Like nothing I've seen: Hong Kong 香港

 Planning a 3 day trip abroad? Here's where you can go.

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An autonomous territory under the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong is one of the most adventurous and beautiful destinations in the world one would like to travel, it is a paradise for businessmen, a treat to the eyes for travellers, featuring one of the most adventurous theme parks and one of the seven locations having the Disneyland, it has many things to offer. 



11th March, 2016

Back in college days, I had a trip to Hong Kong, one thrilling trip, which is indeed an unforgettable one. 
A college trip, friends, a few strangers, where you get to explore the places and also a few people, being with those guys is what made the trip more adventurous.

I had an overnight flight from Indore to Hong Kong via New Delhi scheduled at 02:05 hours, the feeling you get when you're going to travel abroad for the very first time, excitement, that rush and everything.
From the Hong Kong International Airport, I got a shuttle to get going towards the Regal Oriental Hotel, Kowloon, a business class hotel, what else you can wish?

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After reaching the hotel and having the breakfast, city tour was scheduled and the first destination was Sky 100, situated at West Kowloon, a top tourist destination which offers a 360° view of Hong Kong. Huge buildings, surrounded by the ocean, just imagine standing on the 100th floor and gazing over one of the busiest locations in the world, it features a double deck high speed elevator which reaches 100th floor in just 60 seconds, ticket costs a HKD 168(INR 1400).

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The next location was Madame Tussauds, which is a wax museum featuring different celebrities, characters and leaders from allover the world, a delight to see, you can't make out if it is actually a statue or a real person, a must see when you're in Hong Kong, costing a HKD 205(INR 1700).

Entrance.
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Victoria Peak was the last destination for today, imagine standing on the highest peak of the Hong Kong and gazing the citylights, one of  the most mesmerising locations I've ever seen.
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12th March

Day-2 of the trip or should I say the most adventurous day of the whole trip, the day was scheduled for a visit to Ocean Park, which is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong, the entry fee including all the rides is HKD 385(INR 3200).
It is surrounded by the ocean and mountains on the either sides, based on two of the mountains, connected with a rope way and a private train which carries the tourists to the either of the mountains.

Entrance.
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A part of Ocean Park.
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Taking the rope way.
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View from the Rope way.
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One of the rides.
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Taking the roller coaster.
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Track of the roller coaster.
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Panda in the planeterium.
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Moving back to the hotel, Ocean Park.
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End to an amazing day spent at ocean park, moved back to hotel.

13th March

Last day at Hong Kong and it was scheduled for a visit to Disney Land, which is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and it is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks.
The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land.
The ticket costs a HKD 355(INR 2950).
Disneyland offers a pretty scenic atmosphere, having a few rides, worth taking, it offers many 4d shows, there is a tourist train facility right at the entrance which takes you to all the seven parts.
The Disneyland Station.
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Tarzan's Tree house.
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A ride to the Toy story world.
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The Disney Castle.
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Disneyland offers a daily fireworks show at 19:00 hours, which is worth waiting for, the crowd resembles near the castle to watch this show, it is one of the most attractive things to see, the castle looks beautiful with the lighting and the fireworks around.

Donald Duck.
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After the show I moved back to the hotel and it was all from my trip to Hong Kong, one of  the most adventurous places to visit.
3 days are sufficient for a trip to Hong Kong, although you can add a day more, if you wish to do some shopping stuff, Hong Kong has one of the largest grey markets in the world, you can get things real cheap in the local market.


    And here is what I missed(so that you don't):

    1. Tram ride from Victoria Peak.
    2. Repulse Bay.

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    Comments

    1. Man superb! Seriously such a great job!😍😍😍

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    2. Disneyland ❤️ ropeway ❤️

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    3. I need pandas tooooo. Great blog.

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      1. Have a trip to Hong Kong then! 😛 Thanks! :)

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    4. Memories recherised ❤️❤️

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    5. Now I'm really excited to visit Hong Kong just because of you😀

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      1. hehe, yeah you should visit it! Thank you! :)

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    6. Very well written...the pictures are exceptionally good! Looking forward for such posts :)

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      1. Thank you so much, do have a read of other posts too! :)

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      1. Really? 🙈 Thank you so much! ❤️

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    8. Great post and pictures! I love red pandas, so that one is my favorite :) Looks like you had a lot of fun. I will keep this mind if I ever go.

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    9. THIS looks absolutely beautiful!

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    10. I passed up a free week-end in Hong Kong (don't ask, I was young and stupid) and this just makes me want to kick my former self in the behind! Your pics are truly gorgeous.

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      1. Haha you should visit it again! Thank you! :)

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    11. I can almost feel your exitement when you flew out of Indiq for the first time! I was only 5 when we left Thailand for Sweden so I cant really remember. When we were in Hongkong we had three days and on a very lowbudget so all those things as Disneyland, Madame Taussau ect were not an option. We walked a lot around the neighbourhood. You didnt mention about food, did you ate well in Hongkong?

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      1. We just had the regular Indian food in the Indian restaurants.

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