Hong Kong is the perfect example of East meets West in terms of architecture, culture, food, and shopping. There are endless adventures to discover in this vibrant city.
Whether you are looking to go on an adventure, a shopping spree or a food hunt, here are some of the top experiences that you should not miss when visiting Hong Kong:
For Adventure Seekers
Catch stunning views from the Dragon’s Back Hike, or head to Lantau Island for the Shek Pik Country Trail, and experience the MacLehose Trail that stretches almost 100km across the city.
For those seeking a different experience, check out Hong Kong’s theme parks which is perfect for all ages. Disneyland is an ideal place for a magical family getaway with thrilling rides and adventures, while Ocean Park is the city’s home-grown theme park, featuring exhilarating rides, animal enclosures and aquarium.
For Culture Vultures
Standing at 34m tall, the Tian Tan Buddha is a magnificent statue located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The statue symbolises the harmonious nature relationship between man and nature, people and faith. Visitors can take the cable car to get to the statue and stop for lunch at the nearby Po Lin Monastery.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without some dim sum. Enjoy these bite-sized snacks along with a nice cup of Chinese tea. Lin Heung Tea House, Luk Yu Teahouse and Lung King Heen are some of the popular places to try out these delicious bites.
For seafood lovers out there, don’t miss a visit to the fishing villages to taste the fresh catch. Tai O Fishing Village at Lantau Island features houses built on stilts over the water as well as a market with seafood stalls and restaurants for guests to dine at.
Check out the many street markets in Hong Kong. Cat Street and Temple Street Night Market features antique and vintage goodies, while Ladies’ Market and Stanley Market sells everything from inexpensive knick-knacks to branded clothing.
Be sure to also explore Causeway Bay, that has everything from high-end fashion to affordable high-street offerings. Visit SOGO, the city’s largest Japanese-style department store as well as other local designer stores at Fashion Walk.
For Night Owls
Take in the amazing night view of the shimmering lights and skyscrapers at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, while having a drink in hand at one of the rooftop bars.
Alternatively, party the night away at the many bars and pubs at Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo or check out the nightlife scene at Wan Chai, at the intersections of Lockhart Road, Jaffe Road and Luard Road.