Top attractions 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!
- LanguageChinese (Cantonese) and English
- CurrencyHKD ($ or HK$)
- Time ZoneUTC (+08:00)
- Country Code852
- Best time to visitVisit 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
Went with a friend and booked from Australia. All went very smoothly. Staff friendly. A great way to see both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon . Hopping on and off gave us flexibility of how much time we spent at each stop. Would definitely recommend this for those just arriving for their first time in Hong Kong.
This was the perfect way to end our trip to HK. We booked the 22.30 tour and so there were not very many people there. Boat arrived on time. We were close to the front of the queue and got the best comfy seats right at the front. Good value for money with the glass of wine included. The tour actually lasted a little longer than 45mins which we didn't mind at all as we didn't want it to end! 100% recommend.
We booked at tour with the guide Armie. The tour was very interesting and well thought through. Through the humorous guide the tour never got boring. The length of the tour was also good. The content of the tour was shocking but every location of the tour was a good choice and at every location we learned and experienced something new. Overall it was a really great tour with a great guide ( Armie).
Brilliant tour from start to finish! The cable car views were amazing! When we got to Ngong ping village, we toured around by ourselves before the tour started! The village itself was vibrant with colors and also very cheap for food and drinks! Our tour guide was moon! She was fantastic and fluent in English! She was very upbeat and made it her mission to make sure we had an amazing tour, the tea demonstration was great and it tasted lovely We then got a quick bus ride to the fishing village of tai-o! It’s amazing to see the vast difference from the city to a small fishing village and how they live! We caught a boat around the village and out to see some pink dolphins, unlucky that we didn’t get to see them nevertheless we headed back to be greeted by noon to show us a fisherman’s house! We also got to try some local food which was lovely! Finally we headed back to Ngong ping village to see the Buddha statue which was breathtaking Overall this excursion is well worth it
The Driver gave us clear instructions by Whatsapp where to go and upon arrival he was waiting for us. The car was very spacious and comfortable. Very good way for hotel transportation! Well recommended!