Best things to do in Hong Kong
In a city as big and busy as Hong Kong, it can be difficult to know where to start let alone where it should all end. But you don’t want to leave Hong Kong without ticking a few (okay, 20) must see sights and must visit attractions off your list… so be sure to print it out and take it with you because here are 20 things you must do in Hong Kong, no matter how long your visit!
1. Visit the Peak
For iconic views of Hong Kong from the best vantage point in town, head up the peak either by tram or take a hike if the weather (and personal fitness) permits.
2. Take the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui
As one of the cheapest forms of transport in the city, it might come as a surprise that this is also one of the most enjoyable. Kick back on the Star Ferry and enjoy the views as you approach either side of Hong Kong from the harbour.
3. Navigate the MTR
The MTR is an iconic insight into local life in Hong Kong. While it is an experience in itself, make an attempt to avoid rush hour – both in the early morning and from 6-8pm in the evenings.
Stanley is located a little out of the way, just far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle but not so far that you forget where you are. Be sure to spend some time navigating the narrow Stanley market.
5. Hong Kong Disneyland
Although one of the smaller Disney parks, HK Disneyland is a lot of fun and a must visit with kids – or if you’re a kid at heart! Space Mountain is still arguably the best ride – an indoor rollercoaster that goes through the galaxies.
6. Become a ‘ladies who lunch’ at the fanciest tea in town
Hong Kong is renowned for being home to ample Michelin star restaurants and some of the best international cuisine in the world. But where to head is one of the most open-ended questions. If you’re looking for the experience, go straight to the Peninsula Hotel and play it posh in one of the most elaborate hotels in town.
7. Dim Sum with a Difference
While there are some great traditional cantonese restaurants in town, dare to be different and try Asian fusion at the newly opened Man Mo Cafe. Here you can sample traditional dim sum with a modern twist – incorporating non-traditional flavours such as brie, ratatoille, and sesame nutella balls – delicious!
8. Get a taste for Asian markets
There are more great markets than you could imagine in Hong Kong – from the Ladies Night Market to Temple St Night Market, right through to the birds, fish, and flower markets. Try and see as many as you can whilst in town – each have a unique flair!