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Hong Kong

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
– Buddha

Hong Kong China Boat
Chinese Junk Boat, Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong

Located on China’s south coast, Hong Kong is famous for it’s spectacular panoramic skyline views atop Victoria Peak and beautiful Victoria Harbor – the largest harbor in China. Hong Kong is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The largest is Lantau Island, home of the Giant Buddha. As China’s shopping and business mecca, Hong Kong’s unique culture combines Chinese and Western elements.

Big Buddha, Lantau Island
Tian Tan Giant Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Fun Hong Kong Attractions

Visit Victoria Peak for amazing skyline views of Hong Kong. Explore Hong Kong’s ancient Chinese Temples and Heritage Sites. Have fun shopping in Hong Kong and Kowloon. Be sure to visit the open-air street markets for fun gifts and souvenirs. Take a fun day trip to Lantau Island and see the majestic Giant Buddha. Visit Aberdeen Harbor, Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island, and Repulse Bay.

More fun Hong Kong attractions include:

  • Giant Buddha (known as the Tian Tan Buddha)
    Lantau Island is home to the Giant Buddha. At more than 111 feet high, Giant Buddha is the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha. Be prepared to climb 268 steps to get to its base – it’s great exercise!

  • Fun Open-Air Street Markets
    Have fun shopping and browsing at the popular open-air Street Markets. They include: Stanley Market, Jade Market, Ladies Market and Temple Street Night Market. Be prepared to bargain. Everything is negotiable! The street markets are filled with tourists and locals alike. It’s a fun place for people-watching.

    Stanley Market
    Stanley Market is our favorite Hong Kong street market. We picked up some great bargains, including Chinese silk and beautiful beaded clutch bags. It’s a fun place to shop for gifts and souvenirs for family and friends.

    Jade Market
    Jade lovers won’t want to miss the unique Jade Market. Their traditional green and not so traditional brown jade jewelry make great gifts. 

    Ladies Market
    If you’re into fashion, don’t miss Ladies Market. It’s famous for its bargain-priced clothing, bags and accessories.

    Temple Street Night Market
    Be sure to visit Hong Kong’s Temple Street Night Market. You can find some great bargains, including gadgets and electronic items. It’s a fun place to shop for watches. However, be aware of knock-offs. It’s hard to tell them apart from the real thing!
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong
    Visit this fun family-friendly Theme Park, Aquarium, Animal Sanctuary and Amusement Park. See Giant Pandas, Meerkats, Koalas, Walruses and Chinese Alligators. Visit the Aquarium and spectacular Reef Tunnel. Enjoy exhilarating thrill rides. Fun for kids and big kids too!

  • Shopping in Hong Kong & Kowloon
    Hong Kong and Kowloon are a shopper’s paradise. Both are known for their fine shopping and high-quality custom-tailoring. During a visit to Hong Kong, treat yourself to a custom-made dress or suit. We had several suits made up for us at very reasonable prices (for a fraction of what it would cost in the United States).

  • Victoria Harbor 
    Victoria Harbor is named after Britain’s Queen Victoria. Hong Kong’s beautiful harbor is world-famous for its breathtaking panoramic views (especially at night) and its magnificent skyline. Don’t miss the spectacular “Symphony of Lights” over Victoria Harbor. The 20-minute synchronized Laser Show is a dazzling sight. Enjoy one of the world’s most amazing 10-minute ferry rides on the historic Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

  • Victoria Peak
    The Peak is Hong Kong’s top tourist attraction. When you get there you’ll know why! Victoria Peak is the highest point within Hong Kong. Its spectacular 360° panoramic views of Victoria Harbor and Kowloon Peninsula are not-to-be-missed, especially on a clear sunny day and at night.

  • Victoria Peak Tram
    Riding the Peak Tram is the quickest way to get to Victoria Peak. The eight-minute ride is quite steep as it climbs about 1,200 feet. The scenic ride offers breathtaking harbor views along the way and at the top of The Peak.

Culinary Capital of Asia

Jumbo Floating Restaurant

It’s no surprise that Hong Kong is the culinary capital of Asia. For a truly unique dining experience, feast on a nine-course Chinese dinner at Aberdeen’s famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant. It’s Hong Kong’s most renowned floating restaurant. This is a must-do when visiting Hong Kong. We enjoyed one of our most memorable dinners here.

Book Hong Kong Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do

Take a Fun Day Trip to Lantau Island and visit the Giant Buddha. Book a Deluxe Hong Kong Island Tour. Experience the beauty of  Macau on a fun Sightseeing Day Trip. Enjoy a Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak.

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Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong skyline at night

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The Best Time To Visit Hong Kong

Peak travel season is the Fall/early Winter (mid-September thru’ December). If you don’t mind the crowds, this is the best time to visit Hong Kong. Winter and Spring are sunny, but can be cold. Summers (May to mid-September) can be hot, humid, and rainy, with thunderstorms. September is also typhoon season.