Things to do in Hong Kong
What is so special about the Victoria Harbour? Why is it so charismatic that it continues to attract a large number of tourists each year with its gravitational force? The answer is simple, the dynamic area is jam-packed with a blend of attractions, ranging from British influenced historical buildings, cultural centres, sightseeing spots to shopping malls; it has everything that makes it one of the world’s most visited areas. Keep on reading to find out the 5 fun things you can do near Victoria Harbour.
Dubbed ‘the eye of Hong Kong’, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-metre-high ride that allows you to overlook the beautiful urban landscape of Tsim Sha Tsui across the Victoria Harbour. Ride it during daytime and you may recognise some of the iconic buildings around you. Ride it at night and the lights of Hong Kong will certainly put you in awe. If you are feeling peckish after the ride, you can always find some local snacks and drinks at the AIA Vitality Park, which is right next to the Wheel. The AIA Vitality Park is also where some free health-related activities are held, check out the website to find out more.
Address: 33 Man Kwong Street, Central
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (last ride at 10:30)
The 1881 Heritage is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Once the Marine Police Headquarters of Hong Kong, the building has now been transformed into a spot that integrates luxury shopping, a hotel, fine-dining, modern bars and more whilst preserving the unique Victorian architectural style. Even if you are not interested in luxury dining or shopping, 1881 Heritage is still worth a visit as the building itself has a rich colonial history, plus the spectacular view from the Grand Piazza would certainly make you stay and take time to appreciate its beauty.
Address: 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 7am – 12am
Out of all the diverse museums in Hong Kong, five of the most popular ones are in the Tsim Sha Tsui district. These include the Science Museum, Space Museum, Museum of History, Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. Most of these museums are also kid-friendly, so they can all be a great choice of activity for family days!
The West Kowloon Cultural District is a developing cultural hub in Hong Kong, providing a space for artists to create, perform, produce and learn. Here, you can find performing arts, live music, Xiqu- a traditional performing art that integrates music, literature, martial arts, and dance. Additional elements will be continuously added in including traditional Chinese arts, art exhibitions, etc., so check out their website regularly. Essentially, you don’t have to be artistic to visit the West Kowloon Cultural District as the award-winning buildings are also incredibly fascinating. The district allows you to switch off from the outside world and immerse yourself into the world of art, and get some peace of mind.
Address: West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
As you amble along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, you may find some celebrity handprints which catch your attention. This is the Avenue of Stars, renovated and reopened in 2019, a stroll along the avenue will take you on a journey of meeting the handprints and statues of prominent Hong Kong stars such as Bruce Lee, Anita Mui, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Aaron Kwok and Gong Li. However, you may quickly find yourself distracted by the world-renown mesmeric view of the Victoria Harbour.
Address: 3 Hoi Bun Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
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