Experience Hong Kong – Top Things to Do & See

Get ready for sensory overload. Lots of people, buildings, lights, traffic, noise, smells and more. Experience Hong Kong through it’s food, culture and night life.

Take in the Hong Kong Skyline

  1. Victoria Peak: Take in amazing views of all of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor. Take a $7 taxi ride or take the scenic tram up to The Peak. The Peak is a great place to visit all day; especially at night, when Hong Kong is all lit up.
  2. Junk Boat Evening Cruise of Victoria Harbor: Hong Kong is just as beautiful from the ground up as it is from Victoria Peak looking down. Take an evening cruise of Victoria Harbor on a traditional traditional Chinese junk boat. Take in the views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline all lit up.
  3. Star Ferry: For the quickest and cheapest way to get from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, take the Star Ferry at dock 7. It is about $2 USD and you get incredible views of Victoria Harbor.

Discover The Temples of Hong Kong

  1. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery– As on of the most famous Buddhist temples, with nearly 13,000 buddhas on display. The corpse of founding Buddhist of the temple is also on display.
  2. Nan Lian Garden is situated at the foot of the mountains, with all of Kowloon to the other side. The Garden has been designed to resemble gardens of the Tang Dynasty.
  3. Chi Lin Nunnery: The Chin Lin Nunnery is situated just across the street from the Nan Lian Garden. It is a Buddhist nunnery, offering a quiet sanctuary from the bustling Kowloon.
  4. Lantau Island: Explore the old fishing village of Ngong Ping. Take a cable car up to the Ngong Ping 360, discover the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha.

Experience Hong Kong Night Markets

  1. Temple Street Market:  For an awesome night market got to Temple Street Market. Filled with knock offs, souvenirs, fortune tellers and food stands. As recommended per Anthony Bourdain, visit one of the corner street cafes at the Market.
  2. Ladies Market is a popular street market in the heart of Mong Kok. This is a perfect street market to visit during the day. Just like Temple Street Market, Ladies Market is also filled with knock off hand bags, gadgets, birds and more.
  3. Stanley: Stanley has a completely different vibe than Victoria Harbor. It is relaxing, not crowded, has much slower pace of life along with having a beach and it’s own night market.

Experience Hong Kong through food and drink

  1. Bar Hop around the SoHo District: The SoHo District is located on Hong Kong Island’s; a ten minute walk from the finical district. SoHo is filled with hip bars, restaurants and expats. Find everything from Spanish tapas restaurants and British pubs to Australian sports bars and so on. A true melting pot, SoHo is a more residential and local part of Hong Kong.
  2. Authentic Cantonese Food: Sichuan duck, Lo Mein, Sweet and Sour pork and more. Check out Little Boa and Ho Lee Fook for a mordern spin on traditional cantonese food. For great dim sum at a low cost check out One Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant or Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists. Stop into Kau Kee for an awesome beef noodle bowl.
  3. Cat Cafe: Hong Kong is loaded with hidden and charming cat cafes. Cat cafes are all the rage; home to all things cats and kittens, from decor, to drinks and themes.

Experience Hong Kong’s Attractions

  1. Happy Valley Race Track: Even if you are not a sports fan or a racing fan, you will have fun at Happy Valley Race Track. If you are looking for a good party, with an awesome back track and a possibility to win millions, well you are at the right place. Be prepared to stand, so it is a good idea to get there a little early to get space by a table. Races are held every Wednesday.
  2. Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Kung Fu and Bruce Lee go hand in hand. Visit the Bruce Lee,legendary martial artist, exhibit for free until 2018.
  3. Disney World
  4. Ocean Park Aquarium

If you are planning a vacation to Hong Kong, read my 360 Hong Kong holiday travel guide for more information.

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