Things To Do

Your guide to the best things to do in Hong Kong, including popular attractions, festivals, events, activities and tours

Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year displays
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Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year displays

While there’s a whole host of great things to do this February, there’s no bigger occasion than Chinese New Year. Even Valentine’s Day pales in comparison. As Spring Festival approaches, incredible CNY-themed decorations and displays have begun popping up all around Hong Kong, especially in malls like the IFC and Langham Place. It being the Year of the Pig and all, there are many adorable porcine ones. Whether you’re into Children’s book Elephant & Piggie or Lego or even Sesame Street, here are the top places to get the best selfies around Chinese New Year.  RECOMMENDED: If all the over-the-top displays and decorations bug you, you might enjoy reading about certain things we hate about Chinese New Year.

Hong Kong temples: Ultimate Guide
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Hong Kong temples: Ultimate Guide

Hong Kong has no shortage of temples and prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures. We’ve rounded up the most beautiful and historically significant temples in Hong Kong that are worthy of a visit at least once in your lifetime.

7 things to know about Elekron at Studio City Macau
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7 things to know about Elekron at Studio City Macau

There’s no shortage of great things to do in Macau, and with the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge now open, it’s easier than ever to skip over to our sister SAR for a daytrip or a weekend getaway. If you’re looking for new things to do while you’re there, be sure to check out Elekron, the electrifying new stage production at Studio City. Hosted at the five-star resort’s indoor event centre, Elekron delivers high-stakes stunts alongside dazzling effects. Trust us – there’s nothing quite like this show. If you want to learn more about this new production, read on to find out why you should book your tickets now.

Best museums in Hong Kong
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Best museums in Hong Kong

For those looking for a cultural fix and struggling to know where to start, here’s our selection of the top 15 museums in Hong Kong.

21 tips to sustainable living in Hong Kong
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21 tips to sustainable living in Hong Kong

From shopping for sustainable fashion brands to dining out at restaurants that adhere to sustainable food practices, start here to begin your journey to reduce your carbon footprint in Hong Kong

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51 incredible things to do in Hong Kong
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51 incredible things to do in Hong Kong

From the most picturesque hiking trails in Hong Kong to the city’s best museums, here’s a comprehensive guide to the very best experiences in our city. 

Quirky and unusual things to do in Hong Kong
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Quirky and unusual things to do in Hong Kong

Find yourself returning to the same places and the same attractions week after week? Sick of all the usual suspects and tried out all the best things to do in Hong Kong? Fear not, there’s still plenty of surprises to be found in our SAR. From rooms that allow to you smash shit up and vent your rage to the latest weird sporting craze to discovering abandoned ghost towns, we’ve got it all. Follow our guide to all the most quirky and unusual things to do in Hong Kong.And if there’s an Amber rainstorm or a T3 on, don’t let that stop you from having any fun. There’s still loads of things to do on a rainy day.

Secret islands in Hong Kong
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Secret islands in Hong Kong

Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau?  Hong Kong is blessed with hundreds of islands, so it’s time to stop going back to the same old tourist traps. Looking to combine gorgeous sandy beaches, picturesque hikes and free things to do? These islands have got it all. Follow our guide and find out all the hidden gems and activities to do on our territory's outlying islands. 

The best Hong Kong attractions
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The best Hong Kong attractions

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the many attractions to see in Hong Kong? Follow our ultimate guide to the top attractions to visit and tick them off one by one. From the city’s best museums and historical landmarks to some of the best free things to do, this is a one-stop guide for any travelling tourist or longstanding local looking to fall in love with Hong Kong all over again. And if all this isn’t enough, have a look at our list of the best things to do in Hong Kong and discover even more that our great city has to offer.   

Cheap things to do in Hong Kong
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Cheap things to do in Hong Kong

We all know Hong Kong isn’t the cheapest city to live in. Whether you were born here or moved to the city as an expat, true Hongkongers are always on the lookout for fun things to do without spending a fortune. To help you achieve that aim, we’ve gone around town and uncovered the best wallet-friendly activities in the city. From the best cheap eats and free shows to the best spots for water sports, you don’t have to drop more than $100 to enjoy these awesome affairs.And if you’re literally down to your last few dollars, check out all the free things to do in Hong Kong that exist for further inspiration. 

Hong Kong neighbourhood guides

Lantau Island
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Lantau Island

Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong’s many islands, is no longer a remote district frequented only by travellers with suitcases and trail runners with neon gear. The island – which encompasses villages such as Mui Wo and Tai O, as well as the new town of Tung Chung – is dynamic and diverse, offering something for everyone. Find your ultimate outdoor adventure, explore Hong Kong’s lesser-known history, plan a serene staycation or finally check out those tourist hotspots you’ve always been meaning to see. If you’re planning to visit this outlying district, here are our recommendations for the best things to do, eat and see while you’re there. By Yvonne Lau RECOMMENDED: After exploring this massive island, check out some of the other incredible things to do in Hong Kong.

Peng Chau
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Peng Chau

Half-an-hour away from Central lies Peng Chau, one of Hong Kong’s most adorable outer islands and somewhere well off the beaten tourist track. With scenic treks, ancient relics, traditional temples, strong community vibes and no cars in sight, stepping ashore on this tranquil island feels like travelling back in time to old Hong Kong. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel as if you can breathe easier. There’s an undeniable energy to this island that exudes serenity and forces you to slow down. Follow our guide for all the best things to do and eat on Peng Chau! By Sarah Moran

Yau Ma Tei
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Yau Ma Tei

Sandwiched between the bright lights of Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei is often unfairly overlooked. But this nabe happens to be home to iconic street markets, some of the city’s oldest restaurants and an eclectic mix of other renowned restaurants. Here’s a round up of all the must-see gems in Yau Ma Tei.

Central
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Central

Known for being Hong Kong’s business and financial quarter, Central might seem a bit of bore at first, at least compared to hipper neighbourhoods like Sheung Wan or Sham Shui Po. But we’re here to dispute that. This is the place where you can find some of the best bars not just in Hong Kong but Asia. Central is a hub for stellar, world-class contemporary art galleries as well as restaurants. There’s quite a lot to pack in, but here’s just a taste of some of the best things to see, do and eat in Central.

Mong Kok
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Mong Kok

As the world’s busiest and most densely populated urban district in the world, packing an average of 130,000 people into every square kilometre, it should come to no surprise that Mong Kok is full of hidden gems. Aside from being a famous shopping destination with massive shopping malls and street markets, the neighbourhood is home to themed cafés and a whole host of spectacular local eateries. Don’t know where to start? Read on...

Mid-Levels
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Mid-Levels

Think that Mid-Levels is only a residential hub? Think again. Mid-Levels is facing a cultural renaissance, as it transforms into a hip new neighbourhood with artisanal cafés and eateries, as well as museums and gorgeous parks where a wide range of wildlife live. There’s something here for everyone and secret getaways are hidden behind bushes and foliage, just minutes away from the urban grid-locked streets of Central. Read on to find out what to do in this area. By Karl Lam and Olivia Lai 

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Victoria Harbour Cruise Tour
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Victoria Harbour Cruise Tour

Experience the magical and iconic Hong Kong skyline by hopping an evening cruise around the world famous Victoria Harbour

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The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)
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The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)

Hong Kong’s singular most recognisable and iconic attraction

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Hong Kong Food Tour
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Hong Kong Food Tour

Taste and sample your way through the city and join a food walking tour to satisfy your inner foodie

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Tai O Fishing Village
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Tai O Fishing Village

One of the last remaining fishing and stilt villages in Hong Kong

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Macau
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Macau

From Unesco heritage sites to luxury casinos, our sister SAR Macau makes for a great day trip

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