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.

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Hong Kong Attractions Visiting Routes for Reference

1 Day Classic Tour to Hong Kong Top Attractions
Hong Kong Ocean Park (5 - 6 hours) → Victoria Peak (2 hours) → Victoria Harbour (1 hour) → Avenue of Stars (0.5 hour) → Tsim Sha Tsui (1 hour)

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.
4-5 Days Itinerary for First-time Visitors
Day 1: Avenue of Stars (1 hour) → Hong Kong Museum of Art (2 hours) → Hong Kong Space Museum (2 hours) → Victoria Harbour (1.5 hours) → Harbour City (1 hour)
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.
6-7 Days Happy Family Tour
Day 1: Hong Kong Disneyland (1 - 2 days)
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.
- Last updated on Oct. 27, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Hongkong Attractions
Asked by Jane from CHINA | Jul. 04, 2020 21:49Reply
Should I go to The Hong Kong Big Buddha or the Victoria Peak?
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Answered by Orla from DENMARK | Jul. 06, 2020 01:57

I prefer to choose Big Buddha. If you have enough time, you can tour around both of them. Have a nice trip!
Asked by winnie from USA | May. 31, 2019 08:48Reply
Where can I see the dragon boat race in Hong Kong? Is it easy for wheelchair users to go?
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Answered by Molly from CANADA | Jun. 02, 2019 20:26

It is not a all-year round race. Recently, it will be held during June.14 to June.16 and you can see the performance in central waterfront. There will be large crowds at that time so I think it might be not suitable for wheelchair users.
Asked by Aleksandra from SERBIA | May. 21, 2019 02:28Reply
Can someone please suggest a Hong Kong boat ride/cruise with dinner and sightseeing?
Nothing too luxurious :)
And how much would it cost, if there are some set packages?
(the last week of May/first week of June)
Thank you!
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Answered by Justin from CANADA | May. 23, 2019 01:32

Well, I'm not very clear about that but maybe you can go to North Point Ferry Pier to get more information.
Asked by Stine from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 21, 2019 19:13Reply
I am planning to travel to Hong Kong in June for 7D6N.
I have written an itinerary for myself but I am wondering if you could suggest places to go for hiking, shopping, street food, and if there are sauna's too. Thanks a lot for the answer :)
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Answered by Charlotte from UGANDA | Mar. 25, 2019 23:59

Hiking: Phoneix Mountain, Victoria Peak
Shopping: Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Kowloon Area
Street Food: Lan Kwai Fong, Dundas Street, Temple Street Night Market, Guangdong Road Snack Street, Kowloon City Food Street, Causeway Bay Area
Sauna: Causeway Bay Area
Asked by alan from MALAYSIA | Mar. 18, 2019 02:49Reply
If for tourist should we stay at Central, Hong Kong Island or Kowloon Pennisula
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Answered by Ellison from USA | Mar. 21, 2019 01:49

I prefer to stay at Central, HK Island. I think the surrounding transportation is quite convenient. And you can easily find nice restaurants nearby.
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