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

 

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

Ocean Park Admission Price

Getting There

City Bus

Citybus Route629For 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.

Ngong Ping 360

Getting There

MTR

Exit at Tung Chung MTR Station.

Check the Admission Ticket & Package : Ngong Ping 360

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 pleasant break.

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

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

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Luxury Hotel Reviewer & Destination Blogger. Passionate for travel, exploring new culture & indulging divine food, Tommy has traveled to 42 countries & 140+ destinations.

90 Comments

  1. 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?

    • hello Tommy. thanks for the info in your blog. it is very useful. i and my students are going to go to HK for a study tour. Can u recommend me some reliable tour agencies there? Thanks 🙂

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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 🙂

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. i saw in HK dramma is there such nice place named Cheng Du?
    near Hong Kong. Known for pleasant enviroment

  18. hi tommy – can you pl let me know the best hotels (centrally located) in hongkong? i have shortlisted the courtyard hongkong. any other choices?

  19. hi…ill visit HK for 3 days ..can u guide me what are the things to must to do,how much of money will cost approx for all this 3 days inclusive means n transport n which hotel is best to stay,…thanks
    maybe u can email me if its not hard

  20. Thank you so much for the brief informative list for things to do in Hong Kong, would never have visited the wonderful Sik Sik Yuen temple without it- a definite top place for us.

  21. Hi Tommy,
    Thanks for the guide. We’re going to Hongkong sometime next month for a concert at the AsiaWorld Expo, so where is the best place to stay? We will arrive few days prior to that and plan to visit around Hongkong

  22. hey am planing to cum in dz sep month….i heard abt firewrk festival on 27 in macau….wanna suggestion z dere any ferry..or any other transportaion i can take at late night as on 28 i hav to catch my flight of 12:00…plz suggest
    i seen abt macau to HKIA…FERRY is dere ? n kindly updates the timing…plz

  23. Hi Tommry,

    I am visiting Honk Kong, Macau and Shenzhen for total 7 nights and 8 days with my wife and 6 years daughter. Your article was very helpful and i need your further help for planning my trip.

    Can you suggest how many days should i plan for each of these 3 cities in the 7 days times i am going to spend over there? Would Ferry or MTR be convenient and cost effective way to travel from HK to Macau to Shenzhen? We will be carrying our luggage with us and so, would MTR be convenient for it?

    Which are we should choose for hotel in all the 3 cities so that internal city travel becomes easier and less time consuming? We are pure vegetarian, so which area will have veg indian restaurants?

    I have more questions, which i can ask after i get clarity on the above questions.

    Thanks in advance.

  24. Hey,

    This post is full of stunning pictures. We went to HongKong recently and while reading, we could feel we are still there. We recently wrote about our experiences in Macau and HongKong too. What a wonderful travel destination.

  25. Thank you! The information you have posted helped me a lot. We will be travelling to HK. Hope I can make the best Itinerary for our trip. If its possible, pls send me latest update re HK. Thank you!!!

  26. Hi we will be travelling to Hong Kong on January 2016 for 4 days, can you help us to maximize our trip to visit Hong Kong and Macau. What are the best places to visit and stay in Hong Kong and Macau? We want to experience the best places on Hk and Macau. Directions on how to get on those places are still the same from the time you posted the article? Hope you could help me on this please. Thank you!

  27. Hi Tommy, just want to get some opinion or suggestion from you on my coming trip to HK. Will be there for 5 days ( weekdays ) and any authentic hk foods that we MUST try? Or any places that we must visit?

  28. Hey Tommy Ooi..Very well handled blog and queries from visitors to it! It is simple and provides all possible info. Its crisp, and substantially brief. A highly recommended platform for the tourists to that region. It may be a good idea to give informative captions to the pics you use. And also acknowledge where you use pics sent by others, that is if you do use others’ pics.
    I’m visiting HK n Macau this Xmas. Any suggestion please where the festivities on the Xmas eve are a must watch in Hong Kong? And if you do entertain guest posting on your blog, please indicate an area/ subject on which I can write.
    Thanxs…Your name is as fascinating as your biog! – Subi Nagpal

  29. Tommy, Your site is of great help…we are planning to go in the first week of May in a group of 4 adults, 2 children aged 12 years and a child aged 5 years…looking for suggestions from you, on accommodation close to the city’s attractions, with easy commuting options, and preferably a holiday rental home with kitchenette… which area would be the best?

    • Hi Nandini, as long as it is near metro and not too outskirt, it should be fine. Common places are Kowloon, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Teh, Central, Wan Chai, North Point

  30. Hi there! Just got back a few days ago from HK and thought I would add a couple of things to this amazing blog. This trip I discovered the museum of Coastal Defence which is such a gem. Located in the Saiwan area, bus 85 takes you to the front door. If wishing to drive, there is 3 hour FREE parking on site! Where would u find that in HK? Spent easily 3 hours there, walking the grounds and also seeing the indoor exhibits. There is also a little cafe with outdoor seating. The sea views are spectacular, watching several eagles swoop down over the water. Another bonus: admission is HKD 20! Half price for seniors over 60.

  31. Hi Tommy – my name is Jessica and thank you for this wonderful post! I work as a SEO specialist for Ngong Ping 360 and we were wondering if there’s a possibility to include an anchor text and link to their website. I can be reached at jng@bmgww.com. Appreciate your reply and have a great day!

  32. Hi Tommy, i’m gonna visit Hongkong in September. This is not my first time going to Hongkong, however this time i’m with my friends which is this is their first time in Hongkong. Can you name some place that we must go? Well, it will be better if it doesn’t cost much. I’m waiting for your reply. Thanks anyway

  33. Hi, Tommy. I will be at Hongkong for one day on July 2016. I have bought the Peak combo package with Klook and will meet the agent at 4pm @ central station.

    Now, I am considering to pay Lanthau island a visit in the morning time. I have checked and the Ngong Ping 360 only starts operating at 10am on weekday. I need your opinion if I go to Ngong Ping at 10am (using 2 ways cable car transport), is it enough time for me to explore all, have my lunch there and be back to Central station before 4pm?

    I will travel from hotel (@ Tsim Sha Tsui) to Tung Chung via metro and from Tung Chung to Central via metro as well. Would you kindly let me know how long will the travel time using the metro will take?

    Any suggestion or information will help alot. Thank you in advance 🙂

  34. Hong kong is a region pretty rich of culture , this a great selection of good places to visit during a vacations in this popular asian destination. I would really love to visit Jade Market, there i would see all about the local foods and traditional dishes.

  35. hi tommy,
    I love ure article..can u please advice me wd my 21 hr layover in hongkong and I want to grab this chance to visit ure country..im planning to visit Disneyland and….somewhere else close to the area,,,any suggestion pls

  36. Hi Tommy,

    which area do u reccomend to stay? i’m currently looking at causeway bay & tsim sha tsui, nathan road.

  37. Hi, we have 10 of us visiting Hong Kong in middle of December this year. The places of interests are lantao island to see the Big statue, Victoria peak, Macau, wong tai sin temple and the markets like ladies mkt etc. We have about 4days and 3 nights… we want to have a rough idea how to do it on our own. Could you help us with an itinerary so we can have a systematic way of visiting the places. Tq.

  38. This is by far the best Visit HK blog that I have ever viewed. Thanks Tommy for your helpful and detailed narration of the places to visit in HK, coupled with clear pictures. Keep up the good work!

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