Hong Kong Attractions
First of all, there are plenty of sites with vast amounts of detailed information on what to do, where to eat and shop which are national past times. Here are some ideas, but by no means exhaustive. There are plenty of places to visit if you feel that way inclined. Useful tip, if you use the MTR, when you get to your station, in the main concourse in a prominent location there will be a map. This will show "where you are" the main buildings and places of interest, also which exit you should take to find what you're looking for.
Here is a list of some places to consider.
- The Peak, take the tram next to the Bank of China (Admiralty), panoramic views of Hong Kong, more shops and restaurants, go for walk around the peak with some great views across the territory.
- HK Zoo, HK Park, Botanical Gardens (Admiralty), behind Pacific Place shopping mall.
- Markets, Wan Chai, very local.
- Star Ferry, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui ("TST") Kowloon.
- Happy Valley Race Course in Causeway Bay, Wednesday nights.
- Ocean Park, rides, cable car and animals, massive oceanarium, dolphin show.
- Victoria Park, (Causeway Bay) jogging track, sports ground, small power boat area, busy on Sundays.
- SOHO, (South of Hollywood Road) Mid-Levels, restaurants, bars, antique shops and the longest escalator in the world!
- Lang Kwai Fong, (Central) food and drink, lots to choose from, can get very busy at the weekend.
- Aberdeen, floating restaurants.
- Stanley, Tourist Market, nice selection, good quality. Good beach and a wide variety of places to eat.
- Country Parks and walks, The Peak (tram) Pok Fu Lam, Tai Tam Reservoir. All parks and beaches have a barbeque area.
- Disneyland, signs everywhere.
- Museums, ("TST") Tsim Sha Tsui.
- Kowloon Park, Jordan.
- Golden mile (Nathan Road), why, wall to wall jewellery shops.
- Temple Street Men's Market (Yau Ma Tai). For locals and visitors, nice selection, fortune tellers, very local seafood restaurants. Open every day in the evening only, best after seven. But will close in the event of heavy or pro-longed rain.
- Mong Kok Ladies Market....guess where Mong Kok! Clothes, hand bags, watches, souvenirs, kids toys, reproduction designer goods of varying quality. Permanent all day market opens from around eleven in the morning until ten at night.
- Also in Mong Kok the Bird and Goldfish markets, the flower market is open during the day.
- Festival of Stars, along the harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui.
- Sai Kung, fish restaurants, great beach, long walks, island golf course.
- Buddha & Monastery, (Lantau Island) ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then bus. Alternatively, MTR to Tung Chung, then take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car.