Things to do & places to visit in Hong Kong, China


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Hong Kong is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in Asia. Central to Hong Kong’s uniqueness is the blend of Chinese culture and British Colonial influences, which is apparent when exploring the various districts. Given how beautifully preserved its history is, Hong Kong is one of the best destinations for urban exploration. Beyond the concrete jungle, Hong Kong offers country parks and white sand beaches – it’s a city where anything is truly possible.

Hong Kong #1 destination in China 2023. The average rating score is 4.37 based on 204.1k traveler reviews, of 30 attractions. Timezone: Asia/Hong_Kong, current date and time: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 16:29.

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General weather summary in February

68°F - 60°F
Temperature Highs - Lows
Mildly cool with a gentle breeze
Feels like
19%
Chance of rain
82.0 millimeters
Amount
13.8 mph
Wind speed
81%
Humidity
11.4
Daylight length
6:55 AM
Sunrise
6:18 PM
Sunset
52%
Cloud cover
Sweater
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Top things to do (21)

Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »

  1. 5.0 Hong Kong Tourism Board (681 reviews)
    - Requested paper map of Hong Kong
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Visitor Centers
    Hong Kong Tourism Board image
    The Hong Kong Tourism Board is here to answer your questions and provide information about all the sights, sounds and happenings in Hong Kong. Pop into one of our Visitor Centres to see what’s going on, or to just say hello! See more..
  2. 4.5 Victoria Peak (The Peak) (36.1k reviews) from $23.59
    - Best Free Viewing Points
    Spent 2-3 hours Observation Decks & Towers
    Victoria Peak (The Peak) image
    Hong Kong's number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city's oldest mode of public transport. See more..
  3. 4.5 Star Ferry (24.5k reviews)
    - Amazing services, Great Services
    Spent < 1 hour Ferries
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    Hong Kong Star Ferry is an old-style ferry that helps people to move around; on a warm and sunny day, you can enjoy your time with family and friends. Unfortunately, the cost of the star ferry isn't cheap. The prices now for both the upper deck are ($3.2), and the lower deck is ($2.6). On the weekend, the prices are higher, but on the weekdays, it is a little cheaper. Occasionally, there is a tour around Hong Kong only at night time. See more..
  4. 4.5 Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) (14.8k reviews)
    - Fantastic place!
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
    Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) image
    This place is temporarily closed. See more..
  5. 4.5 Hong Kong Skyline (14.7k reviews)
    - Awesome
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Hong Kong Skyline image
    I was there in February 2020, that place was empty, because coronavirus Show begin at 8pm, free entrance 10 minutes amazing lights animations on the skyscrapers and buildings. Same like Songs Fountains in Dubai. I come back again in the next day ) Listen and enjoy it's moment's! See more..
  6. 4.5 Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) (10.8k reviews)
    - Ding ding all the way
    Trams
    Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) image
    Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island. Over the last century, Hong Kong Tramways witnessed the development of Hong Kong, and the tram remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, including 2 antique tramcars, carrying a daily average of 230,000 passengers. It is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service. See more..
  7. 4.5 Ngong Ping 360 (7.448 reviews)
    - Breathtaking View From The Top
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Spent More than 3 hours Trams • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    *Temporarily closed Ngong Ping Cable Car - the gateway to start your Lantau adventure in Hong Kong! Ngong Ping Cable Car connects downtown Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Adopting a safe and reliable bi-cable ropeway, the cable car is first-of-its-kind in Hong Kong. The journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning 60 degrees towards North Lantau. You will be greeted with the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling greens of North Lantau Country Park. At the comfort of the cabin, enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, verdant, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, the Big Buddha and the 360-degree view of Ngong Ping Plateau. See more..
  8. 4.5 Victoria Harbour (6.258 reviews)
    - Take the Star Ferry
    Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Victoria Harbour image
    The Star Ferry is a great way to experience Victoria Harbour. We used it twice as a quick and convenient way to get to where we wanted to be on the other side of Victoria Harbour, and it only cost about 25¢ each way with our Octopus MTR cards. Also experience it at night from the Avenue of Stars on the Kowloon side of the Harbour. At 8PM each evening 42 building put on the world's largest light show. See more..
  9. 4.5 Lantau island (5.591 reviews)
    - Lantau - Big budda, Poi Monastert and Tai O Fishing village
    Spent More than 3 hours Islands • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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    Arrive using Train from Hong Kong Island! During weekdays it is less crowded than weekends. My suggestion is go by cable car and then you decide if you return by cable car or bus. Bus is cheaper but takes around 50 mins while cable it is only 35 mins. Arrive early! if you want to take pictures to big buddha with too many people. To go to Tai O, you can take the bus from the big buddha, just be aware, buses are small and sometimes there is a big line and the bus departs every hr. you can go by yourself or by tour. See more..
  10. 4.5 Nan Lian Garden (4.160 reviews)
    - Spectacular gardens, see the other side of Hong Kong!
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks
    Nan Lian Garden image
    A *must visit*, to get the other side of Hong Kong that is hard to find: Calm. Green. Contemplative. The gardens are an instant transformation to calm. They are beautifully maintained. You'll love the little touches of amazing design all around. For $20 you can also visit the pottery museam, it is totally worth it with art by masters. Bring your nice camera along, there are so many amazing shots to take. Be sure to linger with the koi on the pond, and eat at the restaurant (double the fun with a seat under the waterfall). See more..
  11. 4.5 Hong Kong Museum of History (3.697 reviews)
    - Excellent Museum
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM History Museums
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    *Hong Kong Museum of History is currently closed See more..
  12. 4.5 Chi Lin Nunnery (3.354 reviews)
    - Serene
    Architectural Buildings • Gardens
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    This place is temporarily closed See more..
  13. 4.5 Hong Kong Park (3.140 reviews)
    - Must visit place in Hong Kong
    Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Parks
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    Amazing park. I enjoy it with the rain and with the sun , on summer when the weather is hot or on winter when weather is cool. This park can really visit every day, it is like escape from crowded noisy streets. If you have more time I recommend to take first trip to Peak and then find small walking trail from peak to down. All the road is amazing and finally you find yourself in that great park. See more..
  14. 4.5 Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) (2.320 reviews)
    - Amazing and Fun - They Have Monkeys!
    Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
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    A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail. See more..
  15. 4.5 Happy Valley Racecourse (2.250 reviews)
    - Ultimate local experience
    Spent 2-3 hours Horse Tracks
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    From the stunning skyline to the spectacle of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong is full of world-class sights for travellers to see. But if you’re looking for fun – to add a little ‘do’ to your ‘see’ – then look no further than Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse, the city’s trendiest headquarters for mouth-watering food, thirst-quenching beverages and thrilling excitement both on and off the track. There’s nothing quite like a night at the races in Hong Kong! Week in and week out, Happy Wednesday fans are treated to a full sensory experience, pairing the pulse-pumping entertainment of jousting jockeys with a weekly theme that is integrated into everything from live bands and interactive games to on-course decorations and a delicious, reasonably priced trackside menu. Come in the fall and you’ll be treated to refreshing pints and a festive bratwurst for Oktoberfest – the largest outdoor beer festival in Hong Kong. Drop in during May, however, and it’s all ratatouille and brie, as Happy Wednesday hosts the hugely popular French Nights. It’s an extravaganza that’s fit for Asia’s world city, putting an international twist on a sport that has a rich heritage and cultural tradition for the city’s people. There’s simply nowhere else in the world where you can experience such a seamless blend of racing and lifestyle in one event. Whether you’re a local, an expat, or just visiting Hong Kong, there’s truly something for everyone at Happy Wednesday! See more..
  16. 4.5 Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (2.236 reviews) from $13.06
    - Wonderful views and excellent time to visit
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Observation Decks & Towers
    Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck image
    sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 m above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the territory and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and world-class shopping mall "Elements" in the city. It has been acclaimed as the must-visit first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptional swift double-deck high-speed elevators, which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Before you visit sky100, we recommend you to check our opening hours & special arrangement in our website, as some area maybe blocked due to special events held by other parties. Hope to see you soon in sky100. See more..
  17. 4.5 Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery (2.129 reviews)
    - Quietly Beautiful
    Saturday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Islands • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
    Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery image
    This place is Temporarily Closed. Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world. See more..
  18. 4.5 Dragon's Back (2.113 reviews)
    - Top of the world
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hiking Trails
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    Dragon's Back is one of the most famous hiking paths in Hong Kong and even in Asia. The relatively pleasant walk around the southern tip of Hong Kong Island offers a panorama of the city as well as the view of sea to sky. The pathway is well maintained and suitable for most hikers. The best time to visit is early morning, preferably during weekdays to avoid the often huge crowd. Bus 9 conveniently connects both ends of Dragon's Back with Shaukiwan. See more..
  19. 4.5 Lamma Island (1.904 reviews)
    - Lucky to stay on Lamma for 9 days
    Islands • Hiking Trails
    Lamma Island image
    During our stay I fell in love with this island! The lifestyle here looks very different from the city’s hustle and bustle: relaxed, laid back, easy going. And it’s a very beautiful island with lots of hiking trails with amazing views, nice beaches, delicious food and friendly locals. No cars, just VVs (village vehicles) rustling about and carrying goods. We took a trail from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan fishing village on the other side climbing up for rewarding views and returning along the family path. In Sok Kwu Wan had a delicious lunch. The ferry service is very convenient, only 25 minutes to Central, very enjoyable. There are many expats living on this island, you can hear different languages spoken while wandering about. And the food options you get here range widely from very local Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mexican etc to having quite traditional English or American breakfast at Banyan cafe. See more..
  20. 4.5 Tsim Sha Tsui (1.766 reviews)
    - A newly opened cafe along the busy road
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Neighborhoods • Piers & Boardwalks
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    This major tourist hub is complete with many shops and landmark, such as the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. Some call this area Hong Kong's equivalent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See more..
  21. 4.5 Cheung Chau Island (1.504 reviews)
    - Great half-day hiking and sightseeing destination
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Islands
    Cheung Chau Island image
    If you’re looking for great food, a good beach, and lovely nature views. I went on a day trip to Cheung Chau island with some friends. We started off the day by boarding the bi-hourly ferry to Cheung Chau in Central just before noon. The ferry service alternates between the slow ferry (only AC if you pay about 15 HKD more for upper deck access) and the fast ferry (AC for whole deck). We arrived at Cheung Chau about 40 minutes later on the fast ferry, and immediately went to look for lunch. There were classic street food stalls, Japanese, cha chan teng, and more. We opted to get lunch at a small cha chan teng just next in-land from the main praya, and mango mochi for dessert at a stall next to the main praya. After lunch, we opted for a hike Southward towards Cheung Po Tsai cave. Although we didn’t visit the cave, we took an alternate route down to the Po Yue cove where there were lovely views and nature there. Lots of people were biking around the island, but my friends and I were all too afraid of the heat to go for a bike. We headed to the wonderful beach just before dinner for a splash. Even though it was a public holiday, the beach was still spacious enough for my friends and I to mill about and chill. For dinner, we went back to the island centre and ate at a restaurant on the main praya. Averaging 100 HKD per person, we had an 8-course meal of seafood, chicken, veggies, rice and beer. It was not extremely filling, however, but that just means we could go for street food again after dinner. We took a spacious slow ferry back to Central, opting for the upper deck with AC, tables, and comfortable lighting. See more..
  22. 4.5 Victoria Peak (The Peak) (36.1k reviews) from $23.59
    - Best Free Viewing Points
    Spent 2-3 hours Observation Decks & Towers
    Victoria Peak (The Peak) image
    Hong Kong's number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city's oldest mode of public transport. See more..
  23. 4.5 Star Ferry (24.5k reviews)
    - Amazing services, Great Services
    Spent < 1 hour Ferries
    Star Ferry image
    Hong Kong Star Ferry is an old-style ferry that helps people to move around; on a warm and sunny day, you can enjoy your time with family and friends. Unfortunately, the cost of the star ferry isn't cheap. The prices now for both the upper deck are ($3.2), and the lower deck is ($2.6). On the weekend, the prices are higher, but on the weekdays, it is a little cheaper. Occasionally, there is a tour around Hong Kong only at night time. See more..
  24. 4.5 Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) (14.8k reviews)
    - Fantastic place!
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
    Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) image
    This place is temporarily closed. See more..
  25. 4.5 Hong Kong Skyline (14.7k reviews)
    - Awesome
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Hong Kong Skyline image
    I was there in February 2020, that place was empty, because coronavirus Show begin at 8pm, free entrance 10 minutes amazing lights animations on the skyscrapers and buildings. Same like Songs Fountains in Dubai. I come back again in the next day ) Listen and enjoy it's moment's! See more..
  26. 4.5 Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) (10.8k reviews)
    - Ding ding all the way
    Trams
    Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) image
    Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island. Over the last century, Hong Kong Tramways witnessed the development of Hong Kong, and the tram remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, including 2 antique tramcars, carrying a daily average of 230,000 passengers. It is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service. See more..
  27. 4.5 Ngong Ping 360 (7.448 reviews)
    - Breathtaking View From The Top
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Spent More than 3 hours Trams • Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Ngong Ping 360 image
    *Temporarily closed Ngong Ping Cable Car - the gateway to start your Lantau adventure in Hong Kong! Ngong Ping Cable Car connects downtown Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Adopting a safe and reliable bi-cable ropeway, the cable car is first-of-its-kind in Hong Kong. The journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning 60 degrees towards North Lantau. You will be greeted with the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling greens of North Lantau Country Park. At the comfort of the cabin, enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, verdant, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, the Big Buddha and the 360-degree view of Ngong Ping Plateau. See more..
  28. 4.5 Victoria Harbour (6.258 reviews)
    - Take the Star Ferry
    Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Victoria Harbour image
    The Star Ferry is a great way to experience Victoria Harbour. We used it twice as a quick and convenient way to get to where we wanted to be on the other side of Victoria Harbour, and it only cost about 25¢ each way with our Octopus MTR cards. Also experience it at night from the Avenue of Stars on the Kowloon side of the Harbour. At 8PM each evening 42 building put on the world's largest light show. See more..
  29. 4.5 Lantau island (5.591 reviews)
    - Lantau - Big budda, Poi Monastert and Tai O Fishing village
    Spent More than 3 hours Islands • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
    Lantau island image
    Arrive using Train from Hong Kong Island! During weekdays it is less crowded than weekends. My suggestion is go by cable car and then you decide if you return by cable car or bus. Bus is cheaper but takes around 50 mins while cable it is only 35 mins. Arrive early! if you want to take pictures to big buddha with too many people. To go to Tai O, you can take the bus from the big buddha, just be aware, buses are small and sometimes there is a big line and the bus departs every hr. you can go by yourself or by tour. See more..
  30. 4.5 Nan Lian Garden (4.160 reviews)
    - Spectacular gardens, see the other side of Hong Kong!
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks
    Nan Lian Garden image
    A *must visit*, to get the other side of Hong Kong that is hard to find: Calm. Green. Contemplative. The gardens are an instant transformation to calm. They are beautifully maintained. You'll love the little touches of amazing design all around. For $20 you can also visit the pottery museam, it is totally worth it with art by masters. Bring your nice camera along, there are so many amazing shots to take. Be sure to linger with the koi on the pond, and eat at the restaurant (double the fun with a seat under the waterfall). See more..
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