Right from imposing glass buildings to delicious dim sums, Hong Kong-Asia’s most significant financial hub and ancient culture have something to offer to everyone. A spectacular skyline, a vast and ancient cultural richness, a roaring shopping scene, tranquil beaches, and a medley of the most tantalizing foods—Hong Kong offers a perfect mix of activities and places that will help one ticking off their travel bucket list in style. If you have Hong Kong on your list of places to visit this year then you must check out our list of things to do in Hong Kong for a truly rewarding trip.
Places To Visit & Things To Do in Hong Kong
From walking on the beach to ferry rides and club hopping, there is always something exciting to do. Here is a list of a few exciting things to do in Hong Kong that will give you a taste of what the region is all about.
Ride the Longest Escalator in the World
This 2624 feet ride to save you from Hong Kong’s hilly streets is an experience you cannot miss. The Central Mid-Levels, as it is called, joins the Central and Western districts on Hong Kong Island and has numerous restaurants along the way. Rest your feet and enjoy the view as you have many other things to see in Hong Kong.
Watch Songbirds at Yuen Po Street
Visiting the Yuen Po Bird Garden will allow you to see songbirds. This Garden, designed as a traditional Chinese garden, sells exotic birds and unique bamboo cages to carry them in.
What to do in Hong Kong if you are not going for shopping? Tour to Hong Kong is not complete without a robust shopping scene. Trendy malls, multipurpose stores, art shops, and day & night street markets are only a few of the attractions. From high-end designer clothes to local clothes, electronics, domestic artisanal work, and a lot more are available. However, if you want a taste of the local life, head to Ladies Market and purchase bargain-priced clothing. Also, if you’re in search of tasty food, head to the Temple Street Night Market, located in Kowloon.
Ocean Park and Disneyland
Of course, you wouldn’t miss this as it is one of the significant places to visit in Hong Kong. The beautiful musical shows and the chance to meet your favorite Disney characters are too hard to pass on. Also, don’t miss out the Ocean Park famous for its educational exhibits, interactive displays, and thrilling rides.
Visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin is the quotes place in Hong Kong. Walk around here and connect with your inner spiritual self to get comfortable in your skin.
Go Beach Exploring
One of the many things that Hong Kong has to offer is stunning coastlines. Golden sands, salty water, and legs for days-what more could you want? Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), Shek O Beach (Big Wave Rocky Bay) is some of the well-known beaches. Go windsurfing or on adventure sports like kayaking, or camping quietly with friends and a barbecue, or even sunbathing- there’s never a dull moment.
Watch the Symphony of Lights
Attending the Symphony of Lights—the World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show should be on everyone’s bucket list. A spectacular display of lights is seen emerging on top of skyscrapers. Together with music & narration, this colorful display narrates the diversity of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong gives you plenty of chances to go hiking. The iconic Dragon’s Back Trail is located in the Shek-O-Country Park on the southern coast of Hong Kong. It offers you a spectacular view of this downward climb. The panoramic views and the greenery that abounds make it worth it. But if you want to tread the road less traveled, you can seek the 12 km Tai Long Wan mountain trail to get stunning views of Hong Kong.
You can also try the Tung Ping Chau, an island in the easternmost part of Hong Kong, which is a UNESCO Global Geopark. Stay informed about the rock formations date back thousands of years, which is a real beauty.
Visit the Tai O Fishing Village
Known as the ‘Venice of Hong Kong this is the place where Tanka’ boat-people’ reside for more than 200 years. Bamboo houses are traditional, and semi-floating markets and a wide variety of tasty seafood are the main attractions.
Go Antique Shopping
If you want a taste of rural markets, drop by the Upper Lascar Row. The antique shopping items like delicate porcelain, Buddha sculptures, and ceramic sculptures make for a classic souvenir for your trip. Stanley Market is another excellent place to enjoy the beautiful seaside and great shopping.
If you want something unique, then head to The Goldfish Market, famously promoting the Feng Shui lifestyle. The aquariums are signs of good luck in Chinese culture, and the display is great.
Explore the Graffiti Wall
Yes, it is cute, trendy, and Instagram-able. Local artists, Alex Croft, make the unique art, these murals showcase exclusive townhouses. Walkthrough the streets and feel straight out of a movie.
Treat Your Taste Buds with Exotic Food
Great food and an exotic ambiance, the Wooloomooloo gives you a taste of high-end dining panoramic view of the city. This open-air rooftop terrace boasts of Australian steakhouse and excellent wine choice, which you should not miss. One must also give a try to Hello Kitty dumplings when in Hong Kong.
Also, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the Se Wong Yee, in the Causeway Bay section of Hong Kong. Have the famous snake soup here, either the plain one or the Snake Meal, which includes duck’s liver-sausage. Or, you can eat at the cheapest Michelin Starred Restaurant in the World. Tim Ho Wan is a small dim sum restaurant famous for its pork buns. And trust us, it is cheap. If you want a unique experience, eat at Hong Kong’s Dialogue in the Dark, where blindfolded waiters serve you food in complete darkness. What better way to challenge your taste buds?
Go For Cable Car Ride
The 3.5-mile Npong Ping Cable Car is famous in its own right. It offers you a stunning view from the top, and then there’s the thrill of hanging up in the air.
Explore the Nightlife
Hong Kong, without nightlife, is not Hong Kong at all. Both expensive and trendy, it is sure to keep you entertained. Victoria’s Harbour is the most famous of them all, but many other local pubs and clubs can be frequented.