Travel while you’re still young. Live like there’s no tomorrow. And whatever you’ll explore today will memorable for a lifetime with you. What are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags and set on a journey to scratch off a few destinations from your bucket list.
Looking for the best Hong Kong tourist attractions? Don’t know where you spend your time in town? Look no further. We have a bucket list of Hong Kong’s best tourist attractions. This includes both Hong Kong’s biggest and best sights, as well as some of the city, ‘s overlooked points of interest. Despite official assurances via the lackluster Brand Hong Kong website that “Hong Kong remains a welcoming city for tourists and investors, and a safe place for travelers from around the world”, scenes of violence broadcast from the SAR’s streets, stations and even airport have done much to shape global perceptions in recent months. List all of these attractions and festivals of your itinerary and you’ll have seen a whole lot of what this city has to offer.
See the Skyscraper Skyline
Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than anywhere else in the world, and the maximum of them are crammed onto the north shore of Hong Kong Island. The result is photography gold. Come at night to see the buildings at their dazzling best.
Play the Ponies at Happy Valley Racecourse
You don’t need to a gambler to have fun at Happy Valley. This grand racecourse, bounded by a wall of skyscrapers in the heart of the city, makes for an exciting setting when lit up for the night time races.
Visit Ocean Park
Hong Kong’s premium theme park—which is quite some boast when your rival is Hong Kong Disneyland—Ocean Park has been offering thrills and spills to the people of Hong Kong for nearly forty years, and it has never been better.
Ride the Ngong Ping Cable Car
Hong Kong sometimes feels like the home of the jaw-dropping view, so it’s a confirmation of just how impressive the views are from the Ngong Ping Cable Car that it regularly makes lists such as this. Running between the town of Tung Chung and the themed village of Ngong Ping halfway up a Lantau mountain it affords beautiful views over the South China Sea and onto the lush greenery of Lantau Island.
Take a Quick Trip to Macau
Yes, technically speaking it’s not in Hong Kong, but at just an hour away by ferry and with a visa-free visit for most tourists, anyone in Hong Kong for more than a few days should spend the time to see the Portuguese heritage and spinning roulette wheels of Macau.
Visit the “Venice of Hong Kong”
Even though Hong Kong seems to run at a mile a minute, there’s one small pocket of the city where you can step back into another era. On Lantau Island’s Tai O Fishing Village you’ll find traditional houses made of bamboo, built over the water. The market is full of dried seafood offerings and traditional snacks.
Neighbourhoods & Islands
You may find yourself swaying along on a historic double-decker tram, cheering with the hordes at the city-center horse races, or simply gazing out at the glorious harbor. What most visitors don’t immediately realize is that over 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and sprawling country parks.
One of the world’s top culinary capitals, the city that worships the God of Cookery has many a demon in the kitchen,
From off-the-rack Chinese gowns to bespoke specialty knives (and vice versa), the sheer variety of products in Hong Kong’s shops is dizzying.