Things to do in Hong Kong
What makes Victoria Harbour so stunning and charismatic that it continues to attract large numbers of tourists each year? The harbour is with its large number of attractions and activities not only offers one of the best views of the Hong Kong city skyline set against the natural beauty of mountains and the harbour; but is also the epicentre of Hong Kong history where eastern and western cultures merged.
Dubbed ‘The Hong Kong Eye’ or ‘Heart of Hong Kong’, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-metre-high ride that allows you to have a bird’s eye 360 degree perspective of Hong Kong from a location that is 350-metres away from the original Island foreshore. 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 this page 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 many diverse museums in Hong Kong, five worth visiting 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 child-friendly, so they can provide a great activity for family days out!
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
More Info: West Kowloon Website
As you amble along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade along the Avenue of the Stars, you will find 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. It is also a stunning spot to take in the world-renown mesmeric view of the Hong Kong Skyline.
Address: 3 Hoi Bun Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
More info: Discover Hong Kong Website
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