The Peak Tram is Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction – and one that will bring you to the best vantage point to enjoy the city’s skyline. Naturally, that means it’s also one of the busiest spots in the city and you should expect long queues whatever time you visit. The long line does threaten to spoil what’s actually a pretty exhilarating journey – up a tremendously steep incline with a startling shift from skyscrapers to lush vegetation – but it’s worth doing at least once. Just be prepared to wait for your ride.
There are so many great Hong Kong landmarks that it can be hard to know where to start when you’re playing host to out-of-town guests or just want to play tourist yourself. Use this compact guide to the top attractions to get you started with the greatest hits of Hong Kong. We’ve shortlisted our favourite sights and spots in the city, including a variety of culture spots, historical venues and more modern favourites. Landmarks like the Bank of China Tower and the Peak Tram are obvious choices, but we’ve also highlighted newcomers and lesser-known gems, such as the newly renovated Tai Kwun and Zaha Hadid’s modernist masterpiece, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower.
RECOMMENDED: If seeing all the sites makes you hungry, try one of the city’s best restaurants. Or if it’s bars you’re after, one of the 51 best bars in Hong Kong.