7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 1st, 2015 Posted in Asia, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 13 Comments

Officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and a former British colony.

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7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

It boasts a city skyline that 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 to both visitors and locals. (Click here for a sample DIY Travel itinerary in Hong Kong)

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Shop till you drop

With numerous 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 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 inspired by the elements of traditional Chinese culture.

Harbour City: 3-37 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Elements: 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

Ride Ngong Ping 360’s crystal cabin

Located in Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 is considered as 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 (the crystal one is more exciting), and 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, and the Wisdom Path.

Cost: Crystal cabin: HKD $180 one way, HKD $255 round trip

Check out their official website for more information.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

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. Fare is HKD $11.
  • From Ngong Ping Village, take Bus 21. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Fare is HKD $6.30.

Upon arrival 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.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

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Monkey DividersTest your haggling skills in Temple Street Night Market

Put your haggling skills to the test in the famous Temple Street Night Market, 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 done right, you may haggle 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.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

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.

Try the Hair Raiser in Ocean Park

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park offers many rides for visitors of all ages. For the adrenalin junkie, 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!

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

How to get there: Take Citybus Route 629 near the Admiralty MTR station or Central. Fare is HKD $10.60 for adults, HKD $5.30 for children.

Ocean Park ticket: HKD $345 for adults, HKD $173 for children 3-11 years old

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Watch the fireworks display in HK Disneyland

Cap off your Hong Kong Disneyland visit by watching the amazing ‘Disney In The Stars’ fireworks display above Sleeping Beauty Castle. Breathtaking light and color 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.

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Show starts at 9:00 p.m.

Hong Kong Disneyland ticket: HKD $499 for adults, HKD $355 for children 3-11 years old

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

Be mesmerized by the Hong Kong skyline from The Peak

Hong Kong has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world, and it can be greatly appreciated from 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 are a wide array of shops and restaurants, as well as the world famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Bring yourself to Sky Terrace 428, considered as the country’s highest viewing platform that offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

The Peak Tram tickets: HKD $40 round trip, HKD $28 one way (adults), HKD $18 round trip, HKD $11 one way for children and senior citizens.

The Peak Tram and Sky Terrace 428 pass: HKD $83 round trip, HKD $71 one way (adults), HKD $40 round trip, HKD $33 one way for children and senior citizens

Madame Tussauds ticket: HKD $245 for adults, HKD $175 for children and senior citizens (Walk in); HKD $147 for adults, HKD $105 for children and senior citizens (Online)

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

Whether on a solo trip or with friends and family, you would definitely enjoy your visit to Hong Kong. There are signs everywhere so there is a very slim chance of getting lost. But if you do get lost, consider it as a chance to explore the city and see its hidden gems.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

Planning to go to Macau after visiting Hong Kong? Check out our list of awesome activities you can do there!

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Recommended Budget Accommodation in Hong Kong

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Cue Hotel

It’s a great place with beautiful modern design and great location. The place is at the center of everything. Easy to find, it’s well located with stores, metro and bus stations nearby. Dorm beds are very comfortable and the conference/business center is great too. Cheap, safe, clean, and convenient, definitely one of the best and well recommended budget accommodation in Hong Kong.

Read Reviews on: TripAdvisorCheck-Rates of the Hotel

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Yesinn @CAUSEWAY BAY

This hostel is situated perfectly to get to anywhere in Hong Kong. Rooms are clean and the staff is very helpful as well. The hostel itself is nice and modern. Rooms have great bathrooms and hi-tech lockers. Good value for money and truly one of the best and well recommended budget accommodation in Hong Kong.

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Recommended Luxury Accommodation in Hong Kong

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The Pottinger Hong Kong

The Pottinger Hong Kong, winner of Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel Award 2014, is conveniently situated in Central, within walking distance of Central MTR Station, Airport Express and Lan Kwai Fong. The central business district location offers direct access to commerce, shopping, and dining options.

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The Olympian Hong Kong

Located in West Kowloon and a 10-minute walk away from the Olympic MTR Station, the Olympian Hong Kong offers accommodation in Hong Kong. Free WiFi and Handy smartphones are available.

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About the Writer

Named after a The Beatles hit song, Michelle Caligan is a self-proclaimed expert when it comes to scoring cheap airline tickets, dubbing herself as a “seat sale slave.” This acquired skill has taken her to many places, exposing her to various cultures and tradition.
 
A CouchSurfing newbie, she is currently based in Manila, Philippines, where she works as a content producer for an entertainment website.

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13 thoughts on “7 Awesome Things to Do in Hong Kong

  1. Hi.we are planning to go in hongkong maybe on April 10-13 with my son and i want to go to macau on the 3rd day for one day tour is it possible to go back to hongkong on that day without lack of time.thank you

  2. I’ve been to Hong Kong 4 times now and there are still many things on this list I haven’t done yet – including Disneyland and Tai Po – either because of budget or the weather but hopefully when I visit again I’ll be able to tick some more things off the list!

  3. Thanks so much for this informative blog! enjoyable to see so many fun and new destinations. I can’t wait to get my own travels started and of course, continuing to follow your own. Happy New Year!

  4. Hello, there, Thanks for sharing this amazing blog with great info! You know, I am a big fan of Disneyland and someday I will go there. By the way, Happy New Year “twomonkeystravelgroup”!

  5. Great article Michelle! I am really glad I have found your outstanding blog. Disneyland is my favorite one. I would like to add more with you: 1. Symphony of Lights
    2. Avenue of Stars
    3. Victoria Peak
    4. Repulse Bay
    5. Lan Kwai Fong and more

    1. Hi Monika!

      Thank you for reading my article on some of the awesome things to do in Hong Kong. I have included Victoria Peak in this list. I have not experienced or visited those on your list but I will when I go to Hong Kong again!

    1. Will update this list after our Star Ferry experience! I will be back in Hong Kong this July so I hope to be able to ride it. 🙂

  6. the itinerary of mikay’s HK trip was originally created and written by our group who travel hk and macau last march 2014. It was my friends idea and Mikay was asking If I have an iti in HK. that is why I gave a copy for her to have a idea on how much, where to go and everything in HK.

    oh well, sana next time bago mag post ng revised iti, hingi muna ng permission as owner para HND nakakahiya.

    1. Hi Lesly, i’m not the one who provided the itinerary in this article. If you will click the link, it’s an existing article in this website from another writer.

    2. Hello Lesly, just saw this comment.. are you referring to the 4 nights/5 days itinerary? That itinerary was written by another writer which was published months ago, Mikay is not yet contributing to the blog. Please let me know the specific concern so our team will take a look at that and change it.

      Thank you so much!

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