The top #5 places to see in Hong Kong

After our 3 day trip to Hong Kong, I thought I would share with you our findings on the adventure we had there! This has to be one of my favourite cities, and cannot wait until I can go back again for a longer visit. I think it would be better to visit when the weather is cooler and with less humidity.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Possibly the most well-known temple to locals and tourists, this hotspot can get very busy due to it being known to ‘make every wish come true upon request’, and secondly for its zodiac statues. The architecture of all the buildings here are stunning, and it is home to that little bit of tranquility inside such a busy city.

Closest MTR station: Wong Tai Sin (Kwun Tong Line – Green)

Victoria Peak

After a potentially lengthy queue to get the peak tram or a taxi ride to the top, the Victoria peak is one of best ways to see the Hong Kong skyline from above, and it is very much worth the effort.

Another great part of the peak which not many people write about are the shops and restaurants at the top. We stopped off at Kala, cheese and toast specialist for a quick cheese on toast, and then Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant for our evening meal. Fantastic food and would recommend it one-hundred percent.

Closest MTR station: Central (Island Line – Blue and Tsuen Wan Line – Red)

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Lantau Island

Lantau Island is home to a number of great tourist attractions, which will keep you coming back time after time. First on our list is the is Ngong Ping 360, which is a cable car stretching from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping village. We took the crystal cabin, which features a glass bottom floor giving you the best views all around. A word of warning for the faint-hearted, the glass bottom cabin shows how high off the floor you really are, so not one for people who are afraid of heights. I somehow braved the glass bottom floor!

Next is the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, the monastery is home to some fantastic artifacts and statues that are most definitely worth having a look at. The Tian Tan Buddha sits atop a challenging 268 steps, it is well worth the climb to the top where stunning views await!

Closest MTR station: Tung Chung (Tung Chung Line – Orange)

A Symphony of Lights

We stumbled upon the best place to view the Symphony of Lights show one evening when we were going back to the hotel. The Star Ferry pier area is the best place to view the show, but you will need to get there early to get an unrestricted view. Every night the skyline lights up and puts on a show for everyone, it is known to be one of the worlds most spectacular light shows. It is a must see if you ever are in Hong Kong.

Closest MTR station: East Tsim Sha Tsui (West Rail Line – Purple)

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Disneyland Hong Kong

Disney parks are a fantastic day out no matter which country or park you visit. Hong Kong is no different. With plenty to see and do during your day trip here, you are treated to a parade in the day and one in the evening! Just make sure you get your spot early for that perfect view! The castle was currently under renovation when we visited, and was a little underwhelming to see at the end of Main Street, hopefully, the new and improved castle will be as good as the rest.

I could write all day about Disney but you will have to go and find out for yourself!

Closest MTR station: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (Disneyland Resort Line – Pink)

 

I loved Hong Kong and would love to go back, see you soon!
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25 thoughts on “The top #5 places to see in Hong Kong

  1. Never been and enjoyed every word of your post. Of course I’d love to go to the Lantau Island and to try that cable car with glass bottom floor. It really sounds interesting. And I can only imagine the view from the cabin! 🙂
    But still, the Wong Tai Sin is something I’m truly looking forward to. Other than being so stylish and traditional, it also grants wishes you say? Oh, how lovely. How can one resist, right! 😀

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  2. I done everything on this list apart from Disney and totally recommend it. I had two weeks in Hong Kong and it still wasnt enough. I love this city and holds a true place in my heart and can’t wait for my return.

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  3. Oh man! We love Hong Kong. We were there by chance a couple of years ago to get visas for China & loved it. Had some of the best food I’ve ever tasted while we were there. Need to go back to have another go at Victoria Peak too, it was so cloudy when we went, we couldn’t see a thing!

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  4. Hong Kong looks like one happening city with that lovely skyline and lights. The temple looks so peaceful and the view from Victoria Park is amazing. Thanks so sharing!

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  5. This is a great list of things to do in Hong Kong. Our family would live Disney. We would also love to reach Victoria Peak (although maybe not on a glass bottom tram) and the Symphony of Lights. Great tip for seeing the lights.

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  6. Great picks! Definitely places to go to. The Victoria Peak is worth it but my experience taught me that you have to allot about half a day or a day for this spot. The queues are unbelievably long and it’s very frustrating it will eat so much of your time. But yes, it is worth it. I’d take your advice and go to Disney too. I haven’t yet in HK

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  7. Great rundown! I have yet to visit Hong Kong, but it has always been high on my list. Now I know what to see when I make it there. I have always seen pictures of the Hong Kong skyline but I wasn’t sure where they were taken – apparently it is at Victoria Peak. Thanks for the write up – makes me even more excited to visit.

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  8. Hong Kong is a really vibrant and colourful place. We really had a great time when we were there. We loved Victoria Peak and also the ride on the funicular to the top. Of course Disneyland, the happiest place on earth where we spent one whole day. The Symphony of Lights was, of course, a grand finale to one of the evenings.

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  9. I’ve not been to Hong Kong before, but it’s definitely on my list. The view from Victoria Peak looks incredible! That is something I would love to do! I didn’t realise there was a Disneyland in Hong Kong! That would be a cool place to visit while there!

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  10. I’ve never been to Hong Kong, but it looks lovely, I can see why you want to go back for longer! I’d love to go to Lantau Island, but definitely not in the crystal cabin! I’ll give Hong Kong Disney a miss, but would love to see the Symphony of Light instead.

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  11. Really enjoyed your great tips on where to go and what to see in Hong Kong. That view over the city is really amazing, and can imagine completely worth it!! I’ve been to China but never to Hong kong! Will have to go back now… 🙂

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  12. Really good post Dave very informative, would really help anyone who’s about to go. Love the fact you wanna see the world , you’ve caught the bug.

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  13. Looks like a perfect guide to explore Hong Kong. Victoria Peak is too good to be true. I can spend hours and hours overlooking the city skyline and appreciate the modern architecture of Hong Kong. Symphony of lights is a nice idea. Thanks for giving more reasons to explore this place. I am sold to this city.

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  14. Your photos are absolutely stunning Dave! I’ve heard lots about Victoria Peak, but usually only see photos of it during the daylight. The nighttime view is equally just as beautiful! I’ve also noticed Asians being really big on zodiac signs. (I’m originally from Taiwan and it seems like zodiac signs are a form of small talk.) Wonder if maybe that’s another reason Wong Tai Sin is so popular!

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