Hong Kong Attractions

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Aberdeen Country Park

This sylvan park is outstanding as the only one with a picnic area especially designed to accommodate the disabled. Built around reservoirs on Hong Kong Island, the park's trails provide excellent walks and the park is easily accessible thanks to its proximity to urban areas. The beautiful scenery is the combined result of reforestation and natural regeneration. It is one of the oldest country parks in Hong Kong.

  • Location: Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island

Ancient Rock-carving

This amazing ancient rock carving is believed to be about 3,000 years old. It faces the ocean and is located below the Warwick Hotel on the East Bay of Cheung Chau. The rock was declared a monument in 1982.

  • Location: Immediately below the Warwick Hotel on East Bay, Cheung Chau. Less than 10 minutes walk from the ferry pier.

Bank of China (BOC) Tower

The soaring 70-storey BOC Tower is one of Hong Kong Island's most stunning landmarks. Designed by acclaimed architect I M Pei and completed in 1990, the design was inspired by the elegance of bamboo, and symbolizes vitality, strength and growth. The 367-metre (1,205 feet) building's geometric glass façade also makes it one of the most photographed buildings in the city.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Beitiao Pavilion

This pavilion is perhaps the best viewpoint on Cheng Chau and it overlooks most of the island. It is set on one of the Cheung Chau’s highest points and is only a short walk from the ferry pier. The pavilion is built in traditional Chinese style.

  • Location: A short walk from the ferry pier, Cheung Chau

Bird Market

Many beautiful birds can be seen here at this Chinese-style market, as well as a selection of traditional bird-keeping paraphernalia. Located on Yuen Po Street, the market contains some 70 songbird stalls as well as interesting courtyards and moon gates.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Located on Yuen Po Street, Kowloon

In Hong Kong's Western district, Upper Lascar Row – known as Cat Street – is a must-see on every visitor's itinerary. Crammed with antique shops and an open-air curio market, this quaint locale is ideal for discovering oriental bric-a-brac, eclectic souvenirs and gifts. Read More...

  • Location: Western district, Hong Kong Island

Central Kwai Chung Park

Verdant Central Kwai Chung Park, located at the centre of Kwai Chung, opened to the public in 1986. Built on a hillside with beautiful natural surroundings, it is patronized in the morning by walkers and the occasional tai chi practicioner. 

  • Location: Located at the centre of Kwai Chung, New Territories

Chater Garden

Located in the Hong Kong SAR's Central district, Chater Garden is directly east of the Legislative Council building. Because of its proximity to government, the garden sometimes has been used as a location for political rallies and demonstrations. The garden was developed in the 1970s on land left by the Hong Kong Cricket Club which moved to Wong Nai Chung Gap Road. The garden is named after Sir Paul Chater.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Che Kung Temple, a Taoist temple in Japanese style, was built to honour General Che Kung of the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279). The current temple was built in 1993 on the same site as the original (still preserved behind but closed to the public) and there is a statue of the general himself inside. Che Kung Temple is a popular place amongst locals, who go to ask the general's spirit for good luck. There are also many fortune tellers working at this site. Read More...

  • Location: Sha Tin Town, eastern New Territories.
  • Type : Buddhist

Cheung Kong Park

Cheung Kong Park, located in Central, is part of the Cheung Kong Center, but it is open to the public. Here you'll find beautiful ponds and cascades. Relax on a comfortable bench to eat a sandwich as the noise of Hong Kong traffic fades into the distance.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Cheung Po Tsai Cave is one of the most famous attractions on the island. It has a number of well-made signs directing people to it. The mysterious cave is believed to be the place where a famous 19th century pirate (Cheung Po Tsai) stored the loot that he and his men had plundered and robbed.  Read More...

  • Highlights: On the southwest tip of Cheung Chau island. About 45 minutes by foot or 20 minutes by boat

Chi Lin Nunnery

This nunnery is known for its bold architectural style and beautiful statues made from gold, clay, wood and stone.

  • Location: Located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Type : Buddhist

Chi Ma Hang Family Path

The Chi Ma Hang Family Path is often referred to as the 'Little Great Wall' though it is not actually a wall. It is constructed of blocks of whitish rock with railings. The path is quite long, running to a few hundred metres and along the way visitors can enjoy views of different rock formations. The locals seem to have had their imagination in overdrive while naming them and with monikers such as Human Head Rock (yes, it has everything that a face should have, with eyes and ears). The path is easily enough and worth trying with splendid views.

  • Location: Southeast of Chung Chau

Choi Sai Woo Park

This park is located near the top of Braemar Hill. It serves as a social hub for the Choi Sai neighbourhood. Choi Sai Woo Park is a landscaped garden providing some freshness amidst the local housing estates and schools. There are two small basketball courts, as well. The park is close to casual eateries and small shops. Choi Sai Woo Park's opening hours are 07:00 to 23:00.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Dolphin Watching

Lantau Island is home of humpback or white dolphins (sometimes called pink dolphins by the locals because of their ambiguous hue – and to complicate matters further they're actually born grey.) Dolphin Watching is a unique way to get to know these fascinating creatures and to share time with family and friends.

Exchange Square, home to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is formed by three adjacent blocks: One, Two and Three Exchange Square. This spectacular building complex has been recognised as an important achievement in architecture. With its three towers of rose-coloured granite and silver glass, it is an aesthetic forum wherein some of the most important financial transactions take place. Read More...

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Flower Market

The Flower Market is a veritable jungle of exotic and colourful blossoms, lucky houseplants and sweet scents, all featured in more than 50 shops. Before Chinese New Year, families flock here to buy auspicious plants to celebrate the most important festival on the lunar calendar. Located on Flower Market Road.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 19:00
  • Location: Kowloon

Opened to the public in 1970, Po Lin Monastery is the home of three big golden Buddha statues as well as a 34-metre high, 250-ton bronze Buddha statue called the Tian Tan Buddha. It is the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha and attracts around one million visitors a year. The statue is so big it can be seen from miles away.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Po Lin Monastery on Ngong Ping Plateau, Lantau
  • Tour Available: Half Day Lantau Tour

Goldfish Market

Hong Kong citizens believe that aquariums bring luck and natural beauty to their apartments. This specialist market is the preferred source for goldfish and other exotic fish of every shape, size and colour. You can also buy aquariums, corals and aquatic ornaments here. Located on Tung Choi Street.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00
  • Location: Kowloon

The Happy Valley Racecourse was built on reclaimed land and the first horse races were held there in 1846. Today, the course is highly sophisticated, with computerised betting and races broadcast on giant screens. In 1973, night races were introduced and continue to be successful. Read More...

  • Location: Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong Island and Sha Tin Racecourse in Sha Tin, New Territories

Harcourt Park

Harcourt Park is a small, circular park near Admiralty MTR Station, not far from Wan Chai. Right smack dab in the middle you'll find gigantic cement pipe sections – a work of modern art for all to behold in amazement. This is a sweet little escape from reality, yet with a view of Pacific Place soaring into the sky beyond. Look up, look way up…

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

The Avenue of Stars, which opened in 2004 on the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, pays tribute to Hong Kong’s film industry. There, the handprints of stars such as Jet Li, Jacki Chan and director Wong Kar Wai can be viewed. Read More...

Completed in 1985 and said to be the most expensive building ever built, the 179-metres (587 feet) HSBC Building epitomizes the mix of an ancient practice with high-tech wizardry. Its design is based on the art of feng shui. When standing in the building's public plaza, you can see right into the heart of the building through a ten-storey glass atrium. Read More...

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Located on the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island, this award-winning high-tech facility supports the IT, multimedia and telecommunications industries. In addition to providing grade-A offices, Cyberport is home to providing a luxury residences, Cyberport is home to the five-star Le Meridien hotel. Read More...

  • Location: Located on the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005 and ever since it has been one of Hong Kong top attractions. This family entertainment park, inspired by the original Disneyland in California, houses shows, shops, restaurants and hotels. The park is divided into four sections: Main Street, USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:30
  • Location: Penny's Bay on the northeast end of Lantau Island about 10 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
  • Tour Available: Disneyland Magic Tour

This museum is a must-see for all visitors to Hong Kong who are interested in its history and culture. It houses countless beautiful, interesting and valuable items, many donated by local families. The whole museum is well organized and impressive and also features a Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall which offers wonderful insight into the history, costumes, musical instruments and backstage set up of this popular entertainment.  Read More...

  • Location: Sha Tin Town, eastern New Territories.

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park is a public park by Cotton Tree Drive in Central. The park offers a natural, relaxing environment in the midst of Hong Kong's hectic business centre. Its main feature is Hong Kong's largest aviary. The vantage point is another great place from which to see the birds. Inside Hong Kong Park there is a greenhouse which holds plant exhibitions on occasion. And for athletes, the park also sports a squash court.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

One of Hong Kong's most frequented sites, the museum shows how China, Asia and the West have contributed together through the ages to the development of boats, ships, maritime exploration and trade, as well as naval warfare.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, Public Holidays: 10:00 – 18:00, Closed on Mondays, 1st and 2nd days of Lunar Chinese New Year
  • Location: Stanley, Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Railway Museum

Opened in 1985, the museum, formerly the Tai Po Market Railway Station, displays passenger carriage models and locomotives from around the world. The main building, built in 1913, is of indigenous Chinese architectural style, with many small figures decorating the exterior, such as are commonly found in existing old southern Chinese temples. It features a waiting hall and ticket office as well as many vintage photos of this area during the station’s construction.

  • Location: Tai Po Town, northeast New Territories

This park is a popular site for families, especially during school holidays and on public holidays. It was created on a plot of 61 hectares to compensate for the wetlands lost due to the Tin Shui Wai New Town development. It demonstrates the diversity of Hong Kong's wetland ecosystem and highlights the need to conserve it.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Tin Shui Wai Town, northwestern New Territories

Jade is important to the Chinese. The Chinese written character for this precious commodity means a combination of 'beauty' and 'purity'. The stone is associated with long life and good health and is smooth and cooling to the touch. Located on Kansu and Battery streets, the Jade Market is a collection of around 400 stalls offering jade pendants, rings, bracelets, carvings and ornaments.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Open from 10:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Kowloon is primarily an urban and built-up environment so it's odds-on that you and your children will soon find yourself needing a bit of greenery. Kowloon Park, a beautiful green spot in the city, offers a wide selection of free activities for the kids to let off some steam, such as a swimming pool, a games area and an outdoor sculpture park.  Read More...

  • Location: Kowloon
  • Address: 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

One of the original walled cities of the Hong Kong area has been preserved as a city park, complete with wonderful gardens, pavilions, sculptures and plenty of walkways. Although only the Old South Gate remains from the fabled Walled City, you can get a sense of these first settlers and their enclosed fortresses.  Read More...

  • Location: Kowloon

Lai Chi Kok Park

This park springs out between Mei Foo housing estate and the West Kowloon expressway. The park provides green spaces, sports facilities and a classical Chinese Lignan-style garden. This is a remarkably lovely park, virtually unknown to tourists – and a great place to take photos.

  • Location: Kowloon

Lamma Island's close proximity to Hong Kong makes it possible to enjoy a convenient ferry ride over for a night of banqueting – there are many affordable restaurants and eateries serving excellent Chinese and Western fare. No doubt you'll feel refreshed by the clear air and sandy beaches, green hills and quaint villages, and the delightful view from the pavilion atop a little hill at Hung Shing Yeh Beach.  Read More...

  • Location: Lamma Island

Lam Tsuen Country Park

Lam Tsuen Country Park is huge, and situated in the northern New Territories. The trails are tough suitable only for the fittest and experienced hiker. Designated in 1979, it spans Tai Po, Fanling and Yuen Long. This park is pastoral and rich in flora.

  • Location: New Territories

This colourful tree seems to be quite different from most trees from far away. Only when you come closer will you understand why. The tree, located beside the Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen, is covered in bright red paper.  Read More...

  • Location: Northwest of Tai Po, New Territories

Lantau North Country Park

Lantau North Country Park, encompassing Sunset peak, Yi Tung Shan, Lin Fa Shan, the northern slopes of Lantau Peak and the region north of Ngong Ping, was designed in 1978. North Lantau is also home to many iconic animals, such as dolphins and the native amphibian, the Hong Kong Newt. This is a highly soothing environment.

  • Location: Lantau

This museum is located on Tonkin Street, a short walk from the Cheung Sha Wan MTR Station. The Museum is composed of an Eastern Han dynasty brick tomb and an exhibition gallery.  Read More...

  • Location: Kowloon

Lion Rock Country Park

Lion Rock Country Park is a country park, located in the New Territories, Hong Kong. It consists of approximately 5.57 square kilometres of land, including Lion Rock and Mong Fu Shek and their surrounding scenic hillsides, of which 3.48 square kilometres is forestry plantations.

  • Location: New Territories

Lung Fu Shan Country Park

Designated in 1998, Lung Fu Shan Country Park is Hong Kong's smallest country park. Located in the Central and Western districts of Hong Kong, it is home to the disused Pinewood Battery, the remains of a military fort constructed in 1903.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail

Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail To take this trail is to delve back into Chinese history. Visitors should allow at least an hour to walk this two-kilometre path as it is replete with historical buildings and structures, some from the 12th century, others from the 16th century. The walk takes in walled villages, ancestral halls, a study hall and a temple. Many belonged to the Tang Clan, the largest clan in the New Territories.

  • Location: Fanling Town, on the eastern part of the New Territories

Ma On Shan Country Park

Some of Hong Kong's most dramatic landscapes lie within Ma On Shan Country Park, established in 1979 on the Sai Kung Peninsula. This park links with Sai Kung Country Park and Lion Rock Country Park. Besides barbecues, the park features the popular - but difficult - Ma On Shan Country Side trail stretching over three kilometres.

  • Location: New Territories

High up The Peak, Hong Kong's own Madame Tussauds wax museum is home to life-like figures of historical and national and heroes and celebrities, including Michelle Yeoh, Cecilia Cheung, Ayumi Hamasaki, Luciano Pavarotti, Brad Pitt, Sylvestor Stallone, Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Theresa Teng, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Grant, Joanna Lumley, Kelly Chen, Meryl Streep and Naomi Campbell. Read More...

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong's oldest and most important temple was built in 1840 and is named after its two principal deities: Man, the god of literature, who is dressed in red and holds a calligraphy brush; and Mo, the god of war, wearing a green robe and holding a sword. Read More...

The compact Man Mo temple was built in 1891 as a place of devotion for Man, the god of literature, and Mo – the god of war. There are other temples under this name throughout China and even one on Hong Kong Island. Huge incense coils hang from the temple's ceiling that burn up to three weeks nonstop, leaving a heady scent and an exotic atmosphere.  Read More...

  • Location: Tai Po Town, northeast New Territories

Constructed in 1844 as the British army barracks, Murray House – originally located where the Bank of China Tower now stands in Central – is Hong Kong's oldest surviving western building of its kind, with western pillars supporting a Chinese-style tile roof. Read More...

  • Location: Stanley, Hong Kong Island

The latest addition to Hong Kong’s tourism industry, Ngong Ping 360 is a 5.7 km cable car ride spanning the distance between Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping Monastery. During the 25-minute journey, travelers can see panoramic views over the North Lantau Country Park and the South China Sea. As visitors approach Ngong Ping, they can see The Giant Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: From 10:00 – 18.00 on weekdays and 10:00 – 18.30 on weekends.
  • Location: Tung Chung Town Centre, Lantau
  • Tour Available: Half Day Lantau Tour

North District Park

Opened in 1990, the vast North District Park is situated between Fan Ling and Sheung Shui. It boasts children's playgrounds, fitness zones for the elderly, a roller skating rink, a scented garden, a lake, a rock garden and plenty more. This is a great place for family fun.

  • Location: New Territories

The Ocean Park is located on the south end of Hong Kong Island, in the Aberdeen District. The theme park currently has over 14 rides and other attractions such as aquariums. Besides housing two roller coasters, Ocean Park also features giant pandas, a jellyfish and Chinese sturgeon aquarium, as well as a four-story aquarium displaying more than 2,000 fish. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: From 9:30 - 21:00 all year-long
  • Location: In Aberdeen District, the south end of Hong Kong Island
  • Tour Available: Ocean Park Tour

Built in 1783, Pak Tai Temple is dedicated to Pak Tai, the God of the Sea who is revered among the local fishing community as their protector. The building is a traditional Chinese structure with beautiful ceramic tiles and roof as well as animal images such as guardian lion stones.  Read More...

  • Location: A short distance to the left of the ferry pier, Cheung Chau

The Peak Tram Historical Gallery has more than 200 memorabilia exhibited. Divided into 15 theme sections, it shows Hong Kong life of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Peak Tram has served Hong Kong since 1888 and many years have been spent in collecting memorabilia from all over the world and planning the gallery.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 24:00 (Mon - Sun & Public Holidays) Free to tram users.
  • Location: Peak Tram lower terminus, Hong Kong Island

Penfold Park

The meticulously landscaped Penfold Park attracts thousands of visitors on weekends. The park is located at the centre of the Sha Tin Racecourse. It showcases statues of horses and is closed on race days.

  • Location: Sha Tin, New Territories

Situated between Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, come and discover this small and peaceful oasis – one of Hong Kong's less-known gems for leisurely strolls, time-worn temples and succulent seafood. Read More...

  • Location: Situated between Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island

Ping Chau Island

This rocky, crescent-shaped island is sometimes called Tung Ping Chau, to distinguish it from Peng Chau. It has a relatively flat area of 1.16 square kilometres and is located closer to the mainland China border than to Hong Kong Island.

Known for superior scuba dive sites, not far from the pier, you can discover more than 60 types of coral and 35 species of algae in clear waters, placing this coastline among Hong Kong's most beautiful and making it a burgeoning eco-tourism destination. Far-flung Ping Chau can be reached by ferry only on weekends and public holidays.

  • Location: Located closer to the mainland China border than to Hong Kong Island

Po Toi Island

Make your way along to St Stephen's Beach at Stanley, and you'll be able to rent a small boat for a 30-minute ride to tiny Po Toi Island, sometimes called “Hong Kong's south pole”. About 30 years ago, the island had a resident population of about 1,000 people. Only a handful remain and so you are likely to catch glimpses of abandoned and dilapidated buildings amid the trees.

This is a superb place for hiking. And, as befitting a community of fishermen, Po Toi boasts its own Tin Hau Temple.

Po Tsui Park

 Po Tsui Park is located near Tseung Kwan O in the New Territories. Different kinds of trees are planted there and a wide range of leisure facilities are provided, including artificial turf grounds for soccer and field hockey, a hard-surface mini-soccer/handball pitch, tennis courts, a children's play area, and a jogging trail.

  • Location: New Territories

Pok Fu Lam Country Park

Park Pok Fu Lam is supposedly where Hong Kong's floral emblem, the Bauhinia blakeana, was first discovered. It is a residential area on Hong Kong Island, connected to the Mid-levels, and Aberdeen by Pok Fu Lam Road. The park, located in the foothills of the Peak, encompasses Pok Fu Lam Reservoir - Hong Kong Island's oldest water storage facility. Pok Fu Lam Country Park is a great place for jogging in the fresh early morning air, and for bird-watchers to catch a glimpse of the Black-eared Kite.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

This crescent-shaped beach is one of the most beautiful in Hong Kong. Situated in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is a great location to enjoy the beach's natural beauty. With water temperatures mild all year round, these spots are extremely popular among those looking to escape the heat.  Read More...

This Hakka walled village was built in the 18th century by the Chan Clan and was restored in 1981. The village once housed as many as 300 Chan family members. Sam Tung Uk museum is made up of houses with traditional furniture, kitchens and lavatories.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday through Monday from 09:00 – 17:00.
  • Location: Tsuen Wan Village, close to Tsuen Wan MTR station, New Territories
  • Price Range: Free

Sha Tin Central Park

Sha Tin Central Park is situated on the west bank of the Shing Mun River. The park consists of six gardens and features a variety of trees and shrubs, a waterfall and two banyan tree bridges. The South Garden provides great backdrops for photographs. At night, the park is perfect for ambling. 

  • Opening Hours: 06:30 – 23:00 daily.
  • Location: Sha Tin, New Territories

Shek O Country Park

The Shek O Country Park is home to the Dragon's Back - a ridgetop trail between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak and the steepest section of the Hong Kong Trail. There are plenty of barbecue and picnic areas in the park. Generally, Shek O is a very relaxing and enjoyable place from which to view Big Wave Bay.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

The Stanley Military Cemetery is is a place of historical interest near St Stephen Bay on Hong Kong Island. Between 1841 and 1866, this triangular plot of land was used to bury deceased British soldiers and their families. Further burials took place there during the two World Wars. Read More...

  • Location: Near St. Stephen Bay on Hong Kong Island

On weekdays in Central's Statue Square, people quietly sit alongside the fountains during lunch breaks or after work, but on Sundays the venue puts on its party hat as thousands of Filipinas who work in Hong Kong rendezvous with friends for picnics in and around the Square on their day off. Read More...

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

Sung Wong Toi Park

A great big boulder perched atop a hill overlooking Kowloon Bay serves as a memorial to the last two boy emperors of the Southern Song Dynasty, Zhao Shi and Zhao Bing. They resided in Hong Kong from 1277 to 1279. The park was especially created as a home for the memorial after the boulder became dislodged and broken down to one-third of its original size after World War 2.

  • Location: Kowloon

This is the world's largest permanent light and sound show according to the Guinness World Records and includes 44 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The show creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration.  Read More...

This beautiful traditional Chinese mansion was built in 1865 by the Man Clan. It is the only remaining Mandarin's house in Hong Kong and comprises a main hall, study room, bedrooms, kitchen, and a courtyard while close to the mansion is a mausoleum built to honour the Man’s ancestors. Read More...

  • Location: San Tin Town, central New Territories

Tai Lam Country Park

Tai Lam Country Park, in Yuen Long, western New Territories is tops in Hong Kong for hiking It features twelve trails in all, including two parts of the famed MacLehose Trail - the MacLehose Trail ends here.

  • Location: New Territories

Tai Mo Shan Country Park

Tai Mo Shan Country Park is an extremely popular picnic, barbecue and recreation spot in the Hong Kong SAR. The park is home to Tai Mo Shan - Hong Kong's highest mountain, almost 1,000 metres high - known locally as Big Hat or Big Mist Mountain.

Tai Po Waterfront Park

The Tai Po Waterfront Park covers an area of 22 hectares. Its facilities include the 32.4-metre spiral staircase lookout tower that offers views of the Tolo Harbour and the park itself. It also has a 1.2 kilometre-long promenade, rest-gardens, sitting areas, a jogging trail with fitness stations, a cycling track and a 600-seat amphitheatre.

  • Location: South of the Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po Town, New Territories

Tai Tam Country Park

This park encompasses four reservoirs built between 1889 and 1917, and features exquisite coastal scenery. Also located here are historic World War II sites, such as forts. It is well worth a visit, if only to see the picturesque and verdant Tai Tam Valley. Here you can see the ruins of a bungalow where James Matheson (Scottish founder of the still active merchant company Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd.), once lived.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island

This is one of the liveliest night markets in Kowloon and is the place to go for cheap clothes, delicious open-air street stall food, watches, pirated CDs and DVDs, fake label clothing, sports and everyday footwear, cooking ware and household items. Any marked prices should be taken as suggestions alone as this is definitely the place to bargain. Read More...

Clambering up over 400 steps to see the Monastery of 10,000 Buddhas might take a bit of an effort but it is really worth it. Alongside the steps leading up to the temple, there are golden life-sized Buddhas peppered over the hillside.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 17:30.
  • Location: Sha Tin Town, on the eastern part of the New Territories.

Central's Fringe Club, in a brick and stucco colonial-style low-rise structure built in 1913, originally was used as a cold-storage warehouse for ice and dairy products. The building is a historical site and, in 1984, it was taken over by the Fringe Club. Read More...

  • Location: Central, Hong Kong Island

The view from the Peak will take your breath away… On a clear day, a simply stunning panorama can be viewed from the pinnacle of this landmark on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong's premier tourist spot, about 500-metres high (1,085 feet above sea level) – the Peak is an ideal place to spend some quality time with family and friends.  Read More...

Hong Kong's number one tourist draw and erected on Victoria Peak at 396 metres above sea level, The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish architectural icons in Hong Kong. With an avant-garde design, the spectacular tower has been featured in millions of photographs and postcards across the world.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 (Mon - Fri) 08:00 – 23:00 (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
  • Location: At Victoria Gap, directly connected to the city centre by The Peak Tram, running between the Peak and The Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road, just a short stroll from the Central MTR Station.

In Hong Kong, one of life's simple pleasures is taking a ride on the Star Ferry from Kowloon across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island and back. For those of you who aren't looking for a luxury cruise, the ferries of Hong Kong are the way to go. Just get on board and relax as you sail away… Read More...

The Whampoa

The Whampoa is a cruise-ship-shaped entertainment centre and shopping complex "moored" near the Harbour Plaza Hotel in the Hung Hom district. Surrounding the ship, you will find several satellite shopping malls based on merchandise themes, such as Book World, Sports World, and Music World.

  • Location: Hung Hom, Kowloon

About 60 temples across Hong Kong are dedicated, at least in part, to Tin Hau. On Hong Kong Island, they include one in the Tin Hau area, just east of Victoria Park, and one in Stanley district. On the Kowloon side, the Tin Hau temple in Yau Ma Tei is most famous: the square in front of it turns into the Temple Street Market at night. Read More...

This private property is a small, walled village built in the 1840s by the Tsang Clan, themselves stonemasons. Nowadays there are still many members of the original Tsang families living there. Its design is in the northeastern Chinese style and it is one of the best-preserved Hakka walled villages in Hong Kong. Read More...

  • Location: Sha Tin Town, eastern New Territories.

Named after a fish that once was abundant in the surrounding waters, Tsing Yi has three main harbours and a booming residential population. It is an island with green hills, houses on stilts – lending it a resemblance to Tai O – and a pleasant nature trail. Read More...

  • Location: New Territories

Tsing Yi Park

The European-style Tsing Yi Park opened in 1996. It is located close to Tsing Yi MTR Station, so is easily accessible. There are seven tennis courts, a basketball court and a restaurant, lakes, a waterfall and a splendid lookout pavilion.

  • Location: New Territories

Urban Council Centenary Garden

This public park in Tsim Sha Tsui East was named in honour of the centennial of the establishment of the Urban Council. Since the demise of the Urban Council in 2000, the park is commonly known as Centenary Garden. The park has two sections, one of which is home to a huge fountain, while the other provides space for public events such as fun fairs.

  • Location: Kowloon

The majestic statue of Queen Victoria on her throne was placed in Causeway Bay's Victoria Park after being was restored in 1952. The park includes a central lawn, a swimming pool, and children's play areas. The Park's tennis court even hosts international tennis tournaments on occasion. Read More...

  • Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

Covering 18,000sqm and located in a tranquil natural setting remote from the nearby bustle of the city, the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is, apart from being an important religious centre, a scenic attraction full of beautiful traditional buildings. This is where locals come to let their requests be known to the gods.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 to 16:00, closed Mondays.
  • Location: The temple is located on the northern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.
  • Type : Taoist

Yuen Long Park

This New Territories park is built on a hill in natural woodland and at its summit, you find a pagoda, in which the upper levels as a lookout point for visitors. There is an aviary on the lower level. The park includes a charming ravine garden with a small footbridge and a stream.

  • Location: New Territories
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