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What to see and do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a destination like no other! A vibrant and fun-packed holiday with an unexpected slice of nature and a unique cultural scene.

Hong Kong is known for its bright lights, hustle, bustle and crazily good street food of all kinds. In this little melting pot of Asia you can find or experience just about anything in a compact, well run city. 

We're so excited that Hong Kong is open to travellers again we want to share it all with you!

When to Travel to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is alive with activity all year round. However, certain times are better for visiting than others, depending on what you're looking for. Whether you're a fan of bustling markets, stunning weather, or exciting events, Hong Kong has something to offer for every traveller.

The Star Ferry on Victoria Harbour, Hong KongThe Star Ferry on Victoria Harbour

Spring (March to May)

Spring is a great time to visit Hong Kong as the weather is mild and the city is awash with blooming flowers. This is also the time when many of the city's festivals take place, so there's plenty of excitement in the air. From Arts in Hong Kong to the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, you're sure to find an event that interests you.

Summer (June to August)

Summer is an exciting season to visit Hong Kong, and it's easy to see why. With warm weather and long, sunny days, it's the perfect time to hit the beach or explore the city's outdoor attractions. The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races brings an action-packed two-day event in June that fills Victoria Harbour with adrenaline-pumping races, vibrant colours, and the echoes of cheering fans against the beat of drums.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is another great time to visit Hong Kong, especially if you're looking to escape the heat of summer. The weather is still mild, but it's a little cooler, making it the perfect time to explore the city's parks and gardens. This is also the time when the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival takes place, so it's a great opportunity to sample some of the city's best food and drinks.

Winter (December to February)

Winter in Hong Kong can be chilly, but it's still a perfect time to visit. Depending on your timing, you might get to experience some of the city's famous winter festivals, like the Hong Kong Winterfest or the Chinese New Year Celebrations; when the clock strikes midnight, Victoria Harbour becomes a giant canvas filled with colourful pyrotechnics and magnificent lighting effects, as cheering revellers across Hong Kong celebrate the arrival of the new year.

Top Hong Kong Experiences

The Peak

Victoria Peak is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong. This viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the city, and it’s the perfect place to see Hong Kong in all its glory. To reach the Peak, you can take the famous Peak Tram, which has been operating since 1888 and is one of the oldest tram systems in the world. Since its recent facelift, the upgraded Peak Tram now features larger panoramic windows so you can more easily take in the stunning skyline views.

Victoria Peak Funicular Tram and View, Hong Kong, The Peak.Victoria Peak Funicular Tram and View

The ride to the top is an experience in itself, with the tram climbing up steep hills and offering breathtaking views of the city. Once you reach the Peak, you’ll find plenty of photo opportunities, as well as a range of restaurants, cafes, and shopping options.

Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui is a shopping and dining destination in Hong Kong, famous for its Avenue of Stars, which pays homage to Hong Kong’s movie stars, and its stunning view of Victoria Harbour. Here, you’ll find a range of shops, from high-end designer brands to street-side stalls selling souvenirs and trinkets.

The Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong KongTsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, the Avenue of Stars

Sitting proudly on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade waterfront is the architectural marvel of the K11 Musea. Along with the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) and the Space Museum, plenty of iconic features are here to fill your days. In the evening, Tsim Sha Tsui transforms into a hub of activity, with street performers, food stalls, and light shows. It’s the perfect place to spend an evening and take in the sights and sounds of Hong Kong.

Food Options

One of the best things about Hong Kong is its food scene. The city is known for its delicious street food, which is found in the many food markets and street stalls throughout the city. From Cantonese dim sum to foods from around the world, you’ll find a wide range of options to choose from.

For those looking for a more upscale dining experience, Hong Kong also has a range of high-end restaurants, offering everything from French cuisine to Japanese sushi. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a fine-dining experience, Hong Kong has something for everyone. You’re spoilt for choice, with 78 Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Hong Kong.  

Great Outdoors

You might be surprised by Hong Kong’s spectacular mountains, lush countryside, biodiverse coastal areas and quaint fishing villages, often just a short distance from the city. Relax and re-energise as you explore photogenic fiery-coloured woodlands, exhilarating hiking trails, coastal cliffside climbs and historic towns.  

Mong Kok Ladies Market

The ladies' market at Mong Kok is famous for a reason. You can find just about anything in this brightly coloured, neon-lit labyrinth. Jackets, handbags, jade statuettes and more, you'll find the hours speed away as you get lost amongst the stalls. Don't forget to haggle! Mong Kok is easily reached on the MTR (the local metro) and has a huge range of street food to keep you sustained during your bargain hunting.

Mong Kok Ladies Market

Explore the Hidden Side of Hong Kong: A Guide to the Unexpected

1. Visit the Tung Wan Beach

Not many tourists know about Tung Wan Beach, located on the less-developed island of Cheung Chau. This hidden gem offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with scenic views and peaceful surroundings. Take a hike on the nearby trails, enjoy a picnic on the beach, or simply relax in the sun. It's a great way to experience the natural beauty of Hong Kong that many visitors miss out on. It's easy to get to the island by ferry from Central. 

Tung Wan Beach in Cheung Chau, Hong KongTung Wan Beach, Hong Kong

2. Visit the Village of Tai O

Tai O is a traditional fishing village located on Lantau Island. While most tourists flock to the famous Buddha statue nearby, few venture into the village itself. Tai O is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who’ve built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. It's a unique and unexpected experience to add to any visit to Lantau Island, giving you a glimpse into the traditional way of life in Hong Kong.

Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong

3. Visit the Kowloon Walled City Park

The Kowloon Walled City was once one of the densest and most crime-ridden areas in Hong Kong. Today, it has been transformed into a peaceful park, with beautiful gardens, walking paths, and historic buildings. Take a stroll through this tranquil space, and imagine what life was like in the former city. It's an unexpected way to experience the history of Hong Kong.

Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

4. Take a Walk in the Country Parks
Hong Kong is known for its urban landscape, but there is plenty of nature to be found as well. In fact, there are so many options you may not know where to start. Try a woodland hike to Lau Shui Reservoir, where you can see rare butterflies and dragonflies, or a forest trail through Shing Mun County Park, spotting wild monkeys and giant paperbark trees. If you enjoy picturesque hikes with scenic views, you can't go past Tai Lam Chung Reservoir and the spectacular panoramic views over Thousand Island Lake. 

The country parks offer a chance to escape the city and enjoy scenic hikes, picnics, and wildlife watching. Whether you're looking for a peaceful afternoon or a challenging hike, there is something for everyone in the country parks. It's an unexpected way to experience the great outdoors in Hong Kong.

Thousand Island Lake in Tai Lam Chung National Park, Hong KongView over Thousand Island Lake. Just one of Hong Kong's many Country Parks to experience

5. Visit the Street Art in Old Town Central

Old Town Central is a historic neighbourhood known for its traditional shops and temples, but it is also home to a thriving street art scene. Explore the alleyways and discover murals, graffiti, and other forms of public art. It's an unexpected way to experience the creative side of Hong Kong and a great place to take unique photos.

Tank Lane, street art in Sheung Wan, Hong KongTank Lane, Sheung Wan

Whatever your reasons for visiting Hong Kong, we're sure that you'll have an amazing time. 

This destination truly has more than enough for a stop-over, an action-packed long weekend or a more leisurely holiday in this unique city.

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