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Explore the Hong Kong cityscape

Magnificent, lofty skyscrapers wedged in between traditional Chinese temples perfectly depicts Hong Kong's unique melding of cultures and styles. Explore a sea of specialty markets like notorious gold fish street, which encompasses over 40 shops specializing in more aquatic creatures than you can imagine. Visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, and see thousands of statues of the world's most enlightened man. And in order to take advantage of the majestic location and beautiful sights, go to The Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island, to see the breathtaking view of the cityscape. It's an experience travelers do not forget.

Temples, historical sights and museums
For tourists trying to take in all the rich Chinese culture, there are dozens of sightseer favorites that shouldn't be missed. Ancient temples, historic gardens and villages that have been around for centuries make Hong Kong one of the world's most interesting locations, considering its immersive history. 

The many temples of Hong Kong offer the perfect outlet for the Zen traveler. One of the most iconic temple locations is the Wong Tai Sin, which has a reputation for fortune telling. Visitors are welcome to bask in the thick temple incense and reflect or marvel at the amazing architecture. Many locals and tourists take advantage of a fortune telling ritual here, as well as the inscribed wooden sticks and bamboo cups. This temple is a perfect stop for people with a taste for the mystical. 

For people who love nature and the outdoors, the Dragon Garden is one of Hong Kong's greatest natural landmarks. This privately owned location is well known for its beautiful archways, flowing waters, and gorgeous greenery. This garden was designed by its philanthropic creator for over 20 years, and the effort has culminated into one of the most picturesque sights in all of Hong Kong. 

Travelers who find the culture the most fascinating facet in Hong Kong can take a day trip to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. This complex is the perfect one-stop destination for all things historically significant to Hong Kong. Plus, with a flurry of art exhibits and six permanent galleries, it's perfect for lovers of craft and artistry.

A world of leisure
From the far East's take on Disneyland and water parks to expansive market streets that have served as popular movie backdrops, Hong Kong has a special place in the world of leisurely pursuits. Shop for some of the most inexpensive quality products around, or dive into the 870,000 square meters of theme park space devoted to Ocean Park Hong Kong. It takes one look at a never-ending street of markets to see that Hong Kong really does have something for everyone.

Some of the best deals around can be found on Tung Choi Street at the popular Ladies' Market. Stretching over a kilometer, these shops are the ultimate place to test your haggling skills and snag an amazing deal. Travelers who love to shop would be hard pressed to find a market with a greater selection than the Ladies' Market.

Home to panda bears, towering roller coasters and impressive shows featuring some of the greatest aquatic acrobatics around, Ocean Park Hong is more than just another water park. With areas devoted to simulating the south pole, north pole, rainforest and beyond, this park is the perfect destination for nature lovers eager to see some of the world's most exotic animals. On the other hand, thrill seekers can hop on the in-park metro and take advantage of the numerous giant rides that are just a short rail ride away. 

For travelers whose curiosity is piqued by the expansive street markets, a Morrocan tour may be the perfect prospect for a future adventure.In the Atlas Mountains, markets with tapestry vendors and leather workers have been around for over 100 years. It is a perfect destination to get a taste of culture and an exotic trinket.

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