Hong Kong Attractions
Hong Kong is usually known among the world travelers as a shopping paradise, but it actually has a lot more to offer, for instance, abundant tourist attractions and mouth-watering cuisine.
Tourists with a tight schedule can simply find their top choices at the city center around Tsim Sha Tsui. As the most bustling place in Hong Kong, it is filled with large shopping malls including the Harbour City, The One, 1881, and DFS Galleria. Do not forget to pay a visit to the Avenue of Stars to see the handprints of famous movie stars, admire the charming scenery around the Victoria Harbour, and enjoy the spectacular show of “A Symphony of Lights”. Taking the Star Ferry can be both an inexpensive and romantic experience. For shutterbugs, a ride on the ferry provides the optimum angle from which to snap fantastic views of the harbour. Taking the time-honored Peak Tram to the Victoria Peak and overlooking the stunning night piece of the Victoria Harbour is also one of the top things to do for tourists.
If you want to feel the vibrant glamour of this city more, allow one day in Hong Kong to have fun in the Ocean Park or the Hong Kong Disneyland, especially if you are travelling with kids.
Wishing to see the quiet side of Hong Kong? Please spare one day for the Lantau Island, which is noted for the Tai O Fishing Village, Po Lin Monastery, and Ngong Ping Village.
What is more, Hong Kong dim sum and sea food are worth a try. You can find many distinctive restaurants in Mong Kok and Temple Street.
Top 5 Hong Kong Attractions
- The iconic skyline over the Victoria Harbour is one of the world’s best urban night landscapes.
- The multimedia light and music show “A Symphony of Lights” is held there at 8pm every day to show the vibrancy of Hong Kong.
- The Star Ferry provides a scenic way to tour around the harbour and admire the skyline.
- The Harbour City facing the Victoria Harbour enjoys the best spot to appreciate the night scene at the harbour.
- One of the largest ocean parks in the world.
- A fun-packed attraction for families with children.
- Visitors can get close to some of the most amazing sea creatures from exotic sharks to furry giant pandas and lovely penguins.
- Visitors can either take the Ocean Express Train or a cable car to reach the Summit and experience thrilling rollercoaster rides.
- Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, you will enjoy a fantastic and magical journey.
- Hong Kong Disneyland is known as the happiest place on earth providing the Flights of Fantasy parade and stunning beautiful firework show.
- Thrill-seekers can test their limits at the exciting attractions and rides.
- Girls can go for a head-to-toe makeover and dress up like princesses to keep a lifetime memory.
- A landmark as well as the highest point in Hong Kong, where you can have a bird’s view of the city.
- The Peak Tram taking visitors to the Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong.
- The Peak Tower with the viewing platform Sky Terrace 428 offers a Hong Kong Sky Tour.
- In addition to the Peak itself, you can visit other attractions like the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and the Peak Post Office.
- It is the most famous temple in Hong Kong that receives an endless stream of pilgrims.
- There are plenty of buildings bearing traditional Chinese architecture style.
- The Wong Tai Sin worshiped in the temple is said to be able to realize the wishes of pious followers and there are fortunetellers who can tell your fortune by the bamboo sticks.
- The temple is home to three religions, namely Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
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More Attractions in Hong Kong
- Cheung Chau Island
- Cultural Centre
- Golden Bauhinia Square
- Government House
- Hong Kong Coliseum
- Hong Kong Island
- Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Hong Kong Park
- Hong Kong Science Museum
- Jockey Club
- Kowloon Park
- Lamma Island
- Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
- Mai Po Natural Reserve
- Mong Kok
- Museum of Coastal Defence
- Museums in Kowloon
- New Territories
- Noah's Ark
- Po Lin Monastery
- Sai Kung
- Sha Tin
- Shek O
- Temple Street
- Tsim Sha Tsui
- Tsing Ma Bridge
- Victoria Park
- Wetland Park
- Yau Ma Tei
- Zoological & Botanical Gardens
Hong Kong Attractions Visiting Routes for Reference
This itinerary is a little bit tight but we are just trying to make full use of your one day in Hong Kong. In the morning, get up early and spend most of the day in the Ocean Park. Then in the dusk, take the Peak Tram to the Victoria Peak and enjoy the sunset scene. As night falls, appreciate the night piece around the Victoria Harbour on the Peak. Later take a bus to the Central Wharf and start your Star Ferry ride. After getting off the ferry, enjoy the show of “A Symphony of Lights” in front of the Victoria Harbour and stroll around the Avenue of Stars. Finally enjoy a rich dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Day 2: Hong Kong Ocean Park (5-6 hours) → Typhoon Shelter in Aberdeen (1-2 hours)
Day 3: Central (2 hours) → Madame Tussauds (2 hours) → Peak Tower (1 hour) → Victoria Peak (1 hour) → Lan Kwai Fong (1 hour)
Day 4: Causeway Bay (2 hours) → Happy Valley (2 hours) → Yau Ma Tei & Mong Kok (3 hours) → Temple Street (1 hour)
Day 5: Hong Kong Disneyland (a whole day)
First-time tourists in Hong Kong may expect to spend more days in Hong Kong not only visiting the top tourist attractions, but also savoring the authentic food and having a glimpse of the local’s life. The Typhoon Shelter in Aberdeen is where Jumbo Kingdom, one of the largest seafood restaurants in the world, is based. Besides, you can enjoy local food in the Temple Street and Harbour City. In Mong Kok, you can see some of the old streets and stores to trace the past of Hong Kong. As Hong Kong Disneyland is near the airport, many choose to leave it as the first or last stop of a Hong Kong tour for convenience.
Day 2: Kowloon Park (2 hours) → Hong Kong Science Museum (2 hours) → Hong Kong Space Museum (2 hours) → A Symphony of Lights (2 hours)
Day 3: Star Ferry (2 hours) → Hong Kong Observation Wheel (2 hours) → Madame Tussauds (2 hours) → Victoria Peak (1 hour)
Day 4: Hong Kong Ocean Park (a whole day)
Day 5: Noah's Ark (3 hours) → Tsing Ma Bridge (2 hours)
Day 6: Ngong Ping 360 (2 hours) → Tai O (3 hours)
This itinerary covers the Hong Kong attractions that best suit kids. If you have enough time, it is advised to spend two days in Disneyland to fully relax.
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Shopping: Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Kowloon Area
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