Hong Kong is continuously rated as the popular travel destination in Asia for several years because of its grand attractions. Having a unique combination of modernity and tradition, Hong Kong is a mirage of experiences and global cultures. If you are a first time visitor, you will be surprise viewing the tall skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife. To make your Hong Kong visit easier, here listing 20 awesome places to visit in Hong Kong.
1. Victoria Peak
Located at a height of 396 meters above the sea level, The Peak Tower is very popular among the tourists for its architectural designs. Here you can find many popular restaurants and entertainment centers. The beautiful city can be looks from the Sky terrace as it gives a 360-degree view of the entire city. You can reach on foot from the MTR central station or by bus to Garden Road peak tram lower terminus. You should definitely get a peak tram sky pass to have the ultimate experience of the Peak. The fabulous views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak Tower is a memorable experience.
2. Old Town Central Artwork
Hong Kong is a land for a perfect blend of tradition and modernization. Apart from if the endless high rises, you can find a lot of street art on various themes and in various colors. Contrast is the main underlying theme in all of these street arts. You can explore various streets like the Hollywood Road, the Staunton Street, and the beautiful Graham Street. To explore the unique cumulative art, you should explore the very popular Townhouse Mural. It is in between Graham Street and the Hollywood Road.
3. Hong Kong Disneyland
Famous for being the magic land with loads of musical shows through which you can relive your childhood, the Disney spectacular tour offers you with the best experience of exploring all the major attractions of this park. It is located close to the Disneyland Resort MTR station and It is the best place to visit not only for the kids but also for the adults. It is open all days for the week till 9 pm. This is a very colorful place with a lot to explore over here. The various themes take you to the different Disney characters of your choice.
4. Ocean Park
Ocean Park is based on the marine life and is a very popular destination for the kids. Here you can find many interactive displays and thrill rides which gives you the ultimate experience of education with fun. Hong Kong has premium bus services which will take you to the Ocean Park. It is open from Monday to Friday. Children, as well as elders, will love visiting this place. The entire waterbody all around provides a beautiful scene where you can spot many marine creatures as well as various water activities for kids.
5. Hong Kong Wetland Park
Here you can find a wide variety of mammals and reptiles, butterflies and many other varieties of birds. It is a great spot where you can explore a wide variety of biodiversity. It is a great tourist spot in Hong Kong where awareness and education spread by promoting Ecotourism. Conservation and promotion of environment and wetland are highlighted over here. It is open on all days of the week. You can reach the place by boarding a metro from MTR Tin Shui Wai Station. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm.
6. Symphony of Lights
Victoria’s harbor hosts display of colorful lights every day at 8 pm. It looks stunning when the colorful lights reach the sky. It consists of more than 40 skyscrapers beautifully tuned with music. A narration is also synchronized which tells about the spirit of the city through 5 diverse themes. It’s world’s largest permanent light and sound show. It is open on all days at 8 pm and located near to the MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui station. It transforms the entire beauty of the place and looks very beautiful at night with all the colors and music.
7. Repulse Bay
During the 19th-century war, the British armies repulsed the pirates over here. It is how this Bay got its name. The beautiful beach over here is very popular and you will get a high-class There are many luxurious residencies where you can get the best of lavish living. The beaches have every kind of tourists every year. The beaches are famous among the kids as well as among the couples. You can visit the place from the MTR Hong Kong Station. The crescent-shaped beach is the most beautiful one in this place.
8. Lantau Island
It is best traveled by 360 cable car through the Ngong Ping. Of all the ways through which you can reach, this is the best way to reach there. The rich ecological environment is famous over here. You can even witness the customs and culture over here. The cable car ride over here is very popular among the tourists as it’s not only thrilling but also offers picturesque views. The Ngong Ping Village has the stunning views with the most popular statue of Giant Buddha. The natural beauty of this place makes it the most preferred spot among the tourists.
9. Lan Kwai Fong
if you are a bit wild and wacky, it is the perfect place for you to visit. Here you can find many nightclubs and cafes like the Hard Rock Café. It is the most happening city in Hong Kong. It has many activities for the youngsters. The nightlife is worth enjoying and it is worth seeking when you are in Hong Kong. There are many pubs and bars which are worth visiting. The youngsters and couples would just love spending time here. This entire assortment pulls in a large number of tourists every year. It is just at a walking distance from the MTR Central Station.
10. Star Ferry
You can enjoy a mindblowing ride from Kowloon to Central. It is a very popular place of visit even according to the Survey of National Geographic. It is just a 10 minutes ride. But in this 10 minutes, you can explore the most beautiful view of the city, especially the skyline. This harbor is one of the most popular photographed harbors in the world. It is located just at a walking distance from the MTR Central Station. You can even exit from the Star Ferry Pier. It is the most inexpensive way by which you can explore the entire city and that too in the most beautiful manner.
11. Avenue of Star
It is a must visit place in Hong Kong. It is located on the side of the Victoria Harbor Waterfront and located in Tsim Sha It is built in the manner of the walk of fame of the Hollywood. Here you can find almost 100 statues of very popular celebrities from all over the world. Basically, it’s like giving a tribute to the directors, film stars and the entire film industry of Hong Kong. The Garden of Stars is where best exhibitions are displayed. The Waterfront Podium Garden and Starry Gallery are major attractions of this place.
12. Big Buddha
Being the most popular tourist place in Hong Kong, people just love visiting Big Buddha. It is the second largest statue of Buddha which is located outdoor. It is huge and 112 feet in height in size so you can even spot it from the flight. It’s location near the Po Lin Monastery and also visible if you go on the cable car ride at Ngong Ping 360. From here you can witness the statue at the eye level. It is very enlightening and peaceful place and has a charm of its own. You need to climb 268 stairs to reach this statue. It is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
13. Wong Tai Sin Temple
It is dedicated by the people to the great immortal Wong. Wong Tai Sin Temple is a wish-fulfilling Whatever you wish here is believed to get granted and it is the reason people keep coming back. It is one of the most popular religious places in Hong Kong. It also has beautiful architectural designs and colorful decorations. You can reach the temple by taking a Metro and going from the MTR Wong Tai Sin temple. It is open on all days from 7 am to 5:30 pm. It is a great place for sightseeing too among the tourists.
14. Golden Bauhinia Square
This is a gilded statue which the China government had gifted to the Hong Kong government. It is entirely convert from the British colony. It was a part of the people’s republic of China and kept beside the Hong Kong convention and exhibition center. On every first of the Monday a flag hoisting ceremony is organize It is a great sight in itself. It’s opening time is every day from 9 am to 6 pm. It is located just at a walking distance from MTR wan chai station. The flag hoisting is done at around 8 am in the morning.
15. Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower
This clock tower is 44 meters It is alongside the Kowloon Canton Railway Station. It is an important tourist spot in Hong Kong. The entire place has various landmarks like Star Ferry Terminal, The Peninsula Hotel, and many others. You can see the reflection of the colonial culture over here. You can take a star ferry from central to reach the clock tower and can even walk from the nearest station to reach the clock tower. Tourists click loads of pictures over here.
16. Tai O Fishing Village
Located on Lantau Island, Tai O Fishing Village is famous for its lifestyle and the beautiful cityscape. You can explore the true Chinese culture over here, the old traditional one. It is an important place to be visited in Hong Kong. The traditional houses and the seafood market are its major attractions. Many photographers and filmmakers flock in here all the time of the year for its beautiful scenery all around. You can find many dried seafood and shrimp from there. Here you can find the very popular shrimp paste. It also has traditional stilt houses which are beautiful to look at.
17. Man Mo Temple
It is a Taoist temple which is famous for being the oldest temple in Hong Kong. It’s dedication to the God of War and the God of literature, which is Mo and Man respectively. It is a quiet place where you can find lots of incense burning. The interior depicts the culture of the place as well as the great architecture that is highlighted here. It is a very popular temple among the tourists. You can reach the place from MTR central station to the Hollywood Road. It is a popular religious spot in Hong Kong.
18. Temple Street Night Market
Tin Hau Temple is located nearby this. It is one of the most popular flea markets in Hong Kong. The place gets crowded from the evening time where it is buzzed with tourists as well as the common people. It is located at the hub of city and visited by everybody. The MTR Jordan Station is the nearest station from this place and it takes hardly a few minutes to visit from here. You can even walk along the Man Ming Lane to the temple street to visit this night market. It is a great spot to shop a lot.
19. Fa Yuen Street Market
It is a very big market where you can find everything that is Hong Kong styled. As a tourist, it is the best way to get introduced to the Hong Kong consumerism. There is a lot to see. Every path here is filled with shops selling a variety of items for the tourists as well as the common folk. You can buy in stocks as well as in a separate manner over there. Starting from clothes to electronics, you just need to name it and you will get it over here. It is located very near to the Mong Kok MTR Station. You need to take exit E2 to reach this street market.
20. Jade Market
it is located on the Nathan road and a great place where you will get various qualities and shades of jade. It is a unique ornamental greenish stone and is mainly found in East Asia but it is largely sold in Hong Kong. You will even get many jade souvenirs, especially of Lord Buddha. The pure green jade stones are the most expensive ones and are very rare to be found. The market is open daily from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. You can find jade rings and jade statues too over here. You will find both expensive and less expensive stones that are very attractive and rare.