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Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Science Museum
#About the Great Science Museum of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Science Museum is a 4-story museum where you can spend many hours of fun. There are no less than 18 exhibition halls, over 500 exhibits and a variety of interactive exhibits where visitors can experience physics, science, technology, energy, the earth and more.

It is important not to be confused with the Hong Kong Science Park, which is the high-tech area of ​​the city. This is another museum, which is a great attraction for the whole family.

In this museum you will find, among other things, a simulator of driving a real car, a wing of mirrors, a demonstration of various physical forces, such as the largest facility in the world that demonstrates potential energy conversion to kinetic energy, or illustration of energy consumption.

There is a display of a variety of physical and scientific principles in the fields of motion, light, sound, electricity and electromagnetism. Children will be able to obtain scientific illustrations in areas such as mathematics, life sciences, geography, meteorology and computer science. Technology is well handled here, in areas such as transportation, communications, energy conservation, food technologies and more.

Children will also enjoy a film editing room where they can learn how to edit them. After shooting with the video camera they receive, they can edit the movie, add effects, combine more videos, and more. This is pure pleasure for the "screen generation..."



#Tips

The location of the Science Museum, around Tsim Shan Tsui in the east and near the History Museum of Honk Kong, promises an exciting museum day.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/zmOi9iwqM7c
Hong Kong Dolphin Watch
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch
#About the Center of Marine Research of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, on the Kowloon Peninsula, is the center of research dedicated to the special species of the pink dolphins. This species is found in a certain concentration, purposely in the contaminated waters, near the beaches of Hong Kong. This rare species is in risk of extinction.

A boat ride next to the fishing grounds of the pink dolphins is a great experience, unforgettable and recommended for the whole family, especially children. There is never a certainty to see these dolphins, but a high likelihood.



#Tips

Order your tickets in advance.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/QljKK0Stpho


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/aWAm3BuIWNQ


A Guide:

https://youtu.be/4qds3GBHqMU
Attractions for Children
Hong Kong's Escalators
#About the Longest Escalators in the World

Hong Kong's Escalators are a system of escalators that were built in the 1990's, and are considered the longest in the world. Using this form of public transportation, about one kilometer long, connects different platforms in the city. Over 50,000 Hong Kong residents use the escalators every day.

The escalator system includes 20 escalators, external as well as covered. These connect the Down Town, the Financial Center in Hong Kong Island, to the Mid-Level area located higher up, and the Upper Area, a prestigious district of the island.

Actually, the longest escalator in the world was built in 1993 to minimize traffic on the street. Hong Kong won twice, because beyond the importance of the escalator systems as a form of efficient and environmental transportation, this also became a popular tourist attraction.

The escalators in Hong Kong have a timetable, that change depending on the direction you are headed. From 6 am and until 10:20 am you can see hundreds of thousands of people getting off on one of the 20 different exits. At 10:20 am the direction of the escalators change, and they move up. This direction, going up, ends at midnight.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/HmtD72ehWHw


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/rAQIBAcwwPs


A Guide:

https://youtu.be/FHCbZ9BpBYA
Disneyland Hong Kong
Disneyland Hong Kong
#About Hong Kong's Kingdom of Fairytales and Legends

Disneyland Hong Kong is a popular amusement park, that opened in 2005 and is located on Lantau Island. The park cost $2 billion to build, and was built on 1,300 square meters that were dried from water.

As is Disney's trademark, Disneyland Hong Kong gives a feeling of a visit to a faraway fantasy land, that Walt Disney designed when he was still alive. Here in Hong Kong, there is also a section for Tomorrowland.

The amusement park here is small and modest compared to other typical parks. Families with small children can enjoy a great day here, like millions of visitors each year.


Disneyland Hong Kong belongs to the Disney Company, and its location in Hong Kong made it necessary for the park to embrace the culture around it. In order to avoid cultural resistance, like what happened in EuroDisney in Paris, characters were added from local stories and legends. The design of the park is in the Feng Shui essence, which is the distancing of bad spirits. While designing the park, the entrance was also moved, so as not to let the Ch'i escape the park.



#What Will You See Here?

You can meet Disney's favorite characters and enjoy attractions and fun rides. Everything here is themed with fairytales and Disney's fantasies, next to experiences from the future, and the Chinese culture.

From the entrance, you will be accompanied by Mickey Mouse to the known rides in the park. In addition, you can see here incredible parades of characters from Disney's stories, and from local Chinese legends.

The four main areas of the park are Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street.

All the main areas in the park are; Main Street, the United States, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land.

Near the souvenir shops and restaurants in the park, you will find the Disney Resort, that includes hotels, entertainment centers, and different sportings facilities.


#Tips

Most of the attractions here are suited more and are meant for kids.

It is recommended to order tickets in advance, at discount prices and without waiting in line - for one, two, or three days.

Try coming here on a sunny day!

Arrive at the park by 10:00 am, with the park's opening. The place gets crowded very fast.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/0QEx9bRdJxo


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/yF0zs3JL58U

Attractions for Children in Hong Kong

Symphony of Lights
A Symphony of Lights
#About the Largest Light Show in the World

"A Symphony of Lights" is the name of the famous light show of Hong Kong, attracting tourists from all over the world. The show combines lights and colors, laser beams and matching music.

The spectacular multimedia free experience is shown daily on the Kowloon promenade. The Guinness Book of World Records considers the show the largest consistent light-sound show in the world. Dozens of skyscrapers in the city are decorated and lit up, from both sides of Victoria Harbour - Hong Kong Island as well as Kowloon.



#Tips

Watching the light show is free.

With the show you can combine a walk on the promenade that overlooks Victoria Harbour, or add romance by watching the light show from the desk of a ferry that floats around in the harbor.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/DsBQO6ZzH5Q


From Far Away:

https://youtu.be/dtlryOoJ_ZY
Snoopy's World
Snoopy's World
#About the Center of Entertainment for Snoopy Fans

Snoopy's World is an entertainment center for children in Hong Kong. This is a small amusement park based on the characters of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and their well-known friends, from the famous American comics.

The park lays on the third floor of the Town Plaza shopping center, in the square in the new city Sha Tin. Here you will find a variety of attractions that snoopy fans will love.



#Tips

A visit is recommended on sunny days.

Entrance is free.

This is a great place for young children.





A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/0HlisKb-FEA


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/Lbx5U1lzW_4


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/0HlisKb-FEA
Hong Kong Space Museum
Hong Kong Space Museum
#About the Museum that Deals with Space and Astronomy

The Hong Kong Space Museum is an experiential museum that fits families and children that are curious and inquisitive, and always thirsty for more knowledge. There are a lot of things to do with the science and technology, from a variety of angles and fields, with a focus on exhibits, that provide information and research in the fields of astronomy and space.

In the few exhibit halls, the planetarium, and movie theater at the museum, you will see a variety of different fascinating displays, movies, and be able to experience different things. All through meeting and seeing hundreds of subjects like space, computers, robotics, communication, energy, and physics.

In the museum, with the dome-shaped like an egg, you can learn and research the world of astronomy. In the planetarium, you will get to experience interesting views of the solar systems and the stars in the galaxy of the Milky Way. There are also models of the solar system, a space shuttle, and information displays of the Chinese space program.

One of the special experiences here is the simulation of walking on the moon. With a system of springs that are tied to a person's body, here you can experience your body weight on the moon, only 1/6 of your body weight on Earth.

Another great experience is the solar telescope in the Solar Hall. From here you can observe the sun.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/F6pRNQAKozo
Tai O
Tai O
#About the Fisherman's Village with Stilt Houses

On the other side of Lantau Island, the side opposite from where the Buddha Statue is and Po Lin Temple, you will see a fishing village called Tai O. This fishing village was built hundreds of years ago, and has retained its individuality, laying on the outlet of a small stream, and wooden houses are standing on logs, between the flowing canals.

The people in the village float from house to house on boats. There is a fish and seafood restaurant in the village that is really good. Nearby there is also a nice market, where fresh and dried fish and seafood are sold.

The people of the village, from the Tanka tribe, are used to living on boats. When the houses began being built about 300 years ago, they wanted to remain near the water. This is what led the tribe to build houses on the logs on the water. Some houses are large and have two floors, while others are small and delicate. The reason for this is a fire back in 2000, that burned some of the houses, and this led locals to build smaller houses afterward.

Work, life, family - The crowded houses here symbolize the center of life for the local residents. Everything is done here, while the house itself is used for living, and also the processing and storage of marine produce. The village residents live, eat, cook, laugh and talk in front of the tourists walking by them in the houses. Many times they peak through the doors and onto the balconies that overlook the streets to see the tourists. Sometimes, seafood stands have been assembled and sold merchandise brought in from fishermen on the boats tied in front of the homes.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/eDd_HW0Lv7Y


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/v-H_4gRU8Xg


A View from Above

https://youtu.be/4UdjXEO2cNo


Ocean Park
Ocean Park
#About the Amusement Park with the World's Largest Aquarium

Ocean Park in Hong Kong is an entertainment complex, the largest in south and east Asia. This is a huge and wonderful park, that is a wonderful entertaining complex in Hong Kong, for families and children. Children and adults will enjoy the experience alike.

Ocean Park is located on the side of a hill, on the southern side of Hong Kong. A cable railway connects both parts of the park.

Ocean Park is considered the large amusement park on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, an amusement park with many exciting rides, some real beath-stoppers. In addition to the many roller coasters and water rides, you will find the large aquarium.

The large amusement park is the size of 650,000 square meters. It is divided into two sections. First, the largest aquarium in the world, that hosts dolphin and sea lion shows, with rides and varied activities. Next to it, the second section the amusement park full of different things, offering many rides.


#What Will You See Here?

In the two mains parts, Ocean Park offers many activities and different experiences. There are tastes from different "worlds," a world for young children for example, and a peek into Chinese history during different periods.

In the younger part of the park, for small children, you can watch panda bears, crocodiles, different birds, and butterflies. There are dolphin and sea lion feedings, a pagoda with goldfish, a butterfly house, sea lion shows and a shark tank. At the same time, there are also many rides and activities for young children, game stalls, art corners, and magic shows.

In the second and more challenging section, there are many extreme activities, like dropping elevators, roller coasters and whitewater rafting. There are also rides for those who like the middle ground, less frightening, like the Ferris wheel and long cable car.

In the amusement and ride areas, there are nice and well-maintained gardens. A great escalator takes you up from level to level, and special vehicles for children provide a driving experience and a little action. The highlight has to be gondola-like cable car, that in a few minutes will take up to the top of the hill and to the large aquarium.

In the Chinese World in the park, there are wonderful shows that include traditional dances, acrobatics, and juggling.



#Tips

Order your tickets in advance and you can simply skip the line.

To avoid the tourist crowds, try coming to Ocean Park right at opening hours.

For a combination with Victoria's Peak, try leaving at 3:00 pm to the cable car station, and go to to the wonderful "Peak" view towards the amazing city, before and during the sunset.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/NOQS9g1k0hg?t=1m22s


Great Attractions for Kids

https://youtu.be/zjdf5IAxmOM
Tian Tan Buddha
#About the Largest Buddha Statue in the World

The Great Buddha statue, or the exact name "Tian Tan Buddha," is located on Lantau Island. It is a huge bronze statue of Buddha, situated on a hilltop on the island. Until a few years ago the Buddha was the largest sitting Buddha in the world, and is today one of the largest Buddhas in the world.

The sculpture, which weighs about 250 tons, was built in China, with the contribution of believers from all over the world. The Buddha is shown sitting comfortably on the lotus leaves in the center of a three-story building.

From a religious point of view, Buddha Tian Tan symbolizes the harmonious interaction of the triangle of man, religion and nature.

The statue, completed in 1993, was erected near the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. Almost from the very first moment it has become a favorite tourist attraction, attracting tourists from around the world, mainly because of its impressive size and location.

The statue was moved to the island, broken into 102 parts. After being built here to a height of 34 meters, it has become one of the largest and most impressive of its kind.

The sight of the great Buddha statue is very impressive, but no less impressive is the view from it, when you look out over the huge forest surrounding the island.


#Tips

Ferry to the island - take a ferry from Pier 7 at the Outlying Islands pier in Central. From the pier on the island itself there is a bus to Buddha.

To the statue arrive many tourists from all over the world, arriving by bus or cable car and after climbing 268 steps.

Entrance to the Buddha statue is free.

Entrance to the exhibition under the Buddha has a small fee.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/oebopaol9zM


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/zHDdfc8AWLA


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