Avenue of Stars
Located on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, the Avenue of Stars pays tribute to Hong Kong’s rich cinematic tradition and the names that helped make the city the “Hollywood of the East”. The attraction also offers incredible panoramic views of the famed Victoria Harbour and the stunning Hong Kong skyline, making it the perfect place to watch “A Symphony of Lights,” a multimedia show that takes place every night at 8pm.
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, The Peak has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times. Take the Peak Tram to experience one of the most extraordinary and breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. Special events are organised during festive seasons, such as the annual Halloween Bash, Asia’s biggest Halloween party, and Summer Splash activities.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is the third international version of the Walt Disney Company theme park franchise, fifth worldwide and the second in Asia. The park consists of six Disney worlds with activities for all ages: Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Main Street USA, Toy Story Land, and Grizzly Gulch. Don’t miss the fireworks show every night at 9pm!
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok provides a 1 km stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs. Open daily from 1pm to 11pm.
Named after a Tin Hau temple located in the centre of its main drag, Temple Street is a popular street bazaar so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many memorable movies in Chinese cinema. The market is also known as “Men’s Market” and offers a huge range of tacky (and often counterfeit) goods including clothes, bags, watches, CD’s and DVD’s, electrical appliances, jade, antiques and souvenirs, so be sure to haggle! Fortune tellers, Cantonese opera performances, and alfresco restaurants serving seafood and clay pot rice can also be found in abundance along the street.
Hong Kong Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History showcases 400 million years of history into one 7,000 square metre space. A must-see for history buffs, the museum exhibits countless objects which are related to the archaeology, history, ethnography, and natural histories of Hong Kong and South China. Thematic exhibitions are also regularly held at different times. HK$10 for standard admission, free admission on Wednesdays.
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism), the temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin. Established in 1921, Wong Tai Sin Temple is a shining example of traditional Chinese architecture, with red pillars, golden ceilings and ornate latticework under which worshippers pray for good fortune and divine guidance as well as have their fortunes told today.