Travel to Hong Kong to visit must-see tourist attractions, including Lamma Island, Nan Lian Garden, the Po Lin Monastery and The Center.
At the Nan Lian Garden, a Tang Dynasty-styled red Zi Wu bridge leads to the golden Perfection Pavilion. However, the bridge is non-functional.
Parks make up nearly 40% of Hong Kong’s land. No surprise, then, the city offers great outdoor activities such as bouldering in Tsuen Wan, with breathtaking views of the city’s high-rises just beyond.
To the west of Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island offers a scenic escape from the city’s urban madness.
Take a walk up 268 steps to reach the Tian Tan Buddha. The massive bronze statue sits atop the Ngong Ping Plateau on Lantau Island.
Surrounding the Tian Tan Buddha are bronze statues known as the Six Devas, each posed offering flowers, incense, a lamp, ointment, fruit and music.
Also on Lantau Island, the Po Lin Monastery is an international Buddhist retreat and popular tourist attraction. The Tian Tan Buddha is an extension of the monastery.
At the eastern end of the Nan Lian Garden, visitors can find the Silver Strand waterfall. Look closer, it hides the Chi Lin Vegetarian restaurant.
On Lantau Island, take a short walk from the Po Lin Monastery along the Wisdom Path to reach a monument of wooden columns inscribed with the Heart Sutra.
The Man Mo Temple sits in the midst of Hong Kong’s central district. Inside, visitors can see large coils of incense hanging from the ceiling.
The Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex in Kowloon. Founded in 1934, it was rebuilt in the 1990s in a Tang Dynasty-style.
A sculpture sits outside The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth tallest skyscraper.
The aroma of giant incense sticks fills the air around Po Lin Monastery.
Set against Hong Kong’s skyscrapers, visitors can enjoy Nan Lian Garden’s serenepond, as well as the Silver Strand waterfall, accessible by the Pavilion Bridge.
The clock tower at the Kowloon Public Pier gives Star Ferry passengers a time reminder.