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Things to do in  Hong Kong SAR

Welcome to Hong Kong SAR

Home to a show-stopping skyline and world-class shopping opportunities, the Chinese island of Hong Kong is modern, eclectic, and fast paced. At night, take a Hong Kong harbor cruise or ascend Victoria Peak to watch the Symphony of Lights laser show. By day, Stanley Market bustles with trade, ""Ding Ding"" trams ferry locals and visitors about the city, and the floating village of Aberdeen bobs in the bay. No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a day trip to Big Buddha on Lantau Island, a Star Ferry ride, or a taste of the city’s culinary scene, which comprises Michelin-starred restaurants, late-night dim sum spots, and street food.

Top 15 attractions in Hong Kong SAR

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Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour

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Dividing Hong Kong Island from Kowloon, Victoria Harbour has long been the lifeblood of the city. It is from these waters—often teeming with a motley mix of traditional and modern vessels—that the city’s twin skylines are best viewed. The harbor is historically responsible for the city that surrounds it as well; its deep and sheltered waters situated strategically on the South China Sea have directly contributed to Hong Kong’s rise as a major world trading center.More
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Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360

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The Ngong Ping 360 connects Tung Chung to Ngong Ping plateau, home to the iconic Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and Ngong Ping Village. Opened in 2006, the cable car provides easy access to the hillside attractions, and its views of Lantau Island and beyond have made the gondola journey itself a tourist attraction in its own right.More
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Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)

Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)

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Lantau Island’s Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) is a huge bronze seated Buddha at 112 feet (34 meters) tall. The statue is a popular pilgrimage site for travelers from Asia and around the globe who climb the 268 steps leading to its base for panoramic views of the South China Sea.More
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Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan

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Located just west of Central, Sheung Wan is one of the hippest districts in Hong Kong. One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Sheung Wan is a vibrant mix of trendy coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and creative spaces, as well as more traditional shops, markets, and temples.More
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Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Victoria Peak (The Peak)

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Overlooking the Central district on Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak (The Peak) is one of the best vantage points for stupendous views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Rising 1,810 feet (552 meters), the mountain is topped with a 360-degree Sky Terrace viewing platform and the Peak Tower complex of shops and restaurants. There’s also a network of nature trails through lush tropical forest.More
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Kowloon

Kowloon

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Situated on the mainland facing Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour, Kowloon represents Hong Kong’s jam-packed, slightly grittier side with highlights including night markets, museums, and shopping. The districts of Kowloon rank among the most interesting in the city, offering a glimpse at what working class Hong Kong is all about; the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts are densely populated.More
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SoHo

SoHo

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Hong Kong’s trendy SoHo is known for its contrasting architecture and vibrant nightlife, blending natural features, traditional Chinese culture, and colonial design. Popular with locals and internationals alike, the entertainment district offers bars, restaurants, and clubs with a range of cuisine and amusements.More
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Lantau Island

Lantau Island

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The largest of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, Lantau is twice the size of Hong Kong Island, yet it has only a fraction of the population. Where Hong Kong is an urban jungle of sorts, Lantau is a mostly quiet escape famous for its long beaches, traditional fishing villages, Buddhist monuments, outlet shopping, and mountainous interior popular with hikers. The northern tip of the island is home to both Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland.More
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Lamma Island

Lamma Island

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With no cars, a small population, old-fashioned buildings, excellent hikes, hidden beaches, and al fresco seafood restaurants, Lamma Island offers welcome respite from Hong Kong’s bustle. The closest and third-largest island of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, Lamma remains largely undeveloped, with a decidedly bohemian vibe, thanks in part to its youthful expat population.More
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Tai O

Tai O

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The fishing village of Tai O, located on the western coast of Lantau Island, is known for its traditional culture and seafaring way of life. Once a bustling trade port, the village features stilt houses, seafood markets, and graded buildings that provide insight into a Hong Kong of the past, while its street food, cafes, and wildlife-watching boat tours keep it a popular destination today.More
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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

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Located in Lantau, Precious Lotus (Po Lin) Monastery is one of the most popular Buddhist temples and tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Famed for the Tian Tan Buddha, or Big Buddha, visitors flock here to see the 112-feet-tall (38-meter) Buddha and to enjoy the peaceful environment of the monastery and surroundings.More
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Temple Street Night Market (Men’s St.)

Temple Street Night Market (Men’s St.)

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Temple Street Night Market (Men’s St.) is one of the biggest and busiest night markets in Hong Kong. Stretching for 1,968 feet (600 meters), it brims with clothing for men and women along with a wide range of goods, from DVDs and electronics to accessories and souvenirs, as well as food stalls, fortune tellers, and street performers.More
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Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

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One of the oldest and most famous temples in Hong Kong, Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan isdedicated to Man Cheong, god of literature, and Mo Tai, god of war. A mainstay of the community, this Taoist and Buddhist temple reflects social and religious practices in Hong Kong and offers a respite to the hustle and bustle of the city.More
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Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Island

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Hong Kong Island once housed the area’s original British settlement, and nowadays, it’s home to some of the city’s most popular attractions. Highlights include Victoria Peak and its tram, the Central Mid-Levels escalator, Aberdeen, Deep Water Bay, picturesque Repulse Bay, and Stanley Market. The Central and Causeway Bay areas of the island are prime destinations for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. Away from Victoria Harbour is a surprising amount of greenery in the island’s mountainous interior, as well as a beguiling coastline dotted with fishing villages, coves, and harbors.More
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Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

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Located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong’s tallest building, Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is the city's highest observation deck at 1,289 feet (393 meters) above sea level. It’s also the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Hong Kong SAR

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Great day out with an expert
Paulaben111, Feb 2020
Hong Kong Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted
What a great way to see Hong Kong.
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An original and must do experience in Hong Kong.
exportdai, Feb 2020
The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong
An original and great way of discovering all the beautiful attractions of Hong Kong, with Rory, a knowledgeable guide.
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anthony_s, Jan 2020
Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
It is an excellent way to see Hong Kong when on a short stay.
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martin_a, Jan 2020
Private Hong Kong Car Tour - Half Day or Full Day
Brilliant tour made so good by Richard His readiness to help and his local knowledge was exceptional His recommendations where to shop and what to see were brilliant 10 out of 10 Would recommend to all visiting Hong kong
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Lantau/Big Buddha Tour
Thomas_W, Jan 2020
Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong
Liz's English was very good as was her knowledge of Hong Kong and Lantau Island.
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Great service under difficult circumstances
Wolfgang_N, Nov 2019
Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
In light of the difficult situation in Hong Kong with sudden street closures and cancellations of planned tours the Big Bus team was extremely helpful and creative to show me the attractions I was interested in seeing.
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Travel04681316844, Nov 2018
Hong Kong Private Arrival Transfer Driver Meet and Greet: Airport to Hotel
Our driver spoke English well and provided great insight on what to see and experience in Hong Kong.
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Tour was very organised and...
Jodie S, Jul 2016
Seat-In-Coach: One-Day Macau City Tour from Hong Kong
Highly recommended if you are in Hong Kong and want to visit Macau just for the day.
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My wife and I had 72 hours on our...
Ruben S, Feb 2018
Full-Day Private Customized Walking Tour of Hong Kong
Nicole was surprised at our ambition to see as much Of the city as we could and this tour delivered just that.
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This package worked well for us as...
Flordeliza_T, Sep 2017
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour
Very useful to many travelers who want to explore the many facets and attractions of Hong Kong.
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Very helpful and cheerful service!
Henry F, Sep 2019
Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
We were able to see everything and feel safe with the help of your staff!
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Ben is a great tour guide, and has a...
Donald_E, Jul 2016
Half-Day Private Custom Tour of Hong Kong
He really tailors it to your interests, and there is plenty to see and do in Hong Kong.
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Rory is an extremely experienced...
Denise G, Dec 2016
The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong
If you have about 4 to 5 hours to spare to see Hong Kong in a different light, this is excellent.
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I can not recommend this tour...
Felicity E, Jun 2016
Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour
It truly gave you a true taste of Hong Kong, not only did you eat some amazing authentic food you got to see some local sights and get a feel of how the locals live.
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Great way to see any city
Barbara_P, May 2019
Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
The Bus stops at plenty of tourist attractions and even with all the traffic, seemed to be mostly running on schedule,
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Rory was great, really helpful and...
Natalie S, Mar 2016
Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Adventure Hike
The waterfalls and the hike were beautiful.
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The tour was well worth the time...
DAVID D, Feb 2016
Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour
Having the opportunity to see and experience the nooks and crannies of the old Hong Kong and taste local specialties that would be difficult to find on your own was great.
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I had a 14,5 hour stopover on Hong...
Elisabeth W. d, Nov 2012
Hong Kong International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge
In the morning I did a city tour and it was really good to visit the lounge afterwards.
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It was excellent from start to finish...
Guido, Dec 2013
Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Great way to see Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong Custom Tour
Thomas_W, Jan 2020
Private tour - custom shore excursion for cruise passengers - 7 hours
Her English was excellent, her knowledge of Hong Kong was outstanding, and we had a thoroughly wonderful day with her.
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All about Hong Kong SAR

Currency
Chinese Yuan (CN¥)
Time Zone
HKT (UTC +8)
Country Code
+86
Language(s)
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