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Video:One-Day Tour of Hong Kong

with Omar Saad

A one-day tour of Hong Kong can be a brief but exciting way to explore the city. Here are tips on must-see attractions on a one-day tour of Hong Kong.See Transcript

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Transcript:One-Day Tour of Hong Kong

Hi I'm Omar Saad here for About.com and today we're going to take a look at ideas for a one day tour of Hong Kong, using information from an article from About.com's Hong Kong Travel site.

Hong Kong is one of the busiest and most densely populated cities in the world. But amidst all of the hustle and bustle lies a captivating blend of old and new that awaits discovery. While one day is never long enough to discover all a city like Hong Kong has to offer, if you find yourself in country with 24 hours to kill, here's a good way to do it.

Start Your One-Day Tour of Hong Kong at Peak Tower

Beginning in the morning, a trip to Peak Tower is a good way to get a lay of the land. When time is of the essence you'll want to find a way to take in all you can as fast as you can and you'll literally have a chance to do that by ascending Hong Kong's most famous mountain. The Peak, at around 1,300 ft, will give you a stunning view of the city below and can be reached by a tram ride up to the summit. Once you reach the Peak Tower complex you'll be able to shop, dine, or simply take in the view.

Visit Sha Tin on a One-Day Tour of Hong Kong

After a morning of gazing at the modern city below, a visit to relics from the past might be in order. Just a short bus ride from Peak Tower is the town of Sha Tin, home to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastary. Along with exploring China's most popular religion, visitors can revel in the over 12,000 Buddha statues and pictures.

Dine in the SoHo District on a One-Day Tour of Hong Kong

As evening rolls around you'll have plenty of options for dinner and nightlife in the city. Hong Kong's SoHo district has dozens of restaurants to choose from featuring both traditional Cantonese fare as well as food from around the world.

Finish Your One-Day Tour of Hong Kong in Lan Kwai Fong

Next to SoHo is Lan Kwai Fong and it's many bars and nightclubs. It could be the perfect way to cap of your one day tour of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a massive city with tons to do, but if you follow this guide, or visit About.com's Hong Kong Travel site, for more ideas, and you should have no problem making the most of your time in the city.

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