10 Must See Things in Hong Kong

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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Nature and futuristic buildings, breathtaking views and avant-garde shopping centers. The charm of Hong Kong it all lies in the profound contradictions that have made it one of the main metropolises in the world to visit. There is certainly no shortage of attractions; below, we report our staff "top ten" some noteworthy locations if you decide to organize a "roundup" in the city.


  1. Victoria Peak
  2. Road to the Temple
  3. A Symphony of Lights
  4. Tian Tan Buddha
  5. Ocean park
  6. Central
  7. Lan Kwai Fong (LKF)
  8. Macau
  9. The Escalator
  10. Lamma Island
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Victoria Peak

The ideal place to enjoy a striking Hong Kong panorama is without a doubt Victoria Peak, the highest peak in the city which boasts an altitude of 554 meters. There are two "poles" of interest on the promontory: the Peak Tower e Lion Kiosk, preferential points from which to draw fabulous views from the cover, both day and night.

  • the best way to reach Victoria Peak is without a doubt the Peak Tram, available from 7:00 am to midnight - Get directions
  • the Peak Tower is accessible to tourists from 11:00 to 23:00 from Monday to Friday; every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays it can be visited from 8:00 to 23:00
  • free, free visit; the price of the Peak Tram ticket varies between € 4,51 return for an adult and € 2,03 return for children and seniors. Inside the Peak Tower there are, however, shops and restaurants

2 - Street of the Temple

Small, but varied: a real and pleasant obligation to visit it. We are talking about the Road to the Temple, in which a suggestive takes place night market where you can find goods of all kinds. A little trip to common Hong Kong, made up of people, commerce and tourism within reach of every pocket.

  • by subway: getting off at the Jordan stop, take exit A and turn right towards Jordan Road, continuing for three blocks until you reach the south exit of Temple Road; if, on the other hand, you get off at the Yau Ma Tei stop, you have to turn left after exit C. Or you can get to your destination by bus 7 (ticket price: € 0,54) - Get directions
  • the market opens at 14:00 pm, but goes live only at 16:00 pm and lasts until late at night
  • Free, free visit

3 - A Symphony of Lights

A Guinness show. The extraordinary light show called, precisely, takes place in the Avenue of Stars A Symphony of Lights. A real "light concert" that lights up the whole city of Hong Kong. In a word: unmissable!

  • by subway, take exit J of Tsim Sha Tsui East Station (Kowloon Peninsula); then reach the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and follow the signs until you reach Avenue of Stars - Get directions
  • it starts at 20:00, for about 14 minutes
  • free, free visit

4 - Tian Tan Buddha

The imposing effigy of Buddha overlooks the island of Lantau. The statue, built in 1993, is actually a 34 meters high mausoleum and can be reached "only" after having supported a staircase of 268 steps! Despite the titanic undertaking to be sustained, the Tian Tan Buddha it is besieged every year by the faithful and simply curious.

  • reached the China Ferry Terminal, then you reach the mausoleum by metro, up to Tung Chung. The third stop is the cable car which leaves right from this last stop, direction Big Buddha - Get directions
  • the mausoleum is open from 10:00 to 17:45
  • € 6,77

5 - Ocean Park

Not just culture. Hong Kong is one of the entertainment capitals of the world, thanks to its greatness water amusement park, where you can drive a bumper car and, at the same time, admire the local fauna species, from fish to the famous pandas. A joy for the eyes of young and old!

  • Ocean Park can be reached by train which runs through Guangdong Province, Beijing and Shanghai. You can also take the ferry that serves the following stops: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport off Lantau Island - Get directions
  • the park is open from 10:00 to 18:00
  • € 49,41 from 12 years upwards; € 24,71 for children aged 3 to 11

6 - Central

The financial heart of Hong Kong is called Central. The "Mecca" of the city's luxury houses skyscrapers, luxurious shops, but also a piece of history just by taking Queen's Road, the first street of the city.

  • Central can be reached easily by subway, exiting at the station of the same name - Get directions
  • the city center is always open!
  • free, free visit

7 - Lan Kwai Fong (LKF)

The night is young in Hong Kong. Trendy restaurants and clubs are all located at Lan Kwai Fong, better known as LKF. "All night long" fun is guaranteed in the clubs in the area!

  • take exit D1 of Central subway station - Get directions
  • LFK is the beating heart of Hong Kong nights
  • free, free visit

8 - Macau

Hong Kong's parallel universe has a name: Macau. Defined the capital of gamble, Macau stands out for its very particular urban architecture, clearly Portuguese, for a gastronomy completely opposite to that of Hong Kong and for the very humid tropical climate, influenced by the monsoons.

  • from Hong Kong, Macau is accessible by ferry (Sheung Wan Port) - Get Directions
  • Macau is available at all hours
  • free, free visit

9 - The Escalator

Built in 1994 in order to allow a particular tour for the city of Hong Kong, the longest escalator in the world it has by now become one of the main attractions of the city, a destination for millions of tourists who enjoy a very special 25-minute ride through the whole city.

  • escalator connects Central and Western District - Get Directions
  • the Escalator moves downhill from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning and from 22:00 to 24:00 uphill
  • free, free visit

10 - Island of Lamma

Hong Kong's green lung. The island of Lamma, by its characteristic shape ad"AND" Chinese, makes ecology and the "easy" lifestyle its strong point. People move on foot and the only means of transport contemplated is a two-wheeler: the bicycle. A whole other world, which is worth exploring.

  • by ferry. Simply reach the boat that departs from Central Pier 4 to Yung Shue Wan - Get Directions
  • the island is accessible at all hours
  • free, free visit

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