Places to visit in Hong Kong


For the ones living in Hong Kong, what would you suggest to discover the region?

When you have friends or family visiting you, where do you go with them? What are the must-see places in Hong Kong, the tourist sites?

How to visit the region in an original way? Any unusual or unknown place to recommend?

What would you suggest for a couple of days of for a week of holidays in Hong Kong?

Thank you in advance for participating ;)


Standard tourist spots:
The Peak (and Peak Tram)
Mid-Levels Escalator
Star Ferry
Tsim Sha Tsui and Avenue of Stars
A trip on a Hong Kong tram
One of the many tourist street markets - be it Stanley Markets, Ladies Market in Mong Kok, Toy Market in Wan Chai, Temple Street Night Markets ...
The cable car to the giant buddha (Ngong Ping 360) and the giant buddha/monastery itself
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Ocean Park
Eat at a Cantonese Yum Cha restaurant

There are loads more and if you want to go off the beaten tourist track you could be here for months. :)

I always take people on the Peak Tram.  It's touristy and crowded, but it's an easy ride and visitors always get a kick out of it.  The view from the Peak is hit & miss.  On a clear day it's great, but clear days are few & far between.  If you want a great view of the harbor you're better off going up IFC.

The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts next to the Convention Centre is a great place for dance and music.

Sun Yat Sen Park at Sheung Wan is a nice little seafront patch of green with good views of the harbor and Kowloon.  Hong Kong Park at Admiralty is more popular, but it only has views of the surrounding buildings.  The Convention Centre also has good views of Kowloon.

Avenue of the Stars is always crowded – especially at 8pm – but it has the easiest views of the island.

Wellington St at Central has art shops and a place where you can paint your own picture.  At Graham St there's a fresh produce market.

A lot of expats love to get drunk on Lan Kwai Fong at Central.  It's also a great place for pickpockets.  Mostly because a lot of expats love to get drunk there.

If you're into temples, Man Mo at Sheung Wan is small but old.  Sik Sik Yuen at Wong Tai Sin is popular but big enough to hold the crowds.

Hong Kong has a lot of museums dedicated to weird and very specific subjects, but there's also the Museum of Art (mostly traditional Chinese art with a little modern), Science Museum (a great place for school field trips) and Museum of History (from the age of dinosaurs to the age of Chinese corporations).  The Museum of History and Science Museum are right next to each other between Jordan and Hung Hom.  The Museum of Art is next to the Cultural Centre and Avenue of the Stars.

hailey, you are too familiar with hong kong

It's a pretty small city.

Nice info and very usefull tips for my trip.


Thanks for sharing the info @Hailey & @Kiwiinhk. It helps to plan my HK trip next month!


Wow thanks for sharing this info! Would you know the cheapest place to go for bags/dresses? Thankies!