Hong Kong Attractions and Activities for All Types of Travelers

Hong Kong lays on one of the most diverse and dramatic metropolitan traveling experiences to be found anywhere on earth. The abundant natural and cultural attractions will keep visitors entertained from morning till night.

Victoria Peak and the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront are the two biggies on almost every tourist's schedule in Hong Kong. The 552-meter-high Victoria Peak is the highest point of Hong Kong Island. From there, visitors can get that postcard-like view of the bustling city. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is the vantage point to watch the nightly light and sound show, A Symphony of Lights. To cross the harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, Star Ferry is the most relaxing and popular transport.

Hong Kong is an extremely family-friendly travel destination. Besides two state-of-art amusement parks, Ocean Park at Aberdeen and Disneyland on Lantau Island, the city has a number of great museums providing interactive activities in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. The Hong Kong Science Museum and Heritage Museum, both in Tsim Sha Tsui East are top of the bill. Ladies Market in Mongkok is a treasure chest of souvenirs.

For a taste of nature, both Sai Kung in the eastern New Territories and Lantau Island have lush mountains, brilliant beaches and idyllic, old-school fishing villages. 



One of Hong Kong's more laid-back attractions, this fishing town is where Hong Kongers retreat for sea-swimming, kayaking and some of the city's best seafood. The town's main drag is a 1,000-meter-long street lined with seafood stalls. Each...  Read More

Museum of Coastal Defence
Photo courtesy of Museum of Coastal Defence


This site dates back over a century, to when Lei Yue Mun Fort was a strategic part of Hong Kong's defenses. It was the scene of fierce fighting during the Japanese invasion on 1941, and later became a regular barracks. So its current role as a...  Read More

Hong Kong Disneyland
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland


Escape the city center for a family day trip to fantasy by the overly cute Disneyland Resort Line from Sunny Bay metro station. Currently the smallest of all Disneylands, the 240,000-square-meter park is compact and easily navigated (like...  Read More

Lantau Island
Po Lin Monastery
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board


Situated on the picturesque Ngong Ping Plateau, the grand temple stands as the pinnacle of Hong Kong's Buddhist culture. The absolute highlight is to pay a visit to the monastery's Big Buddha. The bronze structure stands 34 meters high and...  Read More

Ocean Park
Photo courtesy of Ocean Park


This massive Chinese wonderland is a combination of amusement park, aquarium and zoo. It has enough activity to keep everyone in the family busy for an entire day. Built over and around several hills besdie the South China Sea, the...  Read More

Happy Valley Racecourse
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board


Surrounded by high rises, this downtown racecourse is one of the greatest stadiums on earth to enjoy a sweaty, noisy and adrenaline-pumping horse race at night. Dating back to 1844, the 55,000-seat racecourse is one of the earliest public...  Read More



Occupying three blocks of Tung Choi Street every night, this enclave of more than 100 stalls represents the epitome of Asia's market culture: a bit crowded, a lot noisy but totally stimulating. Rather than what its name might suggest, the...  Read More



Star Ferry is the loveliest attraction in Hong Kong. This 115-year-old service is one of these rare attractions that are appreciated by both tourists and locals. Shuttling between Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side, and Central and Wan Chai on Hong...  Read More

Symphony of Lights


The 15-minute light and sound show is the top free activity in Hong Kong. Every night at 8pm, spectacular lights, lasers and digital fireworks shoot out from 45 buildings beside Victoria Harbour on both sides of the water. The US$5.7 million...  Read More

Victoria Peak


The 552-meter mountain boasts that classic Hong Kong view. Near the summit at 396 meters there is an entertainment and viewing complex called Peak Tower where travelers can snap that perfect souvenir photo. In the foreground, a forest of...  Read More


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Ed Peters has been based in Asia for much of his life.