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Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

East meets West in Hong Kong. British colonial history from 1842 to 1997 endows old Hong Kong with exotic ambiance. A leading international metropolis with mixed culture demonstrates an overall look of both fashion and tradition.
Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping. Characterized with low taxation and free trade, dazzling commodities varying from luxurious shopping malls to fair-price stores are attracting numerous travelers home and aboard. The breathtaking night scene in Victoria Harbor is a landmark of the city. Splendid panoramic night view of the vigorous Hong Kong could be caught in the top of Victoria Peak. Hong Kong is also a superb entertainment place for both adults and children. There are glamorous bars full of art atmosphere waiting for you. Disneyland as well as Ocean Park will bring fantastic experiences to your kids.
With an average temperature of 22 Celsius degree, Hong Kong is a wonderful destination all year around. You can feel the energetic atmosphere through high-rises and modern facilities; you can also touch the trace of history in cultural spots and old streets. Temple Street with local delicacies and traditional trades is the best place to experience an old Hong Kong. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong and nearly all street signs are bilingual, therefore, it is much easier and lighthearted to go on a tour in the city.
Must-see Attractions
  • Victoria Harbor, enjoys spacious waters and a fairly long coastline; countless modern skyscrapers and landmark buildings along the shores highlight world-famous night view in Victoria Harbor;
  • Lantau Island, a natural land park covered by waters and forests; it boasts of splendid natural landscape and fresh air, known as "the lungs of Hong Kong"; it is a wonderful place to get rid of clamorous urban life;
  • Stanley Market, an open-air street market in Stanley; the stalls and shops are mostly run by locals who have been residing here for generations; the market is within walking distance to the waterfront of various aquatic sports;
  • Sky Terrace 428, a viewing terrace on top of the Victoria Peak; the highest observation point for panoramic view of Hong Kong; the Victoria Peak has been a favorite recreational venue in Hong Kong for its extraordinary landscape.
Recommended Hotels in Hong Kong
Inter-Continental Grand Stanford
Inter-Continental Grand Stanford
#32 of 694 Hotels in Hong Kong
No.70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Hotel Management Group: Intercontinental
Surroundings: Golden Bauhinia Square (1.7km), Victoria Park (2km), Harbour City (1.1km)
Park Hotel Hong Kong
Park Hotel Hong Kong
#99 of 694 Hotels in Hong Kong
No.61-65 Chatham Road South, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Hotel Management Group: Park Hotel Group
Surroundings: Golden Bauhinia Square (1.7km), Victoria Park (2.3km), Miramar Shopping Centre (374m), Harbour City (807m)
Recommended Restaurants in Hong Kong
Tin Lung Heen Chinese Restaurant
  • Michelin starred restaurant
  • Authentic Cantonese cuisines
  • A spectacular view from the 102nd floor
Location: Level 102, International Commerce Ctr., 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Special Dishes: Barbecued Iberian Pork with Honey, Roasted Goose with Plum Sauce
Average cost per person: Around HKD969/USD126
One Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant
  • Notable for its fresh food material
  • A variety of creative dim sum
  • Superb taste with reasonable cost
Location: No.1-2, Jinghua Edifice, 15 Sports Field Avenue, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Special Dishes: Steamed Creamy Custard Bun, Shrimp Dumpling
Average cost per person: Around HKD79/USD10
Din Tai Fung
  • The first direct shop of world famous Taiwan brand Steamed Bun in Hong Kong
  • Retain original taste and create new dishes
Location: Level 3, Xingang Center, 30 Guangdong Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong
Special Dishes: Steamed Bun, Shrimp Steamed Dumplings
Average cost per person: Around HKD184/USD24
Night Shows and Entertainment
Happy Valley Racecourse - Evening Show
Happy Valley Racecourse - Evening Show
Highlights: exciting horse race, beer & music
Ticket Price: HKD10/USD1
Time: 19:15 - 23:00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
Capacity: 35,000 seats
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By bus: Take bus No.111, 101 at Undersea Tunnel Stop and get off at Lijing Hotel Stop.(one stop; half an hour)
  • By taxi: Around HKD56/USD7 (recommended)
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By MTR subway: Take Quanwan Line(To Zhonghuan) at Tsim Sha Tsui Stop and transfer to Gangwan Line(To Chaiwan) at Jinzhong Stop. Get off at Wan Chai Stop.
  • By bus: Take bus No.111, 101 at Undersea Tunnel Stop and get off at Lijing Hotel Stop.
  • By taxi: Around HKD58/USD8 (recommended)
Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia
Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia
Highlights: panoramic view of Victoria Harbor, buffet dinner offering food of different countries
Ticket Price: HKD267-533/USD35-69 plus 10% service charge
Time: 17:45-19:15, 19:30-21:30, 20:00-22:00
Capacity: 300 seats
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By Bus: Take bus No. 110 at Undersea Tunnel Stop and get off at Gangyun City stop. (7stops)
  • By Taxi: Around HKD79/USD10
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By Subway: Take Quanwan Line (Zhonghuan Direction) at Tsim Sha Tsui stop and transfer to Gangdao Line (Chaiwan Direction) at Jinzhong stop; get off at Beijiao Stop.
  • By Taxi: Around HKD85/USD11
A Symphony of Lights
A Symphony of Lights
Highlights: splendid music and light show, demonstrating vigorous and energetic Victoria Harbor
Ticket Price: free
Time: 20:00 - 20:30
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By Taxi: Around HKD36/USD3 (5minutes)
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By Taxi: Around HKD28/USD4 (8minutes)
Local Market / Night Street
Harbor City Shopping Mall (Hong Kong)
Harbor City Shopping Mall (Hong Kong)
Harbor City located in Tsim Sha Tsui is the largest shopping center in Hong Kong. It already jumps upon the attraction list for travelers. Every weekend, over 150,000 customers are strolling here. The shopping area divides into four sections: OT, HH, OC, and GW. Commodities of various types and glittering brands are ready for customers from all directions.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Things you can buy: jewelry, luxury goods, world cuisine.
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By Bus: Take Kowloon Motor Bus 8p at Tsim Sha Tsui Mody Road Station, and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier Station (2 stops).
  • By Taxi: Around HKD36/USD5 (recommended)
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By Bus: Take Kowloon Motor Bus 215x at Tsim Sha Tsui Mody Road Station, and get off at Kowloon Park Station (2 stops).
  • By Taxi: Around HKD30/USD4 (recommended)
Langham Place
Langham Place
Langham Place located in Mongkok is a landmark in Hong Kong. The shopping mall in Langham Place has fifteen floors. The Grand Atrium in fourth floor is a connection point to shopping center, hotel, and commercial building. Here, you could enjoy sculpture work Happy Man designed by American designer Larry Bell, take the Xpresscalators to seventh floor directly and hang around interesting spiral shopping area.
Opening hour: 11:00 - 23:00
Things you can buy: international famous brands
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By Subway: Take Tsuen Wan Route at Tsim Sha Tsui Station, and get off at Mong Kok Station (3 stops).
  • By Bus: Take Kowloon Motor Bus 260p at Jin De Tower Station, and get off at Nelson Street Mong Kok Station (4 stops).
  • By Taxi: Around HKD36/USD5 (recommended)
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By Subway: Take Tsuen Wan Route at Tsim Sha Tsui Station, and get off at Mong Kok Station (3 stops).
  • By Bus: Take Kowloon Motor Bus 260p at Granville Road Station, and get off at Nelson Street Mong Kok Station (5 stops).
  • By Taxi: Around HKD36/USD5 (recommended)
Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is a commercial center as well as a core place for recreational activities. The world famous brands and cheap good exist harmoniously in Causeway Bay. The Times Square, Jumbo Sogo, and Windsor House are three representative shopping areas gathering the latest fashions.
Opening hour: 10:00 - 22:00
Things you can buy: fashion clothing, brand jewelry
Get there from Inter-Continental Grand Stanford:
  • By Bus: Take Bus 112 at Cross Harbour Tunnel Station, and get off at Sogo Department Store Station (2 stops). (recommended)
  • By Taxi: Around HKD61/USD8
Get there from Park Hotel Hong Kong:
  • By Bus: Take Bus 110 at Granville Road Station, and get off at Gloucester Road / Victoria Park Station (4 stops). (recommended)
  • Buy Taxi: Around HKD61/USD8

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