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What to see in Hong Kong City

Hong Kong City Attractions

Hong Kong is many different things to many different people. Its status as a commercial capital means business travellers arrive in their droves while it's also increasingly popular as a holiday destination for China's mainland population, with international tourists looking for unparalleled shopping deals and renowned cuisine.

For those heading over to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon, crossing the harbour by ferry is unforgettable, especially in the evening with the lights of Central on dazzling display. Just beyond the skyscrapers sits Victoria Peak, affording spectacular panoramic views over the city. Peak Tower itself can be busy and pricey, but Lions View Point Pavilion, just a brief walk from the summit, is equally stunning with beautiful gardens nearby offering peace and quiet.

Hong Kong is a shopping paradise, with an endless array of malls, boutiques, vintage stores and bazaars to trawl through. Western Market is a must see, and all the leading fashion brands can be found during an immersive shopping experience at Pacific Place. Ambitious sightseers can also get an HKTB Museum Pass, valid for one week, which gives unlimited admission to a host of museums and provides discounts in the museum shops.

Hong Kong is one of the culinary capitals of the world. Many come to taste the divine inspiration given to a range of Cantonese, Sichuanese and Japanese food, enjoying unique offerings such as its dim sum, pineapple buns and stinky tofu.

There are many wonderful attractions just outside of Hong Kong too, the city serving as a great base for excursions and getaways. For a fashionable day out, horse racing season runs from September to July with weekly races to attend, while March and April sees the Hong Kong Sevens come to town, the most prestigious rugby sevens tournament on the calendar and one massive party.


Some 200 years ago, Hong Kong's Aberdeen was a haven for pirates. Located on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island, it's now home to the Tanka boat people who offer visitors a…

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Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars is the local version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating famous icons of Hong Kong cinema. Situated along the seaside promenade, it's a great place to…

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Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History showcases Hong Kong's archaeological, cultural and natural history, exhibiting artefacts, photographs and traditional costumes spanning some 6,000…

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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 since 1844. The main exhibit encompasses a significant number…

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Statue Square

Statue Square is an amalgamation of Hong Kong's contemporary architecture, spectacularly manifest in the designs of the HSBC Building and the Bank of China Tower. The former has…

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Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is Hong Kong's number one tourist attraction and its popularity is unwavering. The funicular railway has steadily made its way up the mountain since 1888 and the…

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Western Market

This indoor market is held in a four-storey red brick colonial building constructed in 1906, now occupying an entire block at the western end of Central Hong Kong. It houses a…

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

This grand Taoist temple is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a legendary hermit who reputedly had healing powers and could foretell the future. A number of fortune tellers ply their…

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