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Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong

Once you come to Hong Kong, you will be amazed by its beautiful island scenery, unique architecture, fine delicacy, and special local customs. There are lots of attractions to explore. To make the most of your Hong Kong tours, refer to this list of the top things to do in Hong Kong.


1. Ascend Victoria Peak

Being the highest point of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak is 554 meters above sea level. Standing on the peak, you’ll have a great view of the whole city. During the daytime, it feels like you are standing in the sky, overlooking Victoria Harbour and the high-rise buildings; in the evening, you can see a different Hong Kong with lights on.

Taking a Peak Tram to enjoy the beautiful scenery is one of the top things to do in Hong Kong. You will ascend from the ground to the Peak Tower, one of the most stylish architecture in Hong Kong. Walk to the Sky Terrace 428, a good viewing platform where you can see the breathtaking views of Hong Kong City.

Nearby is Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, a place where you can see wax statues of famous stars.

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Hong Kong Victoria Peak
Breathtaking views from Victoria Peak

2. Immerse in Lan Kwai Fong’s Nightlife

Lan Kwai Fong is located in Central and is home to many bars, clubs, and restaurants. Besides, it is a gathering place for people to socialize and party together.

Lan Kwai Fong becomes more energetic during festivals and events. At festivals like Halloween and Christmas as well as events like Food and Beer Festivals, there will be performances and parties. Joining the crowds at the carnival is one of the top things to do in Hong Kong, and you will enjoy your time.


3. Discover Culture and Heritage at Tai Kwun

Tai Kwun is a fantastic place of history and arts. Established in the 19th century, Tai Kwun witnessed the changes and development of Hong Kong, and it’s a window for people to learn more about the city.

Except for its historic relics, Tai Kwun frequently holds exhibitions, artistic performances, and concerts. If you are thinking about what to do in Hong Kong, just walk into this place, marvel at its history, and embrace the artistic atmosphere in your Hong Kong tours.


4. Indulge in Retail Therapy at IFC Mall

Shopping at the IFC Mall is also another highlight in Hong Kong. IFC Mall is one of the most popular shopping spots in Hong Kong, covering many high-end shops and luxury stores. Over 200 international brands gather there, including Lane Crawford, HERMS, LELABO, Apple Store, and more. Just release your shopping desires here, find the goods you like, and take them home.

Except for the shopping areas, there are cafes and cinemas. You can get a cup of coffee and watch a movie. Besides, the rooftop garden is also an ideal place for relaxing.

Hong Kong IFC Mall
Hong Kong IFC Mall

5. Unwind in the Serenity of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Visiting the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is also on the list of the top things to do in Hong Kong. It is the largest garden of its kind in Hong Kong. It has cultivated over 400 birds, 100 reptiles and mammals, and 1000 plants, some of which are rare or endangered species. Besides, there is a large greenhouse and bird-watching area, which allows you to observe birds in a better way.


6. Traverse Victoria Harbor on the Iconic Star Ferry

Victoria Harbor is one of the must-go attractions in Hong Kong. It is a link between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island and has witnessed the development of Hong Kong.

If you wonder what to do in Hong Kong, it’s a good choice to take a Star Ferry to explore the beauty of Victoria Harbor. The coastline stretches with many scenic sites by coasts. The blue sky appears in the clear waters in the daytime, and the lights on the buildings are bright in the evening. Finally, you will be indulged in the fancy of the harbor.

Hong Kong Star Ferry at Night
Star Ferry at Night

7. Relax on the Stunning Beachof Repulse Bay

Relaxing on Repulse Bay is also one of the top things to do in Hong Kong. Located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is one of the most iconic and beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. It is a good place for swimming and sunbathing for its clean water and fine sand.

Don’t forget to drop by Repulse Bay Hotel, a representative place of the novel Love in a Fallen City by the famous Chinese writer Eileen Zhang. Through the window of the hotel, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the bay.

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8. Dive into the Vibrant Atmosphere at Temple Street Night Market

Hanging in the Temple Street Night Market is also one of the best things to do in Hong Kong. As one of the most popular night markets in Hong Kong, Temple Street Night Market treats you with local delicacies and snacks as well as fancy items.

You will be mouthwatering after you step into the street with so many food smells inviting. Taste delicious local foods there, including curry fish balls, Three Fried Stuffed Treasures, shark fin soup, and more. The delicacy there will give you a sensation of contentment on your trip to Hong Kong.

Except for food, stalls by the street are selling various kinds of items, such as bags, accessories, old objects, and daily stuff. There you may encounter items that you have never seen before.

If you want to explore more markets, read about The 8 Best Markets in Hong Kong.

Recommended Hong Kong Tours including Temple Street

Hong Kong Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street Night Market

9. Experience Fun and Thrills at Disneyland or Ocean Park

Next, we have Disneyland and Ocean Park, which are among the tops things to do in Hong Kong with kids. The two are the landmarks of Hong Kong. If you have kids with you on your tours of Hong Kong, never miss these attractions.

Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the most famous theme parks all around the world. The whole Disneyland is divided into eight themed areas, and you can explore each and experience the thrilling programs. Besides, there are shows, parades, and fireworks displays, which are also very important parts of the theme park.
Ocean Park Hong Kong is the second largest theme park in Hong Kong. It is a place for science popularization and sightseeing. In Ocean Park, you can get closer to the marine animals, play a variety of games, and watch amazing shows. In addition, the Ocean Park Tower is also a spectacular attraction that brings a great view of the charming scenery of Hong Kong especially in the evening.

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Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland Park

10. Embark on a Day Trip to Lantau Island

If you are considering what to do in Hong Kong, it is also a good option to visit Lantau Island. It is the largest island in Hong Kong with a territory of 147 square kilometers. It has a long and winding coastline with a golden beach and clean waters. Besides, there are many historic attractions, and the most famous one is the Po Lin Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Hong Kong.

Recommended Hong Kong Tours including Lantau Island

These are the top things to do in Hong Kong. On your trip to Hong Kong, you can visit all kinds of scenic spots, taste delicious food, and shop at the market. Then, you will have a better knowledge of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Lantau Island
Lantau Island

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