Some places are unavoidable in Hong Kong, so we made a small selection of some of them.
If you want to bring back souvenirs, or discover the typical Hong Kong markets, make a detour to the Ladies’ Market in Kowloon. You will find everything you want; food, clothing, decoration, book … a real Dalibaba cave. Little advice ; do not hesitate to negotiate prices!
The most beautiful views
If you are adept of the breathtaking views; go to the top of the highest peak of Hong Kong Island; The Victoria Peak to admire one of the most beautiful views of the entire city. You can walk there from Central or take the Pic Tram. But beware, the Peak Tram is one of Hong Kong’s most tourist attractions so expect to line up.
The city represents only 20% of the territory of Hong Kong, the rest is only nature. Feel free to go out of the city and get high to find the best views of the bay of Hong Kong with hikes such as dragon back trail or Lion’s rock.
If you are passing through Hong Kong you must attend horse races! Twice a week there are thousands of people who come and see the races. Gambling is very popular in China and especially for horse racing. You can attend on Sundays in Sha Valley and on Wednesdays in Happy Valley.
Places of worship
Most of the population in Hong Kong is of either Buddhist or Taoist religion, so the city has many temples and monasteries. Also remember to go to one of them.
- The Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery to see Buddha-sized Buddha like you’ve never seen before.
- The temple of Wong Tai Sin and its beautiful garden.
- The mo man temple which is the oldest Hong Kong temple located on Hong Kong Ismand near Central.
- Chi Lin Nunnery and his garden the Nan Lian Garden
- Monastere de Po Lin
- TSZ Chan Monastery
Thanks to these many skyscrapers and luxury hotel Hong Kong has very many bar and rooftop with incredible views. If you’d like to have a drink, head to one of the city’s many sky bars, such as the Wooloo Mooloo, the Gray Café or the Ozore Bar, the world’s tallest bar. Be careful however to your budget, in this kind of place the price of cocktails is quite expensive.
Crossing the bay by taking the Star Ferry is a good way to discover the city from another point of view, this is to be done at least once! And it’s rather fast (between 5 and 10 minutes). Hundreds of Hong Kong people use it every day, from Hong Kong to Kowloon and vice versa. Although the two shores of the bay are connected by many other infrastructures (road, MTR), it remains one of the most efficient and reliable modes of transport. It must also be said that the journey costs almost nothing, 2.50 HKD barely.
There are 3 Star Ferry Piers (Ports) where you can pick it up: 2 on HK Island, Central and Wan Chai, and therefore 1 Kowloon side, in Tsim Sha Tsui.
But most of all, let go of your card and take a walk in the city, you will be surprised at every corner!