The places to see, in the place to be. Hong Kong offers visitors a fast-paced metropolis with a myriad of exciting places to visit. So even if you find yourself off the beaten track, you needn't worry. For Hong Kong also boasts many natural spots, obscure art galleries, and hidden cultural sites. It’s time to explore the alternative top attractions in this city.
Star Street sits at the epicenter of the once sandy-and-quiet Wan Chai. An area which has since transformed into a prosperous district in Hong Kong. Today, you are far more likely to find a trendy store, stylish art gallery, or elegant restaurant on Star Street. Venture into these funky, artisan stores and chat with the owners to find out why this artistic destination is taking Hong Kong by storm.
Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Your search for Hong Kong’s local treasures would not be complete without a visit to the famed Ladies’ Market. Siting at the heart of the hectic Mongkok area, and stretching over 1 kilometer and over 100 stalls. With a bounty of goods ranging from bargain clothing and accessories, to watches, souvenirs, and general merchandise, it’s time to stock up on those last minute souvenirs!
Tung Choi Street, MongKok, Kowloon
The PMQ transformed from the married quarters of the Hong Kong police, to a creative hub nurturing the city’s talents. Becoming a must-see attraction for artists and art lovers alike along the way. Revitalized as a space for local create-preneurs, PMQ is now home to myriads of galleries, shops, and pop-up spaces. Each featuring funky and inventive local work that inspires a generation.
35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dragon’s Back Ridge
It’s time to embrace the dragon. A hike across the Dragon’s Back Ridge will take you a couple of hours, but the views from the top cannot be matched. From Stanley and the South China Sea to the West, and Clear Water Bay to the East, ditch the crowds at the Peak and head for the cool kid’s mountain instead.
Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village, Hong Kong
Shing Mun Reservoir Walk
Hit the paved paths that encircle the reservoir of Shing Mun Country Park and witness Hong Kong’s awe inspiring scenes. As the winding paths give way to the trickling of fresh water, the fluttering of butterflies, and the cries of the resident monkeys. You won’t want to miss Hong Kong’s natural attraction from your itinerary. Just keep your eyes on those dastardly monkeys!
Barrier gate at Tai Mo Shan Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territory, Hong Kong
Tolo Harbor Cycling Track
Hop on your bike and tour along the stunning Tolo Harbor. A biking trail that helps you get your workout done, while exploring the city at the same time. This 3-hour cycling track across Hong Kong’s New Territories travails beautiful mountain ranges, obscure temples and the famed Hong Kong Science Park along the way. Offering up picturesque views and an energizing experience away from the frenzied downtown.
Bike rental shops: Exit A, Tai Wai Station, New Territories, Hong Kong
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Travel to the 100th floor (in just under 60 seconds!) of the city’s tallest building – The International Commerce Center (ICC). Awaiting is a 360-degree indoor observation deck that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline. Whilst Guests may also experience a state-of-the-art exhibition detailing the city’s long, fascinating history. Be sure to take a snap with the professional photo booth and a custom-made itinerary from the Customer Service Center.
100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Observation Wheel
With 42 luxurious cabins available, each offering heating, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, riding the Observation Wheel is both enthralling and pleasant.
33 Man Kwong Sreet, Central, Hong Kong