Top attractions in Hong Kong
With its enticing cocktail of Chinese and Western cultures, Hong Kong is unique. Crowded but exciting, the city's vibrant streetlife drives a culture of good food, good shopping, and good living! Here's just a taste of the city's great attractions.
Take the Victorian funicular to Hong Kong Island's highest point. The spectacular views are just a short journey from the city center!
Entertainment and education collide at Ocean Park! Rides include the Hair Raiser floorless rollercoaster and the Shark Mystique underwater safari.
Hong Kong's third-largest island offers day-trippers scenic hiking trails and clean beaches, as well as traditional architecture, modern art, and sophisticated restaurants.
Hong Kong's history is reflected in the changing face of its skyline stalwart. The building's nighttime light display provides the perfect conclusion to a long day of sightseeing!
If the views from Victoria Peak didn't knock you out, the ones from Hong Kong's tallest building will! Its observation deck offers a breathtaking panorama from the 100th floor.
As one of Hong Kong's oldest temples, Man Mo was at the center of the colonial city's spiritual life. The sightseeing favorite continues to offer refuge from the Hollywood Road.
Disney brings its magic to Asia, with seven themed areas providing world-class family entertainment with an East Asian twist. Its grounds even adhere to feng shui!
Visit the Po Lin Monastery to see the Tian Tan statue. Located on Lantau Island, it's 200 scenic steps to the top of the hill with the world's largest outdoor sitting buddha!
This monastery in Sha Tin is famous for its numerous miniature buddhas. Despite its name, there are actually closer to 13,000!
Landscaped in the style of the Tang dynasty, this peaceful public garden lets visitors roam classic wooden architecture, buddhist relics, and tranquil lotus ponds.
Hong Kong attracts visitors all year round, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance. If you're travelling on a budget, keep in mind that many hotels offer cheaper rates during the winter and summer months, though the latter can be mercilessly humid.
While the official language of China is Mandarin, most Hong Kongers speak Cantonese and English.
Despite its size, Hong Kong uses its own currency called the Hong Kong Dollar. Exchange rates within the country are very good, so wait until you arrive to change your money, and don't forget to change it back before you leave!
- LanguageChinese (Cantonese) and English
- CurrencyHKD ($ or HK$)
- Time ZoneUTC (+08:00)
- Country Code852
- Best time to visitVisit in spring or fall to avoid less desirable weather, but remember that Hong Kong is a popular destination year-round!
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What people are saying about Hong Kong
Cruise was not overbooked so it was easy to relax and enjoy good food, drinks and the spectacular view. Very frienly staff made the experience perfect.
Even through our hotel was not in the list (Intercontinental Hotel), the guide offered pick up service and dropped us around our preferred convenience area near Causeway Bay. The guide was knowledgeable, service minded and punctual. Everything was completed according to the plan. Tram to the peak was fast track and we did not need to wait so long. The driver dropped us just right in the sightseeing areas; Aberdeen and Stanley. If someone have to travel with senior citizens or children, it's worth to consider this tour.
John was exceptional: interesting, fun and flexible. Great language skills, smart and entertaining. Terrific!
Our guide was brilliant, he was funny and interactive (Ami i think his name was). We saw parts of Hong Kong that we may not have as this tour is not something that Google suggests as one of the top things to do. Visiting the slum areas was the heartbreaking part, if you ever feel as though life is not good for you, this visit most certainly puts life into perspective. I wish I could do more to help the people of Hong Kong.
He contacted me in advance and informed of details and verified my pickup details. Arrived 2 minutes before time and it was quite comfortable ride and no bumps or jerks at all. Recommend way to travel in hongkong.