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
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
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.
You can skip the queue by booking your Peak Tram Ticket Online.
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
Star Ferry < > Central
Star Ferry < > Wanchai
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
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.
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
A Hong Kong Disneyland park admission ticket is your passport to a full day of magical adventures.
Travel Tips : Skip the Queue & Book Hong Kong Disneyland Ticket Online
For More Info : Disneyland Hong Kong
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
For More Info : Ocean Park
6. 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.
Exit at Tung Chung MTR Station.
Book Online : Ngong Ping 360 Instant Ticket
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
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.
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
It is a must for party goers & people watchers to visit this Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars.
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
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).
The temple is located about halfway along the road and a stop in its quiet, incense-shrouded interior makes a pleasant break.
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.
MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 at Exchange Square Bus Terminus.
MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40.
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.
MTR Mong Kok Station Exit E2, then walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
1. MTR Tin Shui Wai Station Exit E
2. Then interchange for Light Rail 705 or 706 and get off at Wetland Park Station
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.
Check it out : Hong Kong Self Walk