Hong Kong is most probably my favourite city in the world. If there was a place I could choose to live, it would be Hong Kong! This city is blessed with an endless number of attractions. In fact, every time I visit, I am always amazed by the grandeur and the energy of the city, which never lets down! Whether you are a first time visiter or a seasoned vet, there is no doubt that Hong Kong will surprise you!
1. Take the Tram to Victoria Peak
If there is one thing that you simply can’t miss doing when in Hong Kong, it is taking the historic Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, the city’s most famous attraction. Standing at 552m high, Victoria Peak offers breathtaking views over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the surroundings.
2. Visit Ngong Ping 360
West of the City Center lies the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, which is home to Tian Tan Buddha, the biggest seating buddha in the world. The best way to get to Big Buddha is by taking the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car as it offers incredible views on Lantau Island, the International Airport, the South China Sea and the surrounding countryside. Also, if you have some extra time, the fishermen village of Tai O is worth a visit.
3. Treat Yourself with an Upscale Dinner
Hong Kong offers an incredible dining scene. From Michelin starred restaurants, to refined dim sum eateries and delicious local street food and markets, you can get it all. However, you should not miss on dining in one of the numerous high-end hot spots that offer all you may be looking for, such as a spectacular decor, trendy atmosphere and fantastic food. We treated ourselves with a unique dining experience at Hutong and Mott 32 and we really loved it!
4. Spend a Wednesday Evening at Happy Valley Racecourse
Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the most popular horse racing venues in the world. If you want to experience the exciting atmosphere of the race course and how crazy Hong Kong residents can become about it, then you should head to Happy Valley on a Wednesday evening! To note, this is the only location where it is allowed to gamble in Hong Kong!
5. Take a Short Cruise on the Star Ferry
The Star Ferry is an absolute must when you visit Hong Kong. This short boat ride transports passengers from Kowloon to Central and the other way around. Having been around since 1888, the Star Ferry provides the most scenic route through the city, and mind-blowing views over Hong Kong Island.
6. Have a Cocktail with a View!
Hong Kong is blessed with the endless number of roof top bars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking view over Victoria Harbour or Kowloon by sipping a glass of cocktail at one of the numerous roof terraces, such as Aqua, Sevva or Ozone Bar!
7. Stroll the Street Markets
There are so many street markets in Hong Kong. The most popular ones are located in Kowloon, such as Temple Street Night Market (where you can find everything), Ladies’ Market (that has more than 100 stalls selling mostly clothes), Cat Street (known for antiques) and many more including a jade market, flower market, etc. These market are very lively at night time and a little bargain is highly recommend.
8. Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Walk and Avenue of Stars
Tsim Sha Tsui promenade is a wonderful relaxing waterfront walk that offers incredible views on Hong Kong Island. Also by wandering around the promenade, you will come through the Avenue of Stars and get the chance to take a picture with the popular Hong Kong martial artist, Jackie Chan.
9. Spend a Day at the Beach
10. Go Shopping
Hong Kong is all about shopping. Tourists and locals go crazy about it! There are shops crammed into every possible space, that are catering whatever you need… or may not need. Wherever you are in town, you’ll always find a shop next to you. So needless to say that Hong Kong is a shopping paradise.