Hong Kong Things to Do
Hong Kong has increased in popularity in recent years as a vacation destination. A big reason for this is that any visitor to the city would have a hard time running out of things to do.
Victoria Peak is a Must-See
Everyone that visits Hong Kong should make it a point to visit Victoria Peak. The views during the tram ride and at the top of the peak are absolutely breathtaking both during the day and night, as long as you go during a time with clear visibility. A good rule of thumb is, if you can’t see the tower from the ground, you won’t have a very good view when you arrive at the top. The bowl tower at the top is the only part of the trip that will charge you admission besides your tram ticket. Don’t sweat it, though. There are plenty of other great spots within walking distance of the tram where you can get great views and photographs. After you have taken in the expansive view from the top of the peak, take advantage of the various walking trails around the area. Depending on your itinerary, the trip can be as short as a couple hours or take up an entire day.
Serenity Abounds at Lantau Island
You may be visiting Hong Kong because of your deep-seeded interests in Buddhists Monks. If you are, include a visit to Lantau Island in your list of things to do. The island is sizable, with many attractions and even a small town, but the number one reason that tourists make their way to the island is to check out the Po Lin Monastery. Located near the Ngong Ping Village, it can be reached by foot or by cable car, making it one of the more accessible monasteries in the Hong Kong area. If you visit during the New Year’s celebration, you will be blown away by the expansive demonstration of incense candles being burnt all around the monk’s home.
You Can Take a Whole Day in Hong Kong Park
Hong Kong Park is a surprisingly calm and peaceful area considering its location in one of the busiest cities in the world. If you have trouble finding it, just look near the Hong Kong Tower. It’s right behind it. It doesn’t seem like much from the outside, but anyone who avoids it because of that is sorely mistaken. There is an entire day’s worth of things to do in Hong Kong Park, many of them are offered for free. The most popular free option is the aviary.
Once you start exploring the park, you will notice the man-made lakes placed around it. Many of them are filled with the natural wildlife indigenous to the area, specifically turtles. The designers of the park have included waterfalls, lotus ponds, and a myriad of different artificial rock formations. If find Hong Kong overwhelming, take a visit to Hong Kong Park to relax.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Hong Kong things to do.