It is easy to forget that Hong Kong is so much more than just bright lights and skyscrapers. Each region has its own unique character and attractions. Visitors arriving on Hong Kong Island can admire the city from the deck of Star Ferry, or take Peak Tram up to the summit of Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Tourists can take in Man Mo Temple, the oldest temple in Hong Kong, visit the traditional outdoor street markets of Wan Chai or head to Happy Valley for the horse racing. To the south, Stanley Beach hosts Dragon Boat racing every year during Tuen Ng festival.
Across the bay to the north lies Kowloon, diverse and atmospheric. Shanghai Street offers a fascinating insight into local life. Shopping is king in the popular night market of Temple Street and the vast retail destination that is Harbour City. Guinness World Records recognise 'A Symphony of Lights' as the biggest permanent sound and light show in the world. Kowloon also hosts the Avenue of Stars, celebrating icons of Asian cinema.
Sai Kung peninsula in the New Territories provides a welcome change of pace. Rural life carries on as it always has, and this is the gateway to some spectacular countryside. The Ping Shan Heritage Trail, to the northwest, tracks past old face brick homes and forts, and abandoned towns from the agricultural age of the region. Tourists will enjoy a trip to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery, home of course to nearly 13,000 Buddha statues.
Of the Outlying Islands, Lantau is the most popular, not least due to the presence of Disneyland. The Lantau Trail is ideal for adventurous hikers. Visitors will also enjoy Po Lin Monastery, home to the largest seated Buddha statue in the world.
Victoria 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
Hong Kong Disneyland
The fifth Disneyland Resort in the world, but also the smallest, Hong Kong Disneyland offers a magical adventure in four themed lands similar to other parks, namely Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Two additional areas, designed exclusively for Hong Kong, are The... see full details
Statue 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
Wong Tai Sin Temple
This 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
Some 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
Lantau is the largest of the 235 outlying islands in Hong Kong, being almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. It is best known for its walking trails and beaches and provides a pleasant respite from crowds and shopping. The main arrival... see full details
The Big Buddha, or Tian Tan Buddha, is one of the tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statues in the world, and can be found near Po Lin Monastery. The giant Buddha is a popular tourist destination and a major centre of Buddhism in... see full details
Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is a spectacular four-mile (6km) ropeway that affords panoramic views over the bay and surrounding area on its 25-minute journey to the Ngong Ping Village. As visitors approach the cable car terminal on top of the plateau views... see full details
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
One of the most dramatic sacred sites in Hong Kong, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is perched at the top of a hill in the town of Sha Tin. Visitors must climb more than 400 stairs to reach the temple and the famous... see full details