Top 10 Things to See and Do in Hong Kong

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Hong Kong

The autonomous territory, Hong Kong is like a country of its own, which could be explored the entire lifetime. Vibrant, busy and yet preserving old traditions, the city attracts driven people from all over the world. Check out our picks of the week, what to see and do in this huge, amazing place!

10. See Hong Kong from Above

The most important city in the region leaves visitors breathless. If you want to experience the world in one place – go there. And recently Hong Kong has reminded about itself through Alexander Remnev’s breathtaking photography. He and his friends climb the highest skyscrapers in the city, balance dangerously on the viewpoints and make these striking selfies.

Why to go there?

There is a variety of tall buildings that offer free entrance to the viewpoints, including International Financial Centre Tower 2 and The Peak Tower.

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9. Ride a Trolley

The busiest and most crowded city in the world boasts the one and only double deck tram on Earth! The exciting detail aside, it also provides a quick and comfortable way of getting around the town. The longest journey takes 80 minutes and goes from Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town!

Why to do it?

Explore the buzzing city on this unique double deck tram!

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8. Go to the Beach

Surprisingly one of the busiest cities in the world also has a wonderful shoreline. There are numerous beaches for various purposes: bathing, surfing, playing volleyball, having romantic picnics and even turtle watching. Tourists and locals can also have a relaxing vacation in one of the luxurious resorts.

Why to go there?

A wide variety of nice sandy beaches and clean water to swim in. The shoreline provides numerous recreational opportunities in one of the biggest cities on Earth.

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Beach-Photo by Steve Wong

Photo by Steve Wong

7. Go on a Cable Ride in Ngong Ping

The Skyrail ride is 5,7 km long and crosses the hills, as well as water. The cable line is really busy: see how cars range one after another. The cable ride connects Lantau, which is a favorite tourist destination, with the central Hong Kong.

Why to go there?

Visit Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha on the island and admire the views from the cable car.

Cable-Photo by Denise van Rijswijk

Photo by Denise van Rijswijk

Cable-Photo by Garan Jay

Photo by Garan Jay

Cable-Photo by Chung Kai Cheng

Photo by Chung Kai Cheng

Cable-Photo by Tomi Yiu

Photo by Tomi Yiu

6. Stay at the Luxurious Hotel

There are various chains in China that provide impeccable service to the guests. Asian precision, elegance and low key luxury offer not only a great stay, but also various relaxing spa therapies, massages and of course cuisine, which varies from traditional to contemporary, mixing various blends.

Why to go there?

The hotels in Hong Kong play like a tranquil oasis in a busy city, that never sleeps. Find peace and quiet in any of tens of great hotels.

Hotel-Photo by Miramar Hotel and Investment Company

Photo by Miramar Hotel and Investment Company

Hotel-Photo by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Photo by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Hotel-Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

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Photo by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Photo by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

5. Go Shopping

Hong Kong has been a commercial center for thousands of years. No wonder one can find anything she wishes. From markets to giant shopping malls, Hong Kong is a shoppers mecca. Central and Causeway Bay are the main and most famous shopping districts – that’s a planet on its own.

Why to go there?

Experience the bargain culture, which has centuries old traditions. The range of goods will overwhelm the pickiest shopper out there!

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4. Taste Hong Kong

This is one of the best cities to experience for the gourmand. One can find anything here – from a bowl of traditional noodles that cost only a few dollars to the fanciest plate of sea food, that can cost a few thousand. In any case the variety of restaurants, kiosks and bistros might take a lifetime to experience and taste them all!

Why to do that?

Eating in Hong Kong allows to discover the versatile city from a different perspective. Its cuisine is based on the centuries old traditions, so different from the Western culture.

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3. Meditate in the Temples

As modern as it is, Hong Kong has preserved its culture and spirituality. Visit temples, that are hidden somewhere in the lush hills and are visited by the Buddhists, Taoists and simply spiritual people, who worship, pray and celebrate the festivals.

Why to go there?

Visit the old sanctuaries, experience the uplifting atmosphere, filled with aromatic incense and prayers.

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2. Explore the City on a Boat Tour

Victoria Harbor is a natural harbor, that has played an important part in the history of the city. Meanwhile the boats and ferries are not only a means of transportation here, but also allow to admire the impressive skyline of Hong Kong, which is especially pretty at night, when the skyscrapers are lit up.

Why to go there?

Try going on Star Ferry’s Harbour Tour – a pretty double-decker passes the most beautiful sites of Hong Kong.

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Boat-Photo by Revoldaw Kim

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1. View Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

At 552 m it is the highest point in the city. From here a breathtaking panoramic views open, allowing to admire the giant skyscrapers, lush hills and waters surrounding the islands. Get there by a 125-year Peak Tram, which provides an experience of its own.

Why to go there?

Admire the views of this vibrant metropolis. Go there anytime – whether at sunset, dusk or late at night, the city provides great panorama 24/7.

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