Hong Kong Tourist Attractions Guide
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Hours:9am to 6pm, daily (last admission 5:30pm).
Address:Po Lin Monastery (accessed primarily from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car - for alternative directions
On the Eastern part of Hong Kong Island, you can find a ship on the land also. That is the Fireboat Alexander Grantham.
In 1953, Whampoa Dock (today’s Whampoa Garden) built a new fireboat. The boat was named after the Hong Kong Governor, Alexander Grantham, who ordered to develop public housing for the poor.
Kowloon’s old Kai Tak Airport was built in 1926. It was famous because it was a dangerous in-city airport, which was surrounded by hills and buildings. However, fortune tellers emphasized that the busy Kai Tak Airport was the ‘heart’ of Hong Kong. It pumped the blood for Hong Kong’s prosperous economy.
A student’s painting shows you a beautiful Aberdeen in the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
The cable car at the top of the painting just symbolizes the World’s best themed park in 2012, the Ocean Park. It will bring more happiness to visitors by offering a new hotel and water world.
Jardine House locates at Central, opposite to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The owner, Jardine, is a Scottish company. It was an opium trader. It sold Opium to China and caused the Opium War, which turned Hong Kong a British colony. So Jardine is very important to Hong Kong’s history.
In Kowloon’s Whampoa Garden, you can see a big ship on the land! You may ask: How come?
It is due to the giant Whampoa Shipyard.
In the past, Hong Kong had the shipbuilding and ship-repairing industry. Whampoa Shipyard was even one of the biggest shipyards in Asia. It employed more than 4000 workers in the 1900s.
Hours:The tram to the peak starts at 7am and the last tram departs just before midnight.
Back in the days before Disneyland and soaring cable cars, the Peak was the prime destination for visitors to Hong Kong.
Hours:10am-6pm (with a 6:30pm extension on other special days).
Address:At Central MTR take Tung Chung Line to Tung Chung Station; the terminal is sign-posted from there.
Address:Take MTR to Central, at exit D1, cross Queen’s Road Central and walk up D’Aguilar Street.
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