Things To Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Hong Kong, including popular attractions, festivals, activities and tours, along with the best upcoming events and what’s on in Hong Kong today

Top 10 Hong Kong markets
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Top 10 Hong Kong markets

Hong Kong’s street market culture is well known everywhere. Heck, it’s why anyone even comes here anymore. We’ve already covered some of the best street snacks, some of the best independent shops, and even compiled a DIY guide to Sham Shui Po, a district famous for its sprawling markets blocks over. Here, we’ve compiled a hall of fame of sorts, the most iconic markets in Hong Kong.

11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to
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11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to

There are so many things to do in Hong Kong it can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. If you’re not out hiking or on a junk boat at the weekend, you might be enjoying a lengthy brunch or checking out a new art exhibition. All that means Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions aren’t our top priority when it comes to planning our leisure time, no matter how popular they are with visitors. In fact, some of them we actively avoid. From dodging Donald Duck and boycotting Buddhas to quitting queues which peak our frustration, these are 11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to. By Sam Sinha

13 things you can do in Hong Kong you can’t do anywhere else
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13 things you can do in Hong Kong you can’t do anywhere else

Spending our waking hours in MTR tunnels, elevators and office cubicles, us Hongkongers sometimes forget that there’s a one-of-a-kind world city all around us. If tourists are excited about our city – and Hong Kong has more visitors than any other city in the world – why shouldn’t we be too? To help us all fall back in love with our home, here are 13 things you can only do in Hong Kong. We heart you HK. By Sam Sinha

Wan Chai: The Ultimate Guide
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Wan Chai: The Ultimate Guide

Wan Chai may be notorious for its red light district but it has so much more to offer. The district houses some of the most interesting architecture, as well as some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Home to locals and expats alike, there’s not much you can’t find, but here’s our pick of some of the best things to do, eat and drink in this vibrant neighbourhood. The difficult part was deciding what to leave out. Sam Sinha

Alternative date ideas in Hong Kong
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Alternative date ideas in Hong Kong

The dating game can be tough, especially here in Hong Kong. When you’re lucky enough to meet someone that doesn’t fall into one of the usual Tinder types, date nights can turn stale when you’re going to the same romantic restaurants month after month.To help keep things interesting and the sparks flying, here are seven alternative date ideas to celebrate a special anniversary or Valentine’s Day, or if you’re simply planning about the perfect surprise outing. 

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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. 

Free things to do in Hong Kong
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Free things to do in Hong Kong

We all now that Hong Kong isn’t a cheap place to live. And with exorbitant cemetery plots, the city isn’t even an affordable place to be dead. But there’s no need to panic when payday still seems far off and you’re down to your last dollars. There’s a wealth of free things to do in our SAR and we’ve rounded up the free gigs in Hong Kong's best music venues, free galleries, best comedy shows and much more to keep you going our every day of the week without having to spend a cent. 

Hong Kong neighbourhood guides

Wan Chai
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Wan Chai

Wan Chai may be notorious for its red light district but it has so much more to offer. The district houses some of the most interesting architecture, as well as some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Home to locals and expats alike, there’s not much you can’t find, but here’s our pick of some of the best things to do, eat and drink in this vibrant neighbourhood. The difficult part was deciding what to leave out. Sam Sinha

Kowloon City
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Kowloon City

Pretty much everyone knows Kowloon City is Hong Kong’s Little Thailand, full of some amazing Thai restaurants. But that’s not all this neighbourhood has to offer. The area is also well-known for its spacious public parks, quirky independent shops and dessert stores, and an increasing number of themed-restaurants. Start here to discover the rich history and culture of this local neighbourhood.

Yuen Long
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Yuen Long

Yuen Long may be notorious for parallel trading but the neighbourhood is slowly transforming into one of the more exciting areas in Hong Kong, packed with fun yet cheap things to do, quirky restaurants and seriously Instagrammable street food. Here’s why your guide to the king of the north.

Sheung Wan
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Sheung Wan

Hong Kong’s original hipster neighbourhood is as cool as ever and has lost none of its edge.

Happy Valley
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Happy Valley

There’s more to Happy Valley than just the racecourse – though, a night at the races remains one of the best things to do in Hong Kong. The area is also home to many historic buildings, notable architecture and art institutions, as well as a wealth of local and international cuisines. Looking to discover more neigbbourhoods in town? Check out our other Hong Kong neighbourhood guides to get started.

Kwun Tong
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Kwun Tong

This former industrial area is home to various quirky activities, party rooms and unique indoor sport venues. 

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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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