Hong Kong is Asia’s World City, and rightfully so. With a visitor arrival count of almost 55 million a year, trust that there is a wide variety of things to do in Hong Kong whether you are visiting for the first or the nth time.
Each and every district of the famed city has something to offer, and the attractions in Hong Kong will only continue to grow in number. Here’s a quick guide to the sights and sounds you need to experience when in the city:
Up at the Peak
Make your way up to Victoria Peak, or simply ‘The Peak’ to get a view of the entire city in all its glory. This major attraction offers spectacular views of the Central District, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, and all the surrounding islands. It is a great way to psych yourself up for the journey ahead or to cap off an exciting Hong Kong tour.
Adventures Exclusive to Hong Kong
The attractions in Hong Kong offer unique experiences whether it is for the entire family or solo grown-up fun. All sorts of activities and theme parks await those heading to what many have come to call the Pearl of the Orient.
Ocean Park is one of the most visited theme parks across the globe and has been one of the top attractions in Hong Kong since opening its doors in 1977. Other than its being one of the biggest amusement parks on this side of the planet, what sets Ocean Park apart is its effort to merge entertainment and education. Conservation of the marine ecosystem is at the very heart of its operations, making it a must-visit when travelling with kids.
Magic awaits the young and young at heart at Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island, which is just a quick MTR ride away from the city center. The park has several exclusive attractions not seen in its counterparts across the globe, which only adds to the excitement of seeing Mickey and Minnie and the rest of the gang.
Stargazing at the Harbour
No Hong Kong tour is complete without a trip to the famous Victoria Harbour Waterfront. Strategically located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, this landmark is known the world over for its panoramic view of the city’s beautiful skyline. At night, the skyscrapers light up against the silhouette of the ridges behind, making for a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
Also found along the waterfront is the Avenue of Stars, a stretch that pays homage to some of Hong Kong’s top artists. This attraction plus the captivating city lights and night sky give a whole new meaning to stargazing.
The World’s Best Shopping
Of all the things to do in Hong Kong, there is one activity you cannot go without—shopping.
Mong Kok in the Yau Tsim Mong District is where everyone goes to get their shopping done, so trust that it is where you fill find some of the best deals in the city. Fashion, electronics, souvenirs—name it and you will find it in Mong Kok.
Make sure to visit Temple Street in Kowloon for a taste of Hong Kong’s trademark style of organized chaos. The night and flea market here guarantees unbelievable finds at some of the best prices anywhere.
Wherever you go in Hong Kong, you are sure to find an adventure and experience like no other. Discover all the best of the city by planning your Hong Kong tour today.