Top 20 Tourist Places to Visit in Hong Kong

With glittering skyscrapers, streets filled with rhythmic walking of the crowd, air filled with a delicious fragrance of the local cuisines and an overall ambiance of vibrancy is what makes Hong Kong one of the most whimsical tourist destinations in the world. With beautiful avenues and quirkily scenic destinations, the deep-rooted cultural heritage is also clear in the way Hong Kong is created. The history and legacy here are well reserved by the locals and a visit here is an eye-opening experience for the travelers. There are so many things to do and places to see in Hong Kong that there won’t be a single day which will go to waste during your visit there.

Here are some of the top 20 places you cannot miss out on visiting during your trip to Hong Kong:

01. Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland
This has to be on the top of the list because it is not only the happiest place on earth for kids but it is a wonderfully relaxing experience for the adults as well. A chance for you to forget about your worldly worries and enter into a magical land where you can meet your childhood cartoon favorites like Mikey and Minnie Mouse, Cinderella etc. needless to say it is a must-visit destination if you are traveling with your kids.

  • Timing: 10:30 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: 4,866 HKD
  • How to Reach: Take a metro to Disneyland resort MTR station
  • Things to Do: Explore the place, go on fun rides, attend various shows, Gorge of delicious food etc, meet your favorite childhood cartoon characters etc.

02. Ocean Park

Ocean Park
Famed for being the best theme park and tourist attraction of Hong Kong, the place is as dreamy as it sounds. The park is not only known all over the world for its adrenaline pumping rides it is also ranked among one of the world’s most beautiful theme parks. A great way of spending your holiday in Hong Kong with your family and loved ones. You will require one whole day to get the complete ocean park experience.

  • Timing: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Entry Fee: 480 HKD (adults); 240 HKD (kids between 3 to 11)
  • How to Reach: Around 5 hours of road journey from Hong Kong international airport.
  • Things to Do: Fun adventure rides, cable car journey, interactive displays, colorful shows etc.

03. Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street Night Market
Have you ever thought what it would be like to go shopping after sundown? You have the opportunity to experience that at the temple street night market in Hong Kong. These aren’t a common feature in Hong Kong while being commonly occurring in other regions of South East Asia. You can truly feel the real culture and vibe of this place here through its many eateries, food stalls, souvenir shops and more.

  • Timing: 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
  • How to Reach: Half an hour from the airport in Hong Kong
  • Things to Do: Try the local cuisines and fast food, shop for special souvenirs; experience the culture of Hong Kong in a closer manner etc.

04. Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak
This is probably one of the first things that you should do once you reach Hong Kong. This place marks the highest point here which allows you to have an uninterrupted view of the stunning skyline of Hong Kong to as far as the eyes can see. See the world from above which used to be an exclusive area during the colonial period. You can take the historically iconic tram ride to the top of the park which will be exertion free.

  • Timing: 7 am to 12 am
  • Entry Fee: 45 HKD
  • How to Reach: Almost 1 hours of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Get a bird’s eye view of the city below, take pictures of the memorable sunset there, explore the scenic natural beauty during the tram ride etc.

05. Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay
The name of this bay may intrigue you since it is a very unlikely name for a stunning beach shore. It is named after the 19th-century war between the British troops and the pirates who were attacking them. In literally sense, they had ‘repulsed’ the pirates and now what remains is an exotic sandy beach which allows you to have a complete luxury holiday experience. A fun experience is guaranteed for kids, families and couples.

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  • Entry Fee: NA
  • How to Reach: 45 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport
  • Things to Do: Sit by the beach, go swimming if the water is quiet, sunbathing, explore the vibrant beach surroundings etc.

06. Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple
This is one of the most unique temples you will ever encounter in your lifetime. It is a picturesque place of worship where the presiding deities are the god of literature or Man and the god of war or Mo. The temple generally remains thronged with students who are looking to succeed in their examinations. The temple’s construction dates back to 1847 and ever since then it is the largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong. It is also a spiritual getaway with the air laden with the fragrance of incense and utter peace.

  • Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
  • How to Reach: 35 minutes from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Offer prayer at the temple, explore the compound area, know more about the gods here etc.

07. Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong
Hong Kong is not only an ideal destination for kids and families on vacation but it also offers some of the most awesome places for youngsters to chill. Lan Kwai is one such place. The entire lane is dotted with fun, quirky and happening night clubs, pubs and bars including the famous hard rock café. If you are looking to experience the kickass nightlife in Hong Kong then you must visit this awesome place.

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  • Entry Fee: NA
  • How to Reach: 40 minutes of road journey from the airport of Hong Kong.
  • Things to Do: Go bar hopping, visit the thumping night clubs here, gorge on delicious food of Hong Kong, experience nightlife at its best etc.

08. Star Ferry

Star Ferry
Named among one of the top 50 places of a lifetime visit, this is probably one of the best and the most inexpensive ways of exploring this amazing holiday destination. The ferry takes you between Kowloon and Central which allows you to savour some amazing views of the Hong Kong horizon. The ferry service has been in operation since 1870 and continues to attract a huge throng of tourists from all over the world.

  • Timing: 11:45 am – 8 pm
  • Entry Fee:2 HKD
  • How to Reach: 1-hour journey from Hong Kong international airport
  • Things to Do: Go on a fun ferry ride on the peaceful water, take scenic pictures of the surrounding, explore the beauty of Hong Kong etc.

09. Avenue Of Stars

Avenue Of Stars
Inspired by the famous Hollywood walk of fame, this place is located on the Victoria harbour waterfront. Honoring a number of celebrities of the film industry of Hong Kong. The location of this place is on an open waterfront next to the glimmering water. This was opened up for the general public viewing and tourists in 2004 and ever since then, it has been one of the top places of visit in Hong Kong.

  • Timing: 5 am to 12 am
  • Entry Fee: free entry
  • How to Reach: 40 minutes of driving distance from the airport in Hong Kong.
  • Things to Do: Take a walk on the beautiful waterfront, check out the statues and handprints of famous Hong Kong stars etc.

10. Big Buddha

Big Buddha
This Buddha statue is known for being the world’s 2nd largest outdoor bronze statue and is ranked among one of the top-rated tourist places in Hong Kong. The astounding 112 feet long Buddha structure is so massive that you will be able to spot it from your flight’s window seat itself. The sanctum here is incredibly peaceful, serene and soulful which allows you to have a completely Zen experience. You can reach the main temple statue by completing a climb of 268 steps but trust me it will all be worth it once you are at the top.

  • Timing: 10 am to 5:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: 60 HKD
  • How to Reach: 1 hour of road journey from Hong Kong airport
  • Things to Do: Get a scenic view of the surrounding, offer your prayer at the Buddha shrine etc.

11. Wong Tai Sin

Wong Tai Sin
This well-known shrine is a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong which is dedicated to the great immortal Wong who is a famous and loved god here. This Taoist temple is known all over the world for answering prayers of many. The aura here is extremely peaceful and the ambiance radiates immense amounts of peace and solitude. The temple remains thronged with devotees and visitors from all over the world.

  • Timing: 7 am to 5 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
  • How to Reach: 45 minutes from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Go to the fortune telling booths here, take pictures of the scenic surrounding, gaze at the immaculate dragon wall, take a walk in the good wish garden etc.

12. Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O Fishing Village
This quaint fishing hamlet is located in Lantau Island and is a stark contrast to the glimmering city life. It is listed among one of the most culturally rich tourist places in Hong Kong and a place dominated deeply by the Chinese culture. Surrounded by hills and in between, it nestles teeming local market place, traditional houses on stilts and gets a closer look at the lifestyle of the people here.

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  • Entry Fee: NA
  • How to Reach: 45 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: View the amazing culture of China, shop for incredible souvenirs, Shop in the quirky marketplaces here etc.

13. Mong Kok

Mong Kok
This is probably one of the most famous shopping areas in Hong Kong and is filled with a perfect blend of old and new architectural buildings. Located in Kowloon city this place is a mostly famed as one of the most incredible shopping places for ladies. The Market area is colorful and glittering with several small and big shops displaying everything from electronic products and seafood to women’s clothing and comic books and probably everything you can imagine and more.

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  • How to Reach: 30 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Just one thing to do here, shop till you drop and gorge on some delectable and authentic Chinese street food etc.

14. Space Museum

Space Museum
The egg-shaped and unusual looking architectural building is one of the quirkiest places to visit in Hong Kong. Situated on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront this stunning dome offers an exciting and spectacular experience through its Stanley Ho Space Theatre, hall of the cosmos and more. If you are even remotely interested in anything related to space then this will be your favorite playground.

  • Timing: 1 pm to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: 50 HKD
  • How to Reach: 45 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Explore the planetarium; go on different rides and shows etc.

15. Chungking Mansions

Chungking Mansions
This iconic structure is a popular landmark of Hong Kong and is named as Asia’s world city. You may have seen its pictures on several blogs and travel profiles on Instagram and it definitely is worth a visit. Here you will be able to shop for anything you can imagine. Apart from shopping, this place is also the destination for low budget accommodation options. This conglomeration of shops placed one on top of the other towers the street going through it. From African bistros and sari shops to guesthouses and curry restaurants.

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  • Entry Fee: NA
  • How to Reach: 35 minutes of road journey from airport in Hong Kong.
  • Things to Do: Shop for unique things and souvenirs, delectable eateries, avail services, stay here for a closer local travel experience in China etc.

16. Hong Kong 3D Museum

Hong Kong 3D Museum
Also known as trick eye museum, this is probably one of the most unique museums in the world and allows the tourists to have a unique experience. The museum consists of various cultural exhibitions that allows you to have a closer look at the amazing traditional and cultural aspect of China. You can have a complete 3D experience here that will be a one of a kind experience for you. The tricky pictures and 3D visuals will allow you to have a fun time.

  • Timing: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: 149 HKD
  • How to Reach: More than 1 hour of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Take amazing and fun packed Pictures, spend time among uniquely fun portraits etc.

17. Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark
Yes, you heard that right, Hong Kong is home to a fun full-sized replica of Noah’s ark which looks like you are actually looking at the real ark. It is also the first ark replica built in the world and visiting this theme park with unique experiences and 67 different animal exhibits. Located on the Ma Wan island the experiences here are one of a kind and memorable making it a must visit places in Hong Kong with your family and kids.

  • Timing: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: 168 HKD
  • How to Reach: Less than half an hour of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Visit the various animal exhibitions, overlook the waterfront, witness the ark expo and have a fun multimedia experience etc.

18. Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden
Hong Kong is replete with whimsical and beautiful gardens which has always attracted international tourist attention for its amazing collection of exotic plants and flowers which brighten the space. This particular garden is known for being the crowning glory and a jewel of Hong Kong. The aura here is incredibly serene and tranquil that allows you to have a peaceful time here. The perfectly lined trees and immaculately maintained lush garden is one of the best tourist attractions here.

  • Timing: 7 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
  • How to Reach: 40 minutes for road journey distance from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Take a walk among the colorful exotic flowers and plants. Observe peace etc.

19. Hung Shing Yeh Beach

Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Situated on the tip of Hong Kong along with the beauty of the bountiful nature this beach is a great place for you to sit back, relax and have a peaceful time with your family and kids. You can indulge in fun volleyball activities, and check out the unending ocean horizon as far as the eyes can see. This is a great place to take a break from the sightseeing expedition in Hong Kong.

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  • Entry Fee: NA
  • How to Reach: 1 hour 45 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport.
  • Things to Do: Sit back on the long chairs, indulge in fun beach activities, take a stroll by the beach etc.

20. Edward Youde Aviary

Edward Youde Aviary
This is a great place to spend with your family and friends if you are looking to have a closer look at the bird selection here. This place is home to over 600 different species of exotic Birds which you can see and have an exciting time with your family and kids. Set amongst the lush green lap of the Victoria peak this natural valley allows you to have a close interaction with birds which is a unique experience in itself.

  • Timing: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Entry Fee: free entry
  • How to Reach: 45 minutes of road journey from Hong Kong airport
  • Things to Do: Check out an incredible collection of birds, take pictures etc.