Hong Kong – The place where East meets West
When it comes to vacation and tourist destinations, Hong Kong is a location that has a bit of everything for everyone, making it a truly versatile and special place. Filled with an astonishing number of tall skyscrapers and all sorts of places of interest, you will never run out of fun things to do. Here are some of my own must visit places in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Disneyland
Starting with an obvious one, who hasn’t wanted to go to Disneyland at some point in their lives? Fulfil that childhood dream by giving this Disney themed park a visit and explore the seven different franchise and activity-based lands only to end the night with a mesmerizing fireworks show at the castle.
Tip! Download the Hong Kong Disneyland mobile app.
Ocean Park was arguably my favorite place to visit during my trip to Hong Kong. The theme park is quite vast and versatile, and I had an absolute blast of looking at the rare giant pandas, exploring the exotic ocean wildlife in the gigantic aquarium dome, and riding on multiple rollercoasters throughout the day.
Tip! Buy your tickets before arriving and that can save you a lot of time.
Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Not only is the Jumbo Floating Restaurant a great place to enjoy authentic Hong Kong food, but it is also a unique experience on its own. I highly enjoyed the view atop the floating eatery and sitting surrounded by an intricate and gorgeous Chinese facade created an unreal ambience. I also greatly enjoyed the food that they served and munched out on their famed seafood- you can never go wrong with a bit of crab!
Tip! Also a great place for a weekend brunch at the Top Deck.
The Star Ferry is one of Hong Kong’s most famous tourist attractions and for good reason. In exchange for only a couple of dollars, you can take in the city from a whole new perspective, sitting atop a floating ferry as the captain maneuvers the ship from Kowloon or Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Island. It is a great way to spend the evening, especially if you can also catch the Symphony of Lights show while you are on the Star Ferry.
Tip! The “Octopus” card is accepted by this ferry.
Temple Street Night Market
If you are looking to relax a little and also indulge yourself in some fun souvenir shopping, then a stroll through Temple Street Night Market should do the trick. You can bargain with the sellers and get away with some amazing deals on gorgeous handmade and household items, including jewelry, clothes, electronic gadgets, and cultural craftsmanship. This is also an opportunity to enjoy some local Chinese street food and get a taste of what truly makes Hong Kong unique.
Tip! The restaurants here are a must try for Chinese streetfood.
The Repulse Bay, despite its name, is one of the most stunning beaches in Hong Kong, a luxurious spot that not a lot of tourists may think of flocking to occasionally. The crystal blue waters lap up on a soft, sandy shore and after you are done swimming in the cool, mostly empty and serene waters, you can head over to the opposite street to enjoy some open air dining with an incredibly surreal view.
Tip! Go to Limewood, a cool place to get some Southeast Asian barbecue and an amazing cocktail!
Other interesting places
Victoria Peak is the highest part of Hong Kong, and here you will find the most fantastic view of the skyscrapers.
Victoria Harbor is a natural harbor located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Man Mo Temple
The Man Mo temple is located on Hollywood Road and is the oldest temple on Hong Kong Island.
Ocean Park Cable Car
There are 2 amazing cable car rides through the park that are very worthwhile.