12 FUN THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG

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Are you planning to visit Hong Kong at any time soon? What do you want to explore in Hong Kong? The art galleries? Museums? Shopping malls? Nature? Restaurants? Hotel? Bars? Culture? Architecture? Nightlife? Yes, name any attraction, and it is not possible not to find it in the Hong Kong premises. You can call Hong Kong a beautiful and vibrant metropolis. There are plenty of fun things to do in Hong Kong, including the visits to Instagrammable spots, eating the best food, and cheering yourself with retail therapy at the infamous independent shops. To help you spend the perfect time in Hong Kong, we have listed down prominent Hong Kong tourist attractions that you must add to your bucket list!

1. Enjoy the Star Ferry ride

Ferry Ride Hongkong
Photo Credits: Ivana Mednansky

We are starting our list of things to do in Hong Kong with a ferry ride that will take you from Kowloon to Hong Kong islands. Through this ferry ride, you can enjoy the scenic Hong Kong skyline along the ever-famous Victoria Harbor. It does not cost a lot of fortune and is the most preferred mode of transportation.

2. Hop on the Peak Tram

PeakTram
Photo Credits: Paul Victor

The Peak is the highest point of the Hong Kong island, which is 1,300 feet atop the sea level. Tram is the quickest mode to reach this picturesque spot. Do count for the bird’s eye view of this stunning metropolis once you reach the summit. The operating hours are from 7:00 a.m.; till midnight.

3. Look at the Big Buddha

Yes, we are talking about the enormous seated Buddha in the world, who is known as Big Buddha, or locals call him Tian Tan Buddha. To reach the statue, the visitors get to climb a total of 268 calf-aching steps. It is one of the popular places to visit in Hong Kong.

4. Enjoy best dim sums of the town

Dimsum Hongkong

If you want to taste the best of Singaporean cuisine, visit Sham Shui Po. It is an affordable eatery that is no less than a Michelin-starred restaurant. You can find here the best dim sums, a typical Singaporean dish. You can also try their char sui bao, which are baked buns filled with barbequed pork. We are sure you will find them addictive and delicious.

5. Visit the Temple Street Night Market

Photo Credits: Piotr Gaborek

The visit to the Temple Street Night Market is one of the best things to do in Hong Kong. This street market features hundreds of stalls that set up after the sunset. You will find vendors selling paintings, electronic gadgets, shoes, bags, clothes, watches, and souvenirs that you can take home for your family and friends, all at an affordable price. Also, don’t miss the fortune teller, palm readers, and the street-side karaoke that surely enlightens the mood.

6. Explore the nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong

The best thing about being in Hong Kong is that here both tourists and the locals can party hard. Nothing can stop anyone from making the most of Hong Kong’s popular nightlife spots. If you love celebrating and partying, Lan Kwai Fong is your spot. You can choose from more than 90 bars and restaurants and take advantage of the happy-hour deals for the craziest outdoor festivity.

7. Stop at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Photo Credits: Sergio Capuzzimati

Hong Kong is the land of temples, as there are many to explore. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is quite a unique temple as here resides life-sized, gold-painted Buddha statues, that leave the onlookers awestruck. All you need to do is to climb 431 steps to reach the top of the Monastery. On your way up, you will see many statues carved in different postures. You will be even more dazzled to see the additional 12,000 statues in Man Fat Sze, the main complex.

8. Hike at Dragon’s back

Photo Credits: Boris G

Dragon’s back is a simple hiking trek, but it offers the best sightseeing opportunity. Walk along the mountain ridge and praise the picturesque views Tai Tam, Big Wave Bay, and Shek O, comprising of land, sea, and sun. You will also find amazing eateries there serving the delicious food. You can try paragliding also.

9. Enjoy cocktails at The Old Man

Photo Credits: The Old Man

Old Man is not an ordinary bar, and rather it has a place in the list of world’s top ten bars. Built on Hemingway-theme, it surely is an intimate and lively venue. You can count its team for mixing up the best fusions and serving the innovative drinks to the guests. This bar features a gold cooling strip to keep the drinks cool.

10. Visit Tai Kwun Center for Heritage and Art

Photo Credits: Francisco Anzola

Constructed in the building of 150-year old police station, this Tai Kwun center houses art galleries, heritage buildings, restaurants, and bars. It is a hotspot for history buffs. You can look into the historic prison cells, enjoy theater performances, marvel at the world-class art masterpieces, and enjoy the food at themed eateries.

11. Say your prayers at Wong Tai Sin Temple

Photo Credits: Pablo Gonzalez

Wong Tai Sin is another temple in our list of things to do in Hong Kong. This space features three religions; Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, making it the busiest and biggest temple of the town. The grand ornamented building and the serene atmosphere of the temple draws people to this place. Locals come here to say their prayers and for big religious celebrations.

12. Visit Hong Kong Ocean Park

Photo Creidts: Jonathan Hawkins

It is a marine-themed park located in the heart of Hong Kong. You will rejoice to see the amusement rides and land and aqua-based animal habitats. The best part of visiting Hong Kong Ocean Park is that you can meet the adorable pandas in person. Here reside two adorable and giant pandas in their natural habitat. Their names are Le Le and Ying Ying. They love to pose for a selfie with the visitors while munching on bamboo. You can also see the seals and dolphins up close, and watch the cute penguins hopping around. When hungry, you can take a break at the upscale dine-in, which serves an amazing range of seafood by the side of the 5,000 sea animals in the Grand Aquarium. Fascinating, isn’t it?

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