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Hong Kong Guide

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Best of Hong Kong

3 days in Hong Kong
3 days in Hong Kong

From the highs of Victoria Peak to the shores of Aberdeen Harbour, one can spend as much or as little time as they wish exploring the many faces of Hong Kong in three days.

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Family-friendly Hong Kong

Hong Kong for young kids
Hong Kong for young kids

While the main attraction for families may be Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, kids will enjoy trams and ferry rides in the city, as well gardens and an engaging science museum.

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Hong Kong on a budget

Hong Kong for free
Hong Kong for free

A nunnery, monastery and a museum highlight this list of things to do for free or on a budget in Hong Kong. Exploring the many parks and strolling the harbour are also excellent ways to enjoy Hong Kong without breaking the wallet.

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Insiders' Hong Kong

Hong Kong off the beaten path
Hong Kong off the beaten path

There is just so much to Hong Kong that many visitors overlook or simply don't make the time for. Here are just a few of those options, including an alternative museum experience in the dark and a night street market. To really get away, try one of the many hiking trails or escape to a quiet local fishing town.

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Affordable Delicacies in Hong Kong
Affordable Delicacies in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the world's most sophisticated dining destinations in the world, but you don't need to eat high-end to eat well here. Local delicacies such as xiao long bao (soup dumplings), char siu (sweet barbecued pork) and rich, steamy bowls of hand-pulled noodle soup can be had for less than $10.

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Getaways from Hong Kong

Daytrips from Hong Kong
Daytrips from Hong Kong

A day trip out of Hong Kong can provide a totally contrasting experience to the city. Popular nearby towns of mainland China will require a visa and some planning or you may choose to visit a nature reserve or a sleepy fishing town for a day of relaxation.

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Explore Sha Tin  - a riverside town with many attractions
Explore Sha Tin - a riverside town with many attractions

Sha Tin may be considered "off the beaten track" for many visitors but for those with more than just a short 3 or 4 day stay in Hong Kong, can prove to be a very rewarding day trip with a surprising...

Kowloon Markets & Hong Kong History
Kowloon Markets & Hong Kong History

Hong Kong is often described as the quintessential East meets West location, but the eastern element is easily lost amid the glass and concrete banking towers of Hong Kong Island. Rediscovering the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Star Street District Shopping Tour, Wan Chai
Star Street District Shopping Tour, Wan Chai

Star Street and the surrounding area is one of the city's most exciting, new, chic shopping and dining districts. It is also surprisingly close to Central.

The Star Street area is a neighborhood in...

Lai Chi Wo Village [荔枝窩村]
Lai Chi Wo Village [荔枝窩村]

Wu Kau Tang - Lai Chi Wo - Luk Keng(烏蛟騰-三椏涌-荔枝窩-分水㘭-鹿頸) . Lai Chi Wo (Traditional Chinese: 荔枝窩,Hakka:Lit Zi Wo; Siyen Hakka dialect: Li-kó-teu) is a Hakka village near Sha Tau Kok, in the...

Be Uplifted by the Mid-Levels Escalator
Be Uplifted by the Mid-Levels Escalator

Seven people live on each square meter of Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated places in the world. Each morning tens of thousands of residents sidestep the hour they’d spend bumper to bumper...

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Seaside Stroll around Scenic Stanley
Seaside Stroll around Scenic Stanley

Stanley, located on a peninsula on Hong Kong Island's south coast, is a popular tourist destination that allows visitors the opportunity to escape from densely populated urban Hong Kong into more...

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Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail
Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail

Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail (大浪灣遠足郊遊徑) is about 12 km long and located near Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day.

Beach Paradise in Hong Kong

While Tai Long...

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Tsim Sha Tsui: Hong Kong Neighborhood Walk
Tsim Sha Tsui: Hong Kong Neighborhood Walk

The Kowloon neighborhood of Tsim Sha Tsui has long attracted travelers for its classic hotels. Now a clutch of boutiques and restaurants is giving the area a new twist.

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Charming Cheung Chau
Charming Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau, meaning "Long Island," is a thoroughly endearing island, easily reached by ferry from central Hong Kong. It lies approximately 12 kilometers to the southwest of Hong Kong Island and is...

Barhop through the City’s Five Star Hotels
Barhop through the City’s Five Star Hotels

Hong Kong houses some of the world's most gorgeous hotels, which cater not only to foreign visitors but well-heeled locals as well. Enjoy the luxury even if you aren't staying in it by touring the...

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail Halfway (元荃古道半程)
Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail Halfway (元荃古道半程)

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath, is a trail linking Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The trail was the major trail...

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Hong Kong Culinary Tour
Hong Kong Culinary Tour

The relative compactness of the city, the tight embrace of its subtropical climate, the excellent subways and cheap taxis—everything conspires to move you about until you find the perfect little...

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Western District, the Island's Oldest Neighborhood
Western District, the Island's Oldest Neighborhood

The Western District of Hong Kong Island, is the city's oldest Chinese district. This interesting and varied walk has fine examples of both Chinese and Western culture. Parts of the district--Tai Ping...

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo
Discovery Bay to Mui Wo

This hikes takes you from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo.  The hike itself is fairly easy but does provide some good high views over the harbor toward Cheng Chau and Peng Chau as well as the mountainous...

Tian Tan Buddha at Ngong Ping Village
Tian Tan Buddha at Ngong Ping Village

You don’t need to be a Buddhist to enjoy a morning at the Tian Tan Buddha, part of the themed Ngong Ping Village on Lantau Island.

One of the largest statues of its kind in the world (the 112-foot...

Hollywood Road Walking Tour
Hollywood Road Walking Tour

Explore Hollywood Road and experience a taste of Asian culture, a must-see itinerary for any visitor to Hong Kong. See the ancient Man Mo Temple and stroll through the district known for the city's...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Central District Shopping Tour
Central District Shopping Tour

Hong Kong is one of the shopping capitals of the world. The offerings range from cheap goods and knickknacks to the best luxury items money can buy.

This walking tour of Hong Kong’s Central district...

Lamma Island Hike
Lamma Island Hike

Lamma Island is known for its beaches, excellent hiking and laid-back atmosphere.

Hong Kong residents flock to the hippie haven on summer weekends and holidays to unwind and escape the stressful...

Victoria Peak Walk
Victoria Peak Walk

Hong Kong’s main tourist attraction is Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island. Ride the historic Peak Tram to the top, then experience the spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. A walk along...

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Perfect Day

Hong Kong - Top Attractions (BradJill, 13 Mar 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 67 Votes
A Day in Sha Tin, Hong Kong (BradJill, 26 Mar 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 17 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Mongkok Markets - The Fab Five (BradJill, 24 May 2011)
5.0 of 5 stars 21 Votes
Best of Victoria Harbour (BradJill, 19 Jan 2012)
5.0 of 5 stars 10 Votes
Hong Kong - Top Museums (BradJill, 7 Nov 2012)
5.0 of 5 stars 9 Votes

Best Of

4.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Hong Kong - Top Temples (BradJill, 26 Jul 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 7 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 13 Votes

Recent Trip

Hong Kong with partners (ShihabKutty, 30 Oct 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Hiong Kong for a week (bjh1, 21 Nov 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 8 Votes
Around the world in 100 days (Blighty1984, 12 Mar 2011)
3.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes