A gawk-worthy modern skyline and exciting urban attractions are the top reasons that got me on a plane to Hong Kong on my first trip abroad.
This country is very compact and getting around is easy. You can enjoy a lot of sights even on a short trip if you plan your itinerary well.
The best places to visit depends on what types of attractions you like the most. Take your pick from shopping districts, theme parks, cultural experiences, museums, historical spots, urban views, dining, harbor cruises & more.
Inspire your trip in Hong Kong with this list of the best tourist spots & top things to do.
- Victoria Peak
The breathtaking panoramic view from Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s most popular attraction for a good reason. Enjoy the best views overlooking the city’s famous skyline and Victoria Harbor, complete with all of Hong Kong’s tallest and most famous skyscrapers. The scenic and thrilling The Peak Tram is a worthy attraction on its own. Here, you can also visit the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Trick Eye Museum.
- Disneyland, Hong Kong
Traveling with kids or adults who want to feel like a kid again? Experience a magical adventure at Hong Kong Disneyland. It is the second Disney-themed amusement park in Asia after Tokyo Disneyland.
- Ngong Ping
The Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the “Big Buddha,” is literally the biggest attraction this side of Lantau Island. It is the World’s largest outdoor sitting Buddha that is made of bronze. See the Po Lin Monastery & Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery famous for its hall with almost 13,000 miniature Buddha statues. The best way to get there is through the fabulous Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride, which offers panoramic views overlooking Lantau Island, Hong Kong International Airport, South China Sea, and surrounding areas.
- Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour
Not only dirt cheap, but it also offers a nostalgic ferry crossing with an amazing view of the amazing skyline on both sides of Victoria Harbor. If you’re looking for the perfect introduction to Hong Kong, this is it!
Admission fee — One-way ticket fare to Central Star Ferry Pier is HKD2.50 per adult on weekdays and HKD3.40 per adult on weekends and public holidays.
- Symphony of Lights
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront to enjoy the panoramic views of the impressive Central Hong Kong Skyline and Victoria Harbor. This is a must for photographers. Don’t miss the Symphony of Lights, the World’s Largest Permanent light and sound Show by Guinness World Records. It lights up every night starting at 8pm and includes more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
- Ocean Park
Hong Kong’s most famous theme park and one of the World’s most popular marine-themed amusement parks. Don’t miss the giant panda habitat, a jellyfish & Chinese sturgeon aquarium, as well as the Grand Aquarium, which features the World’s largest aquarium dome. Ocean Park Hong Kong also has many decent rides for thrill seekers and an entertaining dolphin show at the Ocean Theatre.