Things To Do

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

Get ready for Time Out’s first-ever Moonrise Picnic
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Get ready for Time Out’s first-ever Moonrise Picnic

As we step into the cooler autumn months, we here at team Time Out are celebrating the season with our first-ever outdoor Moonrise Picnic, hosted in partnership with Sino Group on Saturday, October 13. A twist on the classic sunset soirée, we’ll take over the sprawling terrace at Tsim Sha Tsui’s famously Instagrammable China Hong Kong City from 5pm-10pm for an alfresco experience featuring good food, plenty of booze and music – all under the lunar glow.In true picnicking fashion, we’ve curated several baskets filled with small snacks, big bites and sweets made for sharing. You can take a look at the dishes on offer and order your baskets here, along with your tables and chairs. We’ll also have wines, spirits and Pilsner Urquell lager onsite, although you can also pre-order beverage packages at a discounted price.To add another touch of fun to this event, there’ll be a large-scale illuminated art installation at the picnic, courtesy of Australian artist Amanda Parer. Imagined as larger-than-life inflatable rabbits, these sculptures provide the perfect photo-op, especially when set against our city’s skyline. So if you’re looking fun way to spend an autumn evening out, hop along and book your spot at the picnic now.

Upcoming races and trail runs in Hong Kong
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Upcoming races and trail runs in Hong Kong

Why not consider heading outdoors and joining a competitive race or taking part in a sporting event to provide a different sort of challenge? There’s everything from trail runs and triathlons to cycling races and charity rides for those who are game. 

11 signs that you’re a real Hongkonger
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11 signs that you’re a real Hongkonger

There are certain quirks and habits that only a true Hongkonger would do or say. Read on and see how many you can tick off.

Hong Kong’s oldest buildings and structures
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Hong Kong’s oldest buildings and structures

Our city has a wonderfully rich history. From its humble origins as a fishing village through 150 years of British colonial rule, many remnants of the past, both Chinese and western, remain and can be found scattered throughout the city. Take a trip down memory lane as we visit some of the oldest-surviving buildings and structures in Hong Kong.

The best (or worst) places to propose in Hong Kong
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The best (or worst) places to propose in Hong Kong

Thinking of taking the next step in your relationship? We’ve put together some of the best – or quite possibly worst – places to get down on one knee. You can’t argue it won’t be memorable.

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

Whether you’re a first-time traveller looking for the best Hong Kong hotels or a seasoned vet of Lamma Island and LKF, these are the essential things to see, do, eat and drink while you’re in town. 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.GET VOCAL FOR YOUR LOCAL: Vote for your favourite shops, bars, restaurants and more!

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

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 

Cheung Chau
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Cheung Chau

There are more than 250 islands within Hong Kong’s territory. But thanks to its (in)famous bun festival, Cheung Chau is one of the most well-known of our SAR’s outlying islands. And why not? The isle offers some picturesque cycling routes, is a foodie paradise and is home to an increasing number of hipster cafés and hidden shops too. So hop on a ferry armed with this guide and discover all the best things to do and eat in Cheung Chau.

Tsim Sha Tsui
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Tsim Sha Tsui

Despite being literally one of the busiest and most tourist-packed areas in Hong Kong – the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Avenue of Stars and waterfront promenade alone attracts thousands of visitors every day – you shouldn’t let the crowds put you off from visiting this fun Kowloon ‘hood. Aside from being home to numerous shopping malls and flagship stores for all your favourite brands, TST is packed with top quality and Michelin-starred restaurants, hidden hipster shops and some of the best rooftop bars in town. Let us guide you through all the best experiences and things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui. 

Stanley
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Stanley

Tourists flock to Stanley on a daily basis to enjoy the quaint seaside neighbourhood’s famous shopping market and sandy beaches. But the coastal town is more than just a tourist trap. There are great al fresco restaurants, leisurely hikes and even a quality dai pai dong offering one of the best varieties of french toast in Hong Kong. Read on to discover the best of Stanley and to remind yourself why it’s worth going south. 

Sai Ying Pun
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Sai Ying Pun

Since Sheung Wan reached its allotted quota of cool, Sai Ying Pun, helped by the arrival of the extended Island Line in 2015, has become Hong Kong’s new hipster central. Much like its neighbouring part of town, this trendy part of Western District is home to a number of brilliant cafés and coffee shops, as well as fantastic international cuisine, from Spanish to Korean fried chicken. And that’s not all. SYP is also home to some of the trendiest art galleries in Hong Kong, ones which are much less stuffy than the ones around Hollywood Road. Interested? Read on to discover the best things to do and the best places to eat in Sai Ying Pun.

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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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