Hong Kong Things to Do

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Hong Kong Things to Do

  • Victoria Peak

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    I'm not absolutely certain but I would assume that Victoria Peak and the iconic Peak Tram ride are the number one tourist attraction in Hong Kong. I have visited the Peak a number of times, both day and night and during different weather conditions. Based on my observations I would suggest the following to ensure you enjoy the Peak at its...

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  • Lantau Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Buddha statue faces north towards Mainland China. It sits 26.4 metres atop a lotus throne and is 34 metres high, including the base. The statue cost HK$60 million. Once merely a remote monastery hidden by lush, mountain scenery, the Po Lin Monastery made it to the world map when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the...

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  • Ocean Park

    4 out of 5 stars

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    a choice of different rides in Ocean Park. This 91.5 hectare (91,500 square meters) park has over 80 rides and attractions spread from the various themed areas of the park (Marine World, Thrill Mountain, Adventure Land, Polar Adventure, The Rainforest, Aqua City, Whiskers Harbour and Amazing Animal City) ranging from the Shark Mystique, Cable Car,...

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  • Central District

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Hong Kong is a whole new experience, it gives a kind of reverse culture shock. The city is similar to any other Asian cities but is much busier. Striking is the cultural mix of nationalities, many non-Chinese running around here. Indian tailors that make you attractive offers for suits, you fall here as a foreigner The town exudes an open,...

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  • Aberdeen

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    with views of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, popular here and owned by Macau Gambling Mogul Stanley Ho. Aberdeen was formerly a fishing village. Even though quite a few commercial towers and factories have been built in this district in recent years, Hong Kong Tsai still maintains the characteristics of a traditional fishing village. There are...

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  • Stanley Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    I verified that Stanley is listed in VT with its Chinese name: Chek Chue. Respecting that, my notes about Stanley (market and more) are in Chek Chue page

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  • Markets

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    I hate markets! (As a matter of fact I hate shopping). However, I was not alone, and it forced me to walk twice to and across this market. Well, it was not so bad, and I ended buying a DVD collection and... and... carrying Fernanda's bags.

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  • Nathan Road

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Nathan road is the main part of TST or the golden mile filled with a dizzying variety of shops, stalls, restaurants, the notorious Chungking Mansions and more. Named after the British governor who designed it, bustling Nathan Road, stretching from the seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui to the Boundary Street to the north of the Kowloon Peninsula, is the...

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  • Hong Kong Park (Admiralty)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    The park has a lake and waterfall, conservatory, large walk-through aviary, viewing tower, tai chi garden, SARS memorial garden, fountains, “Olympic Square” amphitheater, clock tower, children's playground, restaurant and snack kiosks.

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  • Victoria Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Most people congregate at the Avenue of Stars to watch The Symphony of Lights show held nightly at 8pm (see my separate review) and finding an uncrowded spot to view the show can sometimes be difficult. During the day however, this nicely laid out promenade can be enjoyed in a much more relaxed way. The Avenue of Stars is part of the Tsim Sha Tsui...

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  • Causeway Bay

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The tradition of the Noon Day Gun originated in the 1860s when a senior British naval officer (new to HK) was surprised and annoyed at the practice of the Jardine-Matheson's taipans firing a gun salute whenever one arrived or left Hong Kong. As a penalty, Jardine's was forced to fire a noon day gun in perpetuity. How to reach the gun at the...

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  • Star Ferry

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    This will be picture and tip at the Star Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, just before the Old KCR Clock Tower in Salisbury Road. This Star Ferry Terminal has not changed in over 100 years of existence, unlike the Star Ferry Terminals at Hong Kong Island Side. It still has the old and dinghy look of the Historic Terminal and even the walk ways and...

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  • Temples

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    Too discreet in the outside, this temple is an explosion of colours as soon as you enter the door. Small spaces to lots of details, compose a dense atmosphere, where people jostles, moving around for prayer or photo. Originally built in 1848 and dedicated to Man Cheong, the God of Literature and Kwan Yu (Mo), the god of war, this temple was use...

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  • Lamma Island

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The Wisdom Path is a Chinese calligraphic work of the Heart Sutra by Professor Jao Tsung-I. Professor Jao was inspired by the stone carvings of the Vajiracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra on Mount Taishan in Shandong while visiting in 1980. The Heart Sutra is a treasured text revered by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists alike. It is written in a simple...

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  • Repulse Bay

    4 out of 5 stars

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    in the 1800's Repulse Bay here in Hongkong Island was a base for pirates that commercial trading by the british with the chinese became threatened due to the rampant piracy that the British forces "REPULSE" the pirates hence the name Repulse Bay. Later in the early 1900, they made a beach in it and made it a rest and recreation destination for...

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  • Kowloon Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    In the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon, west of Nathan Road, this park is a deserved green island to escape the hustle-and-bustle and the overwhelming pace of its surroundings where walking isn't much relaxing - at least for me. Lots of people at ease and Tai Chi performers especially on Sundays. Kids enjoy the Avenue of Comics Stars...

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  • Museums

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    With so many sights, sounds and smells to savour, Museums may not be on everyones "must see" list in Hong Kong, especially if time is limited, but if you have 2 or 3 hours to spare (maybe during inclement weather) then I would definitely suggest going to the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY in Chatham Road South Tsim Sha Tsui. This museum beautifully...

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  • Shopping

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Nathan Road maybe the main shopping road of Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, but Canton Road is the main luxury shopping road of hong kong, specially on the southern area of the Road where the Harbour City is located and the various luxe shops like Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Hermes', Prada, Gucci, Paul Smith and more are located. Famous Bars like...

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  • Cheung Chau Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Get to Cheung Chau by ferry from pier 5 outlying islands ferry piers, Central. In my opinion Cheung Chau is the most beautiful of all Hong Kong's islands. It has quite a big main town with a harbour filled with colourful fishing boats and house boats. There is a very clean and lovely main beach and of course other beaches scattered around. There...

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  • Skyscrapers

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    The Bank Of China Tower is one of the most remarkable skyscrapers in Hong Kong. It is situated in the business district of Central. It is a short-walk to the Kowloon Park. It is the fourth tallest building in Hong Kong, 315m (1,033.5 feet) height with 2 masts reaching 367.4m (1,205,4 feet) height. This unique architectural building is designed by a...

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  • Clock Tower

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    The fastly growing city means the replacement of the old, colonial buildings by the new skyscrapers and modern buildings. Some of the old stuff is still surviving, and turning into landmarks, may, eventually be kept. That happens to the clock tower, once part of the railway station of Kowloon, and today... just a remaining tower. Close to the...

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  • Bird Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    The bird market or "bird garden" has been in existance since 1997 when the Urban Renewal Authority set aside 300 square metres for its development as a way of improving the environment in the crowded Mongkok district. Dozens of bird stalls are scattered throughout the garden sharing the space with landscaped sitting areas. There are a number of...

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  • Happy Valley

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    You dont have to be a racing enthusiast to enjoy spending even a short time at the Happy Valley Racecource. With a public admission fee of only HK$10 you could just call in for a few minutes, a couple of races or make it an enjoyable social night out. Horse racing is an incredibly popular pastime for Hong Kong locals so it really is worth joining...

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  • New Territories

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    the beautiful views around Tsing Ma Island and Tsing Yi Island and Rambler Bay that you can see from the Visitors Center and Observation Point of the Tsing Ma Bridge in Tsing Yi Island. The Tsing Ma Bridge is the great bridge of Hong Kong that connects the Airport here in Lantau Island to Hong Kong Proper. Thius bridge is even longer than the...

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    adventure for the tummy if you have an iron stomach and not for the weak hearted as there is a chinese saying that they eat anyting with legs and local cantonese street foods has a large varieties of often discarded meat parts in western countries. If you want an authentic Hong Kong eating experience, don't just head for the top-priced...

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  • Sai Kung

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    you can visit this place.. http://www.geopark.gov.hk/en_index.html You will see a lot of local tours at Sai Kung Pier. Just go there anytime during the day and join will be fine. Around HK$200 per person.

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  • Doubledecker Tram

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Doubledecker trams have been trundling along tracks on Hong Kong Island since 1904. Its a leisurely way to take in the sights and sounds and despite the trams being slow locals use them as much as tourists so they are often quite crowded. Its a pleasant trip in hot weather as the open windows provide a cooling breeze at speed however during winter...

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  • Tiger Balm Gardens

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    I decided to visit Tiger Balm Garden because it was a famous site in Hong Kong when I visited the first time (however its popularity might have gone down as a tourist spot in recent years due to several other new spots- according to my good VT friend, SL Liew) It opened to the public in the 1950’s. Also, Tiger Balm itself is a famous product which...

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  • Macao

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Asia's Gambling Capital and the number one Gambling Revenues in the world is ust an hour away by ferry from the three ferry terminals in Hong Kong and is a popular side trip for people who go on day tours to this tiny formerly portuguese enclave at the mouth of the Pearl River, about 70 kilometers away. you can take a day tour of Macau From Hong...

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  • Sung Dynasty Village

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Sung Dynasty Village is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong. It was officially opened in 1979. It depicts ancient Chinese culture and is modelled after Bian Jing of Sung Dynasty during the period between 960 AD and 1280 AD. Interesting attractions at Sung Dynasty Village are its market places and its architecture. Don't miss...

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  • Space Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    if you want to feel a different experience in modern hong kong, then you can head to the space museum, located at the end of Nathan Road and at Salisbury Road, and Just beside the Avenue of Stars and the Old KCR Clock Tower. It was Built in 1977 and is where you can watch space scenes at the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, and...

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  • Convention Centre

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    The Handover Ceremony 1997 was a ceremony of the handover of Hong Kong from the British to the Central Government of China on 30 Jun 1997. It was a huge event held here on the Promenade in front of The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Central. The ceremony was represented by Prince of Wales of the British and President Jiang Zemin of the Central...

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  • Cultural Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    The most important museums of Hong Kong are concentrated in a modern complex by the bay, in Kowloon side, the Cultural Centre. The most visited are the Art museum, still with a section in Flagstaff house, and the History Museum. Easy to identify and reach, it shares its part in the night Festival of Lights around the bay.

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  • Walled City

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    The design of the park is based on the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty. The design is divided into eight ladscape, Yamen, Chess Garden, Mountain View Pavillion, Guibi and Fui Sing Pavilion, Old South Gate, Eight Floral Walks, Garden of Four Seasons and Garden of Chinese Zodiac.

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  • Kowloon

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Inspired by the famous Hollywood's Sunset Strip, part of the boardwalk facing Victoria Harbour has been named "Avenue of Stars" and features plaques with hand prints into concrete left by famous Chinese screenplay actors. Most of these may be unknown to non-Chinese except for Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee of whom a bronze statue dominates the scene and...

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  • P.R. China

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Again, why settle for the nearby Chinese Cities when you can go deeper to China from Hong Kong and besides Beijing, Another Area which is worthy to visit is the famous financial rival of Hong Kong, Shanghai, on the Mouth of the mighty Yangtze River, which has a lot of attractions that you can go to. Shanghai has lots of things to see like the...

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  • Sport

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Each year on the third weekend of March, the Hong Kong leg of the World Rugby 7's is held. This has basically grown into an institution in Hong Kong - a must see event for all Rugby enthusiasts and also those that want to have an absolutely riot of a weekend.

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  • Hong Kong Tourist Board

    Hong Kong Things to Do

    Hi and welcome to VT - the forums here are very helpful for specific info like you are wanting but also if you go to the travel guide section for HongKong - click on in the blue panel above or put your destination into the destinations box above and from there into Travel guides - then you will find Travel pages made by VTers loaded with tips in...

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  • Kowloon - Avenue of Stars

    Inspired by the famous Hollywood's Sunset Strip, part of the boardwalk facing Victoria Harbour has been named "Avenue of Stars" and features plaques with hand prints into concrete left by famous Chinese screenplay actors. Most of these may be unknown to non-Chinese except for Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee of whom a bronze statue dominates the scene and...

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  • Only 2 days in exhilerating Hong Kong!

    HK is a fabulous place to be - have a read back through the HK forum as this question's been asked a lot and youll get a lot of info from previous answers - also check out travelpages already made by other VTers...Ive not really made mine! But I had 6 weeks once (I lived in Sha Tin so had to get to know the trains and buses to get around) and had a...

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  • Kowloon Park

    In the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon, west of Nathan Road, this park is a deserved green island to escape the hustle-and-bustle and the overwhelming pace of its surroundings where walking isn't much relaxing - at least for me.Lots of people at ease and Tai Chi performers especially on Sundays.Kids enjoy the Avenue of Comics Stars where...

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  • Kowloon - "A Symphony of Lights"

    The show is scheduled every night at 8 PM sharp and is best viewed from the Avenue of Stars boardwalk with free access. It goes on for about fifteen minutes. Music is diffused through several speakers and a number of synchronized light and laser beams are projected towards the sky mainly from the opposed high-rise buildings across the Victoria...

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  • Visiting Hong Kong

    Hi and welcome to VT - the forums here are very helpful for specific info like you are wanting but also if you go to the travel guide section for HongKong - click on in the blue panel above or put your destination into the destinations box above and from there into Travel guides - then you will find Travel pages made by VTers loaded with tips in...

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  • Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

    I wanted to learn about the Muslim community in Hong Kong. So I decided to pay a visit to Kowloon Mosque and it was a great experience.The mosque is beautiful and huge from inside. I prayed at the women's section which located on the upper floor. I noticed that most of the worshipers are from Indonesia and India, it was a very friendly atmosphere...

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  • AVENUE OF STARS

    GETTING THERE – MTR - East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit J, near InterContinental Hotel is about 3 minutes walk from the avenue. Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, which is linked by pedestrian subway to East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station and has common exits is also within walking distance. STAR FERRY – Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier is about 10 minutes walk...

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