20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & Travel Guide

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.

Map to Victoria Peak

Getting there

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.

By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Board the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central(Near Star Ferry Pier 7) Bus Terminus.

Daily : 10:00 am to 11:40 pm(from Man Kwong Street outside Central(Pier 7) )
Daily : 10:15am to 11:55pm(from Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus)
Frequency : 15 to 20 minutes
Fare : HK$4.20

Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips

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.

For More Info : The Peak Hong Kong

2. Avenue of Stars

To pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hong Kong’s film industry, HK$40 million was sponsored for the construction of the Avenue of Stars.

Avenue of Stars is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong and is modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Getting There

MTR

Exit E of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

Star Ferry

Star Ferry < > Central
Star Ferry < > Wanchai

Bus

List of bus routes to Avenue of Star

3. Symphony of Lights

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.

A stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.

Every night starting 8pm

Getting There

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

4. Disneyland

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

Admission Fees

A Hong Kong Disneyland park admission ticket is your passport to a full day of magical adventures. Buy tickets Online, at Ticket Express, or at Hong Kong Disneyland Main Entrance!

Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips

Stay & Play for 2 Days

Stay at either Disney’s Hollywood Hotel or Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel & get FREE Extra Day Disneyland entrance

Just purchase Stay and Play for 2 Days tickets upon hotel check-in at the Hotel Front Desk.

Getting There

MTR

Disneyland is conveniently located at Disneyland Resort MTR Station.

For More Info : Disneyland Hong Kong

5. 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.

Admission Fees

Getting There

City Bus

For More Info : Ocean Park

6. Ngong Ping 360

Tian Tan Buddha

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.

Getting There

MTR

Exit at Tung Chung MTR Station.

List of ways to reach Ngong Ping 360

Admission Fees ( HKD )

For More Info : Ngong Ping 360

7. Repulse Bay

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

1. MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminal

2. Than take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus & alight at Repulse Bay.

8. Aberdeen Harbour & Jumbo Kingdom

Aberdeen harbour is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Here a huge contrast of modern & traditional setting take place.

To get a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, visit Jumbo Kingdom, a brainchild of Dr. Stanley Ho, the world-renowned Jumbo Floating Restaurant was established in October 1976.

It took four years and millions of dollars to design and build. It is ornamented in the style of a gorgeous and exquisite ancient Chinese imperial palace.

Getting There

1. MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminal

2. Take Bus 70 from Exchange Square bus terminus to Aberdeen terminus.

3. Cross highway via subway (pedestrian tunnel).

4. Turn right, walk to dock for free boat ride to floating restaurant.

For More Info : Jumbo Kingdom

9. 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.

10. Hollywood Road

Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as “Cat Street”), are must-see stops on every visitor’s itinerary.

The street is crammed with antique shops and an open-air curio market, these quaint locales are ideal places for picking up eclectic souvenirs and gifts.

Everything from Ming dynasty furniture and lotus lamps to Mao badges and ancient snuff bottles is on sale here.

Nearby Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo).

Man Mo Temple

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

Getting There

MTR

MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane.

Walk along Queen’s Road Central towards The Center.

Then take the Central – Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.

11. 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.

Situated beside Murray House is Blake Pier at Stanley.

Getting There

MTR

MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 at Exchange Square Bus Terminus.

or

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

12. Ladies Street

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

It is a must-visit destination for fashion lovers with an eye for bargain-priced clothing, bags, accessories, toys, cosmetics and household products.

Getting There

MTR

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

13. Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street 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

14. 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

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

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. Tai O Fishing Village

Situated on a river mouth, the village is just the ticket if you want a dose of traditional Chinese living.

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.

20. Hong Kong Wet Land Park

Home to a stunning array of wildlife including birds, dragonflies, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and fish, Hong Kong Wet Land Park is a world-class ecotourism facility aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental protection and wetland conservation.

Getting There

1. MTR Tin Shui Wai Station Exit E

2. Then interchange for Light Rail 705 or 706 and get off at Wetland Park Station

List of other ways to Hong Kong Wetland Park

For More Info : Hong Kong WetLand Park

Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips

Hong Kong is a vibrant city waiting for you to uncover its every streets and lanes. Take a city walk to experience the local life.

Hong Kong Tourism Department has compiled a comprehensive Hong Kong City Walk Guide for all travelers.

Start downloading to kickstart your adventure in Hong Kong

  1. Central & Western District -Travel Through Time
  2. Garden Road Leisure Walk – A Century of Architecture
  3. Wan Chai – An Ever-Changing Landscape
  4. Shau Kei Wan – Evolvement of a Fishing Village
  5. Tsim Sha Tsui – Cornucopia of Delights
  6. Yau Ma Tei & Mong Kok – Markets for Leisure and Pleasure

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36 Comments on 20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & Travel Guide

  1. Jasmine Sim // 06/03/2010 at 10:45 PM // Reply

    I will travel to Hong Kong 2/4/10. So, can you help me to upload the dining place and hotel as soon as possible?

  2. Jasmine, i will work on it asap.. Hopefully the articles will help you on your travel.. Enjoy ya

  3. Monwar Jahan // 16/05/2010 at 5:27 PM // Reply

    Hi Tommy,

    Ur web is superb..!! always helpful for me. Need a help for me, can you pls update any info regarding Bali, Indonesia about tours, hotels, special attraction etc…

    regards,

    //Monwar

  4. I pretty smitten by the pics of these fabulous places.

  5. I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  6. Precise and very informative content. Short and Sweet. Good Job Tommy. Keep it up. :)

  7. There is only one thing better than shopping in Hong Kong, and that’s eating. From small noodle joints to upscale French restaurant, you will locate all sorts of restaurant, eating hall and snack stall on earth in Hong Kong. Here I found small amount of Hong-Kong-styled snacks online (yummiexpress.freetzi.com). This is definitely a good choice before I have $ for another trip.

  8. Thanks alot – your answer solved all my problems after several days stgrgulnig

  9. Expressing my gratitude for the very efficient and insightful guide you just posted here.
    Hope you continue posting about your travel. This site sure helps many travel-savvy individuals like me.

    Hope to see more of your travels soon.

  10. Thank for the helpful list! :) Much appreciated. I’ll be going to HK next week, so I’m doing as much research as I can. :D

  11. Fahezah Nor // 21/03/2012 at 9:54 PM // Reply

    Hi Tommy, love your web so much.. Good job.. Plan to visit Macau and Hong Kong soon… Thank you for your info ya!

  12. Good job! Keep it up. Thanks for all the helpful info.

  13. atish gupta // 25/05/2012 at 2:59 AM // Reply

    Accurate and easy guidance at a glance. Too good tommy

  14. jannisha // 23/07/2012 at 8:06 PM // Reply

    this is fantastic! :D thanks for filing
    all these up. made my planning alot wasier :)

    jann

  15. Thank you so much for your tips and is really really really helpful. I will not be lost in Hong Kong. Can’t wait for your next sharing :-)

  16. Thanks for sharing.

    Some updates on the “Peak Tram Sky Pass ”

    Peak Tram Sky Pass
    (The Peak Tram & Sky Terrace 428)

    Return Single
    Adult HK$ 65 HK$ 53
    Child (aged 3 – 11)
    Senior (aged 65 or above) HK$ 31 HK$ 24

    Source: http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/3_1.asp

  17. Saima Khan // 20/02/2013 at 10:15 PM // Reply

    Tommy,
    I found your website so informative and very useful. Thank you so much! you’ve saved me alot of time researching!
    Saima

  18. Katrina Abrigo // 17/04/2013 at 12:56 AM // Reply

    Hi Tommy,

    your blog was helpful. will go Hongkong this June. would you recommend to stay in hotels or service apartment style? i heard about this airbnb.com but not sure if worth to try. first time to travel in HK with my fam. please advice. thanks!

    • Dear Katrina, airbnb is fine as long as you made more enquiries on the apartment you intend to stay, if you would like less frustrations, hotel is still a better option

  19. Hi Tommy
    Great to found this very useful page from you. I really need a help from about the hotel. I will fly in may. Is that any hotel are convenient to get mrt. In the lower price… it would be nice I can find it.. thx

    • Hi Angie, you can look for hotels at Agoda then click the map to see the distance to MTR. Most hotels in city center are closed to MTR. But make sure to double check. Enjoy!

  20. Hi Tommy,

    I’m going to HK this May.

    Is your site for place to visit and food place in HK already updated ?

    Many thanks.

    - Febe

  21. Yong Lan // 28/04/2013 at 2:28 PM // Reply

    Hi Tommy,
    For those 20 places must visit in Hong Kong. Would appreciate your help can summarize the places are in same area location or nearby. So, this will be more helpful for me to plan the schedule for visit.

    Thanks.

  22. Szecindyo Chewandi // 12/10/2013 at 1:22 PM // Reply

    Dude, you’re amazingly helpful. So glad to have bumped into your website!

    You basically did all the homework for me! :) MANY THANKS!

    God bless,
    Chin

  23. Hi, useful info..Great! May i know the turbojet from HK to macau? TQ.

  24. Will be going back to hongkong next week and looking for new destinations to visit.. your web page is helping us out! Two thumbs up to u!

  25. Hi, thank u for sharing about place of interest in HongKong! Ur website serves as one stop centre for tourist like me. I am fr Malaysia and was wondering what can be done during night time in Hong Kong where it is safe. Am traveling with a kid n mom. Do advise when find time. Cheers to u!

  26. anuratha // 18/03/2014 at 11:26 AM // Reply

    hi

    thank you for info. im travelling to hk 1st april 2014. where I can hav indian food.

    tq

  27. Racheal Stern // 30/06/2014 at 1:42 PM // Reply

    Hong Kong is also home to some ideal family attractions such as Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. When it comes to landmarks, The Peak and Clock Tower are highlights. There is a wide range of accommodation options as well and Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong is one of the best around.

  28. Hey. great explorer…. Can know how many days to cover all these 20 places to go?

    Thanks!!

  29. Thank you for the detailed post. Visiting HK next week. This is very helpful!

  30. Carole Anne Justin // 25/07/2014 at 1:18 PM // Reply

    Thanks..will be in HK next week… :)

  31. Thank you very much for a wonderful job
    I am going to Hong Kong and I will print your guide and take with me In Shaa Allah
    Many thanks indeed

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