Top attractions in Hong Kong
Top sights in Hong Kong
With its enticing cocktail of Chinese and Western cultures, Hong Kong is unique. Crowded but exciting, the city's vibrant streetlife drives a culture of good food, good shopping, and good living! Here's just a taste of the city's great attractions.
Take the Victorian funicular to Hong Kong Island's highest point. The spectacular views are just a short journey from the city center!
Entertainment and education collide at Ocean Park! Rides include the Hair Raiser floorless rollercoaster and the Shark Mystique underwater safari.
Hong Kong's third-largest island offers day-trippers scenic hiking trails and clean beaches, as well as traditional architecture, modern art, and sophisticated restaurants.
Hong Kong's history is reflected in the changing face of its skyline stalwart. The building's nighttime light display provides the perfect conclusion to a long day of sightseeing!
If the views from Victoria Peak didn't knock you out, the ones from Hong Kong's tallest building will! Its observation deck offers a breathtaking panorama from the 100th floor.
As one of Hong Kong's oldest temples, Man Mo was at the center of the colonial city's spiritual life. The sightseeing favorite continues to offer refuge from the Hollywood Road.
Disney brings its magic to Asia, with seven themed areas providing world-class family entertainment with an East Asian twist. Its grounds even adhere to feng shui!
Visit the Po Lin Monastery to see the Tian Tan statue. Located on Lantau Island, it's 200 scenic steps to the top of the hill with the world's largest outdoor sitting buddha!
This monastery in Sha Tin is famous for its numerous miniature buddhas. Despite its name, there are actually closer to 13,000!
Landscaped in the style of the Tang dynasty, this peaceful public garden lets visitors roam classic wooden architecture, buddhist relics, and tranquil lotus ponds.
Hong Kong attracts visitors all year round, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance. If you're travelling on a budget, keep in mind that many hotels offer cheaper rates during the winter and summer months, though the latter can be mercilessly humid.
While the official language of China is Mandarin, most Hong Kongers speak Cantonese and English.
Despite its size, Hong Kong uses its own currency called the Hong Kong Dollar. Exchange rates within the country are very good, so wait until you arrive to change your money, and don't forget to change it back before you leave!
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- Best time to visit
- Visit in spring or fall to avoid less desirable weather, but remember that Hong Kong is a popular destination year-round!
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What people are saying about Hong Kong
Honestly we booked this at the last minute and we were unsure if it was going to be worth it at all. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our journey through East Asia. If you’re early enough to wait in the (fast moving) queue, then I definitely recommend going to the higher deck. If you’re with a partner this can be extremely recommended. The complimentary drink is cold and tasty, and very appropriate. The lights of the city are spectacular and the symphony of lights was honestly astounding and extremely beautiful. As an inexperienced Australian traveller; I highly recommended this event.
Even through our hotel was not in the list (Intercontinental Hotel), the guide offered pick up service and dropped us around our preferred convenience area near Causeway Bay. The guide was knowledgeable, service minded and punctual. Everything was completed according to the plan. Tram to the peak was fast track and we did not need to wait so long. The driver dropped us just right in the sightseeing areas; Aberdeen and Stanley. If someone have to travel with senior citizens or children, it's worth to consider this tour.
My lovely guide Lulu was amazing, taking me to iconic Hong Kong landmarks, as well as showing me different sides of this incredible city off the beaten path, great hidden gems of food places, treasures of clothing boutiques, street markets and very interesting places in general. She was very knowledgeable about everything from HK history to shopping, kept a great pace with and took fantastic pictures which are memories of a lifetime. An absolute must do tour in Hong Kong! Five Stars!!!!!
My earlier misgivings about facing a fear of heights on a trip in a glass-bottomed cable car were soon quietened as I took in the beauty of the views from our car. The smooth, gentle movement of the car up the hill allowed me to focus on all I could see rather than worrying about the journey. It was an incredible way to reach the Po Lin monastery and would definitely recommend it as a ‘must do’ while in Hong Kong. Gorgeous views, brilliant journey, lovely staff!
Our guide was brilliant, he was funny and interactive (Ami i think his name was). We saw parts of Hong Kong that we may not have as this tour is not something that Google suggests as one of the top things to do. Visiting the slum areas was the heartbreaking part, if you ever feel as though life is not good for you, this visit most certainly puts life into perspective. I wish I could do more to help the people of Hong Kong.