Hong Kong is an amazing place to travel to for many reasons. One of the most obvious is that Hong Kong has so much to offer. Hong Kong is a huge city, but the city is extremely walkable for the most part despite its size.
Hong Kong is a city that is easy to get around, with a massive array of options and areas to explore. As the world’s leading financial center, it also has a very high standard of living. However, there are a few places in the city worth visiting, regardless of whether you’re there for vacation or business. If you’re looking to get the most out of your Hong Kong trip, here are the following things that you can do when you visit this place:
- Take a selfie at Victoria Peak — When it comes to Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, taking a selfie at the top is one of the city’s most popular things to do. Everyone wants a photo with No. 1 Peak. This selfie-taking tradition is already well-established in Hong Kong: Many Hong Kongers in the city’s developed areas are aware of it. They are even well-equipped with smartphones, thanks to the fast-developing technology.
- Start trekking in the hills of Sha Tin — With Hong Kong’s famous skyline and lush hills at its back, hiking is a popular activity among locals. The city’s many hiking trails make it easy to get a taste of the outdoors in Hong Kong without venturing too far from the city itself. There are many types of hiking in Hong Kong, from relatively short trips to challenging multi-day treks. You can also do your hiking in the hills of Sha Tin, which are just a few minutes from the bustling urban center, and get a chance to visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.
- Take a quick ride on the Star Ferry — The Star Ferry was built in 1888, and it has been voted the world’s most romantic ferry ride, taking its passengers from the Central district of Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour to Kowloon and back. The ferry is a beautiful wooden vessel with black and red accents and serves up to 10,000 passengers a day, crossing through Central and Kowloon. (One of the best parts of the Star Ferry is that it is part of Hong Kong’s public transport system, so you don’t have to worry about top-ups or tickets.)
- Turn your Saturday afternoon memorable by visiting Young Master Brewery — If you’re popping into Hong Kong for a visit, you’re in for a real treat. Hong Kongers are incredibly friendly, they’re always on the go, and they’re passionate about food and drink. Young Master Brewery is a perfect example of this. You’ll find a full bar with cocktails, a selection of beer, wine, and spirits, as well as food. I sat down with the bar manager to chat about the brewery, the team, and what’s on the menu.
- Revisit history in Hong Kong Heritage Museum — Hong Kong Heritage Museum dates back to the early 20th century, and it is one of the first museums in Hong Kong to be established by the colonial government after Hong Kong was handed over from the British to the Republic of China in 1997. The main building was constructed during the 1910s, and it was designed to look like a traditional Chinese village house, with a Chinese lantern, a well, and a pagoda in the front.
- Stop for lunch at Tai O Fishing Village — Tai O is a fishing village in the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. There are about 30,000 people who make their living in fishing and related industries. The village is famous for its white-sand beach, fishing boats, and the nearby Lamma Island, home to many seafood restaurants. Tai O is a small fishing village on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It’s a popular destination for tourists and locals alike who go there for the fresh seafood and the beautiful scenery. If you’re prepared to hang around the area for a while, you can even try to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the South China Sea. It’s a fantastic place to spend the day relaxing, and it’s also a great place to stop for lunch.
Hong Kong is a very expensive city, but you don’t need to spend hundreds to enjoy a good time. The best way to save money on a trip is to get a good hotel and explore Hong Kong on foot. The place is full of nice restaurants and markets, where you can buy a lot of yummy food. Also, Hong Kong is a very safe city to travel to, which is another reason why we like it so much.