Hong Kong is a city, steeped in history and culture. It is one of the most glamorous cities in the world, known for its luxury shopping. The city is loaded with many attractions so it is possible for a tourist to get easily overwhelmed. Hong Kong is full of stunning views, exhilarating attractions and delicious food everywhere. Calm Islands and thrilling experiences make your Hong Kong trip complete.
As one can’t visit all of the attractions of Hong Kong within a small vacation, we list the ten best places you can’t miss visiting in Hong Kong.
1. Hong Kong Disneyland
Disneyland in Hong Kong is a theme park located in reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. The theme park is managed by Hong Kong International Theme Parks. Hong Kong Disneyland is the home to thrilling rides like the Iron Man experience and Hyperspace Mountain. The incredible stage shows and parades make it a complete family-friendly place.
Following are the best things to do at the Hong Kong Disneyland.
Hyperspace Mountain is the most thrilling ride at Disneyland which is also known as Space Mountain. This mountain ride is now updated to incorporate a Star War storyline. This dangerous ride will blow your mind with many of its tight turns.
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars will stop your breaths with their surprising turns and fast reverse ride. This electrifying adventure is one of the most thrilling rides in the theme park.
Paint the Night parade is the one parade you won’t like to miss at Hong Kong Disneyland. Dance with the Disneyland characters when they parade down Main Street wearing glowing suits in the night.
More attractions like Disneyland Water Tour, Festival of The Lion King, Disney’s Sparkling Christmas, Inspiration Lake, Disney Pin Trading, & Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle will make your and your kid’s experience more fantastic.
2. Ocean Park
Hong Kong is one of the most popular cities in Asia to visit. It is on the top list of every tourist visiting Asia. Almost 65 million people visit Hong Kong every year and theme parks of the city are the most popular attractions for its visitors. Ocean Park is situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. After the Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park is the second most popular theme park in the city. After the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park which closed on 31 March 1997, Ocean Park is the second oldest theme park in Hong Kong.
These few things make Ocean Park the second most popular theme park in Hong Kong.
Sky Gondola will take you in the sky and you’ll see the park getting smaller from above.
Giant Panda Adventure is the home to the Pandas, where they are housed and feed properly. Usually, the Pandas are in a friendly mood and ready to get their pictures clicked.
Old Hong Kong at the Ocean Park displays the picture of the city from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The rikshaws were the old method of transportation and you can also find the local food like siomai and egg tarts.
Ocean Park Polar Adventure will let you feel the Arctic air. Watch the penguins walking and swimming. After spectating the sea lions feeding show, kids will be delighted
Ride as much as you can. Your visit to Ocean Park is incomplete without the rides. The rides like Hair Raiser, The Flash, The Mine Train, The Rapids, The Abyss, The Dragon, Crazy Galleon, Arctic Blast and Bumper Blaster will fill your day with fun and adventure.
Symbio is the first 360-degree water screen night show in the world. Spectate this amazing light show with fireworks and realistic sound effects.
Grab a bite at cafes and food stalls available at the Park. To take a break from all the adventure and charge your body for more, cafes and food stalls are providing delicious food.
At Ocean Theatre, catch a cute live show where dolphins and sea lions perform with their trainers.
3. Ngong Ping 360
It is a bi-cable gondola lift that connects downtown Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. It was made to improve tourism in the area. For the visitors, it is an easy and overjoyed way of transportation at Lantau Island. Before being acquired by the Ngong Ping 360 in April 2005, It was known as Tung Chung Cable Car Project. Ngong Ping 360 provides the world’s most amazing cable car experience. By observing Lantau Island’s nature and its native ecology, you’ll have an amazing experience of the other side of Hong Kong.
You can see these things from when you hop on a Ngong Ping 360 cabin.
An aerial view of Tung Chung town will welcome you by being the first attraction when you start your cable car journey. Tung Chung is a new well-developed town and is part of Lantau North.
Tung Chung Bay is the next attraction when you look down from your cable car cabin. The bay is a famous destination for clam digging and fishing.
As a third attraction, Hong Kong Airport will give you a hyperphysical view from above. The airport is a proud winner of the best airport in the world more than 60 times. It offers approximately 1,100 flights every day.
The view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is wonderful when seen from the Cable Car. This fifty-kilometre bridge between the vast blue ocean and blue sky provides an amazing view to the visitors.
Lantau North Country Park is the largest country park in Hong Kong. The area is full of hikers during the weekend.
Nei Lak Shan is 751 meters above sea level. It is the 6th tallest peak of Hong Kong. From the peak, you can have an amazing view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the South China Sea and even Macau when the sky is clear.
Before reaching the Ngong Ping, you’ll have a glimpse of Tian Tan Budhha surrounded by mountainous terrain.
Ngong Ping Village is also one of the famous attractions of Hong Kong you can see from the cable car. It is the village of culture and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area.
4. Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is located in Kowloon and is known as the shopping and nightlife district. The malls and local eclectic shops of the district are always packed with shopping lovers. Finding the museums, live shows and galleries are easy to get the time well spent. But the view of Hong Kong’s harbour is probably the best thing here. Having a look at the beauty of junk boats sail across Victoria Bay against the beautiful skyline at night can be a fascinating view for you. Tsim Sha Tsui is just not limited to shopping, there are more things one can do here.
Thru the interactive statues of stars like Bruce Lee and Anita Mui, Avenue of Stars shows its respect for the movie stars and artists. Hand-printed plaques of the stars like Jackie Chan, Jet Lee, and John Woo are displayed.
Walking Along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade provides the most scenic view in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong skyline’s beauty can be seen from many corners of Tsim Sha Tsui, but the Promenade offers the best scene of it.
Kowloon has a beautiful park that was transformed into a beautiful natural escapade in the 1830s from a military base. Canons and watchtowers albeit converted into children’s play areas can be seen.
Hong Kong Science Museum is home to more than 500 exhibits. The most popular exhibit in the museum is the “Largest Energy Machine in the World”. The machine demonstrates various forms of energy when it’s activated. The museum always holds interesting exhibitions.
Mid-Levels Escalators in Central is one of the best attractions of Tsim Sha Tsui. Covering 800 meters, this is the longest outdoor escalator system in the world and provides you with one of the best experiences of the central district of Hong Kong, running through it.
Hong Kong Space Museum is a unique egg-shaped landmark loved by children. If you are with kids, you can’t miss a visit to the Space Museum. It is bliss for space and science lovers.
The oldest Zoological and Botanical Gardens is housed by Tsim Sha Tsui. It is an escape from the crowd of one of the busiest cities in the world. The gardens are dedicated to bamboo, camellias, magnolias, etc
Nathan Road offers the most beautiful local sight of the city. Walking between the locals, you’ll find many of the local and the luxury brands on the road.
Tsim Sha Tsui is much more fun than we could cover in the words. Every street in the district provides a unique and beautiful sight of the city.
5. Star Ferry
The Star Ferry is a 115 years old Ferry service, which carries passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon. This 20 minutes boat ride will give you a soothing and stress-free time.
The Star Ferry has become the popular epitome of Hong Kong over the years. Star Ferry Pier is now in use by all boats and cruises which are operated by Star Ferry Services. It has become the economical transport to commute from Tsim Tsui Tsui (Kowloon) to Central (Hong Kong Island).
6. Tian Tan Buddha
The large Bronze Statue of Budhha is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The Tian Tan Buddha holds a harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. The statue is situated atop the peak of Mount Muk Yue. The plan and construction of the Big Budhha took 12 years overall. Visitors climb 268 steps to reach the 34 meters high statue. This important Chinese landmark is designed according to the Buddhist Scriptures and it is the attraction for many Chinese and foreign believers.
7. Temple Street Night Market
Located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Temple Street is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets. It is very common to see the local and foreign crowd in the street in the evening time. The market sometimes is known as the Men’s market as its famous for men’s fashion. The opening time of the market is 2 p.m but it is generally crowded at dusk because of its colourful lighting in more than a hundred stalls. The stalls mainly are famous for men’s jeans, pants, t-shirts, lighters, shoes, accessories and condoms. It is also famous for second-hand antiques. Just like other markets in Asia, prices at the market are negotiable.
8. Tai O Village
Tai O is a fishing village which is partly located on an Island of same on the western side of Lantau Island. The village is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Hong Kong. The beauty of traditional stilt-houses in the village is admirable. You can spend a good day at Tai O by trying street food and exploring the seafood and salted fish at Tai O market. Having a pink dolphin boat ride, walking to the FU SHAN viewing point and visiting the local temples can stuff your day with joy.
9. Peak Tower
The Peak Tower is a stylish architectural landmark in Hong Kong. Located near the summit of Victoria Peak at Vitoria Gap, it houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram as well. The owner of the Peak Tower and Peak Tram both is Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels group
You’ll find several restaurants, shops and entertainment venues inside the Peak Tower. Sky Terrace 428 gives you a stunning 360-degree view of the city. With a height of 1,404 feet, it is one of the most advantageous locations in Hong Kong that offers a pretty panorama of the city.