Top tourist attractions in Hong Kong

Aside from Disneyland, Hong Kong has plenty of tourist attractions to keep you on your toes all day long. These tourist attractions are accessible because of Hong Kong’s very efficient transportation system. You don’t need to join a group tour, just grab maps and brochures at the airport and follow the instructions on how to go there.

1. Ocean Park

Ocean Park Hongkong
Ocean Park Hongkong

Long before Disneyland was built, Ocean Park is the popular theme park among tourists. It caters to kids and adults alike, from educational attractions to thrilling roller-coaster rides. Ocean Park is undergoing massive expansion to be finished by 2010 to keep up with the competition Disneyland gives. If you’re debating which attraction you’d like to visit, read the article on Disneyland vs. Ocean Park here to help you figure out. If money is not an issue, I’d say visit both attractions.

2. Victoria Peak – also called The Peak

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak

A visit to Hong Kong is never complete without riding the famous Peak Tram, the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railway. One tip, when riding the Peak Tram, be sure to sit at the right side to see stunning views of Hong Kongskyscrapers. The best time to go to the Peak is at night time. Aside from the views in The Sky Terrace, kids will also enjoy Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

3. Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping cable car
Ngong Ping cable car

The Ngong Ping experience starts with a 25-minute cable car ride that gives you panoramic vista of Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and other views that are completely opposite of what you can see in the city. For the faint of heart, there’s also an option to take the bus to get to Ngong Ping Village but it takes longer to reach the village. To add to the cable car experience, they have a new Crystal Cabin which gives you an unobstructed view because of the glass bottom.

4. Tian Tan Buddha – also known as Big Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha / Big Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha / Big Buddha

A giant 34-meter bronze statue situated at a platform, to reach the platform, tourists can climb the 268 steps. The statue is overlooking the Po Lin Monastery where tourists can also enjoy a vegetarian meal. Aside from Ngong Ping Village, tourists can walk further to see the Wisdom Path and for the adventurous, go hiking at the Lantau Peak.

5. Avenue of Stars

Avenue of Stars
paparazzi alert (Avenue of Stars, TST Promenade)

Similar to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Hong Kong pays tribute to it’s film industry. Popular Chinese stars includes Jet Li, Sammo Hung and Bruce Lee. This is a free tourist attraction at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, it’s also a vantage point for the Symphony of Lights.

6. Symphony of Lights

Symphony of Lights
Symphony of Lights

It is awarded by the Guiness World Records as “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show”. Witness the synergy of lights and music every night at exactly 8 pm. This has been a popular attraction for the locals and tourist alike so be at the TST Harbourfront early to get a good spot on the viewing deck, the best vantage point is the view deck near the Clock Tower. Another great thing is, it’s free so you can watch it every night.

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  1. hiya badet! issa here =) added you to my blogroll at yes, it’s ME! already. it’s at http://melissasolito.blogspot.com ^_^ thanks!

    your site is very informative. we’ll be going to macau late this year (and may do an HK sidetrip) so this post and others on HK is very helpful. keep it up! =)

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  2. Ugh! I sooo wanna go to Hongkong. I wanna visit all those beautiful places. And eat their food. HAHA! :))

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  3. Hi Issa, I’ll be writing my Macau entry this week. It might help you on your trip. 🙂

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  4. I’m loving these wonderful tourist attractions. I wonder when I will have the budget to see places like this. Ah, hope springs eternal. I can do this yet in my lifetime! “,)

    Thanks a lot for dropping by in my blog. Very much appreciated. I’s so sharing this post in Friendfeed. This deserves it – and it’s the least I can do!

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  5. I have been to Hongkong sometime is 2002, hope to visit again this June…

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  6. @jan geronimo: Thank you for your comment, coming from you… I’m very flattered. I’m a fan of your blog. More power!

    @Snow, enjoy your HK get-away. =)

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  7. Really great and informative post Badet. I especially want to see the Symphony of Lights – sounds like a real nice attraction.

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  8. wow! great pictures!

    I hope I get to visit even of those places someday… someday…

    (libre lang naman mangarap e…)

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  9. we went to almost the same places!! i love your photos 🙂

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  11. hi! thanks for sharing! I really can’t wait to visit these attractions! I just hope that we will not get lost… hehehehe…

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  12. hi can you please me advice or pointers on how to spend money worthy and conveniently in Hongkong tour.. thanks

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  13. I intrist and want to escapade to the top spots in the hong kong see the stunning view. Im so excited to go this coming sept 17..

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  14. thanks for the info. we’ll be going tomorrow and we hope to visit all these places before going to macau. BIG thanks dear one. =)

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