The 9 best places to visit in Hong Kong
Our selection of must-see places
Head to Victoria Peak, on Hong Kong Island, to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the breathtaking views on the surrounding islands. Hop on the Peak Tram, an icon of the British occupation, and head up to the highest point of the city. Follow the “morning trail” and walk a couple of miles through the tropical forest to discover the amazing panorama of the city and the bay of Hong Kong. An unmissable attraction that is most enjoyable at the end of the day, when the sun sets and the city lights up.
Viewpoint | Nature | Hiking | Park
Tai O Village
Far from Hong Kong's skyscrapers, Tai O is a small fishing village on Lantau Island that has kept its authentic charm. Wander through the narrow street markets and past the stilt houses to uncover the city's unique beauty. Learn about the locals and their traditions or take a boat ride to meet the endangered pink dolphins in their natural habitat.
Nice village | Tradition | Island
Sai Kung Peninsula
Far from the rush of the city, discover the Sai Kung Peninsula, a true haven for nature lovers. Located in the New Territories, this natural site is teeming with luxurious vegetation, exotic wildlife and virgin beaches. Take the MacLehose Trail into the tropical forest and follow through to discover the city's most picturesque views of the bay.
Nature | Hiking | Beaches | Nature reserve | Sea
Aberdeen is a harbour city on Hong Kong Island that attracts many tourists. Visit the famous fish market or order the catch of the day for lunch. You can even wine and dine in one of the floating seafood restaurants.
Port | Tradition | Market
In the evening, head to the Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon. This huge marketplace sells all sorts of things and is the opportunity to get some great bargains. Stroll through the alleys or enjoy a bite in one of the local restaurants. A pleasant experience that will get you ready for the rest of the evening.
Market | Tradition | Relaxation
Temple Man Mo
Man Mo Temple is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong and is located not far from Victoria Peak. Named after the God of Literature, Man Cheong and the God of War, Mo Kwan Yu, this place of worship is a spiritual sanctuary in the middle of the jungle.
Monuments | Tradition
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Otherwise known as the Sik Sik Yuen Temple, this shrine attracts many visitors in Kolwoon city. Faithful worshippers come to pray and light incense sticks while tourists come to admire the beautiful gardens and water features.
Monuments | Tradition | Park
Hong Kong Park
Escape the city and go to Hong Kong Park for a blast of fresh air. The park offers a number of attractions including a large pond, water features, playgrounds and a huge aviary with over 600 birds! The park has even received an award for its urban design.
Park & garden | Nature | Relaxation | Animals
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
The Po Lin monastery, located on the Ngong Ping Plateau on Lantau Island is one of the most popular Buddhist sites in Hong Kong. Sat on top of a hill, the enormous bronze statue is over 100 feet tall and towers over the surrounding environment. There are 268 steps to climb to get to the top and admire the views. There are also several hiking trails that will lead you through the jungle to beautiful viewpoints.
Monuments | Tradition | Art & Culture | Hiking