What to see in Hong Kong City

Hong Kong City Attractions

Although best known for its shopping and restaurants, there is plenty to see and do in Hong Kong apart from shop and eat. The best way to see the city is on foot. It's compact and there are plenty of alleys and interesting detours to explore. When you tire of walking, hop onto the extensive metro system, or catch a ferry into the harbour. Public transport is extremely good in Hong Kong and getting around is easy.

One of the highlights of your sightseeing experience is the exciting contrast between the ultra-modern urban side of Hong Kong, evidenced by the soaring sky-scrapers and luxury shops, and the old-world charm of centuries-old temples like Wong Tai Sin and the thriving traditional markets.

The heart of the city is the bustling Central district, where Western Market and many corporations and gleaming malls are situated. Over to the east are the Wan Chai and Causeway Bay districts where many top restaurants and nightclubs can be found. For museums visit the Kowloon peninsula, and for a glimpse of traditional Chinese culture head out by ferry to Aberdeen and the outer islands.

Ambitious sightseers should get their hands on an HKTB Museum Pass which gives unlimited admission to a host of museums and provides discounts in the museum shops. Valid for one week, the pass is available from HKTB offices and participating museums.

There are many wonderful attractions just outside of Hong Kong and the city is a great base for excursions and day-trips so be sure to check out what is close by when planning your itinerary.


Some 200 years ago, Hong Kong's Aberdeen district was a haven for pirates. Located on the southern shore of Hong Kong…

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Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars is Hong Kong's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating famous icons of Hong Kong cinema.…

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Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History showcases Hong Kong's archaeological, cultural and natural history through a display…

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Hong Kong Police Museum

The Hong Kong Police Museum showcases a display tracing the development and history of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force…

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Statue Square

Statue Square is an amalgamation of Hong Kong's contemporary architecture that reaches its most spectacular manifestation…

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Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is Hong Kong's number one tourist attraction and its popularity is unwavering. Much of the pleasure derived…

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Western Market

One of the best places to buy souvenirs in Hong Kong, this indoor market is held in a four-storey red brick colonial…

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

This grand Taoist temple is one of the most frequently visited temples in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin,…

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