With its iconic skyline and vibrant neighborhoods, Hong Kong stimulates all of your senses. Ride a double-decker tram and hike scenic mountains while you explore the historic and natural wonders of this exciting destination. With so many attractions and experiences, Hong Kong is a must-see and should be at the top of your travel list.
An impressive city
More than seven million people live in Hong Kong, a territory with 260 islands. You will find more skyscrapers here than anywhere else in the world. Even if this bustling city sounds overwhelming, you can find solitude in old monasteries and quiet fishing villages or on mountain hikes.
Experience futuristic shows like A Symphony of Lights at Victoria Harbour. Sample Hong Kong’s night life, including Temple Street Night Market or a rooftop bar like OZONE at the Ritz-Carlton. Reflect at Man Mo Temple or Wong Tai Sin Temple, or see the impressive Tian Tan Buddha overlooking Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
Shop at the Ladies’ Market with its more than 100 stalls in Mong Kok, a vibrant neighborhood with street markets and traditional shops. Mong Kok is also home to the Bird Market and Flower Market. Or visit the Jade Market for affordable jewelry.
A new culinary experience
One of the top foodie destinations, Hong Kong offers visitors a unique opportunity to try new exceptional cuisine from Asia and around the world. Enjoy delicious Cantonese and Sichuan specialities or try world class French, Italian and Japanese restaurants.
Maybe you are craving fresh steamed dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House or a warm bowl of wonton noodles at a street market. From celebrity chefs to traditional family-run hideaways, there is something for every taste.
Top restaurants include Bo Innovation by Alvin Leung, a modern gastro-lab with reimagined Chinese classics. Vicky Lau’s Tate Dining Room offers avant-garde dishes inspired by Chinese cuisine but with French touches. Chaat serves a fresh menu with reinvented Indian street food in a venue overlooking the harbor. At Bȃtard, you can enjoy form French dining and top wines.
Hong Kong’s Rich history
Hong Kong has a storied past and the city is influenced by the cultures that ruled the city, including Chinese, British and Japanese. A former British colony, this is where East and West truly meet. This blending of cultures is seen in Hong Kong’s architecture in particular.
Visit the Hong Kong Museum of History or the University Museum and Art Gallery to learn more about the territory’s evolution. Kowloon Walled City Park was originally a Chinese military fort, although today it is home to a Chinese-style garden and remnants of the ancient outpost. The nineteenth-century St. John’s Cathedral or Government House, which represent Hong Kong’s colonial past and 156 years of British rule.
Diversity of landscapes
Hong Kong and its various islands offer diverse landscapes to explore. From mountains to the sea, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your visit. Get a unique view of the city from Victoria Peak, for example. You can cross Victoria Harbour on the Star Ferry, which has been operating since 1880 and offers another great perspective to see the city. Escape to Lamma Island for a more relaxed setting, or visit great beaches like the popular Tai Long Wan beach or the secluded Shek Pai Wan Beach.
Remember your trip to Hong Kong with an original souvenir like a map poster of the city’s streets. Customize it with personal touches like a style that matches your décor or text.