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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
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1. 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.
2. By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Take bus 15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road
1. Get yourself a Peak Tram Sky Pass to enjoy the ultimate Peak experience, offering you the 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. Victoria Harbour & Symphony of Lights
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong offering a stunning view of the city skyscrapers.
While 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.
The stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. Performance starts at 8 pm daily.
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.
3. Old Town Central Art Walk
Apart from the stunning high rises in Central, lies a starking contrast of modernization and tradition that coexist for years that attribute to Hong Kong culture. A cumulative of street arts were borne out of inspiration from the contrast.
To capture all the picturesque art, take a stroll along Hollywood Road, Graham Street, Staunton Street.
How to Get There: MRT – Central or Hong Kong Station.
Take the Central Mid Level Escalator to Hollywood Road. The famous Townhouse mural is at the intersection of Graham Street and Hollywood Road.
4. Tai O Fishing Village
Situated on a river mouth, the village is just the ticket if you want a dose of traditional fisher folks which has resided for generations.
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.
5. Clock Tower
The old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. Standing 44-metres tall, the station is long gone however its red brick and granite tower is now preserved as a Declared Monument.
It also serves as a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who struggled and started their new lives in Hong Kong.
6. Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple is one of the oldest Taoist temples in Hong Kong paying 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 it’s quiet, the incense-shrouded interior makes a pleasant break.
MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Take the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.
7. Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street named after Tin Hau temple located in the centre, 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 onto 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
8. Disneyland Hong Kong
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 Hong Kong.
A Hong Kong Disneyland park admission ticket is your passport to a full day of magical adventures.
MTR – Disneyland Resort MTR Station.
For More Info: Disneyland Hong Kong
9. 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.
MTR – Ocean Park Station
For More Info: Ocean Park
10. Ngong Ping 360
Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of 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.
MTR – Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins walk to Ngong Ping cable car station.
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11. 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 centre 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.
MTR – Mong Kok MTR Station, exit E2
12. 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 these 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.
13. Stanley Market & Murray House
Stanley Market is a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island. With its relaxed ambience, crisp sea environs and bargain buys, the market regularly attracts visitors.
You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs.
A hard morning of shopping is always nicely finished off by a sumptuous lunch at one of the many restaurants such as Murray House. The 160-year-old restored three-storey colonial building that was dismantled in 1982 and transplanted from its original site in Central to be rebuilt on the Stanley waterfront.
Situated beside Murray House is Blake Pier at Stanley.
1. MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D. Take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Central Exchange Square bus terminus.
2. MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40.
14. 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 in 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.
15. 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 7 am to 8 pm.
The Flower Market features an array of bright and colourful, 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 colourful fishes from freshwater species to deep-sea species.
MTR Prince Edward Station
Yuen Po & Flower Mart: Exit B1 and walk east along Prince Edward Road West.
GoldFish Street Mart: Exit B2 and walk east along Prince Edward Road West.
16. 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.
17. Ladies Street
Anyone who visits Hong Kong would surely know the existence of this famous street.
However, personally I find Ladies Street overrated. You can find the usual tourist souvenir, replica jersey here. For fashion head over to Fa Yuen Street instead
MTR – Mong Kok Station Exit E2, then walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.
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.
Don’t miss the Daily Flag Raising Ceremony – 7.50 am 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.
19. Repulse Bay
This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. 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.
MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D. Then take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.
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 eco-tourism facility aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental protection and wetland conservation.
1. MTR West Rail Tin Shui Wai Station. Change to 705 or 706 Light Rail and alight at Tin Sau Station or Wetland Park Station. From here, follow the signs and walk for another five minutes
2. Bus 967 from MTR Admiralty Station Exit B to Wetland Park. 5 mins walk
For More Info: Hong Kong Wetland Park
21. Avenue of Stars (Closed for Renovation till 2018)
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 modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
MTR – Exit E of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
Hong Kong is a vibrant city waiting for you to uncover its every streets and lane. Take a city walk to experience local life.
Hong Kong Tourism Department has compiled a comprehensive Hong Kong City Walk Guide for all travellers.
Check it out: Hong Kong Self Walk