5 Awesome Things To Do In Hong Kong


Hong Kong is one of the most exciting places I have been. There is so much to do and see.

Like any Asian city, you will find amazing (and cheap!) street food scattered around, you will find night markets where you can see stuff you have never seen and you can have fun simply by soaking up the awesome craziness that is Hong Kong City.

If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time, you’ll need a list of things to do. In this article, I’ve included 5 things first timers should absolutely do when they visit Hong Kong.

If you miss out even one of these things, you simply can’t say you’ve been to Hong Kong!

1. Visit Victoria Peak

One of the most iconic spots in Hong Kong is Victoria Peak. This is the quintessential postcard image you have seen of Hong Kong.

High up in the mountains, you will get an amazing view of the city beneath you and a feel for how big it really is.

You will also see just how much of Hong Kong is actually covered by greenery. It’s really not hard to soak up some nature in this metropolis!

2. See the Tian Tan Buddha

Hong Kong is as proud as any Asian city of their culture. The Tian Tan Buddha is a must see site in Hong Kong.

This place to worship features a large statue of the Buddha. You can come to see the shrines and the huge amount of people who flock here to worship and pay their respects.

The trip getting there is also quite scenic making it a fabulous thing to do in Hong Kong.

3. Sample the street food

A list of any Asian city would be incomplete without including the street food. You simply must sample the delicious street food available in Hong Kong.

There is something for everyone and it’s quite cheap too in this expensive city.

4. Take the Star Ferry

One of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere of Hong Kong is to take a trip on the Star Ferry. The ferry goes between Kowloon and Hong Kong island.

This is a trip thousands of people do every single day, but that makes it no less exciting to do it as a tourist!

The ferry leaves very frequently and only costs 50 hong kong cents, making it super affordable.

You can also take the metro between Kowloon and Hong Kong island, but the ferry is a much more authetnic experience.

5. Go to Disney Land

Whilst not an authentically Asian thing to do in Hong Kong, visiting Disney Land does sort of pay homage to Hong Kong’s colonial past!

Disney Land is one of the most popular day trips from Hong Kong. Note that it can get very hot in the park – make sure you bring extra water and sunscreen.

Whatever you choose to do in Hong Kong, I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time in this city.

Visiting other Asian cities? Check out our guide to Thailand here.