – you can attempt to count them if you like on a visit to the elaborate site in Sha Tin.

Explore some serene oriental scenery in the Nan Lian Garden in Kowloon. It was opened in 2006 to showcase traditional Chinese culture, and features a number of waterfeatures. The centrepiece though is the beautiful Pavilion of Absolute Perfection. Says it all really doesn’t it.

Explore some serene oriental scenery in the Nan Lian Garden in Kowloon. It was opened in 2006 to showcase traditional Chinese culture, and features a number of waterfeatures. The centrepiece though is the beautiful Pavilion of Absolute Perfection. Says it all really doesn’t it.

As you’d expect of a territory spread over several islands Hong Kong has more than it’s fair share of bridges. Including this one, the Tsing Ma Bridge. Ready for this? It is the world’s longest span suspension bridge which carries both rail and road traffic. Phew.    It is a rather impressive 1377 metres long and has become a tourist attraction not just for being an impressive landmark, but you get some great views from it’s scenery viewing platform.

As you’d expect of a territory spread over several islands Hong Kong has more than it’s fair share of bridges. Including this one, the Tsing Ma Bridge. Ready for this? It is the world’s longest span suspension bridge which carries both rail and road traffic. Phew. It is a rather impressive 1377 metres long and has become a tourist attraction not just for being an impressive landmark, but you get some great views from it’s scenery viewing platform.

Horse racing is a popular sport in Hong Kong, and the season runs from September to July, with lots of big events. Pictured above is the Happy Valley Racecourse which has been holding races since 1846, still fitting in around the urban sprawl of Hong Kong Island. There’s a second world class track at Sha Tin in the New Territories

Horse racing is a popular sport in Hong Kong, and the season runs from September to July, with lots of big events. Pictured above is the Happy Valley Racecourse which has been holding races since 1846, still fitting in around the urban sprawl of Hong Kong Island. There’s a second world class track at Sha Tin in the New Territories

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