Hong Kong is a beautiful destination.
Many people think the island is dominated by dense cityscapes — and that is partially true — but it also has amazing natural landscapes, vistas, and beaches.
With both city luxuries, old-world charms, and breathtaking beauty, it is the best of all worlds. Read on for our must-see places in Hong Kong.
Tai O Fishing Village
If you want fresh seafood, this is the spot. Spend the day walking the wooden gangways raised above the harbor through a town that hardly feels like it is a ferry ride away from a major urban center.
2. Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island
For a beautiful sunrise hike, head to Lantau and watch the sun come up over a huge, glowing golden Buddha.
3. Temple Street Night Market
This is such a fun stop — and really shoudn’t be missed. Street food, trinkets, souvenirs, clothing, really anything, can be found in the stalls of the night market. Take a walk and find some treasures.
4. Peak Tram
Sure, this is a little touristy, but it is for a reason! The tram goes to the top of the highest peak in the city, and from there you can see it all.
5. Hong Kong’s Escalators
Hong Kong has several outdoors escalators built to zoom you to the top of its steep inclines. Do some research and spend a day traversing the city to find them. You won’t be disappointed.
6. Cheung Chau Island
Cheung Chau is another incredible ferry-ride away from Hong Kong Island, and it’s known for its fresh and delectable seafood. Walk along the curved boardwalk trying out dishes, and take in the misty mountains, the clear water, and the colorful boats beyond.
7. Stanley Beach
This is a great beach in the south of the island where swimming, sunbathing, and catching up with friends are the main activities. There are a few restaurants nearby, but if you want to do it right, pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the area.
8. Repulse Bay
This is another beautiful cove in the south of Hong Kong Island. It’s a winding busride from the city center, but the trip is worth it.
The Causeway is what you might think of when you think of Hong Kong. It’s busy, packed, and full of trading, shipping, and commerce. Explore the streetfood scene and become part of the crowd!
10. Lamma Island
Lamma Island is a small drop of land a ferry-ride away from the Hong Kong Island. It has amazing hiking, restaurants, and little inns to spend the weekend.