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A Guide to Sightseeing in Hong Kong

There's so much to see and do in this charismatic city we've got a whole bunch of things to entertain visitors.

Posted on

9 April 2014

Last updated on 2 January 2018
Out and about and Sightseeing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bustling city, a city that never sleeps and a city that needs it's own pop up blocker owing to the sheer number of signs that light up the city. However, under this bustling exterior, there are places that you can get away from the hustle and bustle and relax. There is more than one area where you can enjoy the park life, bird watch and relax with a book. There are loads of beaches in Hong Kong that can also be relaxing. Furthermore, there are must-see tourist attractions like Disneyland and Madame Taussads - not to miss and we have all the info for you right here.

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island; it is also known as Mount Austin and locally referred to as The Peak. While you cannot summit the peak, as it is occupied by a telecommunications facility, the surrounding areas are beautiful to visit, day or night. The Peak offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island. The Peak is one of the most affluent residential areas, and its views and parks make it one of the most visited tourist spots. Not only does the peak have beautiful parks, it also has two major leisure and shopping centres, The Peak Tower and The Peak Galleria. You can also dine in style with spectacular views and one of their many Asian or international restaurants. The Peak can be accessed by the Peak Tram, busses and mini busses, private cars and taxis or for the more adventurous, you can walk up the steep Old Peak Road from the Zoological Botanical Gardens.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Zoological Botanical Gardens
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG) is located on the northern slope of Victoria Peak with a highest point of 100 metres and a lowest point of 62 metres above sea level. The HKZBG is open daily and admission is free. The gardens are committed to preservation and conservation and offer visitors and array of activities including different gardens, a reptile house and an Avery amongst others.http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/parks/hkzbg/en/admission.php

Disney Land Hong KongDisneyland
Disneyland Hong Kong was designed to reflect some of the Chinese culture as a token of respect to their hosts. Disney even followed the rules of feng shui when building the park. This awesome theme park is every child’s dream destination and is a must see for all in Hong Kong. The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. The theme park's cast members speak in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Guide maps are printed in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English and Japanese. You can get to the park by MTR Disneyland Resort Line, bus, coach, car, taxi and also by ferry. Ticket types and prices vary and all info can be found here>> 

Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong, China. The park offers and array of fun attractions and shows. The opening hours are 10am – 7:30pm and ticket prices vary. All information can be found here>> 

Madame Taussads Brad and Angelina Wax FiguresMadame Tussauds Hong Kong
Hong Kong is home to one of only two permanent wax museums in Asia. The Hong Kong branch houses nearly 100 wax figures of internationally-known personalities, with Asian figures taking up more than a third of the total, of which sixteen were Hong Kongers. Planning the trip to Madame Tussauds in advance and booking your tickets online will save you 10% of the ticket price. 

Lantau Island
This is the largest island in Hong Kong and offers tourists and locals an array of experiences ranging from swimming with the dolphins at Tai O and seeing the beautiful monasteries of Ngong Ping. Lantau has gorgeous peaks and is a great hiking and beach destination. It is accessible via the MRT, busses, ferries and taxis and takes you out of the city for a more relaxing experience. Lantau offers a number of gorgeous beaches including Repulse Bay Beach and Hung Shing Yeh Beach. You can also cycle on their cycle friendly routes or choose one of the many hiking destinations and packages on offer.

Ngong Ping
Ngong Ping is a highland in the western part of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It hosts Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha amidst the hills which is about 34 m tall. There are many hills nearby which is also an attraction to tourists. It is now the terminus of the cable car ride Ngong Ping Cable Car which travels to Tung Chung. New facilities and tourist attractions have opened including the Ngong Ping Village, Walking with the Buddha, the Monkey's Tale Theatre and Ngong Ping Tea House.

Ngong Ping 360 is destined to be one of Hong Kong's 'must see' tourist attractions on Lantau Island. Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of the Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 is sure to refresh your body and enlighten your mind, as soon as you step on the Cable Car. 

Tai O
Tai O is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It is also known as the "Venice of Hong Kong", Tai O is also a hot tourist spot for both foreigners and residents of other parts of Hong Kong. Tourists flock here in order to see the Chinese white dolphins. For a small fee a fisherman will take you out on his boat and you can get a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. It is also worth going to see the traditional stilt houses built by the fishermen in this village and to try the tasty salted fish.

Tai O Fishing Village


Kowloon Park
This public park in Tsim Sha Tsui is managed by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It is a recreational park that offers many facilities and activities. Including a rose garden, Chinese gardens, a fitness trail, a mini soccer pitch and playgrounds amongst other things. The Kowloon Park is free to enter, except for the swimming pool and sports centre.