Things to do in Hong Kong
Let’s take a closer look at some of the modern-day landmarks, architecture, and infrastructure to find out the roles which they are playing in the city!
Dedicated to promoting the vital role that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum showcases Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and places the city’s seafaring story in local, regional and international contexts. There are a total of 13 galleries on three levels overlooking the Victoria Harbour, all of which contain a rich array of nautical and historic artefacts and interactive attractions for all ages. The Museum opens 10am to 5pm daily and costs just HK$30 for adults.
The Stonecutters Bridge is the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, serving as a gateway landmark to Hong Kong. Two 290m tall concrete and stainless steel towers support a 1,018m long main span. One of the biggest challenges during the planning and designing of the bridge was the strong typhoon winds that Hong Kong experiences every year, hence, an extensive analysis was conducted on both wind patterns and ship impact mitigation. Due to the challenging construction of the bridge, it was featured on the Discovery Channel “Extreme Engineering” not once, but twice.
Located on the runway strip of the former Kai Tak Airport, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal can provide berths for two large vessels of up to 220,000 tonnes. In 2017, the cruise terminal processed over 730,000 passengers. It was designed to reflect the look of a modern-day Aircraft Carrier, marrying its aviation past with its present-day role as a cruise ship berth. Also worth to note, it is environmentally sustainable with features such as power from renewable resources and using recycled rainwater for cooling of the building.
More points of interest and stories are now available on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel AR App presented by AIA. Ride the Wheel and experience historical Hong Kong now!
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