10 Best Attractions in Hong Kong
The best things to see and do in Hong Kong
The best things to do in Hong Kong are so varied it often takes more than one trip to fit them all in. From early morning hikes and temple visits, to frantic shopping raids, unique dining experiences and the excitement of theme park rides, betting at the racing track, and partying the night away in downtown - Hong Kong's best attractions are suitable for all seasons and its pretty much guaranteed everyone will find a niche to fall in love with. Hong Kong is an endlessly fascinating destination due to its rich history, its cultural diversity and for its many faces just waiting for you to discover.
The best of what to see and do in Hong Kong is listed below - but remember - this is just scratching the surface of the world's most visited city.
1The Peak Central0
Talk about getting high in Hong Kong: The Peak not only has tremendous views out over the harbour and neighbouring islands but it’s also a gastronomic destination, a place of historical interest, and the Hong Kong attraction most popular with new visitors. Take the tram up to the top or hike your way to the top - and don't forget your camera! Read More...2Symphony of Lights Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon)0
Taking place every single night of the year, this world-famous light show is a wonderful sight to behold. The show creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle, all synchronised to music and narration (narration changes through the week between English, Mandarin and Cantonese). This must-see Hong Kong experience is best appreciated by taking a harbour cruise out into Victoria Harbour. Read More...3Hong Kong Disneyland Lantau Island0
The only Disneyland in the world built according to the rules of Feng Shui, the park consists of four themed lands similar to other Disneyland parks: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. The park features daily firework shows and has regular parades and even a live musical. Read More...4Big Buddha Lantau Island0
The world’s tallest outdoors seated bronze Buddha, the Tian Tan, is a sight to behold and is located near Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. It was built to symbolise the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. A major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, the imposing image is also a popular tourist attraction. As well as the Big Buddha, there is a lovely walk past tea plantations and a beautifully maintained temple. Read More...5Stanley Market and Murray House Stanley (South Hong Kong Island)0
This seven-days-a-week market attracts visitors by the droves and no wonder: It’s a veritable treasure trove and bargain-hunters from all over the world join in the fun of haggling with shopkeepers and stallholders. Bargain for brand-name clothing and accessories, or simply irresistible souvenirs, ornaments and other Oriental bric-a-brac in a riot of colours, scents and sights. Read More...6Temple Street Night Market Jordan (Kowloon)0
A busy and bustling market that will boggle the mind with its diversity. Temple Street Night Market ostensibly opens at 16:00 but it really gets going past dark, when it is a barrage of brightly lit stalls selling cheap goods with the emphasis on souvenirs, fashion, electronics, cheap arts and crafts and various other trinkets and cheap items direct from the factories in mainland China. Loads of snacks stalls and restaurants and a really incredibly cosmopolitan crowd add the experience. Read More...7Lan Kwai Fong & Soho Central0
Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane surrounded by Central's cluster of skyscrapers. It takes up just a crowded two-block stretch but this small area is the liveliest and most raucous night time party vibes in Hong Kong. Revelers head here for the area’s world-famous collection of over 100 bars, clubs and restaurants which keep going deep into the early morning, and on weekends there is even a mass street party! Read More...8Jumbo Kingdom Aberdeen0
A huge floating restaurant, Jumbo Kingdom has hosted royalty, movie stars and about 30 million other visitors. The ‘ship’ divides up into five culinary, themed restaurants and also sports a bronzeware exhibition and a wine garden. Jumbo Kingdom is quite a sight at night with its Classic Chinese design, brightly-lit decks reflected on the waters of Aberdeen Harbour. A meal here is undoubtedly touristy but if its your first time here, its still one of the best things to do in Hong Kong. Read More...9Happy Valley Racecourse Causeway Bay0
The only legal form of gambling and the city’s recreational passion, Happy Valley Racecourse is immensely popular with the Honkongonese. Gambling on the horses is Pastime Number One here (and it's taken very seriously), with thousands of spectators flocking weekly to the impressive track. Read More...10Hong Kong Wetland Park New Territories0
Located at the northern part of Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, Wetland Park is a marvelous showcase of Mother Nature. The 61-hectare park has a 10,000sqm visitors’ centre and demonstrates the diversity of the Hong Kong's wetland ecosystem and highlights the need to conserve it. Read More...