Things to do in Hong Kong
Tour Hong Kong to see sights that will amaze and experiences to share with all.
Hong Kong is an island that entertains with everything from world-famous city views to rich cultural encounters. At every turn you’ll discover temples, shopping streets, hawker stalls and the bright lights of a city that never sleeps.
Not sure what to get up to? We’ve handpicked a number of hot things to do so that you can experience the fun, scenery and history of this amazing culture during your trip.
And if you need some help finding your way around, Big Bus tours operate throughout Hong Kong to take you to all the city highlights.
Top things to do
Visit Lantau Island
Explore Lantau Island for the day and visit attractions like the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery as well as the traditional Tai O fishing village where you can see houses on stilts.
Join a tour and you can also learn about the Buddhist practices behind the culture of the island.
Be a kid at Hong Kong Disneyland
Skip the lines by booking an e-ticket to Hong Kong Disneyland. Meet all of the kids’ favourite characters and try rides at the five themed areas.
On top of the hundreds of rides, you can also shop, dine and watch the live shows and parades throughout the day.
Stroll around Victoria Harbour
Visit Victoria Harbour and enjoy the world-famous city skyline view of Hong Kong.
Get a front row seat to the light and sound show, A Symphony of Lights, by booking a boat cruise that will sail you through the harbour on a traditional Chinese boat.
Have a close encounter in Ocean Park
Take a ride over the ocean on the cable to one of Asia’s main attractions, Ocean Park. It’s an animal theme park and amusement park with an oceanarium and marine mammal park.
Start by seeing the unmissable resident giant pandas then get up close with other animals like seals and dolphins too. Hop on the Ferris wheel for some ocean views or take a spin on one of the roller coasters.
Lastly, visit Old Hong Kong and step back in time with the water screen and theatre shows.
Experience Hong Kong food and culture
What’s a trip to Hong Kong without dim sum? Within a small group setting, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the rich culture of dim sum when you opt to explore the city’s culinary delights with a food tour.
If you’d prefer to eat it your own way, the city has more than enough yum cha restaurants for you to choose from on your own.
Shop, shop, shop!
Often referred to as a bargain hunters paradise, Hong Kong is a mix of high end designer outlets and market stalls peddling antiques, jewellery and electronics. Bartering is common practice in the nation, so don’t be afraid to ask for what you want at a better price – though be prepared to walk away to continue the game.
You won’t have to wander far to satisfy your need for a shopping spree though some more famous shopping areas and centres include Admiralty, Central, SoHo, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Design Gallery and Fashion Walk.
Climb the Peak for the ultimate city view
For unbeatable views of the city, you need to visit Victoria Peak. Home to multiple hiking trails, you can easily walk your way up on designated paths or take the tram car to the peak.
Join a half-day tour and you can also visit Stanley Market for bargain souvenirs and Aberdeen Harbour with its floating restaurants, too.
Party in Macau
Step outside of Hong Kong for the day and visit Macau. It’s the oldest European settlement in the Orient and you can easily get there by ferry.
When in Macau, visit ruins like St. Paul’s, see history at A-Ma Temple and Penha Church, and try your luck at the casino. Lastly, take a ride around the Macau Grand Prix track.
Pay your respects at the Wong Tai Sin temple
The Wong Sai Sin Temple is home to three religions and claims to “make every wish come true upon request”.
It has become an attraction for worshippers and tourists alike to see its grand beauty and spiritual setting.
Check out the horse races
Get in a little action while in Hong Kong with some horse racing.
Tour the parade ring and winning post before sitting down to a buffet meal and unlimited drinks.
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