Take Cable Car to See The Big Buddha: Things to do in Hong Kong

The Tian Tan aka Big Buddha statue in HK

One of the must-do things when visiting Hong Kong is the Ngong Ping 360 experience followed by a climb up to see the Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha statue. It’s a great day out on Lantau Island and a refreshing escape away from the hustle and bustle of urban Hong Kong.

Start off at Tung Chung (last stop on the Tung Chung MTR line). There’s a cool water spray feature to amuse yourself with if you’re waiting for friends. And of course if you fancy spending some bucks beforehand, the Citygate retail outlet has a decent selection of shops (not cheap for an outlet though).

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Sapporo Snow Festival – Visit Hokkaido, Japan in February

Sapporo snow festival - animal stage

For one week, every February, Sapporo transforms into a full scale Winter Wonderland. It’s known as the Sapporo Snow Festival, and with over two million visitors every year, it’s one of Japan’s largest and most popular winter events. If you’re looking for reasons to visit Japan in winter, fly to Hokkaido (where you can also visit the stunning Hell Valley and Onsen town of Noboribetsu) and check out this must-see ice and snow extravaganza!
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