Are you planning to travel to Hong Kong soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Hong Kong with suggested tours!
Officially known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and used to be a British colony.
Boasting with a city skyline, it is equally majestic when viewed during the day and at night. With a very efficient train system and various tourist attractions, Hong Kong is a very friendly destination for both locals and foreign tourists.
List of Best Things to do in Hong Kong
1. Shop till you drop
Blessed with malls, outlet stores, and skyscrapers all over the city, Hong Kong is a shopaholic’s paradise. Get down at Central MTR station and be awed by the number of stores waiting to be checked out. Harbour City mall alone in Tsim Sha Tsui houses over 700 shops of all kinds, three-star hotels, and five cinemas. Elements mall in Austin Road is more than one million square feet wide and is divided into five zones that are inspired by the elements of traditional Chinese culture.
Located in Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 is considered one of the must-see destinations in Hong Kong. Upon reaching the Tung Chung MTR station, walk towards the cable car terminal where you will be offered options on how you can enjoy your visit. Ride the cable car, then after 25 minutes, you will arrive in the Ngong Ping Village, a cultural themed village where you can dine and have a great time. A short stroll from the village will take you to the Tian Tan Buddha statue, the Po Lin Monastery, as well as the Wisdom Path.
3. Check out the stilt houses in Tai O
There are two ways to get to Tai O, the oldest fishing village in Hong Kong.
- From Tung Chung town, near the cable car terminal, take Bus 11. Travel time is around 50 minutes.
- From Ngong Ping Village, take Bus 21. Travel time is around 20 minutes.
When you arrive in the village, locals will offer you boat rides for HKD $25 per person. They will take you on a tour within the village to check out the stilt houses, and into the open sea for a chance to catch the pink dolphins. Once you are back on land, you may roam around freely to check out stalls selling dried seafood.
4. Test your haggling skills in Temple Street Night Market
Put your haggling skills to the test in the famous Temple Street Night Market. It is located in the Jordan and Yau Ma Tei areas. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your souvenir needs, from phone accessories and gadgets to bags and keychains. If you’re an expert, you may bargain up to more than half the original price. After shopping, you may replenish your weary selves with noodles and other delicious treats being sold all over the street.
Suggested Tour: Hong Kong Market Hopping Tour
How to get there: If coming from Yau Ma Tei MTR station, exit at Exit C, turn to Temple Street via Man Ming Lane. If coming from Jordan MTR station, exit at Exit A, turn right on Jordan Road, and another right on Temple Street.
5. Try the Hair Raiser in Ocean Park
Hong Kong’s Ocean Park offers many rides for visitors of all ages. For the adrenalin junkies, give the Hair Raiser a try. Located in Thrill Mountain, riders are in for a one-of-a-kind experience as they hurtle, plunge and loop around with their legs in the air at 4G. This attraction will literally raise your hair as you scream and hold on to dear life. Just make sure you are ready to line up for at least an hour as the lines can be extremely long. Don’t worry, it will be all worth it!
Suggested Tour: Private Hong Kong Attraction Transfers
6. Watch the fireworks display in HK Disneyland
Cap off your HK Disneyland visit by watching the amazing ‘Disney In The Stars’ fireworks display above Sleeping Beauty Castle. Breathtaking lights and colors dance to the tune of classic Disney songs for approximately 12 minutes. Just be ready to brave the intense crowd right after the show as you make your way towards the exit.
Suggested Tour: Hong Kong Disneyland Tickets + Pacific Coffee Offer
7. Be mesmerized by the Hong Kong skyline from The Peak
Hong Kong is known to have one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. And it can be proven by visiting The Peak. Take The Peak Tram from the lower terminus located along Garden Road in Central, and you will be welcomed by The Peak Tower at the top. Inside, you’ll find a wide array of shops and restaurants, as well as the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Bring yourself to Sky Terrace 428, considered the country’s highest viewing platform that offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view.
Whether on a solo trip or with friends and family, you would definitely enjoy your visit to Hong Kong. There are signs everywhere so the chances of getting lost are very slim. But if you do get lost, consider it as a chance to explore the city and see its hidden gems.
8. Find accommodation in Hong Kong
Where to stay in Hong Kong
Well located in the Yau Tsim Mong District district of Hong Kong, Taj Super Deluxe is located 600 m from Victoria Harbour. With a restaurant, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. At the guest house, each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can also enjoy an à la carte breakfast.
Price: Starts at $13 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, $8 for breakfast, but it is non-refundable.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is less than 1 km from Pacific Place Shopping Mall, Times Square, Lan Kwai Fong, and SoHo. Free WiFi is provided throughout the entire property. Modern rooms are equipped with a 42-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV, a minibar, and tea/coffee making facilities. Marble bathrooms offer a separate bathtub for a relaxing soak. One Harbour Road features Cantonese cuisine while Grissini serves Italian dishes. International and Japanese dishes are served at the hotel’s other restaurants.
Price: Starts at $248 per night for a , add $28 for taxes and charges, $48 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
These are the possible things you can do in Hong Kong. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Hong Kong.
How to go to Hong Kong from Manila
Via Cathay Pacific: (One way)
*From Manila – Hong Kong
Ticket Price: PHP 2,815
*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.
About the Writer
Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.
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