Many assume Hong Kong Island to be the sum-total of the state, but most of Hong Kong lies on the Kowloon Peninsula. The island is where the lion’s share of commercial development has taken place, but the New Territories, between Kowloon and Mainland China, offers unspoiled country parks. And the outlying island of Lantau is home to Hong Kong’s very own Disneyland.
Hong Kong Island alone has enough to keep you busy, such as the famous Victoria Peak, with its glorious view of the city’s ever-growing skyline. Also worthy of your time are the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, and Ocean Park.
On the Kowloon Peninsula, are cultural and historical attractions galore. An early-20th-century Clock Tower and museums like the Hong Kong Space Museum and Museum of Art are just the tip of the iceberg. If you venture a little further into Kowloon, you will be rewarded by a more sedate and Chinese-influenced culture, in sharp contrast to the urban chic of Hong Kong Island.