10 Best Romantic Things to Do in Hong Kong: Loving the City

Perhaps because Hong Kong is so work-oriented, it pulls out all the stops when it comes to romance.

It's lucky in that the city is built around one of the world's most sensational harbors. Come dusk, when the neon glances off the water, it's got romance in spades.

If you're here on honeymoon, or a second honeymoon even, or simply taking a regular holiday with someone you love very much, there are more than a few romantic things to do.

Stroll along the harborfront; the panoramas on either side of the water are astounding. Wander through Hong Kong Park, which as it is next to a register office is a prime spot for wedding photos and videos, with brides in shimmering white dresses posed against the green backdrop.

Nothing says romance like checking in for a spa treatment together: Hong Kong has scores of spas, two of the best being I-Spa and MiraSpa. Or take to the water on a romantic cruise aboard Lazydays, Hong Kong's coolest boat hire.

And if you want to know what the future holds for the pair of you, head out to Wong Tai Sin temple and get your fortune told. 

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


Po Lin translates to "precious lotus," and this monastery is one of the most famous of Hong Kong's numerous attractions. In addition to being one of the most opulent and grandest temples in the country, this is also home to the famous "Big...  Read More

Photo courtesy of The Peninsula


There are four main tours with Heliservices, the only flightseeing operation in Hong Kong. The first flies around Hong Kong Island, concentrating on Victoria Harbour. The flight lasts approximately 15 minutes. Prices start at around HK$1,999 per...  Read More

Wong Tai Sin Temple
Photo courtesy of Wong Tai Sin Temple


This well-known attraction was built in 1973 and is still one of the most active Buddhist temples in the city. The lush gardens, with their waterfalls, ponds and pavilions, inspire numerous photographs. Be sure to wander through the arcade,...  Read More

Victoria Peak


The 552-meter mountain has that classic Hong Kong view. Near the summit at 396 meters high 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

Sai Kung Country Park
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board


The New Territories, once home to nothing but pastoral meadowlands, are quickly becoming industrialized and commercialized. However, this park remains a bastion of natural beauty. This unspoiled seaside area of parkland features hiking trails...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Photo courtesy of The Mira


All 18,000 square-feet of MiraSpa encapsulates rejuvenating spa, beauty and hair services. Complete with a state-of-the-art fitness center and an infinity-edge pool, the MiraSpa features a wet zone with sauna, steam, whirlpool and experience...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Lazydays


Sailing Hong Kong harbor and to the outer islands, Lazydays offers full lunch and dinner packages. A variety of menus is available and can be customized on request. The full bar menu features gourmet teas and coffees, great cocktails and a...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Hong Kong


I-Spa was one of the first spas to open in Hong Kong, and its design is heavily influenced by feng shui, the ancient Chinese belief that the way a house is built or the way objects are arranged affects your success, health, and happiness. Guests...  Read More

Symphony of Lights


The 15-minute light and sound show is the top free activity in Hong Kong. Every night at 8pm, spectacularlights, lasers and digital fireworks shoot out from 45 buildings beside Victoria Harbour on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon side. The...  Read More

Hong Kong Park
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board


This small, but well-designed park offers a welcome break from the concrete and glass buildings that are surrounding it. Built into the side of a small hill, top attractions include an aviary with a large selection of exotic birds, and a...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

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