Visit These Top Hong Kong Travel Attractions
Hong Kong provides an enchanting mix of cultural and natural attractions, perfect for both first-timers and veteran travellers. Experience stunning nighttime views of its skyline during Symphony of Lights; or hike through Plover Cove Country Park to reach an undiscovered waterfall teeming with life and stories to share.
Cat Street is an ideal shopping spot, full of antiques and trinkets for antique lovers, while Ocean Park combines marine life, animal attractions, and amusements into one enjoyable destination for children. Cathay Pacific flights are available from several locations, including Manila to Hong Kong.
Tian Tan Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha stands out as one of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island and weighs an impressive 250 tonnes – it serves as one of the main centers for Buddhism within Hong Kong and attracts both religious pilgrims and tourists.
The Buddha is surrounded by six small bronze statues known as “Offerings of the Six Devas”, each symbolizing one virtue in Buddhism. Additionally, Gautam Buddha’s cremated remains can also be found here and visitors who purchase offerings can see this part of his statue.
Visitors to the Buddha can travel there via cable car or bus, with buses leaving from Tung Chung MTR station and heading directly to Ngong Ping cable car terminal. Cable cars may be more costly.
Anyone seeking the easiest route will be pleased to know that the last 268 steps leading up to Big Buddha are free to climb; however, an entrance fee will apply when entering the monastery itself. December and January are ideal months for visiting Big Buddha as temperatures remain cool and dry.
Ngong Ping Village is well equipped to handle the large volume of tourists that visit it each year, with restaurants, souvenir shops and other attractions ready to meet demand. Spend some time exploring this fascinating destination if possible and avoiding crowds will ensure an enjoyable visit.
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach in Hong Kong offers a relaxing resort-like ambience. One of the city’s most visited beaches and a regular stop on coach tours, its name hailing back to a 19th-century naval battle is also an attraction among swimmers and barbecue facilities are offered here.
Large in size and easy access with many restaurants and shops nearby make this beach suitable for visitors of all ages. In addition, its residential neighborhood features ultramodern high-rise apartments competing with Colonial-era low-rise townhouses; as such it is one of the city’s more expensive residential areas – indeed Tencent CEO Pony Ma purchased two twin townhouses near this beach for 57 million dollars!
The beach has been recognized with Grade 1 water quality certification and boasts public facilities including changing rooms, showers, toilets, raft, playground equipment and beach volleyball court. At its eastern end lies Tin Hau Temple and Kwun Yam Shrine where visitors may throw coins into statues to bring good fortune and bring change for good fortune!
Near the beach lies The Pulse, a new shopping mall featuring cafes, restaurants and shops as well as a movie theatre and family club.
Middle Bay Beach in the Southern District offers another excellent family-friendly beach. Boasting fine sands and more secluded surroundings than its larger sister beach Repulse Bay, Middle Bay boasts all of its facilities like barbecue areas. Plus there’s the beautiful Ocean Park headland across the bay; visitors can also indulge in water sports such as surfing and windsurfing here!
Cat Street, one of Hong Kong’s premier shopping destinations, is an ideal place for finding unique knick-knacks and souvenirs. Conveniently situated near the heart of Hong Kong, this quaint street-level market has a long and storied history offering everything from Chinese antiques and Ming vases to Bruce Lee posters and old Hong Kong photos – you are bound to find something interesting here – at unbelievably reasonable prices that welcome bargaining as part of its culture! You won’t find more affordable shopping experience anywhere else than Cat Street!
Cat Street is located near the heart of Central, making it accessible via foot from any part of Hong Kong. Furthermore, Hong Kong’s efficient public transport network will ensure swift travel times.
As an outdoor street market, this charming marketplace sells everything from Ming Dynasty ceramic horsemen and antiques, Mao memorabilia, second-hand items and second-hand clothing. Additionally, its name stems from its former status as an area where thieves would store stolen goods before reselling them later on.
Cat Street should be visited early morning or late afternoon when it’s bustling with shoppers and vendors, though bear in mind that its market closes on Sundays and public holidays.
If you want to save both time and money while exploring Hong Kong’s sights, consider taking a self-guided walking tour with GPSmyCity’s mobile app. With its offline maps and guides available any time, anywhere, it makes your smartphone your own personal tour guide and allows for flexible exploration at your own pace. Download it free now on iOS or Android to begin exploring today!
Ocean Park in Hong Kong is an impressive theme park featuring modern world-class thrill rides with state-of-the-art aquariums and zoo areas for land and marine animals, shows, souvenir shops and dining in scenic park and ocean settings. Perfect for animal enthusiasts as well as adventure seekers. Ocean Park should be seen by everyone.
Attractions you’ll enjoy at this park include the Grand Aquarium with its world’s largest aquarium dome, featuring over 5,000 different species such as scalloped hammerhead sharks and reef manta rays. Take a stroll through Reef Tunnel or Panoramic Ocean Gallery to get up close with these incredible animals.
The park offers many other exciting activities as well, including an Amazing Bird Theater that showcases over 10 prey birds and 70 bird species; or you could check out South Pole Spectator to witness penguins in their natural environment.
Furthermore, the park features a cable car connecting The Summit and Waterfront where visitors can experience stunning panoramic views of the city as they ride this ride – providing the perfect setting for photos! In addition, Ocean Express – a funicular railway system running between these locations – also allows visitors to get scenic views while on its journey.
To maximize your experience at Ocean Park, it’s wise to download their official app. This app provides real-time information regarding events and exhibits in the park; planning your itinerary; purchasing tickets; as well as accessing discounts and special offers at Ocean Park.
The Peak Tram
Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its iconic peak tram, Asia’s oldest funicular railway, first opened its doors back in 1888. Offering stunning views from atop Victoria Peak, this ride on this iconic symbol of Hong Kong offers unique glimpses into life at this top tourist spot.
As you journey up The Peak, take in its stunning vistas and attractions that line its journey. The Peak Tower and Sky Terrace 428 offer unparalleled views of Hong Kong’s skyline; The Peak Galleria features shops and restaurants offering gifts, treats, and snacks; Madame Tussauds is also located here; in addition to Monopoly Dreams which provides an immersive experience based on this popular board game!
The Peak Tram offers the fastest and easiest way to access The Peak. Tickets can be bought online and in advance; Klook ticket prices differ from direct purchase of The Peak Tram tickets so if possible it would be wiser to prepurchase tickets and save some money!
As you ascend the mountainside, The Peak serves as an excellent lookout point and natural fortress that once housed cannons to protect Victoria Harbour. Now these peaks serve to protect its deep harbor from tropical storms while offering fantastic panoramic views over Victoria Harbor.
On your trip, it is likely you will see the iconic red tram and capture it on camera for some Instagram-worthy snaps. If traveling as part of a group, consider booking a Peak Tram tour which includes visits to Sky Terrace and Madame Tussauds for a hassle-free sightseeing experience.