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Things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most impressive cities globally, and whether you are on vacation with your family or with your partner, it has something for everyone.

As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong nicely balances the influences of ancient Chinese culture and its history and characteristics, independent from mainland China.

Despite Hong Kong Disneyland being a popular destination, this city-state steeped in culture and history isn’t just about human-made tourist attractions.

It also has serene and scenic forest-covered mountains, hiking trails, islands, traditional fishing villages, beautiful beaches, etc.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this dazzling city with our list of the things to do in Hong Kong.


Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360
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Ngong Ping 360 is a fantastic cable car experience, and one of the best ways to explore Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong islands.

The gondola lift connects Tung Chung, on the North coast of Lantau Island and Ngong Ping. 

That’s why often visitors call it the Tung Chung Cable Car.

Ngong Ping is home to tourist attractions such as Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, etc. The other nearby attraction is Tai O fishing village.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
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Victoria Peak is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong, attracting 7 million visitors annually.

It is the highest point on Hong Kong island, which is why the locals refer to it as The Peak.

Besides the excellent views of Hong Kong skyline, The Peak also offers diverse entertainment options such as Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Sky Terrace 428, Madness 3D Adventure, hiking trails, etc.

Getting to Victoria Peak by the Funicular Railway Peak Tram itself is lots of fun.

Peak Tram

Peak Tram
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Peak Tram is one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways and is used to go up the Victoria Peak.

Besides the nature walks, Victoria Peak in Hong Kong has numerous other attractions such as Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Sky Terrace 428, Madness 3D Adventure, The Peak Tower, etc.

The Peak Tram journey which takes you 396 meters (about 1,300 feet) above sea level is itself an attraction.

No wonder approximately 4 Million people take the Peak Tram every year.


View Hong Kong from Sky100
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Sky100 Hong Kong is the highest observation deck in the city.

It is located 393 meters (1290 feet) high on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong.

Sky100 observatory offers 360-degree views of Hong Kong skyline and its famous Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong Wheel

Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-meter (197 feet) tall Ferris wheel in Hong Kong. 

It is quite popular with both the locals and visiting tourists, especially those with kids. 

Madame Tussauds

Iron Man at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
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Madame Tussauds is a mandatory visit for all tourists planning a holiday in Hong Kong.

At Hong Kong’s wax Museum, you see centuries-old waxwork techniques and rub shoulders with world leaders, royal families, politicians, movie stars, sportspersons, etc. 

It is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of selfies with famous faces from all over the world. 

Besides adults, even teenagers and kids love the chance to snap selfies with stars.

Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong is not only a museum but a place to convert your dreams of meeting your idols into reality.

Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Hong Kong
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Legoland Discovery Center in Hong Kong is the ultimate Lego indoor playground for kids and adults. 

The family-friendly attraction has many stations and play spaces where kids can marvel, participate and try.

The attraction is aimed at children aged three to 10 years, and adults must bring a child to gain entry.

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Edited by Rekha Rajan & fact checked by Jamshed V Rajan

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