Travel Tips for a Worry-Free Visit to Hong Kong Apkmusk

Things to see in Hong Kong

Would you be able to keep up with the hurried lifestyle this city has? The first thing websites recommend is to see the city from Victoria Peak. It’s a city attraction from which you can see Hong Kong Island, the Victoria Harbour, and even the eight Kowloon mountains on a clear day. Visiting the markets is a must, and they’ve been divided into various parts. There’s a Ladies’ Market where you can find clothes and accessories in more than one hundred stalls, and then there’s the Temple Street Night Market where you can find everything, from noodles to watches. In Cat Street, you’ll find antiques, and at Apliu Street Market, you can find electronics. There are also special markets for flowers, goldfish, birds, kitchen appliances…


You can visit the Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha, which is located on Lantau Island. The Buddha weighs 202 tonnes and there are 200 steps leading to the top. If you want to escape the city, then head to the Sai Kung East Country Park where you can hike the many trails that lead to beautiful beaches. You can find even more attractions in the article “Hong Kong – the City of Surprises“.

Even if you’re travelling internationally, there’s a chance you’ll end up in this transit city before arriving at your destination. So, why not extend your stay a bit without any additional costs and visit this exciting city without having to invest much financially? This is exactly what our volunteer Tina did, and she’ll give you a few ideas about how to make the most of your short stop in Hong Kong in this article. Or you can go explore the city with Anja, who ended her 21-day trip around Asia in Hong Kong and almost got stuck at the airport.


For more travel ideas about what to see and do in Hong Kong, we invite you to visit our partner GetYourGuide and use your HI membership card to get 10% off numerous tours.

Which travel guide to get

Lonely Planet offers a wide array of travel guide for Hong Kong. You can choose the traditional guide with more pictures or the more practical pocket edition. There’s also a map. Hi members also get 25% off.

Don’t know where to stay?

Hong Kong offers you HI hostels as well. You’ll be able to enjoy the view of the Victoria Harbour if you choose the Jockey Club Mt. Davis. The very name implies that the hostel is located near Mount Davis, and it’s also surrounded by the remnants of World War II, as you can go out for a walk to the relics of the artillery depot for the British armed forces You can take the free shuttle bus to the city centre, so you’ll be able to enjoy the city’s nightlife and hectic lifestyle.



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