(A) Most popular: 1.The Peak 2.Victoria Harbour 3.Giant Buddha 4.Outlying Islands 5.The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China
The Peak Hong Kong’s most popular attraction. The Peak offers spectacular views over the city, harbour and mountains beyond. For an extra buzz, take the Peak Tram.
Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's greatest assets, a jewel that people marvel at, no matter how many times they visit the city. People come from all over the world to see and admire it.
Giant Buddha No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the Giant Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island.
Outlying Islands Hong Kong’s outlying islands are a world of rich history and culture, breathtaking natural beauty and charming village life. In this guide, you can discover these hidden gems with insights from local islanders. Happy exploring!
The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China Millions of years old and covering eight scenic areas in the East and Northeast New Territories, the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China is a marvel of nature.
Madame Tussauds With over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong delivers a fun and interactive celebrity experience where everyone can become a star.
Hollywood Road & Cat Street Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as "Cat Street"), are must-see stops on every visitor's itinerary. Crammed with antique shops and an open-air curio market, these quaint locales are ideal places for picking up eclectic souvenirs and gifts.
Lan Kwai Fong When the lights go down, the "in crowd" heads for Lan Kwai Fong, a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants. This cheerful warren of Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars is a must for night owls and people watchers.
Golden Bauhinia Square & Special Flag Raising Ceremony The Expo Promenade (also known as Golden Bauhinia Square) outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront marks the most significant occasion in Hong Kong's history - the return of the former British colony to the People's Republic of China, and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Ocean Park Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong's favorite attractions, featuring rides, exhibits and conservation facilities. There are three attraction areas - the Lowland, the Headland and Tai Shue Wan and the three areas are connected by a cable car, outdoor escalator which is the second longest in the world and Ocean Express.
Repulse Bay This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. Towering twin statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau, both protectors of fishermen dominate the picturesque gardens that lead down to the beach.
Stanley Market A popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island, Stanley's relaxed ambience, crisp sea environs and bargain buys have made it world famous.
Avenue of Stars The Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, descriptive milestones, kiosks with movie memorabilia, a towering Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, and a life-size statue of the legendary kung-fu action star, Bruce Lee.
Symphony of Lights This spectacular multimedia display, already named the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
Wong Tai Sin Temple If you have a long-standing wish that's yet to come true, perhaps the place to visit is the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong where, provided you make an earnest plea to the gods, "every wish can come true" - or so it is said.
Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar Located on the Kowloon side of the narrow eastern entrance to Hong Kong Harbour, the small fishing village at Lei Yue Mun first came into prominence in the 1960s, when it became fashionable to go there for its seafood.
Sky100 Hong Kong Observatory Desk On the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building – the International Commerce Centre (ICC) – you’ll find Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. This is the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong and offers visitors a stunning 360 degree bird's-eye view of world-famous Victoria Harbour.
Ping Shan Heritage Trail The trail provides an insight into the very foundation of Hong Kong life hundreds and hundreds of years ago when hard-working peasants worked their small farm holdings.
Hong Kong Wetland Park Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class ecotourism facility aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental protection and wetland conservation. It is home to a stunning array of wildlife including birds, dragonflies, butterflies, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish!
Hong Kong Disneyland Sorcerer Mickey and Tinker Bell have prepared an extraordinary Celebration in the Air to mark Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5th birthday. The action never stops as a host of beloved Disney characters take all the magic and excitement to new heights with the Flights of Fantasy Parade, while at the pixie-dusted Tinker Bell Castle visitors will experience amazing magic during this anniversary year which kicks off in 2011 on January 21.
Ngong Ping 360 The Ngong Ping 360 experience starts with a 25 minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to a culturally themed village high atop a mountain plateau on Lantau Island. It's here at the Ngong Ping Village, that your family can enjoy two great attractions and a choice of shops and eateries, all on this picturesque 1.5-hectare site.Ngong Ping 360Ngong Ping Village
Tai O Fishing Village For a look at a rare example of a Chinese stilt-house community, head to the far northwestern coast edge of Lantau Island. This is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisherfolk who have built their homes on stilts above the tidal flats for generations because they do not feel safe on land.
Others 1. Festivals Fun - Chinese New Year - Cheung Chau Bun Festival - Dragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng Festival) - Mid Autumn Festival - Halloween party - Christmas celebration
Others 2. International Sports Events - Hong Kong Sevens (rugby) - Hong Kong Dancesports Festival - Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon - Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai (cycling) - Hong Kong Open Champions (golf) - Volleyball World Grand Prix Hong Kong
Others 3. Shopping - World class shopping malls - Department stores - Trendy shops - Street markets - Theme shopping streets - Chinese authentics
Others 4.1. Dining Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts more than 11,000 restaurants, many of them clustered in defined food districts. Apart from enjoying the best Cantonese and regional Chinese food, visitors can sample a full choice of authentic Asian cuisines and Western fare. Local must-try dishes are dim sum and fresh seafood, with some of the top examples found in Best of the Best award-winning restaurants
Others 4.2. Key dining areas: - Causeway Bay (Hong Kong island) - SOHO and Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) in Central (Hong Kong island) - Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon) - Sai Kung (in New Territories)
Others 5. Major museum / theme park opening hours : - Ocean Park : open daily, 1000 – 1900 on Mon to Sat, 0930 – 2000 on Sun & public holidays (http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/home/) - Disneyland : open daily from 1000 – 2000 (http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/zh_HK/home/home?name=HomePage) - Hong Kong Space Museum : Mon, Wed – Fri from 1300 – 2100, Sat, Sun & public holidays from 1000 – 2100, closed on every Tue (except public holidays) and first 2 days of Chinese New Year (CNY) (http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/) - Hong Kong Science Museum : Mon – Wed & Fri from 1300 – 2100, Sat, Sun & public holidays from 1000 – 2100, closed on every Thu (except public holidays) and first 2 days of CNY, early closure at 1700 on Christmas & CNY eve. (http://hk.science.museum/) - Hong Kong Museum of History : Mon, Wed – Sat from 1000 – 1800, Sun & public holidays from 1000 – 1900, closed on every Tue (except public holidays) and first 2 days of CNY, early closure at 1700 on Christmas & CNY eve. (http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/index.php) - Hong Kong Heritage Museum : Mon, Wed – Sat from 1000 – 1800, Sun & public holidays from 1000 – 1900, closed on every Tue (except public holidays) and first 2 days of CNY, early closure at 1700 on Christmas & CNY eve. (http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/)