- Jonathan Chum
Hong Kong is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia, and it's easy to see why. The city has everything from breathtaking views, to world-class museums and shopping, as well as delicious food. Whether you're looking for something big or small, there's something here for everyone! Here are my top things to do in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Peak Tram and Sky Terrace
The Hong Kong Peak Tram is a fun way to get to the top of Victoria Peak, where you can see some stunning views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. The tram journey is over 1.4 km long, and it takes 10 minutes to go from Central District to The Peak.
The Sky Terrace offers panoramic views of the Central District, Kowloon Peninsula, Sharp Tower, and Lion Rock in Tsuen Wan New Town. There's also a restaurant if you want to stop for lunch or dinner while you're there!
Victoria Harbour is a natural harbor in Hong Kong, connected to the South China Sea and surrounded by Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the Outlying Islands. It is one of the world's busiest ports, with most of its traffic being container ships carrying cargo from China and Europe to the rest of the world.
The harbor covers an area of about 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres), including all major islands within it. There are 12 major islands on this waterfront: Hong Kong Island (A1), Kowloon Peninsula (A2), Lamma Island (B1), Peng Chau Island (B2) Cheung Chau Island (C1), Lantau Island(D1), Peng Chau Island(E1) Pak Sha Wan Peninsula
The coastline of Victoria Harbour has been modified on several occasions throughout its history due to land reclamation projects that have occurred since 1847 as well as natural causes such as typhoons or earthquakes which can create landslips along sandy shores like those found between Chai Wan and Lei Yue Mun Road near Ngong Shuen Au Village where red-colored earth shows how much movement has occurred over time
Nan Lian Gardens and Chi Lin Nunnery
Nan Lian Gardens is a very popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It's also a great place to have a picnic or just spend some time outside with the family. The gardens have lots of green space, so it will be easy for you to relax and enjoy yourself here. There are many different types of plants in the gardens too, including bonsai trees, which are usually grown in small pots by people who enjoy gardening as a hobby. In addition to these features, there are ponds everywhere you look as well as fountains that remind visitors what it feels like when water touches their skin on hot summer days (or any other day).
The Chi Lin Nunnery is located near Nan Lian Gardens and can be seen on Google Maps if you want directions before going out there!
Sky100, the tallest building in Hong Kong, has an observation deck on the 100th floor. The viewing deck is open from 8 am to 8 pm and offers 360-degree views of the city. You can take a lift up to Sky100 or take one of three high-speed lifts that go straight to the top floor. At 1,811 feet (563m), Sky100's observation deck is one of seven stops on our list of things to do in Hong Kong!
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park, Hong Kong is a marine-themed park in Hong Kong. It has more than 70 rides and attractions, including the world's first giant cable-free roller coaster, Manta. The park also has a marine mammal park with dolphins, sea lions, and penguins.
For those looking for an adrenaline rush, some of the rides that stand out include the Big Wave Bay (a wave simulator), Journey to the West (a 4D adventure ride), Splash Zone (an indoor water park), One Ocean (a shark dive simulator) and Titanic: The Experience - Motion Simulation Ride.
Kowloon Walled City Park
Kowloon Walled City Park is the only park in Hong Kong built on the site of a former slum. The park was opened in 1993, and it covers 46,000 square feet (4,200 square meters) of land once occupied by Kowloon Walled City. The city was demolished after being declared a public health hazard. It had been home to approximately 33,000 people before it was cleared out by 1986---and it's estimated that over 100,000 people lived there before World War II! Today this once-troubled area is one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions thanks to its excellent views of Kowloon Bay and Victoria Peak at night.
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery
Tian Tan Buddha is the world's largest seated bronze Buddha statue and can be found in Po Lin Monastery, which is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery was founded in 1906 and has been attracting visitors ever since.
Tian Tan Buddha is located on Lantau Island and can be reached by bus from Tsim Sha Tsui, the city's main transportation hub. The trip takes about an hour and a half each way, but it provides great views along the way!
Hong Kong Disneyland & Ocean Park Combo
If you're visiting Hong Kong, the most common question you'll get is whether or not to visit Disneyland. It's the second most visited theme park in the world behind Tokyo Disney Resort, so it's pretty much a given that many will want to go.
If you do decide to visit Hong Kong Disneyland, consider taking advantage of their Disneyland & Ocean Park Combo Ticket. It costs about $100HKD more than a standard admission ticket for either park alone but allows visitors access to both on one day (though there are some blackout dates). This means that if you're planning on visiting both parks anyway, it's worth considering buying this combo ticket as opposed to purchasing two separate admission tickets --- especially if one person in your group wants to go see Mickey Mouse while another would rather check out sea lions and penguins!
Take a Junk Boat Ride Around the Harbor on a Traditional Chinese Junk
Hong Kong is a busy city and for a lot of people, the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming. For those who want to escape the chaos, there are plenty of places to go. However, if you're looking for something that will give you an up-close look at the city while also providing a unique experience---and don't mind getting wet---then taking a junk boat ride around the harbor on one of these traditional Chinese crafts may be just what you're looking for.
Junk boats are available for hire at many different piers throughout Hong Kong and they offer various packages depending on your time frame and budget (you can even rent one for an hour). They depart regularly throughout each day so it's easy enough to find one at any time that suits your schedule. The main benefit here is being able to see both sides of this bustling city by water rather than land; it's truly something else!
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade & Clock Tower at Victoria Harbor
Situated at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, the promenade is a popular tourist attraction. It features restaurants, bars, and shops along its length. The promenade overlooks Hong Kong's most popular harborfront area -- Victoria Harbor, which is home to some of the city's top attractions including Hong Kong Park and the Clock Tower at Victoria Harbor.
The Clock Tower was completed in 1889 as part of an extension project by Sir Henry Robinson Palmer. A Chinese-style building with a copper roof, it houses four clocks representing Britain (London), America (New York), India (Calcutta), and China (Hong Kong). Nowadays it provides scenic views over the Kowloon city skyline from its highest dome which can be accessed via elevator within the tower or ramp outside the tower on the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade side
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a wax museum located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It is the first Madame Tussauds museum in Asia and features over 100 lifelike wax figures of celebrities, athletes, and politicians.
The museum offers interactive experiences such as recording your video on an iPad to be projected onto an animated scene with your favorite stars and shaking hands with the wax figure of Michael Jackson.
We hope that this list of the top things to do in Hong Kong will help you with your travels. These are just some of the many great activities that this city has to offer, so don't forget to explore on your own as well!