Victoria Peak is perhaps Hong Kong’s most famous attraction and many an itinerary starts with a ride on the Peak Tram. The giddy excitement is abruptly curtailed as you turn up at 5pm on a Saturday, just in time for sunset, to find yourself at the back of a mile-long queue. Locals know better. The tram is unique, sure, but the novelty soon wears off after you’ve been queuing in the sun for two hours. Much better to catch the number 15 bus from Central and enjoy the winding road up, with spectacular views all the way, as you ascend above the Hong Kong’s skyscrapers.
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