A visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History is an absolute must for anyone visiting this dynamic Asian hub. Here, you’ll get an excellent insight of the city’s complex and fascinating past, through exhibits that relate to region’s ethnography, social history, archaeology and natural histories.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
For a relaxing retreat in Hong Kong, take a leisurely stroll around Kowloon Park, or unwind in a cool area where you can get away from the city’s heat. Likewise, you can snap photos of its lovely swimming pool, Chinese garden, aviary and small ponds.
Monday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
From Kowloon Park, make your way to Sky100, and be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views of Victoria Harbor as well as the world famous skyline of Hong Kong.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
For your next stop, head off to Mong Kong, and soak up the buzzing sounds, sights and atmosphere of its lively street markets, such as the Temple Street Night Market and Ladies Market. These markets, as far as I’m concerned, epitomize the true essence of Hong Kong, with their crowded stalls and dynamic vibe. Of course, these markets are also the best places to shop for inexpensive items and souvenirs in Hong Kong.
Harbour City, one of the largest malls in Asia, is a mega upscale complex that will overwhelm you with its sheer size, and incredible collection of attractions and restaurants. A paradise for shopping addicts, this vast shopping complex also hosts a plethora of high-end fashion boutiques, such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Burberry.
Nestled wonderfully along the scenic Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, the Avenue of Stars is a seaside promenade that offers marvelous views of its iconic skyline and Victoria Harbour. Modeled after LA’s Walk of Fame, this fabulous walkway is also dotted with hand prints, autographs and statues of Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan, Michelle Yeoh and other notable figures in Hong Kong’s film industry.
A perfect way to end a perfect day in Hong Kong is to witness the internationally renowned Symphony of Lights, a dazzling 15-minute sounds and light show that will leave its spectators in utter amazement. Fondly billed as “The largest permanent sound and light show in the world” by Guinness World Record, this nightly spectacle will appease your senses with one-of-a-kind digital fireworks, flashy lasers and splendid light displays.
Alternatively, you can watch this grand extravaganza, while taking a Star Ferry cruise ride to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon Island. In addition to the Symphony of Lights, Star Ferry lets you see the wondrous skyline of Hong Kong from a unique and moving vantage point.
With the Ngong Ping 360, you’ll have an exciting cable car ride that lets you see and experience Hong Kong from a variety of angles. Plus, it’s a cool and exciting way to get to Lantau Island.
Important note: Ngong Ping 360 is closed from January 9 to June 2017, for a rope replacement project.
Even if you’re not a Buddhist devotee, the Tian Tan Buddha, or also called as Giant Buddha, is still a sacred site you must visit when visiting Hong Kong. Erected in 1993, this magnificent 34-meter bronze statue has a jaw-dropping splendor that literally helped put the Po Lin Monastery and Lantau Island into the global limelight.
By the way, the Po Lin Monastery also offers worthwhile views of Hong Kong and its surrounding islands.
After spending the entire morning enjoying spectacular views of Hong Kong, make your way to Inspiration Lake, and take a quite stroll or a picnic. With its tranquility and stunning lake views, the Inspiration Lake is to me the ultimate place to unwind in Hong Kong. Not to mention, it has a glut of recreational activities to offer to everyone.
Embark on an enchanted and magical journey with Hong Kong Disneyland’s fabulous array of thrilling attractions and rides.
The Peak is very often billed as the most awe-inspiring destination in Hong Kong, but even getting there can be just as spellbinding. With this funicular ride, you’ll get to feast your eyes on marvelous 180-degree vistas of the steep skyscrapers of Kowloon, Victoria Harbour and the Peak’s surrounding hills.
After your extraordinary ride, look for a great spot in Victoria Peak, and enjoy sweeping vistas of Hong Kong. Better yet, head to the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong – Sky Terrace 428 – and be swept away into bliss by its splendid 360-degree panoramic views.
Speaking of joyrides, don’t forget to take a ride up the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest covered escalator system in the world.
Stroll through this dynamic street, and explore a number of designer stores, contemporary art galleries, and antique shops.
One of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Hong Kong, Man Mo Temple is a serene, elaborate and atmospheric scared site filled with lovely sights and aromatic burning incense.
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
If you have yet to shop souvenirs in Hong Kong, you might want to make a stop to Sheung Wan. Supremely hip, exotic and elegant, this old Hong Kong neighborhood is an eclectic mash-up for shopping experiences that are dominated by traditional Chinese businesses and beliefs. From handicrafts and antiques to traditional Chinese medicines, there are plenty of cool and extraordinary stuff you can buy in this part of Hong Kong Island.
Monday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Lan Kwai Fong, the undisputed party and nightlife epicenter of Hong Kong, is brimming with cheap drinks, sheesha, clubs, bars and ritzy nightspots. Nights here are pretty wild, and its street is crowded with nocturnal party animals. You can even get some free shots in this part of Hong Kong. It’s a little rowdy, but nevertheless a great place to hangout, especially if you want to see the wilder side of Hong Kong.
Most of us think of HK is simply a bustling cosmopolitan, but the truth is, it is a sprawling archipelago with over 200 picture-perfect islands. And the best way to see the smaller islands of Hong Kong and their deserted coves and rugged coastlines is to rent a junk boat. With this voyage, you’ll get to mesmerizing views of the scattered islets of HK as well as enjoy a picnic. What’s more, you can ask the tour operator to drop anchor somewhere that is remote, and dive off from boat’s deck for a swim.