HK Top 10 Attractions

View from Victoria Peak
1. Victoria Peak ...
From Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, you can see the Kowloon Penisula with Hong Kong Island buildings in the foreground. This magnificent view explains why Hong Kong has the title of "Pearl of the Orient".

Take the Peak Tram up to 'the Peak' - as the locals refer to it, and experience the steep climb.

Once there, here are things you can do:
  • Hike up to the real peak.
  • Take a walk around the real peak (largely for pedestrians only). It takes a little more than an hour.
  • Enjoy coffee or a meal while drinking in the view.
  • Shop for souvenirs in Peak Tower or the Peak Galleria.
  • Take umteen photos and selfies!
  • If the rickshaw puller is working, get a ride (and have a photo taken, which goes without saying).
  • Find and log a few 'geocaches'. Don't know it is? It's a modern-day treasure hunt using GPS. Read about 'geocaching' here. It's great family fun.

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Hong Kong Island skyline viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui promenade
2. TST Waterfront ...
Stroll along the pedestrian-only promenade at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and enjoy the breathtaking view of the skyline of Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbor. more on TST Waterfront
Ladies Market
3. Ladies' Market ...
Nicknamed "Ladies' Street" or "Women's Street" by the locals, this is a street market that has grown from shopping grounds of locals to a hangout for both locals and tourists. T-shirts, watches, ties, jeans, towels, and a slew of other items can be found there. more on Ladies' Market
Stanley Market
4. Stanley ...
An area with a small town feel, Stanley is away from the densely populated Hong Kong. It has the famous Stanley Market, a strip of restaurants, plus a small shopping center. An interesting landmark is an old building moved there stone by stone from Central district and reassembled again. The building is now home to some nice restaurants by the sea. Stanley is also one of the popular areas for expats who have chosen to move to Hong Kong. more on Stanley Market
Repulse Bay
5. Repulse Bay ...
The Repulse Bay is a beach known for its gradual slope of shallow water. It does get crowded in summer. more on Repulse Bay
Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok
6. Mongkok ...
Mongkok is a densely populated area teaming with activities day and night. It's a go-to place for locals living in Kowloon: shopping for Consumer electronics, aquarium and supplies, sports shoes and apparel, and trendy stuff in general. It's also home to many home renovation supply stores. The Langham Place hotel & mall complex is there for shopping and 'high tea' as well.

Here are some Mongkok highlights:

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Ocean park
7. Ocean Park ...
Ocean Park is a theme park to see sea creatures like jelly fish, sea horses, and sharks; ride rides, ride cable gondolas, go for the dolphin show (who knows, it may just be the birthday of one of them), and say "hi" to pandas. (When did pandas start living in the ocean?) Best time to go - go for the whole day! more about Ocean Park
Central District
8. Central District ...
"Central," as the locals call it, is the central business district and hub of business headquarters, embassies and consulates, and main government buildings of Hong Kong. You can ride the Mid-levels escalators up the hill and stop off somewhere along the way for a meal. more about Central
Hong Kong Disneyland
9. Disneyland ...
Need I introduce?! Nevertheless, to meet princesses and dream characters, ride rides, or even to experience 'snowing', this is the place to be. No alligators - I think! more about HK Disneyland
Sheung Wan district
10. Sheung Wan ...
Catch a view of the Hong Kong yesteryears in Sheung Wan and take a stroll around on the side streets of Sheung Wan to the south of Des Voeux Rd and see shops and buildings that have retained a trace of the old Hong Kong. It's also home to lots of shark's fins and bird's nests - minus their original owners. The aroma of dried mushrooms, dried shrimps, and dried scallops would be an experience in itself. There are also some small mom-and-pop china shops worth browsing for inexpensive souvenirs to take home. That's no bull!

Best time - day time. Many shops close up around 7pm.

To get there, just take the MTR and get off at the Sheung Wan Station. Then take the exit for the Western Market and walk west.

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