TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG

Hong Kong is a metropolis of culture, modernism and amazing architecture. There is so much to do in this incredible city but we have chosen our top things to do whilst in Hong Kong.

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The Peak

Get the perfect view along with some great attractions, read our blog on The Peak to find out more.

2

Tian Tan Buddha

Open 10am – 5.30pm and located on the Lantau Island. Catch the Tung Chung MTR or the ferry from Outlying Islands Pier. On top of a hill above a monastery stands the Tian Tan Buddha. Climb the 260 steps for a closer look at this massive Buddha and then head left of the Buddha to visit the Lantau Tea Garden.

Disneyland Hong Kong
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Disneyland Hong Kong

Open 10am – 9pm with 1 day tickets costing HK $539. Trains run from Sunday Bay Station to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort every few minutes throughout the day. The resort is a 30 minute train ride from MTR Kowloon Station as well as MTR Hong Kong Station and the International Airport. For a little touch of Disney magic, head to Disneyland Hong Kong for some fun and excitement. There is something for everyone here and the park is generally a lot less crowded than its American counterparts.

4

Ocean Park

Open 10am – 7pm with silver passes available at HK $740 and gold passes costing HK $960. The Citybus Route 629 runs from Admiralty MTR Station or Central (Star Ferry), with bus fares costing HK $10.60. An express route is available to and from Causeway Bay – route 629A. Full of animals, fish and rides, Ocean Park is a fun way to spend a day having some fun and relaxing. Great for families and the young at heart.

Wong Tai Sin Temple
5

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Open 7am to 5.50pm with free entrance, Wong Tai Sin Temple is just a few minutes walk away from MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, exit B2. Commemorating the famous Monk of Yore, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is a beautiful decorated and detailed religious centre, worth a visit whilst in Hong Kong.

6

Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade

Head to Tsim Shai Tsui exit E to visit the Promenade. Here you will find the Clock Tower, Cultural Centre, Space Museum and Avenue of Stars along with some great restaurants and bars.

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7

Temple Street Night Market

Running from 6pm – 11pm, you can get to the market from MTR Yau Ma Tei Station – exit C or MTR Jordan Station – exit A. Numerous sellers offer everything from souvenirs to watches, antiques to tea ware; head to the market to try some Hong Kong street food and enjoy the hustle and bustle of a night market.

8

Hong Kong Park

A beautiful park in an urban landscape, the Hong Kong Park is a great place to explore, relax and take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the city. The park includes a greenhouse, museum of Tea Ware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, an array of fountains and lily ponds as well as a waterfall, playgrounds and even a marriage registry. Head to the MTR Admiralty Station, exit C1 and follow the signs to Hong Kong Park up the escalator.

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Ten Thousand Buddha’s Monastery

Open from 10am – 5pm and no entrance free, take exit B at Sha Tin Station , pass the traditional houses and take a left onto Pai Tau Street then a right onto Sheung Wo Che Street. This is a unique temple with over 10,000 Buddhas within its complex – hence the name.

Top 10 Things to do in Hong Kong
10

Man Mo Temple

Open 8am to 6pm with free admission, catch the 26 bus to get to the Man Mo Temple. This is one of Hong Kong’s oldest temple and much quieter and smaller than other Hong Kong temples; making it my favourite authentic temple in Hong Kong.

Short on time? Take a Private full day tour with Viator. Don’t forget, there are also many off the beaten track things to do in Hong Kong too!

What do you love about Hong Kong? Where else should we head to next time? Leave your suggestions in the comments below! 

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  • Silvia
    Reply

    Haven’t been to Hong Kong yet, but will definitely come back to this when I do! Very useful and clear!

  • Winta Le
    Reply

    Great blog! Loved HongKong when I visited. I was inspired by the Rush Hour movies to visit Chinatown there.

  • Glitteroneyes
    Reply

    Nice and impressive post.
    Beautiful pictures.
    I’ve never been to Hong Kong but in one day I want to go there.
    Bye :*

  • Jillian Schleger
    Reply

    very cool! I didn’t get a chance to get to Hong Kong when I lived in South Korea, but I’d love to get there!

  • Livi Bee
    Reply

    This is a great list! I have yet to visit Hong Kong, but I did pin this for suggestions. I’d love to visit the Temple, Monastery, Promenade, and the Night Market!

  • Global Girl Travels
    Reply

    The Peak is a can’t miss! The views up there is so spectacular and I couldn’t agree more that you included it in this list. I haven’t been to some of the temples you listed here so hope that’s an excuse to go back!

  • Melissa
    Reply

    This is so timely! I am planning our first trip to Hong Kong now. We will be spending a week there. Is that enough time to see all of these attractions? We are also traveling with a toddler, so even though I’m not big on theme parks, I am considering visiting Disney while we are there.

  • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    Reply

    The Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery seems like a quite a fascinating place. So many Buddhas and so little time.

  • Hendrik
    Reply

    I love your photos, you are very talented to catch right moments and impressive landscapes. Hongkong is one of our most desired places to see in Asia and now I even have some additional interesting places on the list, thanks to your post! The Buddhas Monastery sounds great, I will read more about this, since I have the feeling this would be one of the most interesting places for me personally to see.

    • Katie
      Reply

      It is a fantastic place to visit! Thank you for your comment, Calum is the photographer and will love reading this 🙂

  • Paulina on the road
    Reply

    Wow I ve never been to Hong Kong, but now it is definitely on my bucket list. It seems so exotic to me! I especially liked the MAN MO TEMPLE…so beautiful!

  • Jane @ Raincity Librarian
    Reply

    Hong Kong is absolutely on my bucket list, it looks like there’s just so much to do and see!!

  • SkiTrotters
    Reply

    We’ve been planning on a HK trip for a while, so this goes straight into our bucket list 🙂 Thanks for sharing all of your recommendations

  • jo
    Reply

    There are a lot of new attractions that have opened in HK since we last went – I think we need to go back! Disneyland and the Ocean Park would be on the list for my children – thanks for the recommendations! #MondayEscapes

  • Wandermust mummy
    Reply

    Bookmarking for our trip next year -#mondayescapes

  • Elizabeth (Wander Mum)
    Reply

    We just got back from Hong Kong so interesting to see your top picks. I’m pleased to say we ticked a few of them off. The night marker was one of our highlights. My daughter keeps talking about going on the observation wheel. We enjoyed the zoological park too and seeing the monkeys. Thanks for linking #citytripping

  • melody pittman
    Reply

    You had me at Disneyland Hong Kong. That is a big bucket list of mine. How cool. Great photos, too!

  • Ha
    Reply

    I would love to visit Hong Kong one day! Disneyland Hong Kong totally catch my eye :D! Temple street night market is also interesting as well. Such a nice list to do 🙂

    • Wanderlust Wayfarer
      Reply

      I’m planning a trip to Hong Kong right now, so this was very helpful. I’ve added a few of your tips to my list, especially the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery!

  • Arzo Travels
    Reply

    Hong Kong is so lovely and so crazy at the same time. I loved the Peak the most and the promenade – I am totally in love with Victoria Harbor. The view from there is amazing. I think, these are great tips.

  • Viki
    Reply

    I loved Hong Kong Park! It’s amazing how in the middle of this urban jungle a small little and so lush green park exists. I felt like drowning in HK so many times because of the tall buildings, but the park just restored me!

  • Melbtravel
    Reply

    I have not been to Hong Kong in years and wish I had something like this before I went, as you have some good tips and they are to the point. We were on a tour and it would have been nice to have wondered around like you using public transport. We never go to ocean park but it sounds really nice.

  • Castaway with Crystal
    Reply

    This is a great list. I think I’d like the night market the best as I’m an absolute sucker for street food 😉

  • Reshma
    Reply

    A great list of things to do in Hong Kong. I would want to try the Disney Land & the night market!

  • Sarah Christie
    Reply

    Oh wow it looks so incredible, Hong Kong is on both of our boys wish lists, and I so want to go to Disney I bet it is another level. Thanks so much for linking up #MondayEscapes x

  • Dave ( Silverbackpacker )
    Reply

    Just in time for my visa run in a couple of weeks time to HK. The tips will come in very handy. Bookmarked.

  • Morgan Paar
    Reply

    This made me want to return to Hong Kong, thanks 🙂

  • Diana - MVMT Blog
    Reply

    I love HK! One thing on my list for next time I go back is the Tian Tan Buddha. I would love to check out Lantau Island and hike up. Great list!

  • US Visa Service
    Reply

    I have a trip to Hongkong this year! it will be my 2nd-time and I really love it, I also wanted to explore every part of it just like what you did plus there are so many cool things to do out there, I can’t wait for enough.

  • Skye
    Reply

    Great, concise list of the tourist must sees in Hong Kong. There really is so much to see and there are a few things here that I haven’t actually done yet (like Disneyland). Good post.

  • Nam
    Reply

    I’m so happy to see Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery on the list 😀 it’s one of my favourite in Hong Kong!
    Personally, I wouldn’t be going to Disney purely because it’s the same everywhere and the one in HK is SO out of the way.
    There are tons of nature etc too – such as hiking. It’s good to see your top 10 list!

  • Hanna Karlsson
    Reply

    Woow! I have a friend in Hong Kong. And now I know exactly what to do when Im there 😉 Thanks!!

  • Eleonore
    Reply

    Love the layout of your blog! 🙂 Saved your tips for the day I finally get to visit HK! <3

    Xx

  • Paulina Grabara-Król
    Reply

    so cool! I was in HK some time ago and after reading your tips I definitely want to be back 😉 next time I use your suggestions and if with my baby girl I will go to Disneyland

  • Mini Travellers
    Reply

    I have HK on my very long list but this is a great list I’ll be saving for when we do make it. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  • Kathi
    Reply

    Such a lovely list to work though <3 My partner grew up in Hong Kong and I can't wait to go back there with him one day and do all these things to gather!!!

  • Reply

    I lived in Hong Kong as a toddler and would love to return as I remember hardly anything. This would be my itinerary 🙂 #MondayEscapes

  • Heraa Farooq
    Reply

    Hong Kong is amazing. Thank you for sharing the list. I will keep it in my mind

  • Sapna Parmar
    Reply

    It’s amazing! Hong Kong is a really interesting place to spend your vacation. One thing I want to recommend that don’t forget a ride on in the Hong Kong Tram.

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