TOP 20 Hong Kong Must Visit Attractions & Travel Guide

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1. Victoria Peak

Perching on The Peak at 396 metres above sea level, The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish architectural Hong Kong attractions.

Inside The Peak Tower, there is a dazzling array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues set against the beautiful backdrop of the city. Moreover, The Peak Tower boasts the highest 360° viewing platform – The Sky Terrace which offers spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city.

Getting there

1. By Foot – From MTR Central Station

Take the MTR to Central and make your way to the J2 exit of the Central MTR station.

Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen’s Road Central and make your way up Garden Road. You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza on your left and St John’s Cathedral on your right before arriving at the terminus, which is to your left.

2. By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus

Take bus 15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road

Travel Tips

1. Book yourself a Half Day Walking Tour in Hong Kong that includes a visit to Victoria Peak.

2. Get yourself a Peak Tram Sky Pass to enjoy the ultimate Peak experience, offering you enjoyment of a trip on the famous Peak Tram and the fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong from the Sky Terrace.

3. You can skip the queue by booking your Peak Tram Ticket Online.

For More Info : The Peak Hong Kong

2. Victoria Harbour & Symphony of Lights

Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong offering stunning view of the city skyscrappers.

While the Symphony of Lights is the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

The stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. Performance starts 8pm daily.

To make it more memorable, you can book a Symphony Lights Cruise Tour online – Viator / GoVoyagin.

Getting There

MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.

3. Old Town Central Art Walk

Apart from the stunning high rises in Central, lies a starking contrast of modernization and tradition that coexist for years that attribute to Hong Kong culture. A cumulative of street arts were borne out of inspiration from the contrast.

To capture all the picturesque art, take a stroll along Hollywood Road, Graham Street, Staunton Street.

How to Get There : MRT – Central or Hong Kong Station.

Take the Central Mid Level Escalator to Hollywood Road. The famous Townhouse mural is at the intersection of Graham street and Hollywood Road.

4. Tai O Fishing Village

Situated on a river mouth, the village is just the ticket if you want a dose of traditional fisher folks which has reside for generations.

The houses are built on stilts over the river and its narrow lanes are filled with shops selling fish and other day-to-day items. The citizens here are mainly the Tanka people who are descendants of Hong Kong’s first settlers.

Take a walk across the quaint bridge that straddles the river where you’ll find back-street lanes twisting through the clutter of houses.

Getting There

MTR Tung Chung Station, then Bus 11 from Tung Chung Town Centre.

5. Spellbinding circles – Lai Tak Tsuen

Many families blossom from the characteristic public rental housing of Hong Kong. However, many aging public housing are facing clearance and ultimately reconstruction. Lai Tak Tsuen is the only housing estate in Hong Kong that employed the byclindrical design. Let’s record this unique piece of history on celluloids.

6. Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple is one of the oldest Taoist temple in Hong Kong paying tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo).

The temple is located about halfway along the road and a stop in its quiet, incense-shrouded interior makes a pleasant break.

Getting There

MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Take the Central – Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.

7. Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street named after Tin Hau temple located in the centre, is the busiest flea market at night in the territory of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon.

Popular with both tourists and locals alike in the evening, it is common to see the place crowded at dusk.

Getting There

MTR

1. MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road and walk three blocks to Temple Street.

2. MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk along Man Ming Lane to Temple Street

8. Disneyland Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is the fifth Magic Kingdom-style park. Located at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Come & experience the wonderful magical moments with your special ones in Disneyland Hong Kong.

A Hong Kong Disneyland park admission ticket is your passport to a full day of magical adventures.

Travel Tips : 8% Off Hong Kong Disneyland Ticket Online

Getting There

MTR – Disneyland Resort MTR Station.

For More Info : Disneyland Hong Kong

9. Ocean Park

Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong, any visit to Hong Kong should include the world famous Ocean Park.

The park has won several awards, including The World’s Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.

Ocean Park has now grown to about 40 attractions and rides.

Travel Tips : Book Ocean Park Tickets Online

Getting There

MTR – Ocean Park Station

For More Info : Ocean Park

10. Ngong Ping 360

Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of the Lantau Island.

Ngong Ping 360 is sure to refresh your body and enlighten your mind, as soon as you step on the Cable Car.

Ngong Ping Village is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue.

Looking up to the southwest from Tei Tan square in the middle of the Po Lin Monastery plaza, you will see a flight of 268 steps leading to the world’s largest outdoor bronze statue – the Giant Buddha.

Ngong Ping 360

Getting There

MTR – Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins walk to Ngong Ping cable car station.

11. Fa Yuen Street Market

While Ladies Market is by far the bigger and brasher of the two, Fa Yuen Street is also a brilliant introduction to consumerism, Hong Kong style.

There is so much to see and buy here that the path that runs down the center is no wider than one person at some points while the stock is stacked so high that vendors need to use poles to retrieve many items.

Getting There

MTR – Mong Kok MTR Station, exit E2

12. Lan Kwai Fong

The night is always young at Lan Kwai Fong, a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants.

It is a must for party goers & people watchers to visit this Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars.

Getting There

MTR

MTR Central Station Exit D2. Walk along Theatre Lane and uphill to D’Aguilar Street. About 5 minutes walk to Lan Kwai Fong.

13. Stanley Market & Murray House

Stanley Market is a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island. With its relaxed ambiance, crisp sea environs and bargain buys have made it world famous.

You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs.

A hard morning of shopping is always nicely finished off by a sumptous lunch at one of the many restaurant such as Murray House. The 160-year-old restored three-storey colonial building that was dismantled in 1982 and transplanted from its original site in Central to be rebuilt on the Stanley waterfront.

Situated beside Murray House is Blake Pier at Stanley.

Getting There

MTR

1. MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D. Take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Central Exchange Square bus terminus.

2. MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40.

14. Jade Market

The Jade Market, just west of Nathan Road on the junction of Kansu and Battery Streets, is where vendors sell various shades and qualities of jade, a greenish stone found in East Asia.

Jade is a unique ornamental stone that can be found predominantly in East Asia and the worlds biggest trading centre for Jade is Hong Kong.

Visitors can purchase various kinds of products made out of Jade at the Jade Market. Its product line includes jade rings, jade animals and even jade statues of Buddha. Special jade souvenirs and various trinkets are an ideal piece of memory to take home with.

Top quality jade is pure green and very expensive. Most pieces have a yellow tinge but no brown or grey should be in the finished piece. The best jadeite is semi-transparent. Opaque jadeite with cloudy patches typically has less value.

The market opens daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Getting There

MTR– Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C

Walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street. Walk along Kansu Street to Jade Market or continue along Kansu Street to Canton Road for 10 to 15 minutes.

15. Yuen Po Street Bird Market / Flower Market / Goldfish Market

Yuen Po Street Bird Market is a charming Chinese-style garden is the favoured gathering place of Hong Kong’s songbird owners, who carry their beloved pets around in intricately carved cages.

The market contains some 70 songbird stalls as well as interesting courtyards and moon gates. Open from 7am to 8pm.

The Flower Market features an array of bright and colorful, sweet-scented flowers of different interesting species.

A jungle of exotic blossoms, luck-bringing houseplants and sweet scents to be found in more than 50 shops. It’s fun to walk around the market admiring the huge variety of flowers and plants for sale.

It conducts a wholesale and retail business of flowers at lucrative price offers. The fragrance and beauty of the flowers displayed in this market create a charming aura. Many bonsai trees and indoor plants signifying good luck are also sold out here.

The Goldfish Market is on Tung Choi Street south of Prince Edward Road West, and it is the place for fish lovers to go to for all manner of fish-related products. The whole street is full of shops selling all sorts of colorful fishes from fresh water species to deep sea species.

Getting There

MTR Prince Edward Station

Yuen Po & Flower Mart : Exit B1 and walk east along Prince Edward Road West.

Gold Fish Street Mart : Exit B2 and walk east along Prince Edward Road West.

16. Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of Hong Kong most famous temple, dedicated to the Great Immortal Wong.

Locals & tourists could be seen daily making their prayers at the temple. The temple is known for granting any wishes thus lots of worshipers whose prayers were answered returning to thank the immortal.

Getting There

MTR Wong Tai Sin Station Exit B2.

17. Ladies Street

Anyone who visits Hong Kong would surely knows the existence of this famous street.

However personally I find Ladies Street overated. You can find the usual tourist souvenir, replica jersey here. For fashion head over to Fa Yuen Street instead

Getting There

MTR – Mong Kok Station Exit E2, then walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.

18. Golden Bauhinia Square

In 1997, marks the important occasion of the return of Hong Kong, the former British colony to the People’s Republic of China, and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

In celebration, China’s Central Government presented a gilded bauhinia statue to Hong Kong. The statue was placed in the square next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre facing the Wan Chai waterfront.

Dont miss the Daily Flag Raising Ceremony – 7.50am to 8.05am

Getting There

MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5.

Walk across the footbridge, head right and through the lobby of Central Plaza, continue on across the connecting overhead walkway, then descend to ground level.

Head towards the waterfront ahead and the statue and monument is on the left. About a 15-minute walk.

19. Repulse Bay

This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. Repulse Bay’s name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Today, Repulse Bay is a luxurious residential area with the wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Getting There

MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D. The take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.

20. Yick Cheong Building

Also known as the ‘Monster Building’ for its conglomeration of five incredibly dense and stacked residential complexes, Yik Cheong Building and Montane Mansion are the most well known locations in Quarray Bay and one of the most Instagrammed spots in Hong Kong. A perfect reflection of city’s famed urban density, the photogenic architecture has also been featured Hollywood blockbusters including Ghost in the Shell and Transformers: Age of Extinction.


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