Hong Kong is one of those places you have to visit while travelling the world, from its hustle bustle lifestyle to its local food eateries there is so much to do and enjoy in this megacity so we are sure we can help you find the top 5 things to do in Hong Kong.
Laura and I were lucky enough to spend three days here when we started our travelling trip, and although we got so much done in such a short space of time, I think another day or two would have been better to capture the whole city. Don’t get me wrong, you can get a lot done in three days, just ask my poor feet but an extra day would leave you some time to either explore more of the city or take it slightly slower.
I have listed below my top 5 things to do in Hong Kong, like all my other reviews I only list the 5 things we have done as it is pointless telling you to go and visit somewhere when I haven’t got to explore the area for myself first. Saying this though, I did miss out a lot in Hong Kong like the Big Budda so don’t just take my advice and go and read some other sites to get a better picture on what to do.
10000 Buddha Monastery
Now before I tell you about this place, I want to give you some helpful advice if you choose to visit here. The location is not the easiest to find so I have attached an image below of a map on how to find the 10000 Budda Monastery plus I would like to take this time to warn you to bring plenty of water to drink as walking uphill in 30-degree heat with little water is near dam impossible, trust us.
But now it’s time to move onto the review, and what a review it is. I have never visited a place like it before, its long climbing walk uphill might make you a little tired but the pure art that has gone into every single statue will take your breath away, or the hill will.
Once at the top, the stunning views do not stop as the Monastery offers a spectacular view of small Buddhas on all four walls plus if you walk just a little more towards the edge of the site, you will get a fantastic view overlooking part of Hong Kong.
A must when coming to Hong Kong. Laura and I decided to visit Victoria Peak at night, well it was night by the time we got through the queues but don’t let the long ques put you off as this is a must do on your visit.
Get the ticket that includes the Tram and the Sky Terrace in one as this won’t disappoint. From the steep climbing slops on the tram journey to the spectacular views from the Sky Terrace, Victoria Peak won’t let you down.
We recommend leaving a good few hours to be able to complete this trip if visiting at night as it took us around 45 minutes to get through the queues to get a ticket and left us around one hour to explore the Sky Terrence. It’s the same story for the way down but this time slightly longer as it took us around one hour get through the queue to ride the tram down the hill again.
Nan Lian Garden
We managed to spend a good hour here and probably could have stayed a lot longer if our feet had allowed us but one hour is definitely enough time to get around the Garden at a leisurely pace.
If you like to relax and get away from it all for a short while then definitely visit the Nan Lian garden, we promise it will not disappoint you. The garden has a stunning, slow flowing waterfall cascading down the side of a building which I could have watched for ages, but I simply love waterfalls, but don’t just stand there and stare at the waterfall, go and explore the rest of the garden from the panoramic view of the lake to the stunning architecture.
Temple Street Night Market
If bargain hunting and haggling is your passion, then the Temple Street Night Market is a must in your visit to Hong Kong.
The place has everything from local handmade items to the standard market attire like phone cases and selfie sticks, but best of all most of the things on sale here are at incredible prices. Now Hong Kong is not the cheapest place on the planet, far from that to be honest, but finding little gems to remember your trip to the city is easy at Temple Street Night Market.
Hong Kong History Museum
Now I am not a fan of museums, the idea of walking around for 2 hours while reading every single sign bores the hell out of me, but the Hong Kong History Museum is different. Like every other museum in the world, there is a load of signs with writing on them but the place also offers a vast abundance of activities mainly aimed at children, but as Laura is always saying, I am just a big child.
Take time to explore this place, we only set aside one hour as we had a busy schedule but two to three hours is a better amount of time to be able to explore the whole museum.
So here is our Top 5 Things To Do in Hong Kong, we hope you enjoyed it and managed to get some ideas for when you visit Hong Kong, but we would like to take the time to tell you that you should always read other sites to get even more ideas on what to do in Hong Kong.