Tourist Info -
Things To See -
In the evenings, if you are very quiet and very lucky, you might even hear the strange grumbling sound of the island's rare Barking Deer. Today it takes bus riders nearly an hour to reach the Big Buddha from Silvermine Bay, but in 2005 there will be a spectacular cable car, with gondolas carrying up to 20 people each to the cool and airy monastery in just 20 minutes.
Aside from Lantau, another island well worth
visiting is Cheung Chau.
Hong Kong has a
nightlife all its own. The range is vast and caters to many unique
tastes, from the discos and bars for energetic "twenty-somethings" to
the more refined cafes and bistros for the older set. There are 2 prime
districts, Lan Kwai Fong and Soho ("south of Hollywood" Road). These two
areas are filled with trendy and stylish restaurants, offering a range
of foods from Indian and Russian to Japanese and Californian.
Make sure to set aside a day to visit Hong Kong's famous racetracks.
After dark, head for a favorite part of old Hong Kong, Temple Street, where the night market is a collection of a hundred outdoor stalls selling all manner of goods from garish costume jewelry and cut-price clothing, to watches and blue jeans, and posters of pouting teen-age pop stars. There are also cooked food stalls for the adventurous gourmet, as well as blind fortunetellers and even impromptu Cantonese opera performances. We hope you enjoy your stay in Hong Kong.