Hong Kong is one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant cities. It offers deep blue waters, lively and busy street markets, picturesque temples and one of the finest city skylines in the world. Once you are here, you will get to see various tourist spots along with some international attractions such as the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum and Disney Land. If you are wondering what to do in Hong Kong, below are our recommended things to do in Hong Kong with pictures, activities & budgetary details. Our experts have compiled this comprehensive Hong Kong travel guide for you so that you dont worry about where to go in Hong Kong and just hit the extra ordinary places without wasting any time.
Please note that if you want pleasent, cool and sunny Hong Kong climate then the best time to visit is from October till December. During this time you will be able to enjoy Hong Kong sights & scenes
1. Victoria Peak
If you want to see a magnificent, panoramic view of the entire city and a lovely skyline, Victoria Peak is the place to go. Victoria Peak is the highest mountain peak in HongKong and is a key tourist attraction which draws around 7 million tourists every year. Victoria Peak is one of the best places to visit in Hong Kong.
- Sky Terrace 428- experience 360 degree panoramic view of Hong Kong at the height of 428 meters. Learn about Hong Kong’s history, culture, cuisine & architecture while enjoying the city skyline at Hong Kong Sky Tour
- Peak Tram- you can witness Hong Kong’s beauty and natural wonders on this Peak Tram. It will take you to The Peak while giving you an outstanding visual illusion while going uphill.
- Madame Tussauds- take a selfie with over 100 local and international wax figures at the top of the city. Visit to Madame Tussauds is among the top Hong Kong points of interest of the tourists.
- Peak Tram Historical Gallery- this gallery is like a time tunnel which will take you to the down memory lane. You will experience 19th and 20th century Hong Kong.
- The Peak Tower- the iconic building of Hong Kong at 396 meters, offers you an array of restaurants and entertainment venues like Madame Tussauds and Sky Terrace 428
- Eat- satisfy your hunger at the peak of the mountain where you will find many cafes and restaurants.
- Shop- once you’re at the peak, you’ll enjoy the different shops at the peak of the mountain
- Peak Tram: Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 12 Midnight
- Peak Tram Historical Gallery: Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 12 midnight
- Sky Terrace: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Madame Tussauds: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
2. Avenue of Stars
Based on the Hollywood walk of fame, Hong Kong’s Avenue of stars is located on the Victoria Harbor where you get to pay tribute to the starts of Hong Kong’s film industry. It is one of the most popular Hong Kong tourist attractions.
- Walk around the statutes of the stars. Take fun photos and enjoy the view of the harbor.
- A Symphony of lights- it is world’s largest show of lights and laser, synchronized with music that lights up the city and moods of the people
- Entrance is Free
- Avenue of stars: Open 24/7
- Music and laser Show: Monday – Sunday 8:00 pm
Embark on a magical journey through the seven themed lands at Disneyland which include, the Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Toy Story Land, Glitter Gulch, Mystic Land and Tomorrowland. This is the 5th Disney Theme Park in the world and one of the top “Hong Kong Things to do” attractions.(15 Photos)
- Main Street, USA- Interact with your own Mickey and get delighted with shining and glossy Disneyland
- Adventureland- Forget about civilization and get in to jungle-themed land with authentic wild experience. Enjoy Jungle River Cruise, Tarzan’s Treehouse and Lion King festival
- Fantasyland- This magical land gives you fairytale dreamy experience. It houses all of the classic fairytale characters like Cinderella, Sleeping beauty, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and so on!
- Toy Story Land: Based on Toy Story series, this land is full of Andy’s toys. Say goodbye to the real world and indulge in the toy world with unlimited toy characters.
- Grizzly Gulch- Here you’ll find Minnie, Mickey, Chip and Dale using the Big Grizzly Mountain as backdrop, in their own Old Wild West costumes, and geysers, pools and chuck-wagons scattering the landscape enclosing the town.
- Mystic Point- Get acquainted with mysterious rainforest with supernatural events. This land features Mystic Manor, a Haunted Mansion with a trackless ride and much more!
- Tomorrowland- Enjoy thrilling rides including, flying saucers, water spurting UFO’s, and you can travel over the roads of tomorrow in your own electric car.
- Flights of Fantasy Parade: watch your favorite Disney characters sing and dance along Main Street USA
- Shop: at the theme park shops, get your favorite Disney character toys, books and costumes.
- Dine- Pluck up a theme and have scrumptious food on any of the 32 restaurants/cafes
- 1 day standard Ticket, General, HK$ 499, Child: HK$ 355, Seniors: HK$100
- 2 days standard ticket, General, HK$ 680, Child: HK$ 480, Seniors: HK$170
- Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
4. Ocean Park
The Ocean Park is a must tourist spot in your travel Hong Kong itinerary. As the name suggests it is a marine mammal park, an animal theme park and amusement park. It is the perfect place to go to for a fun day out.
- Thrilling rides- The Abyss Turbo drop moves upright on a 185 foot tower.
- Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium- watch and study thousands of sea animals
- Ocean Theater- a popular spot in the Park. It is an open-air theater where dolphins and sea lions put up a wonderful performance
- Ocean Park Tower- at height of about 236 feet, it gives a panoramic view of the entire park inside a slow rotating cabin.
- Adults, HK$320, Children (3-11 years) HK$160
- Ocean Park Monday- Sunday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
- Emperors of the Sky at Amazing Bird Theater: 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm daily
- Symbio! at Aqua City Lagoon: 6:30 pm daily
- Ocean Wonders at Ocean Theater: 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm daily
- Sky Fair Celebrations: 11:30 am, 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 6:00 pm daily
- Sea Lion Fun Time Show: 2:00 pm, 4:15 pm daily
- Ocean Heroes at Whiskers Theatres: 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm
5. Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront
Hong Kong is said to have the world’s best skylines and one place to observe this skyline completely uninterrupted is by the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.
- Stroll- stroll around during the daytime, evening or night and enjoy Hong Kong’s wonderful skyline
- Watch- the sound and light show which involves 44 buildings on the Hong Kong skyline
- Eat/Drink- Deck ‘n Beer bar
- Free Entrance
- Open 24/7
6. Symphony of lights
Staged at 8pm every night, the symphony of lights is a multimedia light and sound show comprising of five different themes. It is also the world’s largest permanent light and sound show and among the best places to see in Hong Kong. The show lasts for around 14 minutes and involves music, fireworks, laser lights and decoration lights.
- Enjoy – the spectacular sound and light show
- Free for everyone
- Monday-Sunday 8:00 pm – 8.14 pm
7. Ngong Ping 360
This is your one way ticket to exploring the beautiful Lantau Island. You will be taken from Tung Chung, in a cable car. For a complete bird’s eye experience take a crystal bottom cable car. The journey to the Island will take around 25 minutes. We recommend you not to miss this one of the best things to do in Hong Kong.
- Enjoy- spectacular views of the sea down below along with the mountains.
- Ngong Ping Village- enjoy the culturally themed village
- Shop- there are a variety of shops at the village selling food items and handicrafts
- Eat- enjoy a lovely dining experience at the village
- Standard Cabin:
- Adults HK$ 165
- Children HK$85
- Senior (65 years and above) HK$115
- Crystal Cabin:
- Adults HK$ 225
- Children HK$175
- Senior (65 years and above) HK$205
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 6.30 pm
8. Repulse Bay
Considering this bay was once a base for pirates, today the Repulse Bay is one of the most spectacular bays in Hong Kong. It is one of the most posh areas to live in Hong Kong. The sand is stretched in a crescent like shape and the water is deep crystal blue. (27 Photos)
- Relax- near the beach, enjoy the sunset
- Water activities- swimming and water sports
- Lighthouse- taking pictures near the lighthouse is a popular thing to do
- Shop- near the beach is the Repulse Bay Shopping Plaza.
- Eat- known for its seafood plus there are also many eateries at the Shopping Plaza.
- Free Entrance
9. The Big Buddha
112 feet tall and weighing over 250 metric tons, stands the Big Bronze Buddha also known as the Tian Tan Buddha. This is one of the most popular things to do Hong Kong.
- Enjoy- the spectacular Buddha up close by climbing the 268 steps to reach it.
- View- the mountains and the sea from the base once you’ve climbed the steps
- Visit- the three floors exhibition hall presenting Buddhist items such as a huge carved bell which rings every 7 minutes.
- Free for all however, only visitors who pay for an offering for the Buddha are allowed to see the Bhudda and the exhibition hall.
- Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
10. Aberdeen Harbor
This harbor like Repulse Bay was a pirate’s hideaway 200 years ago after which it was turned into a fishing village and today it has been modernized by adding high rise buildings, ideal for Hong Kong sightseeing.
- Enjoy- The waterfront
- Eat- floating restaurants which offer delicious sea food
- Witness- traditional fishing life along with old fashioned boats which serve as floating homes for thousands of people there.
- Free Entrance
11. Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong is a square of streets in Hong Kong. It is also Hong Kong’s most popular party streets. It has over a 100 restaurants, bars and clubs. (7 Photos)
- Explore- stroll around the streets, explore lively Hong Kong nightlife
- Eat- with over 90 restaurants, there will surely be something for everyone
- Watch- the lively street performances
- Free Entrance
12. Hollywood Road
A lively street in Hong Kong, Hollywood Road was the second road to be built after the colony of Hong Kong was founded. (8 Photos)
- Shop- This street is packed with antique and trinket shops. You’ll find Chinese furniture, porcelain ware, ceramic horsemen, Tibetan rugs, Buddha Sculptures, and many other things.
- Visit- Pay a visit to the Man Mo temple, which is famous among students who come to pray for their examinations.
- Free Entrance to the Man Mo Temple
- Man Mo Temple: Monday to Sunday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
13. Madame Tussauds
If you visit Hong Kong then you must not forget to visit this museum. The international chain of the famous British wax museum can also be found in Hong Kong. Here you will find more than 100 wax figures of international as well as the local celebrities of Hong Kong.
- Explore- The amazing museum with almost real looking wax figures. Take lots of fun pictures with the celebrities as it is completely free.
- See- how these wax figures are made, which is demonstrated inside the museum in a separate room.
- Shop- there is also a small souvenir shop located inside the museum.
- Adults HK$ 140, Children HK$70
- Monday to Sunday: 10am-10pm
14. Ladies Street
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This is the most popular street In Hong Kong for inexpensive clothes and accessories. Don’t let the name mislead you, although there are clothing items and many accessories for women, it is not only for the ladies, you will also find a variety of clothing for men, household items, toys and even electronics.
- Shop- Shop for clothes, accessories, toys or electronics
- Eat- There are also many food stalls here, selling traditional Chinese food and fresh fruits
- Relax- The street also has many massage parlous where for a minimal fee, you can get a relaxing massage.
- Free Entrance
- 10:00 am till Midnight
15. Temple Street Night Market
This is another street full of shopping stalls and it is also one of Hong Kong’s busiest flea markets. It is also known as Men’s Street as it’s very popular for Men’s fashion. However you will end up finding other merchandise also such as women’s clothing and accessories, household goods, antiques, electronics and many more.
- Shop- clothing, accessories, handicrafts
- Eat- Food stalls sell Chinese food, noodles, dry and fresh fruits and many more
- Enjoy- a good stroll
- Free Entrance
- 10:00 am – Midnight
16. Fa Yuen Street Market
The Fa Yuen Street Market is also known as the Sneaker Street or the Sports Shoes Street because it has over 50 stores selling sports shoes. This street also has various stalls selling sports gear and inexpensive fashion and casual wear for men, women and Children. (6 Photos)
- Enjoy- A stroll around this market place
- Shop- for various sports gear
- Eat- Fresh exotic fruits and vegetables which are sold in the middle of the street
- Free Entrance
- Monday to Sunday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
17. Wong Tai Sin Temple
This major shrine is ne of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong is home to three religions, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
- Enjoy- the natural and scenic shrine
- Watch- people practice Kau Cim , a practice of fortune telling. Worshippers come into the temple bearing a small bucket, sticks and 100 oracles. People have to kneel in prayer and ask for what they want or desire. After which the bucket needs to be shook and once its shook a stick falls out whatever the number on the stick is, the oracle corresponding to the same number is the answer.
- Free Admission
- Monday to Sunday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
18. WetLand Park
If you want to see Hong Kong’s unique flora and fauna, the wet land park in Hong Kong is the place to go. The park is a habitat to an impressive spread of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and fish.
- Enjoy- the flaura and fauna
- Wetland Interactive World- here you will find different themed exhibition galleries, a theatre, and an indoor play area and a resource centre
- Wetland Reserve- comprises of recreated wetland habitats specially designed wildlife.
- Mangrove Boardwalk
- Butterfly Garden
- Three bird hides
- Adult HK$30
- Children 3-17 years HK$15
- Children below 3 years old- free.
- Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
19. Star Ferry
Star Ferry is a passenger ferry service and one of the major places to see in Hong Kong. It carries its passengers across Victoria Harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. In 2009, it was rated as the top most exciting ferry rides, which makes it a must do in Hong Kong
- Enjoy- the ferry ride across the clear blue waters of Hong Kong
- Realx- while on board
- View- skyline and the entire city while on board the ferry
- Adults HK$90
- Children HK$81
- 11:45 am – 8:05 pm
- the ferry runs every 1 hour
20. Tai O fishing village
The Tai O Fishing village is a small but picturesque village, with traditional slit houses showcasing the traditional Chinese fishing villages. From the Big Bhudda this village is a 15 minutes ride by either bus or taxi.
- Stroll- around the village and see the traditional houses up close.
- Take a boat- look out for the endangered pink dolphins in the water, many tourists spot one
- Shop- at the local market selling cooked and raw fresh seafood, knick nacks and souveniers
- Free Entrance
There are lots of top things to do in Hong Kong that will never let you get bored. So what are you waiting for? Book your hotel and flight right now and travel to Hong Kong!