Hong Kong City AttractionsHong Kong is many different things to many different people. Its status as a commercial capital means business travellers arrive in their droves. It is also increasingly popular as a holiday destination for China's mainland population, and with international tourists looking for unparalleled shopping deals and renowned cuisine.
For those heading over to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon, crossing the harbour by ferry is unforgettable, especially in the evening with the lights of Central on dazzling display. Just beyond the skyscrapers sits Victoria Peak, affording spectacular panoramic views over the city. Peak Tower itself can be busy and pricey, but Lions View Point Pavilion, just a brief walk from the summit, is equally stunning, and there are beautiful gardens nearby offering peace and quiet.
Hong Kong is a shopping paradise. There is an endless array of malls, boutiques, vintage stores and bazaars to trawl through. Western Market is a must see, and all the leading fashion brands can be found during an immersive shopping experience at Pacific Place. Ambitious sightseers can also get an HKTB Museum Pass, valid for one week, which gives unlimited admission to a host of museums and provides discounts in the museum shops.
Hong Kong is one of the culinary capitals of the world, even worshipping a god of cookery. Many come to taste the divine inspiration given to a range of Cantonese, Sichuanese and Japanese food. Unique offerings include dim sum, pineapple buns, and stinky tofu.
There are many wonderful attractions just outside of Hong Kong. The city is a great base for excursions and day-trips. For a fashionable day out, horse racing season runs from September to July with weekly races to attend. March/April sees the Hong Kong Sevens come to town, the most prestigious rugby sevens tournament on the calendar, and one massive party.
Victoria PeakVictoria Peak is Hong Kong's number one tourist attraction and its popularity is unwavering. Much of the pleasure derived from a trip to Victoria Peak lies in the journey to its summit. The funicular railway or peak tram has steadily made its way... see full details
Western MarketOne of the best places to buy souvenirs in Hong Kong, this indoor market is held in a four-storey red brick colonial building that was constructed in 1906. After extensive renovation it re-opened in 1991 and now occupies an entire block at the... see full details
Hong Kong Police MuseumThe Hong Kong Police Museum showcases a display tracing the development and history of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force from 1844 to today. The main exhibit encompasses a significant number of artefacts relating to the Hong Kong Police Force from uniforms and firearms,... see full details
Statue SquareStatue Square is an amalgamation of Hong Kong's contemporary architecture. It reaches its most spectacular manifestation in the designs of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and the Bank of China Tower. The most significant feature of the HSBC building is that it... see full details
Hong Kong Museum of HistoryThe Hong Kong Museum of History showcases Hong Kong's archaeological, cultural and natural history through a display of cultural objects, artefacts, photographs, traditional costumes and models that span 6,000 years. Glorious period sets tell the story of Chinese life in replicas of village houses,... see full details
Wong Tai Sin TempleThis grand Taoist temple is one of the most frequently visited temples in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a legendary hermit who reputedly had healing powers and could foretell the future. A number of fortune tellers ply their trade... see full details
AberdeenSome 200 years ago, Hong Kong's Aberdeen district was a haven for pirates. Located on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island, it is home to the Tanka boat people and has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors can experience the traditional lifestyle... see full details
Avenue of StarsThe Avenue of Stars is Hong Kong's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating famous icons of Hong Kong cinema. Situated along the seaside promenade, there are great views of Victoria Harbour. The Avenue is also a good place to view the... see full details