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Hong Kong local experiences

Discover Hong Kong like a local 

Beyond the sparkling Victoria Harbour and towering skyscrapers, Hong Kong has many fascinating stories to tell. To capture this, we invited locals to photograph the many different facets of city life. Read on to discover Hong Kong’s cultural festivals, story-rich neighbourhoods and laidback fishing villages, as seen through the local lens.

Banner photo courtesy of Yan Ching Yin.

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Shop, eat and play in Hong Kong’s charming neighbourhoods

Wander along history-steeped streets, discover hidden treasures in bustling hawker bazaars, and treat your taste buds to a feast. Here are some of the best local experiences captured by our photographers.


Old Town Central 

Visit one of the city’s most historic and vibrant neighbourhoods and experience the best of what Old Town Central has to offer. A unique mashup of the traditional and contemporary, this area is home to independent shops, art galleries, captivating street art, as well as mouthwatering local and international cuisine and a renowned nightlife hub.

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Photo courtesy of 楊華興

Fire Dragon Dance

Location: Tai Hang

Every Mid-Autumn Festival, the 140-year-old tradition brings together 300 performers carrying a 67-metre-long dragon covered in incense sticks to wind through the streets.

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Photo courtesy of 黃志強


Tai O Fishing Village

Location: Lantau

Often described as the “Venice of the East”, slow-paced Tai O is set around a mellow canal that’s hugged by hills. Explore the area with a sampan (local boat) ride or take off on foot.

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Photo courtesy of 許俊偉

Freespace Happening

Location: West Kowloon Cultural District

Slated to fully open by 2022, West Kowloon Cultural District is currently hosting the monthly Freespace Happening music festival and Cantonese opera at the Xiqu Centre.

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Photo courtesy of Man Chun Hei Benjamin


Ladies’ Market

Location: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok

Buy cheap accessories with a little haggling in the lanes around Ladies' Market. Part of the area is covered by the durable ‘red-white-blue’ nylon canvas that signify the city’s resilience.

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Photo courtesy of Leung Yiu Kuen Gary



Claypot is a winter staple and local flavour of Hong Kong. Clay pots are used because of their qualities in providing even heating. The base of most claypot meals is rice, and often include one of the many unique varieties of Cantonese preserved sausage.

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Photo courtesy of Liu Chi San Gary


Lok Wah South Estate

Location: Kwun Tong

The public housing blocks of Lok Wah South Estate feature interesting architectural designs. The sky blue walls on the rooftop of its dedicated car park - including perfectly placed holes and symmetric lines overhead - add whimsical character to the space.

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Supported by Hong Kong Tourism Board