TOP 20 ULTIMATE THINGS TO SEE IN HONG KONG

7920
0
Share:

Rated as one of the World’s Top 10 most visited cities, Hong Kong is known for its cultural diversity as well as for being a food paradise, as here you will be able to find a mixture of exquisite cuisines from all over the world. Here are the 20 ultimate things to see in Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Victoria Peak - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Victoria Peak – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Top spot for tourists and loved by the locals, Victoria Peak is a mountain located on the western half of Hong Kong Island, which offers a panoramic view over the city and Victoria Harbour.

Taking a panoramic view from The Peak has become a must-do and a sign of been-there-done-that. The finest harbour with the picturesque skyline never failed to make people wow.

You can reach the peak by the Peak Tram departing from its terminus on Garden Road or by Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus, both in Central. The ideal time to visit the peak will be half an hour before sunset, as the city lights up forming a spectacular skyline.

For more information:

Address: 126 Peak Road, Hong Kong

www.thepeak.com.hk/   

Symphony of Lights

Symphony of Lights - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Symphony of Lights – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is also famous for being restless and buzzing all day, every day. If you thought the night view of its harbour and skyline was a dazzling cityscape on its own, then you’ll be even more amazed by the Symphony of Lights.

The Symphony of Lights is a nightly multimedia show, involving more than 40 skyscrapers on both sides of the harbour. It was named as the ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ by Guinness World Records. 

The show starts every night at 8 pm HKT with coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights synchronized to the music’s beat, to celebrate the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. Being a free public entertainment, no admission is requested. To get the utmost of the show, the best location would be from the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui and the promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.

For more information:

Address: Buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

Time: 8 pm daily, for about 13 minutes

Contact: +852 2508 1234

www.tourism.gov.hk

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Opened in 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has become the newest Disneyland Resort. Located on Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, the park combines the Chinese culture with the traditional theme park activities.

The theme park is made up of several themed lands, including Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and the Mystic Point rainforest, perfect for families to spend their day. Nearby the theme park are the Disney themed HotelsHollywood Hotel and Disney Hotel are accessible by free shuttle bus right outside the MTR station. The hotels offer some of the best restaurants in town, featuring Disney themed suites as a choice of accommodation for visitors to experience a ‘magical’ time.

The best way to get to Hong Kong Disneyland is to take the MTR to Disneyland Resort Station. Alternatively, you can take Bus, coach and Taxi.

For more information:

Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands

Opening Hours: 10am- 8:30pm

Contact: +852 3550 3388

www.hongkongdisneyland.com

Ocean Park

Ocean Park - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Ocean Park – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Speaking of theme parks, the Ocean Park is another must-go. It includes a marine mammal park, an oceanarium, an animal theme park and an amusement park, all situated in Wong Chuk Hang in the Southern District of Hong Kong.

Ocean Park features animal exhibitions, thrill rides and shows, providing a world-class experience and making learning so much more entertaining. For those reasons, it attracts a large number of local students, coming for educational purposes. The park was the first Asian winner of the semi-annual Applause Award in the amusement and theme park industry.

One of the best times to visit the park is definitely during the festival seasons, as Ocean Park holds special events. The most famous ones are Halloween Bash, Asia’s biggest Halloween party, and Summer Splash, with various water play activities.

For more information:

Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island

Contact: +852 3923 2323

www.oceanpark.com.hk

Sky100

Sky100 - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Sky100 – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

You’ll never get bored of seeing the Hong Kong skyline; with Sky 100 you will be able to experience a 360-degree view of the Victoria Harbour. It’s an indoor observation deck located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon.

At Sky 100, you will be able to explore the interactive exhibition with a fascinating multimedia tour, which brings you through Hong Kong’s history and culture; you’ll also get access to a professional photo booth, which allows you to capture this remarkable moment with special backgrounds and 3D effects.

You can reach the ICC by MTR to Kowloon Station, exit for the Elements shopping mall; it sits on the second floor of the Metal Zone inside the mall.

For more information:

Address: 100/F International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Contact: +852 2613 3888

www.sky100.com.hk

Dragon’s Back

Dragon's Back - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Dragon’s Back – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

A popular escape from the lively city and its constant noise and traffic. Dragon’s back is perfect for people who want to discover the natural side of Hong Kong.

With the beautiful coastal scenery, you’ll be able to get a stunning view of Shek O, Tai Long Wan, Stanley and the South China Sea. The Dragon’s back is definitely the perfect choice for anyone looking for the ultimate spot for hiking; as proved by TIME Asia, who selected it as the best urban hiking trail. Starting at Shek O, it stretches all the way to Wan Cham Shan, and the air is ten times better there than anywhere else in the city, making it a common walk for local people.

It’s easily reached by transport departing from Hong Kong. You can take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station then take Bus 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus to To Tei Wan, Shek O Road. From Shek O Road, you can start your hiking route, which lasts approximately 4 hours.

Stanley Market

Stanley Market - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Stanley Market – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

A famous street market in the city of Stanley, Hong Kong. Stanley Market is a traditional open-air market, which has become a major tourist attraction well-known for its bargains.

At Stanley, you will be able to find souvenirs, quirky ornaments and artworks, as well as a large selection of branded clothing items and accessories, home furnishings and Oriental goods, all of that for reasonable prices. The market is set along the seaside, giving the second option to visit while you’re there.

You can get there by Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus or MTR to Causeway Bay Station then take minibus 40. If you’re travelling from Kowloon, you can also take the Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

For more information:

Address: Stanley New Street, Stanley, Hong Kong

The Big Buddha

Big Buddha - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Big Buddha – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Located on Lantau Island, the Big Buddha is the biggest bronze statue of a seated Buddha in the world. With its remote location, away from the city and surrounded by greenery and lush, you’ll be able to explore the area as well as to admire this majestic Buddha on top of the mountain.

However, to reach the site and have a closer look at this remarkable statue, you will have to climb 268 steps, which took 12 years to complete. The Big Buddha Platform itself is a must-see, as it offers a spectacular view of the sea and allows you to explore the rare and natural beauty of Hong Kong.

You can get to the Big Buddha in various of ways including Bus 23 from Tung Chung, Taxi or Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car.

For more information:

Address: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands

Contact: +852 2985 5248

www.plm.org.hk

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin Temple – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

A traditional Chinese temple built with feng shui elements, which are still largely considered as a source of luck. In fact, Wong Tai Sin Temple claims to make your wishes come true!

Despite being a temple, Wong Tai Sin’s heavily detailed, ornamented buildings make it more of a scenic attraction than anything else. Famous for its astonishing structure, the temple was specifically built with the five geomantic elements of feng shui: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. These features were included in the structure of the building itself, making it a state of art.

The building is extravagantly colourful, perfect for people who are into architecture and for visitors wishing to explore more of the Chinese’s traditional culture. It’s accessible by taking the MTR to Wong Tai Sin Station, exit B2 and a short walk for three minutes.

For more information:

Address: 2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

Contact: +852 2327 8141

www.siksikyuen.org.hk

Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Nan Lian Garden – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

A peaceful public garden famous for its classical traditional Chinese architectural site and located in Diamond Hill, Hong Kong.

Nan Lian Garden’s design has a Tang Dynasty-style touch to it, while also featuring hills, trees, rocks and wooden structure, which make it stand out from the high-rise apartments surrounding it. This scenic public park is a very good example of Chinese architecture for visitors to discover, while it also allows both locals and tourists to get a quick getaway from the busy city rhythm.

From the city, you can get to Nan Lian Garden by MTR to Diamond Hill Station and exit for C2, then take a short walk for five minutes.

For more information:

Address: 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon

Contact: +852 36589366

www.nanliangarden.org

Lan Kwai Fong

Lam Kwai Fong - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Lam Kwai Fong – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Want to experience the nightlife in Hong Kong? Lan Kwai Fong, a small street hub located in the central district in Hong Kong, is the ultimate go-to place for a fun night out with a bunch of friends.

It’s said that its official street signs are more photographed than any of the celebrities spotted in its clubs. The area is most popular during festive seasons such as Halloween, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve; it even has its own beer festival, usually filled with people trying to squeeze through bars to get some pints.

LKF is very easy to get to, from MTR Central Station, take the exit D2 then walk along Theatre Lane and up D’Aguilar street and you’ll be able to find the most popular nightlight hotspots in Hong Kong.

For more information:

www.lankwaifong.com/

SEVVA

SEVVA - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

SEVVA – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Getting a bit tired to only admire the city from afar or by looking through a telescope? SEVVA restaurant’s rooftop Taste Bar may well be the perfect alternative for you. Indeed, it will allow you to appreciate Hong Kong from a very close distance while enjoying an afternoon tea set or a cocktail.

In SEVVA, you will be able to sit right above the harbour, which makes this restaurant one of the best spots to enjoy the ‘Symphony of Lights’. What can be better than sipping on a glass of Hong Kong’s best signature cocktails, while admiring the most spectacular view of the sunset, and all of that along with a few friends?

The easiest way to get there is by MTR, take the MTR to Central and it sits on the 25th Floor of Prince’s Building.

For more information:

Address: Prince’s Building 15/F, 10 Charter Road, Central

Contact: +852 25371388

www.sevva.hk/

The Central Waterfront Promenade

Central Waterfront Promenade - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Central Waterfront Promenade – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Strolling down this relatively new public area, the Central Waterfront Promenade will allow you to spot some of the most breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour.

The promenade stretches from the Central Star Ferry Pier to Admiralty through the greenery of Tamar Park, right outside the Government’s headquarter, connecting with the Convention Centre in Wan Chai. Along the promenade, you will be able to admire the amazing scenery from a different perspective, thanks to a few raised platforms.

Apart from the superb view of Victoria Harbour, you will also be able to enjoy a new vantage point of the dramatic views of the Hong Kong Skyline. Getting here is super easy: as you get off the Star Ferry you’re literally there. It takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to walk to Wan Chai.

For more information:

Address: Along Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Hong Kong Observation Wheel - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Observation Wheel – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Another way of enjoying the wonderful sights of the Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong Observation Wheel is definitely one of the best spots to catch the sunset, as well as the ‘Symphony of Lights’, during your ride. The whole ride takes around 20 minutes, but you will probably end up asking for more time.

The Observation Wheel is 60 meters high and easily reached by taking the MTR to central station and a short walk to the Star Ferry piers.

For more information:

Address: Between Pier 9 and 10 in Central outside the Star Ferry.

www.hkow.hk/

The Jumbo Kingdom

Jumbo Kingdom restaurant - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom restaurant – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

The Jumbo Kingdom, also known as the Jumbo Floating restaurant, is the most iconic floating palace in Hong Kong. Indeed, you have probably already seen it as it is displayed in many movies, tourist brochures and postcards. With over 50 years of history, it has already become an important part of Hong Kong’s Scene.

At the Jumbo Kingdom, you’ll find the traditional imperial Chinese style of architecture, with lots of detailed dragons and pagodas in a red and gold decor, which makes it a true representation of Chinese history; its multi-story structure also makes it recognizable and easy to spot from a far distance. However, the restaurant’s architecture and culture is not its only feature; here you’ll be able to taste Hong Kong’s freshest seafood, as well as some Western dishes.

Getting to the Jumbo Kingdom is easy with Bus 70 from Exchange Square. Free shuttle ferries are provided from the Aberdeen Promenade and will take you straight to the Jumbo floating restaurant.

For more information:

Address: Sham Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2553 9111

www.jumbo.com.hk/

Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Tai O – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Located on the North-Western shoreline of Lantau Island, Tai O fishing village is Hong Kong’s last remaining a stilted fishing village. It’s famous not only for its seafood, its stilt houses and its fishing culture but also for the peacefulness of the place.

With a short distance from Ngong Ping and the Big Buddha Statue, this has allowed the small fishing village to welcome an increasing number of tourists, as well as locals, looking to get the best seafood and snacks. Photographers are also especially drawn to the natural beauty of Tai O, as it’s described as the ‘Venice of Hong Kong’.

To get to Tai O you can either take the ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo then take Bus 1 to Tai O; or take the MTR to Tung Chung Station then Bus 11 to Tai O which is the easiest way to get there.

For more information:

Address: Tai O, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands

Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Repulse Bay – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is Hong Kong’s most famous and most visited beach, as well as being an ideal place for relaxation (although it gets really crowded in summer).

With the tranquil crystal blue water and pure white sand, it has quickly become the most popular beach in the area, due to its cosiness and its facilities, including bathrooms and showers. In a short distance from the beach is a newly opened shopping mall offering luxury clothing, bakeries and a range of restaurants and bars ideal for the visitors to go after their time at the beach.

One of the reasons making it so popular is the prime location. To get there, you can take Buses number 6, 6A, 6X, 66 and 260 from Central’s Exchange Square or Central’s Star Ferry Pier or take the Minibus Number 40 from Causeway Bay.

For more information:

Address: Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island

Contact: +852 2812 2483

www.lcsd.gov.hk

Ladies’ Market

Ladies' Market - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Ladies’ Market – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Looking for some special souvenirs to represent your stay in Hong Kong while staying away from the mainstream gimcrackery? With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market is the ideal place for you to hunt down possibly anything on your wish list.

Ladies’ Market is set in Tung Choi Street and stretches out for about a kilometre. With clothing and accessories for women of all ages (hence the name), along with various kind of souvenirs, you will never have to worry about not finding an item of your likes, as you will always end up buying it at some tiny stall.

The KMB bus 234X will bring you to Ladies’ Market from Mong Kok MTR station when you exit for E2 and walk along Nelson Street for two blocks. Alternatively, you can take bus 1, 1A, 2, 6 or 9 from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and get off at Nelson Street.

For more information:

Address: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon

Cheung Chau Island

Cheung Chao Island - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Cheung Chao Island – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

If you have time to spare during your stay in Hong Kong, it’s always a great idea to take the ferry and visit the neighbouring island of Cheung Chau. Located 10 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong Island, Cheung Chau is best known for the Bun festival and its authentic and traditional snacks, that you can get for a fairly reasonable price.

Ideal to get away from the constant buzz of the main island, Cheung Chau is the perfect place to relax, with its wonderful beaches perfect for surfing and trying out various aquatic sports. With its small holiday houses, its dozen places to dine, drink or simply relax, it’s an interesting island, perfect for a peaceful and quiet experience.

To get to Cheung Chau, you will not need any specific travelling documents, as it all belongs to Hong Kong; you simply have to catch a ferry from Central Pier 5, and an hour later you should be arriving at this brilliant island.

For more information:

www.cheung-chau.com/

Get lost in Time Square shopping mall

Time Square shopping mall - Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

Time Square shopping mall – Top 20 Ultimate Things To See In Hong Kong

For every trip, there is always the shopping day during which you lost in a shopping mall; and the best place to do that in Hong Kong is Time Square.

Uniquely designed, this multi-story mall is made up of 16 floors, where you can find some of the world’s top brands along with the most popular international names.

Time Square sits right on top of an MTR Causeway Bay Station exit, making it super convenient to get to. Take the Exit A in Causeway Bay station and it’ll lead you to their basement level, you can work your way up there until you’ve reached the very top floor of the mall.

For more information:

Address: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

Contact: +852 2118 8900

www.timessquare.com.hk

Share: