Hong Kong – Top Sites to Visit

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour, as its name suggests, originated from Britain’s Queen Victoria. It is the largest seaport in Asia, and one of the world’s three great natural ports. Victoria Harbour is a deep water port between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It is a must-visit place in Hong Kong. During the day, you can see skyscrapers everywhere towering into the sky. And, when night comes, the bright neon lights are brilliant and flashy. The scenery of day and night are very different, and each have their distinct characteristics. Whether you visit during the day or at night, you will feel the modern city atmosphere around you, created by the busy shuttle boats.

The famous “Symphony of Lights” light and music show is staged every night at Victoria Harbour. With bright and programmable lights, participating buildings on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are accompanied by a symphony of sound and flashing laser lights. LED light designs often share messages of admiration towards the city, adding a human touch to the show.  This show is a feast for both eyes and ears and transforms Victoria Harbour into a place of amazement. The best place to see the show is at the entrance of Hong Kong Cultural Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui. At the same time, Victoria Harbour is the main venue for firework displays in Hong Kong. Every important holiday, countless Hong Kong citizens will gather here to enjoy a beautiful firework display.

Harbour City Observatory Deck, also known as the “Ocean Terminal Deck”, is located on the rooftop of Ocean Terminal, a new five-story extension to Harbour City. It is the best place to enjoy the beauty of both sides of Victoria Harbour. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, it provides a 270-degree view which allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of sunsets and the night view of Victoria Harbour. If you want to venture further, you can also choose to take a sightseeing boat or Chinese sailing boat for a more immersive experience.

Phone: +852 2508 1234
Open 24 hours

Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan is located between Tsuen Wan District and Yuen Long District, in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong overlooking the beautiful scenery of the New Territories and Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong citizens and tourists often come here for recreational activities such as hiking or barbecue.

From Tai Mo Shan Road, you can enter Rotary Park, where there are many snack shops. Surrounding the park are dozens of cherry blossom trees. Due to the high altitude of the park and lower temperature, the flowering period is later here than in the urban area. The pink cherry blossoms typically do not bloom until the end of February or beginning of March. The park is open all day and always filled with visitors. Whether visitors come to appreciate the flowers and plants during the day or beautiful night scenes, visitors can take beautiful photos here at any time. If the sky is clear, the Milky Way lights up the sky.

After leaving the Rotary Park, visitors can visit the Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Center. The Visitors Centre has an exhibition gallery providing detailed information about the Tai Mo Shan Country Park, global climate change, the impact of climate change on Hong Kong’s forests and ecosystems, and even the polar regions. There are five exhibition areas in total. If you are interested in learning more about natural weather, do not miss it.

Proceeding towards the top of the mountain you will see interspersed mountain and city scenery. When autumn comes, there is a fantastic view of “Elsholtzia argyi”, which has developed a reputation as “Hong Kong lavender”. The lavender grows all over the hills. There is also a white spherical weather radar station atop the mountain. At this overlook, you can see an unobstructed mountain view on all sides.

Phone: +852 24774896
Opening Times: 9:30 am – 10:30

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland, located on Lantau Island, in the New Territories, opened on September 12th, 2005. It is the first Disney theme park in China. This world-class family theme park is jointly built and operated by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Walt Disney Company.

There are seven themed areas, all inspired by American characteristics and Disney fairytales. However, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point are unique theme areas exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland.

After entering the park, the first scenic spot is Main Street U.S.A., which is styled after the American Midwest of the early 20th century. There are all kinds of boutique shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. The decorations inside the shops showcase various retro features. In addition to a variety of recreational facilities, there are also various street art performances and parades. Some highlights include the Flights of Fantasy Parade every afternoon, the Disney Paint the Night’ Parade, and fireworks at night. The parade teams sing and dance all the way interacting with visitors.

There are many activities in the park, all of which are exquisite. Festival of the Lion King is a wonderful show full of surprises. Fantasy Gardens is another unique attraction exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland. It is the secret garden of Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, and Winnie the Pooh. Visitors can get up close with Disney fairytale superstars to take photos and interact with them. Furthermore, The Golden Mickeys musical allows visitors to relive Disney movie classics.

Visitors can also go to the Barrel of Fun to find Buzz Lightyear, Woody, or ask for a signature from Tinker Bell in the Fairy Tale Forest. If you would like to taste the food from Chef Mickey, you can visit the Chef Mickey restaurant.  These lifelike cartoon characters attract people of all ages to take photos and create unforgettable memories.

Phone: +852 3550 3388
Opening Times: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is a famous landmark and the highest point of Hong Kong Island. It not only provides a panoramic view of Hong Kong, including Victoria Harbour and Kowloon on the other side, but it is also home to a shopping center. It is a famous tourist attraction bringing together entertainment, food, and shopping.

Taking the red retro tram to the top of the mountain is the ideal transportation choice and provides another great opportunity to see the night view of Hong Kong. Visitors can board at Central at the intersection of Garden Road and Lower Albert Road. The Peak tramway is 1350 meters long with five parking stations and some extremely steep slopes. When taking the tram, passengers may notice the illusion of tilted buildings due to the tilted route of the cable car.

Peak Tower is the most conspicuous building on the top of the mountain and was designed by the famous British architect Terry Farrell. With a unique bowl shape, it graces the front of countless postcards that circulate worldwide. The 360° observation deck is the best place to enjoy a view of Victoria Harbour and embrace the dizzying visual experience. In addition, the Peak Tower Gallery provides an exhibition for visitors to learn more about the early history of Hong Kong and the changes the city has experienced.

Also, when visiting the top of Victoria Peak, you can visit the famous Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Madness 3D Adventure and other unique scenic spots. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong contains lifelike waxes of various local and foreign celebrities, which must not be missed. The Madness 3D Adventure presents plenty of photo opportunities with 3D art scenes with Hong Kong characteristics woven in.

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Opening Times: 7 am – 10 pm

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple, originally named Sik Sik Yuen, was built in 1945. It is a famous temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Every year, during the Lunar New Year, people scramble to compete for the first incense. Wong Tai Sin was renowned for practicing medicine and his promise that “what you request is what you get”. Many worshippers make requests to Wong Tai Sin because they believe he will grant their request.

Wong Tai Sin Temple is magnificent. The Great Hall is very eye-catching. In addition to this main hall, there are also other facilities such as the Triple Saint Hall and Good Wish Garden. All feature Chinese archway architectural elements. The layout of Wong Tai Sin Temple adheres to “Fengshui” practices to include the Five Elements of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.

There is a small but elegantly designed park outside the temple. The Nine-Dragon Wall on the side is modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, with a poem by the Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China engraved on the wall. This adds traditional Chinese features to the Wong Tai Sin Temple.

The temple houses a variety of Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian classics. The temple not only provides donations, charitable medicine services and religious rituals, it is also the site of many social events, such as Taoist weddings. It is the only venue in Hong Kong where such weddings can be held. Visitors might have the opportunity to witness the distinctive style of Taoist weddings.

Visitors can enter the temple at noon to witness rituals hosted by Wong Tai Sin Temple and feel the unique charm of Taoist religion. You can also visit to offer incense and make a wish.

E-mail: [email protected]
Website (Chinese)
Opening Times: 7 am – 5 pm