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!
- Chinese (Cantonese) and English
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- UTC (+08:00)
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- Best time to visit
- Visit 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
Honestly we booked this at the last minute and we were unsure if it was going to be worth it at all. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our journey through East Asia. If you’re early enough to wait in the (fast moving) queue, then I definitely recommend going to the higher deck. If you’re with a partner this can be extremely recommended. The complimentary drink is cold and tasty, and very appropriate. The lights of the city are spectacular and the symphony of lights was honestly astounding and extremely beautiful. As an inexperienced Australian traveller; I highly recommended this event.
My lovely guide Lulu was amazing, taking me to iconic Hong Kong landmarks, as well as showing me different sides of this incredible city off the beaten path, great hidden gems of food places, treasures of clothing boutiques, street markets and very interesting places in general. She was very knowledgeable about everything from HK history to shopping, kept a great pace with and took fantastic pictures which are memories of a lifetime. An absolute must do tour in Hong Kong! Five Stars!!!!!
Very well organised trip, small group of 11, our guide Ken was very entertaining, amusing and did an excellent job. We skipped all lines at the cable car and were after lunch transported up to the Budda by bus - no need to take the 200plus stairs. Booked this trip short notice, response time from the tour operator was swift and on point. They provide the exact pick up time via email after booking and drop you off at the hotel after the tour. I definitely recommend this trip.
The boat is new-old (not old really), but the experience was good. I do not think it is worth all that money (it is pricey indeed), especially if you want to get an extra drink (besides the one already included)... I can't remember a price that high in any other place I've been (and I've been to very expensive restaurants in Europe)
We enjoyed the multi-lingual commentary through out the trip. It is crucial and makes our experince meaningful. The service was exceptional, our trip rained half way through, and we were provided with a poncho straight away. The bus conductor was also very friendly and helpful. In general, we love the experince!