Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

With countless restaurants, excellent public transportation and a variety of historic and cultural sites, Hong Kong is a vibrant city perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Here are just a few of the city’s must-visit locales.

Of Hong Kong’s many tourist attractions, none is more popular than The Peak, one of the tallest mountains rising behind the skyscrapers of the city below. On a clear day, the views from The Peak on Hong Kong Island are truly impressive, and the historic tram ride up to the top is not to be missed.

After taking the famous Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor, visitors will disembark near the old railway station clock tower and the scenic waterfront promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui. The popular Avenue of Stars, which is currently under renovation, has been relocated to the nearby Garden of Stars. It features statues of famous celebrities from the Hong Kong film industry, such as martial arts experts Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

Further afield on Lantau Island are Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha statue, commonly called the Big Buddha. Built of 160 bronze pieces, the statue and its base together are 34 meters tall! Although these attractions can be reached by road, the scenic Ngong Ping Cable Car from Tung Chung is highly recommended. Try a glass-bottomed compartment if you dare!

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