Hong Kong: What To See

Attractions seemed to have popped up everywhere in Hong Kong, you will find something to do on every corner. Perhaps one of the most iconic sites in Hong Kong is the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. This impressive landmark is 34 metres high and you have to go up 240 steps to get to the top. One of the best times to see it is in the evening when it is illuminated on the mountain.

You can see fantastic views of the city from the Big Buddha, but another great spot for amazing views is at Victoria Peak. It has an altitude of 552 m making it the highest mountain on the island. Another of Hong Kong’s well known attractions is the Star Ferry, it crosses Victoria harbour and you can choose between a quick ten minute ride or go for a full hour if you prefer. It’s a good way to take in all the major landmarks and see the city from the water.

What many people don’t realise is that Hong Kong has lots of fun attractions for families. The Hong Kong Space Museum, Ocean Park theme park and even a brand new Disneyland are just a few of the great attractions the kids will love.

The local town of Stanley is also worth a visit, it’s a world away from the busy city. Here you can enjoy pretty beaches, rolling hills and go shopping in this quaint village. Another peaceful spot in the city is the Nian Lian Garden where you can wander amongst lush vegetation and colourful flowers in these Japanese style gardens. At least 70% of Hong Kong is made up of mountains and parks, there are plenty of places to go hiking and exploring.