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.
- Address: 1 Garden Rd, Central, Hong Kong Island
Central Plaza Hong Kong
Central Plaza in Wan Chai was formerly the tallest building in Hong Kong. Some now regard this famous building as an icon of Hong Kong’s past – although others say it’s an eyesore. Either way, this tower of commerce offers free views over downtown Hong Kong, so it’s still fine by us. From the first floor, take the express elevator to the 46th floor. Alternatively, if you are in Hong Kong on Sunday you can head up to the 75th floor and attend mass at The Sky City Church (mass is held at 11:00 and 18:00 every Sunday).
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 20:00
- Address: 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
- Tel: +852 2586 8111
Dragon’s Back Hike Hong Kong
Dragon’s Back Hike takes you up to Shek O Peak and then back down the other side and is widely considered the best hike for people who want a convenient one day walk on Hong Kong Island. Located in Shek O Country Park the south of the island, this is about as far away from the Read More...
- Location: Shek O Country Park
Exchange Square and the International Finance Centre (IFC)
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. Exchange Square is connected to the ifc – and the Airport Express Line's Hong Kong Station directly underneath – by a network of walkways. The ifc mall features trendy restaurants, fashion, beauty, and jewellery shops, and a cinema.
- MRT: Hong Kong Station Exit F
- Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Building
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.
- Address: 1 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Cyberport
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.
Cyberport is a US$2 billion (HK$15.8 billion) project managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. Designed to establish Hong Kong as the digital content and IT hub of the Asia-Pacific region, Cyberport is owned Company of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Cyberport regularly hosts international forums on such cutting-edge themes as global digital content and digital media research and development. No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a special visit to this futuristic IT flagship.
- Address: 100 Cyberport Road, Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 3166 3800
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
Peak Tram Historical Gallery
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: Mon - Sun & Public Holidays 07:00 – 24:00
- Location: Peak Tram lower terminus, Hong Kong Island
- Tel: +852 2522 0922
- Price Range: Free to tram users.
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...
Sky 100 Observation Deck Hong Kong
Sky 100 Observation Deck is a viewpoint on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the International Commerce Centre (ICC). Although it is fully indoors, you will be treated to a thoroughly incredible 360-degree panoramic views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the sprawling suburbs of the New Territories and beyond. On a clear day Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (22:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
- MRT: Kowloon
- Address: 100th floor International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2613 3888
- Price Range: HK$168 for adults, HK$106 for seniors and children 11-years-old or under
Stanley Military Cemetery
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
Statue Square and The Cenotaph
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. In the middle of the square proudly stands a statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, former chief manager (1876 to 1902) of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Not far away, across Chater Road, is the Cenotaph: a memorial to Hong Kong residents who died in World Wars I and II. Facing Victoria Harbour, just steps away from Statue Square, is City Hall, which contains a concert hall, a theatre and, on the second floor, the ever-popular Maxim's restaurant, where dim sum is all the rage.
- Location: Hong Kong Island
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
The Fringe Club & The Foreign Correspondents' Club
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. Since then, it has become a popular venue for art and crafts exhibitions, live theatre and music – such as the big band sound of the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra – and the annual Fringe Festival. The building also features a rooftop beer garden and a cosy restaurant for romantic fine dining: M at the Fringe. Next door to The Fringe is The Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), a popular social and intellectual melting pot, where journalists and photographers rendez-vous with businessmen, bankers, authors and artists. The FCC facilities host a number of popular events, including Women in Publishing Society (WiPS) seminars.
- Location: Central, Hong Kong Island
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
Tin Hau Temples
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.