Hong Kong is a special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. The majority population there is Han Chinese with a small numbers of other Chinese groups such as Chiuchao (Teochews), Shanghainese and Hakkas, and a significant number of Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese, and many others. As a former British colony, the official language in Hong Kong is Chinese and English as the second language while Cantonese is the spoken official language. It is also worth to mention that they have their own currency, so keep that in mind if you want to travel there.
Districts in Hong Kong
There are 5 districts in Hong Kong; Hong Kong Island (Central, East Coast, South Coast), Kowloon, New Territories, Lantau Island, and Outlying Island which have different yet attractive tourist destinations. As major tourist destination in China, Hong Kong offers various entertainments for domestic and international tourists, from city and traditional sight-seeing, museums, theme parks, events and festivals to the yummy Cantonese culinary.
One of the worthwhile places is Victoria Peak in which you can see the fascinating view of Hong Kong Island at the top of The Peak Tower. Moreover, there are many traditional heritage locations across Hong Kong such as Ping Shan Heritage Trail, Fu Shin Street traditional Bazaar, Che Kung Temple, Man Mo Temple, Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas in New Territories, Kowloon Walled City Park, Stilt Houses in Tai O, Po Lin Monastery, Tien tan Buddha Statue in Lantau.
Kowloon also has several interesting museums like Hong Kong Museum of History, Dialogue in the Dark, International Hobby and Toy Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Science Museum, and Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. Meanwhile in Central and New Tertitories, there are Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and Hong Kong Railway Museum.
One biggest tourist attraction in Lantau is Hong Kong Disneyland Resort where Disneyland Park located. This theme park is considered as cheaper than other Disneyland Park like in Tokyo, Europe, or in United States. Ocean Park in southern side of Hong Kong Island and Ngong Ping 360 in Kowloon are also good places to spend some time.
There are many stunning attraction during Chinese(Lunar) New Year such as lion dances, fireworks, and parades. You can also see many beautiful lanterns during Spring Lanterns Festival and enjoy mooncake when Moon Festival is celebrated.
Horse racing is closely related to Hong Kong culture where it gets almost all the spotlight. Betting or gambling on a horse race is just every day for Hong Kong people. Betting on a world-wide football match is also allowed in this SAR shopping paradise. Moreover, mahjong is also a part of Hong Kong gambling culture.
Cantonese cuisine is one of the most popular food around the world and in Hong Kong you can eat these delicious dishes like Dim Sum, Sui Mei, noodles, Tong Sui, as well as enjoy Chinese tea.
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