Discover Hong Kong like a local
Discover fascinating Hong Kong experiences – from fire dragon dances to delicious clay pot meals – through the local lens.
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In the spotlight: Six of our favourite Hong Kong experiences
Add these must-do activities to your Hong Kong itinerary to get the most out of your visit.
Soak up iconic sights
Hong Kong’s city skyline is world famous, and it’s easy to see why. There are also 9 fantastic vantage points to admire the Hong Kong skyline. Take it in from the decks of the historic Star Ferry, or ascend The Peak for sweeping views from above. For another incredible outlook, ride the Ngong Ping cable car to Tian Tan Buddha. Back on the city streets, join locals at Hong Kong’s historic temples (Man Mo, Wong Tai Sing), bustling street markets and thriving arts and culture hubs (Tai Kwun, PMQ). There’s plenty to keep children entertained too, with theme parks (Disneyland, Ocean Park), beaches and more for families to explore.
Sample local cuisine
There's no doubt that Hong Kong is a culinary capital. Foodies will love feasting on traditional Cantonese cuisine: tuck into tasty tidbits at a bustling dim sum joint, and seek out the few remaining dai pai dongs (open-air food stalls) slinging wonders from the roaring wok. Don’t miss a visit to a cha chaan teng (tea cafe), where East-meets-West dishes nod to the region’s colonial past. Beyond the local, trendy fusion eateries are pumping every night of the week, while world-class, Michelin-starred restaurants offer gastronomic journeys through Asia, Europe and beyond. Explore our must-try Hong Kong food guide to inspire your next foodie adventure in Hong Kong.
Shop 'til you drop
Hong Kong has long been known as a shopper's paradise. International luxury brands can be found in the many malls dotting the city, while local designers sell their wares at independent stores hidden down laneways or inside unassuming buildings. You can’t miss a visit to one of the city’s bustling open-air markets: Cat Street for antiques, Stanley for seaside souvenirs, and Temple Street and Ladies’ markets for clothing, gadgetry and various knick-knacks. A visit to Kowloon’s flower, bird and goldfish markets provide plenty of photo opportunities, too. Your shopping experience can also include Hong Kong International Airport, one of Asia's leading airports, where there is an endless range, from books and travel cushions to couture and bejewelled mementos.
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