Top Things To Do In Hong Kong
Hong Kong was one of the world’s top ten most visited cities in 2017, and it’s not hard to see why.
Small in size but big in character, this gem of an island offers a plethora of experiences—ranging from traditional to modern, from sight-seeing to eating. Whether you’re a photography lover, street foodie or an unashamed shopaholic, there’s something here for you.
Visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Located in Lantau Island, the Big Buddha is the world’s second largest outdoor-sitting Buddha. The impressive 34-metre tall statue sits at the top of a 268-step staircase (yes, that’s a lot of steps but it’ll be worth it). And the beauty doesn’t stop there; across from the Big Buddha is Po Lin Monastery, home to the Grand Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
Take a trip to Victoria Peak
You simply can’t go to Hong Kong without visiting Victoria Peak. Via the Peak Tram, travellers can journey to The Sky Terrace 428, a 428-metre high platform that’ll treat you to a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and waters. While you’re up there, check out The Sky Gallery for a quick walk through Hong Kong’s history. This is the highest sight-seeing point in Hong Kong and possibly, the highest point of your entire trip.
Sail along Victoria Harbour on the Dukling
If you can’t get enough of the picturesque skyline, sail along Victoria Harbour on the Dukling, the only authentic Chinese vessel left in Hong Kong. Dukling harbour cruises are available either on their own or alongside the ‘Symphony of Lights’, a spectacular multimedia laser show. A fusion of traditional and modern at its best.
Try egg waffles
Egg waffles are the ultimate Hong Kong street food to snack on from day to night. These puffs are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and a lighter take on the traditional waffles. They’re also inexpensive, widely available across Hong Kong, and easy to eat on the go—we’re basically telling you to not hold back.
Have yum cha
Yum-chas are like indoor markets; they’re lively places for loved ones to enjoy each other’s company while snacking on delicious bites. Dumplings, rolls and buns often come in batches of three or four, meaning everyone can have a perfect portion of each dish without being too full for the next. If you’re all about dining in style, we recommend you head to Yan Toh Heen at The InterContinental for their lunch menu.
Have a drink at The OZONE
We do love our drinks, so it’s no surprise we’ve included The OZONE —the world’s highest bar, located on the 118th floor of The International Commerce Centre. The OZONE will offer you an extensive selection of inventive drinks and Asian tapas, all within a vibrant ambience and with unparalleled views of Hong Kong’s night life.
Shop at Causeway Bay
Home to a variety of shopping centres and street markets, Causeway Bay is a goldmine for every shopaholic. The district’s largest shopping mall, Times Square, is conveniently located above a Causeway Bay MTR Station exit, and houses over 230 stores—luxury fashion, electronics, department stores, supermarkets and restaurants. And that’s just one building.
Unleash your inner child at Ocean Park
We believe you’re never too old for theme parks. Ocean Park has two attraction areas—the Waterfront and the Summit—and we recommend you travel between them by the Cable Car, which will be a quick scenic experience in itself. Alongside the rides, there are also eateries and multiple sites to get up close and personal with capybara (world’s largest rodent), dolphins, penguins and more marine life!