20 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong Island

What is Hong Kong Island Most Famous For?

With so many things to do in Hong Kong Island, it's worth doing a bit of research beforehand so that you can fully experience the essence of what Hong Kong is all about. There are a few cultural attractions that you might want to try, along with fun destinations for the family. 

No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a stop at Victoria Peak, the highest point of Hong Kong Island. There are plenty more vantage points throughout the island, all of which boast panoramic views of the region and South China Sea. 

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10 Best Things to Do in Causeway Bay

10 Best Things to Do in Causeway Bay

With a name synonymous with shopping, Causeway Bay attracts the type of traveller who arrives with a half-empty suitcase Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Central Hong Kong

10 Best Things to Do in Central Hong Kong

Central is the epicentre of Hong Kong. This is where you will find many of the finance companies head offices but also Read More...

10 Best Things to Do in Wan Chai

10 Best Things to Do in Wan Chai

Wan Chai has an excellent range of attractions and landmarks, some of which are iconic symbols of Hong Kong. If it is Read More...

The Peak in Hong Kong

The Peak

The view from the Peak will take your breath away… The Peak – Hong Kong's premier tourist spot, about 500-metres high – Read More...

Hong Kong Observation Wheel

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel (HK Ferris Wheel) is a recent addition to the city and one of the easiest ways to get a Read More...

Man Mo Temple (Hong Kong Island)

Man Mo Temple is the oldest and certainly one of the most revered temples in Hong Kong. The smell of incense and the Read More...

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Bank of China Tower

The Bank of China Tower is a modern architectural masterpiece by Chinese–American architect, I. M. Pei. Its asymmetrical structure has been featured in many international films, including Transformers and Star Trek. But what many people don’t know is the public viewing deck on the 43rd floor is free of charge.

Despite its rather compact size, you can get some unique vantage points of the financial district from up here. Remember to bring your ID for registration and access into the building.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2826 6888
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Cat Street

Cat Street is a row of intriguing antique shops on Causeway Bay’s Upper Lascar Row. You never really know what you’ll find, and that is part of the charm. This popular shopping area stretches from Man Mo Temple to the Central District Police Station.

Antique dealers here usually specialises in traditional homeware, from Chinese pottery and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 5pm
  • Location: Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
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Central Mid-levels Escalators

An escalator seems a strange tourist attraction, but this energy saving set of moving steps is world-record holding for several reasons: it runs a total distance of 800 metres and elevates over 135 metres from Des Voux Road Central, south of Central MTR Station, right up to Conduit Road in an area called the Mid-Levels.

This interlinked escalator system is officially one of the world's longest outdoor (but covered) escalator systems. Surrounded by plenty of restaurants and bars, anyone intent on exploring this area will be thankful for this easy way to travel up and down Central's notoriously steep hills. 

  • Location: Jubilee Street, Central, Hong Kong
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Central Plaza Hong Kong

Central Plaza is a 78-storey skyscraper on Harbour Road, about 750 metres south of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Enjoy free views of Hong Kong by taking the express elevator to the 46th floor. If you’re in Hong Kong on a Sunday, you can head up to the 75th floor and attend mass at The Sky City Church. Mass is held at 11am and 6pm on Sundays. 

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 8am to 6.10pm (hours vary by business)
  • Location: 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2586 8111
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Dragon’s Back Hike Hong Kong

The Dragon’s Back Trail is one of the most popular natural vistas in Hong Kong. Located in Shek-O Country Park on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, it's often visited by locals and tourists looking to hike and enjoy some stunning natural scenes.

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  • Location: Shek O Country Park, Hong Kong
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Exchange Square

Exchange Square has 3 towers of rose-coloured granite and silver glass. Home to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, it's where some of the most important financial transactions take place.

Exchange Square Hong Kong is connected to IFC Mall – and the Airport Express Line's Hong Kong Station directly underneath – by a network of walkways. The shopping mall features trendy restaurants, fashion, beauty, and jewellery shops, as well as a cinema. 

  • Location: 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2500 0500
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Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Building

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Building is a skyscraper designed on the art of feng shui. The harmony of elements, shapes, sizes and colours is considered to be essential for producing and maintaining the proper balance of energy to generate prosperity. The buildings stands at 179 metres above sea level – stand in public plaza to see right into the heart of the building via a 10-storey glass atrium.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday from 9am to 4.30pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 1 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
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Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park is one of the largest theme parks in Hong Kong, with over 50 attractions spread across an 870,000-sq-m space. A crowd favourite is the Hair Raiser rollercoaster, which whips and rolls passengers with 4G force. Animal lovers will enjoy the wildlife interaction zones, aquatic zone, and some fantastic live shows.

The vibe is fairly

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm (hours vary by season)
  • Location: Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 3923 2323
  • Tour Available: Ocean Park Tour
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Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is a public beach on Hong Kong Island’s southern district, about 20 minutes away from Central Hong Kong. While the beach is home to an upmarket residential area, it's also one of the most popular areas in Hong Kong for dining, family picnics, sunbathing, and water sports.

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Stanley Market

Stanley Market lies on Hong Kong’s southern coast, which is known for its heritage charm. Stanley is a quaint fishing village that looks and feels the complete opposite of Hong Kong’s northern shore. The local market is where you’ll find art and crafts, faux-antiques, and calligraphy paintings. A collection of shops and restaurants can be found Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm
  • Location: Stanley Municipal Services Building, 6 Stanley Market Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong
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Stanley Military Cemetery

The Stanley Military Cemetery is colonial-era site near St. Stephen's Beach in Stanley. Between 1841 and 1866, this plot of land was used to bury deceased British soldiers and their families, though the site also served as the final resting place for those who lost their lives during World War II.

Hundreds of white tombstones dot the green space, many of which don't contain the names of the deceased. You can explore the Stanley Military Cemetery for free – enjoy beautiful views of  surrounding hills and trees, as well as the South China Sea. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
  • Location: Wong Ma Kok Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
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Tamar Park

Tamar Park lies on the harbourfront beside Hong Kong's Central Government Complex. Located close to the Admiralty MTR station, this small park is where many locals enjoy picnics and relax under the shade of a tree.

It's also the only expanse of green space with clear views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. As you walk down to the park from Harcourt Road, you'll find several modern sculptures and a landscaped garden. There is also an open space within Tamar Park that regularly hosts music festivals and community workout classes. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 9pm
  • Location: Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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The Fringe Club & The Foreign Correspondents' Club

Fringe Club is a brick and stucco colonial-style structure dating back to 1913. Originally was used as a cold-storage warehouse for ice and dairy products, it's one of Hong Kong's most popular venues for art and crafts exhibitions, live theatre and music. The building also features a rooftop beer garden and a cosy restaurant.

Located next to Fringe Club is the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), a popular social and intellectual space, where journalists and photographers rendezvous with businessmen, bankers, authors and artists. 

  • Location: Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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The Peak

The Peak Hong Kong is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island, offering panoramic views of Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Standing at 552 metres above sea level, it has plenty of vantage points, restaurants and family-friendly attractions, along with a historical tram that takes you to the summit.

The Peak Tower stands on

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 10am to 11pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8am to 11pm
  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2849 0668
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Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong, located on Level 2 of The Peak Galleria, lets you step into a wonderful world of optical illusions, artistic masterpieces, and miniature landmarks. Grab a prop, strike a pose and take hilarious, brain-boggling pictures with more than 50 3D settings, spread across 5 themed zones.

In each area, sculptures and trompe-l'oeil paintings trick the eye – and the camera lens – into seeing flat objects in three dimensions, letting you integrate yourself into each installation to amazing effect.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm
  • Location: The Peak Galleria, Shop No.1 on Level 3, 118 Peak Rd, Central, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2813 1686
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