Top 10 Things To Do in Hong Kong

March 22, 2012 by

Local Recommendations, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Top Attractions

View of Hong Kong from Peak Tram

View of Hong Kong from Peak Tram

In Hong Kong there is so much to see and do that you may not know where to start!

To help you out, below is a list of the top 10 things to do in Hong Kong.

  1. Take in the Views from the Peak - Not only do you get jaw-dropping views of Hong Kong and its incredible harbor, you also get to ride the Peak Tram, a 120-year-old funicular railway, to the top!
  2. Trundle Through the City by Tram - Experience the city at a relaxed pace on the tramway. You can travel the length of the island (from Kennedy Town in the west to Shau Kei Wan in the east) for just HK$2!
  3. Ferry across the Harbor - Some of the best travel experiences are the cheapest and the most functional and catching the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour is no exception. For just HK$2.50 you can take in the city’s famous views as you ferry between the two islands.
  4. Shop at Temple Street Night Market - Shop for trinkets and chow down on weird and wonderful dishes at Kowloon’s fascinating Temple Street market.
  5. Travel Without Moving - Hong Kong’s escalator system is the longest of its kind in the world. This wacky and futuristic mode of human transport will whisk you to the Mid-levels – a vertical climb of 443ft (135m).
  6. Sip Tea at the Peninsula - Whether you’ve come for high tea in The Lobby or a cocktail in the Peninsula Bar, this 80-year-old hotel is a nostalgic trip back to the days of British Hong Kong.
  7. Gorge on Egg Tarts - Wobbly on the inside, crunchy on the outside, Hong Kong’s egg tarts are as famous as its harbor.
  8. Shop, Shop, Shop - From knock-off watches at Temple Street to designer threads in the mega malls, Hong Kong is every shopper’s dream.
  9. Check out Chungking  - More than 5,000 people call Chungking Mansions home and they are popular with anyone seeking a grittier, less homogenized view of the city.
  10. Lap Up the Views on Finance St - You needn’t be a millionaire to enjoy the million-dollar-views from the rooftop of Central’s waterfront mall.

- Emma McMahon

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