Now you know what to expect when visiting Hong Kong, here are more things to do if you find yourself in the heart of China’s city life.
5 Cool Places to Visit in Hong Kong
Considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Hong Kong, the Peak can be reached via the famous Peak Tram which brings you to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island through a direct route full of breathtaking views of the harbour and skyscrapers.
Victoria Peak has an elevation of 552m and from such a height, you can watch over Hong Kong and its surrounding islands!
Temple Street Night Market
The Peak isn’t even the peak of your adventure in Hong Kong! When night falls, head out to the Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon to experience a great representation of a Chinese market. The atmosphere of a marketplace combined with opera singers, fortune tellers, the crowds and most of all, the amazing street foods and local delicacies will keep you entertained.
You’ll find that there are plenty of street foods available everywhere you go in Hong Kong. With plenty of delicious food around, you might as well stay in Hong Kong for even longer!
Located in Mong Kok, Tung Choi Street North is better known as the Goldfish Market, a place where an aquarists’ dreams are made of. Stroll down the street and find yourself surrounded from end-to-end by bags of fish ready to be sold.
It’s amazing how cheap the fish are here compared to Western countries! Unfortunately it would cost a lot to bring them back home, but the experience of being at the Goldfish Market will be worth a lot more.
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
After some heavenly views? Take the Ngong Ping Cable Car from Tung Chung Station to Lantau Island, where you reach the remote Po Lin Monastery where the Big Buddha statue (known as the Tian Tan Buddha statue) is located.
This bronze statue sits at a height of 34m. If you want to get closer to it you’ll have to climb the 268 steps to reach the top, where glorious mountain and sea views await. Are you getting excited? Take your Asian adventure to new heights like this one by flying to Hong Kong!
Avenue of Stars
A similar concept to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Avenue of Stars is an area along the Victoria Harbour waterfront that honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. You’ll see plaques with handprints and autographs of famous directors such as John Woo and actors such as Jet Li and Bruce Lee. Pose with the awesome Bruce Lee statue while you’re there!