Hong Kong is a city that never goes to sleep – not only you can shop, dine and entertain all around town, there are also outdoor activities like hiking and running, and a calendar full of events including art, food, movie and music. Also not-to-be-missed are the fascinating Chinese cultural festivals.
Discover Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a shopping paradise with many mega shopping centres including International Finance Centre (IFC) and The Landmark in Central, Times Square and Hysan Place in Causeway Bay, Pacific Place in Admiralty, Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, Elements in West Kowloon, Langham Place in Mongkok and the list keeps growing. Looking for some good deals? Horizon Plaza, located at Ap Lei Chau, southern side of Hong Kong, is the place to shop for discount designer fashion brands. Converted from a factory building, it consists of nearly 100 shops.
Its name came from the huge amount of items on sales for women of all ages. Nowadays, there are over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories, souvenirs, watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets, all you can name it.
Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park Hong Kong are must dos for family vacationers – both conveniently connected by MTR system. Easily for a one-day excursion, it gives children the perfect spots to burn off their energies!
This is the only one place with entertainment, performance, food and shopping all converged. Temple Street Night Market is a popular street bazaar where you will find traders selling all kinds of wares, the Chinese opera singers performing, fortune tellers emerging to eagerly read your future, and no doubt, many eateries are surrounding the area.
Situated in the western side of the Hong Kong island and with the subway line extended, Kennedy Town has been seeing a booming restaurant scene where you can find many different kinds of café, specialty restaurants and bars.
Undoubtedly the most popular nightlife hot spots, Lan Kwai Fong has been revamping to offer latest dining concepts and party venues. During the festive seasons such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year, there are always special celebrations in the area.
With its renovation underway and target to re-open around end of 2018, Avenue of Stars celebrate the success of the film industry of Hong Kong. Currently, some of the exhibits are showcased in the Gardens of Stars including sculptures of Bruce Lee and Anita Mui, and 20 star-handprinted plaques.
If you only stay in Hong Kong for one day and ask for a must-do – The Peak it is. The circular walkway will give you probably the most amazing views of Hong Kong. You can also take The Tram from Admiralty up to The Peak or try a few different restaurants there while you are overlooking the stunning Hong Kong skyline.
Hidden away by lush mountains on the Lautau Island, the 34-metre Tian Tan Buddha statue, also known as the Big Buddha, has become a popular sightseeing spot for international tourists, especially for those who also want to enjoy a vegetarian meal at the monastery.
Perhaps lesser known but there are many hiking trails around Hong Kong – from the 100-kilometer MacLehose Trail offering different levels of difficulties and Dragon’s Back Ridge to the more challenging Lantau Peak.