10 Things to Do When You Study Abroad in Hong Kong!

-By Abby Grajek -Caption: To me, inside of the Hong Kong skyscrapers are a blur of neon lights and air conditioning. Advertisements and signage light up the streets and sky. Your eyes can't look in one place for more than 2 seconds before switching to the next attraction. The city is a network of malls, all nearly 20 degrees colder than the outside temperature. Granted, the average temperature is above 80F, it is still amazing how much energy is put into cooling.  -2012 Photo Contest Participant in Host Country & Culture Division -Program: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) in Kowloon, Hong Kong -Date: Fall, 2011 -To Learn More: mcompass.umich.edu/?go=IPEhkust

Photo by: Abby Grajek

Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

  1. Visit The Peak and enjoy the beauty!
  2. Take a ride on the Star Ferry! See Hong Kong’s best views!
  3. Check out the Hong Kong Museum of History!
  4. Visit the Po Lin Monastery and see the  Tian Tan Buddha!
  5. Play tourist and visit Ocean Park Hong Kong and Disneyland!
  6. Take a stroll through the Temple Street Night Market!
  7. Get a bird’s-eye view from The Hong Kong Observation Wheel!
  8. Enjoy A Symphony of Lights!
  9. Take a day-trip to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens!
  10. Relax at Repulse Bay!