Top Tours & Activities in Hong Kong
With its enticing cocktail of Chinese and Western cultures, Hong Kong is unique. Crowded but exciting, the city's vibrant streetlife drives a culture of good food, good shopping, and good living! Here's just a taste of the city's great attractions.
Take the Victorian funicular to Hong Kong Island's highest point. The spectacular views are just a short journey from the city center!
Entertainment and education collide at Ocean Park! Rides include the Hair Raiser floorless rollercoaster and the Shark Mystique underwater safari.
Hong Kong's third-largest island offers day-trippers scenic hiking trails and clean beaches, as well as traditional architecture, modern art, and sophisticated restaurants.
Hong Kong's history is reflected in the changing face of its skyline stalwart. The building's nighttime light display provides the perfect conclusion to a long day of sightseeing!
If the views from Victoria Peak didn't knock you out, the ones from Hong Kong's tallest building will! Its observation deck offers a breathtaking panorama from the 100th floor.
As one of Hong Kong's oldest temples, Man Mo was at the center of the colonial city's spiritual life. The sightseeing favorite continues to offer refuge from the Hollywood Road.
Disney brings its magic to Asia, with seven themed areas providing world-class family entertainment with an East Asian twist. Its grounds even adhere to feng shui!
Visit the Po Lin Monastery to see the Tian Tan statue. Located on Lantau Island, it's 200 scenic steps to the top of the hill with the world's largest outdoor sitting buddha!
This monastery in Sha Tin is famous for its numerous miniature buddhas. Despite its name, there are actually closer to 13,000!
Landscaped in the style of the Tang dynasty, this peaceful public garden lets visitors roam classic wooden architecture, buddhist relics, and tranquil lotus ponds.
Hong Kong attracts visitors all year round, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance. If you're travelling on a budget, keep in mind that many hotels offer cheaper rates during the winter and summer months, though the latter can be mercilessly humid.
While the official language of China is Mandarin, most Hong Kongers speak Cantonese and English.
Despite its size, Hong Kong uses its own currency called the Hong Kong Dollar. Exchange rates within the country are very good, so wait until you arrive to change your money, and don't forget to change it back before you leave!
- LanguageChinese (Mandarin) and English
- CurrencyHKD ($ or HK$)
- Time ZoneUTC (+08:00)
- Country Code852
- Best time to visitVisit in spring or fall to avoid less desirable weather, but remember that Hong Kong is a popular destination year-round!
Things to Do in Hong Kong
Top Attractions in Hong Kong
- 1Hong Kong Park
- 2Hong Kong Disneyland
- 3Ocean Park Hong Kong
- 4Lantau Island
- 5Tung Chung Fort
- 6Tian Tan Buddha
- 7Repulse Bay
- 8Golden Bauhinia Square
- 9Central, Hong Kong
- 10Ngong Ping Village (Ngong Ping 360)
- 11SoHo, Hong Kong
- 12Tai O
- 13Man Mo Temple
- 14Nathan Road
- 15Wan Chai
- 16The Center, Hong Kong
- 17Hollywood Road Park
- 18Victoria Peak
- 19Aberdeen Fishing Village
- 20Statue Square
Other Sightseeing Options in Hong Kong
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What People Are Saying About Hong Kong
We stayed at Kowloon east so we had to make our way to central Kowloon in order to take the trip. Keep this in mind as the Hong Kong traffic is always busy, the metro is a great way to get around. Vincent our guide was superb, he had great knowledge about the areas we visited and really made the tour very personal. He also left us map and gave us some tips about other places to visit and the best wys to do them. You will stop at a jewellery shop which has some nice items. We didnt plan on buying any from the outset, so stick to your guns as the sales people can be pursuasive, but never pushy. The boat trip at Aberdeen is worth doing and really doesnt cost too much. All in all a great few hours out.
Bargain for entry into Disneyland HK, I thought it was too good to be true, but the tickets came through within 24hrs of my payment; when I called up to check with the local vendor Liuda, the contact centre representative was professional and nice with good English. I am pleased to have used this service and have made many recommendations to friends, family and colleauges since my visit. Well Done.
We took this trip on our first evening in Hong Kong. The boat was a little old but perfectly functional (maybe some cushions could enhance it a bit). The drinks service was good and not limited at all. The boat handlers were very good, ensured everyone's service and were quite cheerful. Overall a nice experience that I would recommend for the price.
The tour is excellent. We paid the extra to ride a crystal cabin and it was worth it. The view is amazing. The scenpgraphy "town" with shows a la Dosney seemed grotesque to me, but fortunately our guide, Becky, took us directly to the monastery and shared with us a lot of knowleg and insight. The viosit to the Tai O village was great, specially the 500 years old taoist temple, walking the streets and the boat tour to watch the pink dolphins. Dinner at the Tai O Heritage was just good, but the place is superb. The small stop on the way back to feel the sand and the sea at a beach at night and see the stars was a very good closing.
We had a really good time with Allan, sharing with us a mixture of cultural tips and gastronomical experiences. A good walk that doesn't get tiresome, as it is at a leisure pace, with frequent stops to learn about spots and events. Relaxed and enjoyable tour from dim sum to Michelin noodles, with sweets in the middle. Great fun.