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Top Things to Do and See in & around Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a great holiday city with excitement and glamour. From the magnificent view of Victoria harbor to wholesale markets and alleyways of Kowloon, Hong Kong is a thrilling city which seamlessly combines British colonialism and Chinese tradition.

Whether you are visiting the museums in Tsim Sha Tsui, dining at a five-star-hotel or participating in the activities in Ocean Park or Disneyland, or having the bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong Island, you will be kept busy by many attractions here.

Our tour specialists designed the best-selling Hong Kong private tours and Hong Kong group tours, and all is best for you to visit the following tourist sites. Just feel free to tell us the attractions you prefer and we can help you customize a tour depending on your requirements and time.

Top 1. Experence the History and Culture of Hong Kong

Want to know the history and culture of Hong Kong; you have to visit the museums in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is known as the heart and soul of Hong Kong.

Tsim Sha Tsui is located on the southern end of the Kowloon Peninsula, where is famous for its concentration of stores, shopping malls, restaurants and office buildings. Moreover, more than half of Hong Kong's museums are located in this area; Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Science Museum are all located in this area.

Hong Kong Museum of History

Top 2. Visit the "Avenue of Stars" and Victoria Harbor

The Avenue of Stars is located in the eastern of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It was built to showcase local movie industry, its history, movie stars and those working behind-the-scenes. It has 440 meters in length, extending from the Hong Kong Museum of Art to the New World Centre.

There are over seventy movie celebrities' tablets inlaid on the surface of the avenue. 30 celebrities also left their handprints on their tablets, including Jackie Chan, Jet Lee, and Andy Lau. You will never forget the sight of the 3-meter bronze statue of Kung Fu Star Bruce Lee.

Stroll on the Avenue of Stars, and get great views of famous Victoria Harbor. This harbor has been the important international shipping since the Qing Dynasty. You can take the Star Ferry to across Victoria Harbor. This is still a popular way to slow down to get another view of this amazing city.

Kung Fu Star Bruce Lee

Top 3. Catch a Tram to Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is a mountain about 500-meter height in the western part of Hong Kong Island. It is the highest point in Hong Kong, so it is the perfect place to get a bird's eye view of this magnificent city on a clear day. If you still stay on the peak at night, you will find Hong Kong really shines.

Visitors are recommended to take the Tram up to the peak. On the peak, there are many fine dining and shopping stores as well as entertainment areas.

Catch a Tram to Victoria Peak

Top 4. Ocean Park & Disneyland for Everyone, not just for Kids

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is one of the largest ocean parks in the world with an area of 170 acres. The park is located on the south end of Hong Kong Island. It is mainly divided into two main sections: the Waterfront and the Summit. The larger section is on the headlands of Nam Lang Shan Mountain. The smaller section is in the Wong Chuk Hang Valley lowlands.

In the Ocean Park, there is a virtual trip:
1. Aqua City is an all new marine theme area.
2. The Amazing Asian Animals has a Kong Jockey Giant Panda Habitat which is the home to two lovely pandas, Anan the male, and Jiajia the female.
3. The Waterfront Plaza is for exhibiting the additional wildlife.
4. Whiskers Theater area has Mini Bird Show, Sea Lion Fun Time and delightful interactive Whiskers & Friends Show.
5. Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium tells a fascinating story of the Yangtze River.
6. Ocean Theater is an open-air theater in which dolphins and sea lions stage a wonderful performance in a huge pond.
7. Ocean Park Tower is for you to catch a panoramic view of the whole park.

Hong Kong Ocean Park Aqua City

Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island, and is accessible via an array of convenient transportation options. Walking into it, you will feel you are coming into a wonderland. Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, you will start a fantastic and magical journey.

There four theme parks in the Disneyland:
1. Main Street, USA: on the street, you will amazed by the delicate buildings, dim gas lamp and Paddy Wagon passing by, which will transport you back to America of the early 20th century.
2. Adventureland: hippos, cobras, elephants, orangutans and startling jungle events are here waiting for you. The Lion King show will also attract your eyes and don't let you leave.
Hong Kong Disneryland Adventureland 3. Fantasyland: Cinderella Carrousel, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Sword in the Stone, Mad Hatter Tea Cups, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Snow White Grotto to make all your storybook dreams come true.
4. Tomorrowland: screaming in Space Mountain, flying in the Space Capsule with your space gun, and having a Starliner diner and Comet Café… which are your special experiences.

Hong Kong Disneryland Tomorrowland

Top 5. Climb the Stairs to Big Buddha

If you don't mind climbing a few steps, then you should not miss a visit to the huge Buddha statue on Lantau Island. Make sure you take a bottle of water and an umbrella on hot days to protect you from the sun as you walk 268 steps to see this glorious statue. Once you reach the top the view over the area is astonishing. There are also three floors below the Buddha to be explored.

Climb the Stairs to Big Buddha in Lantau Island

Top 6. Take a Sampan on the Aberdeen Harbor

Aberdeen is an area on the south side of Hong Kong Island which is a popular seafood dining destination and is also home to Jumbo Kingdom. So far, Aberdeen Bay retains the characteristic living way of a traditional fishing. The village still inhabits hundreds of fishing men. Here, you can tour around the bay by a sampan, and taste the fresh and delicious seafood.

Take a Sampan on the Aberdeen Harbor

Top 7. Have a Happy Horse Racing

In Hong Kong, horse racing is a popular legal activity. There is a racecourse which aims to provide entertainment and social activity: Happy Valley Race Course. In the racing season starting from September to early July of next year, as many as 40,000 people go there on each Wednesday nights.

The other race course is Shatin Racecourse of Hong Kong. This course is more modern and large scale, and brings you with more fun.

There are some restaurants and bars where people can have meals and get snacks, and beer is relatively cheap. To attract the crowds, entrance ticket prices are only 10 HKD or about 1.50 USD, and the minimum bet is 10 HKD.

Hong Kong Horse Racing

Top 8. Try Delicacies of Hong Kong

In addition to the tour, we shall not miss the good food and delicacies of Hong Kong, which is known as the "World's Food Fair". In the morning or lunch time, Dim Sum is a local special tradition. The wide range of snacks are usually served in bamboo baskets and accompanied by tea.

There are many other typical dishes, such as Pineapple Bread, Roast Goose, Fake Shark Fin Soup, Fish Balls and so on. Only when you go there, you will satisfy your taste.

Dim Sum of Hong Kong

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