Dynamic in its setting and culturally exuberant Hong Kong is, without a doubt, one of the exciting places to visit in Asia and in the world. Being one of the most densely populated places on the Earth, Hong Kong is equally populated by a huge list of attractions. From traditional temples to road-side markets to brightly lit skyscrapers to mouth-watering delicacies, you have it all in Hong Kong. And there are plenty of things to do in Hong Kong, some of the best things to do are as follows: Ride on the Peak Tram to the top of The Peak Tower to admire the beauty of Hong Kong, take your kids and family to the famous Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, explore the Buddhist attractions of Tian Tan Buddha, Chi Lin Nunnery, Ten Thousand Buddha’s Monastery, and Po Lin Monastery, go on a shopping spree in the places of Mong Kok, Temple Street Night Market, Wan Chai, and Sham Shui Po, hike the popular Dragon's Back Hiking Trail, & take a trip to the pristine Lamma Island and Cheung Chau Island. To cover most of the attractions and to get the best out of Hong Kong a minimum of 3 days stay is recommended.
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What to Do in and around Hong Kong
Enjoy 95 best Hong Kong attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Victoria Peak, Central, Hong Kong
07:00 am - 11:00 pm
Hear ye, hear ye, all bird lovers. The Victoria Peak in Hong Kong is an avian heaven, so bring your cameras and catch those Black Kites and butterflies in action. Not a bird watcher? Watch the city instead – coin operated telescopes on top of the peak let you sweep over the city and harbour. Traipse around the Victoria Peak Garden, and don’t try to sneak into the actual summit, which is a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public.
Famous and historic, the place is well connected by various modes of transport, but you’re advised to take the almost scarily steep Peak Tram was really good view to the top. You might even hang around for a moderately impressive light show in the evening.
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Lantau Island, Park Promenade, Hong Kong
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
What can we say about Disneyland that everybody hasn’t heard a thousand times before? This edition is located on reclaimed land, and during construction, was injected with a good deal of cultural sensitivity; leading to an Orient flavored experience across the board; making it the smallest and most exotic of all Disneylands. Have fun hunting down hidden Mickey at the fantastic Mystic Point, or debate projected marvels in Tomorrowland. If you feel like visiting old friends, drop in on Woody and Buzz in Toy Story Land. Seriously… go!
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Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
If you are in Hong Kong, a trip on the Star Ferry isn’t to be missed. This iconic transport, founded by the Indian Parsee opium businessman Dorabjee Naraojee Mithaiwala, has been ferrying people for over a hundred years between the Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula and carries over 20 million passengers a year. The Star Ferry is a favorite among the local people because it is affordable, convenient and quick. Ferries run very frequently, and it takes only about 10 minutes to travel across the harbor. In the evening, enjoy the gentle breeze from the sea and the world-famous sights of Victoria Harbor, with a cup of coffee.
Better yet catch the ferry at 8:00 pm, when it will pause in the middle of its short journey to let you shutter off at the nightly symphony of lights show.
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Ngong Ping Road, Hong Kong
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
This relatively young giant idol of Lord Gautama is the biggest outdoor Buddha, and possibly the only computerized one (the bell inside the Buddha is struck electronically, 108 times a day). From there, it’s really a photographers delight, considering the high look over the surrounding countryside. Or one can head into the podium, which actually is a three storied gallery–cum–museum (there’s an entry fee for this). There are several approaches to the Buddha that make for a nice walk, including a two and a half kilometers footpath leading to the Lantau Tea Garden (which itself isn’t all that attractive), or the Ngong Ping Trail . Make sure to take the cable car on the way down.
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180 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Ocean Park is the big daddy of marine themed park. Ranked among the 50 most visited destinations in the world by Forbes, it plays host to almost seven million visitors annually – which indicates that it’s got a lot more to show besides giant pandas. A mountain separates the park into two large areas: The Headland Summit and the Lowland Waterfront.
A marine mammal park, an oceanarium, and an animal theme park make lovely distractions between the four roller coaster rides. You can even catch some really cool nature shows now and then, one of which is a night only show featuring the world’s only 360-degree water screen. For a truly epic experience, catch the park in time for spine tingling Halloween Bash, the showy Christmas sensation, and the energetic Chinese New Year Fiesta.
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Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong owes much of it’s history to Victoria Harbour, a natural landform harbor. Even before the British began to fight for possession of the harbour, the waters here had significant recreational moolah; swimming and water polo included. Today, it’s famous for it’s divine panorama of a colorful urban skyline superimposed by a ridge of mountains. There is no end to the light shows performed on the harbour, including a government sponsored one called A Symphony Of Lights. Naturally, you ought to visit it at night. It’s also a great place to see form a distance from Victoria Peak.
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Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
09:00 am - 11:30 pm
Take a camera with you and visit at Sunset for incredible photo opportunities of the Central Hong Kong skyline across the water. Let the Golden Mile (Nathan Road) inflame your senses with its sights and scents. Hunting for fabrics at again prices? Hit Granville and Cameron road for factory clothes outlets. When not indulging you shopaholic friends, visit the variety of cultural museums across the place, including the Museum of History. The best time to visit this place would be the evening, when clicking Hong Kong in twilight glory, be prepared to be dazzled by the neon-lit nights.
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1 Lugard Rd, Hong Kong
07:00 am - 11:59 pm
The best and most enjoyable way to reach The Peak Tower is via the Peak Tram, one of Hong Kong's oldest forms of transportation. This is the only way to experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. This funicular railway has become a vital transportation link as well as a popular tourist attraction. Visitors of all ages will be thrilled by the ride, especially the steep climb towards the Tower.
The first ride commences at 7:00 am and the final trip ends at around midnight. Trams leave either station every 10-15 minutes. There are four intermediate stations along the way.
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60 Fung Tak Rd, Ha Yuen Leng, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong
07:00 am - 09:00 pm
Located in the Diamond Hill of Kowloon, this beautiful Chinese classical garden is the perfect destination to escape from the chaotic streets of the city. Its architectural style follows the designs of the Tang dynasty. Inside the garden, you get to see different features like a water body, small hills, rocks, plants and timber planted in specific methods. Though there are high rise buildings in the surrounding region, the distant scenic beauty of the Lion Rock mountain range on the northern side of this garden offers a serene backdrop to the eye. Added to this, the noise barrier shield along the boundary wall and the trees within the whole garden, offers quite a relief too.
All in all, this garden is perfect to spend a quiet afternoon.
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Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong, China
09:30 am - 11:00 pm
Do not bring a kid here; there’s no way you’ll be able to mind one while haggling with the sellers. This is a street for some bargain shopping, where the world bargain is to be taken very literally. Almost everything over here will be overpriced at first asking. Hem, haw, and shuffle your feet in dissatisfaction, and you could very well end up acquiring your goods for a third of the asking price. Mind though, the sellers can get quite intense in making their displeasure known after a failed negotiation. If however, you’re a successful negotiator, then there is nothing that women shop for that you will not find here. This is not the place to hunt for cheap electronics, even for innocuous looking CD’s.
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Whitty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District, Hong Kong, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Trams are by far the best way to explore Hong Kong. These little carriages run across the island, giving a tour of the entire city. Today, this mode of transportation stands not merely as the necessity of the ordinary citizen, but also as a heritage treasure for the city. This hundred year old tramway is the largest fleet of double-deck tramcars and one of the three tramways using double deck cars in the world. Hop onto one of the carriages and explore the tourist sights of the city in the best possible way.
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Tat Tung Rd, Hong Kong
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Ngong Ping Cable Car is one of Hong Kong’s premier attractions. If you’re in town for a few days it really shouldn’t be missed. The cable car offers the breathtaking views over the thick green peaks of Lantau and the shining South China Sea.
The journey takes around 25 minutes. Each car carries up to 17 people, with seats for 10. Visitor may request to only board a car with seats available.
It’s supposed to be a cultural themed village, with a tea house, theatre, but is mostly just a collection of shops, although the street entertainers are a hit with the kids.
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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
For a whistle-stop overview of the territory’s archaeology, natural history, ethnography and local history, this museum is worth a visit, not only to learn more about the subject but also to understand how Hong Kong presents its history to itself and the world.
There are eight permanent galleries spread out over four floors, offering hours worth of displays to see. There are often temporary exhibits, such as the important 'Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution' exhibition held, that can also been seen when visiting this museum. The Museum is regularly rated as one of the top attractions in the city.
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5 Chi Lin Dr, Sheung Yuen Leng, Hong Kong
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Covering nearly 33000 square meters area of land, this large Buddhist temple complex is surely a must visit place in Hong Kong. This nunnery was first built in 1934. Later in 1990, it was renovated into a traditional Tang dynasty design. Today, the complex has numerous temple halls, lotus ponds and five storey tall Buddha relics. As you enter the place, the peaceful ambience of the complex is bound to make you feel calm and happy. Watch how the silent nuns offer rice and fruit to Buddha and arhats (Budhist disciples). According to legend, Arhats are free from the seven cycles of life and death. The elegant wooden architecture deserves praise because of its excellent artwork.
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19 Cotton Tree Dr, Central, Hong Kong, China
06:00 am - 11:00 pm
Covering nearly 8 hectares of land, this park is an ideal example of a fine blend of natural landscapes and modern architectural design. Inside the park, visitors will find attractions like a greenhouse, an aviary with tropical rainforest set up, the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre aside of beautiful lily ponds, playgrounds, fountains and restaurants. The highlighted feature of the park is the meandering water body that has been made in a way so as to link it with other features like streams, ponds, cliffs, waterfalls and artificial rocks.
Don’t forget to take few snaps in this beautiful park.