Best things to do in Hong Kong
TIAN TAN BUDDHA
Open 10am – 5.30pm and located on the Lantau Island. Catch the Tung Chung MTR or the ferry from Outlying Islands Pier. On top of a hill above a monastery stands the Tian Tan Buddha. Climb the 260 steps for a closer look at this massive Buddha and then head left of the Buddha to visit the Lantau Tea Garden.
DISNEYLAND HONG KONG
Open 10am – 9pm with 1 day tickets costing HK $539. Trains run from Sunday Bay Station to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort every few minutes throughout the day. The resort is a 30 minute train ride from MTR Kowloon Station as well as MTR Hong Kong Station and the International Airport. For a little touch of Disney magic, head to Disneyland Hong Kong for some fun and excitement. There is something for everyone here and the park is generally a lot less crowded than its American counterparts.
Open 10am – 7pm with silver passes available at HK $740 and gold passes costing HK $960. The Citybus Route 629 runs from Admiralty MTR Station or Central (Star Ferry), with bus fares costing HK $10.60. An express route is available to and from Causeway Bay – route 629A. Full of animals, fish and rides, Ocean Park is a fun way to spend a day having some fun and relaxing. Great for families and the young at heart.
There are so many cool places in Hong Kong and this is one of our favourites.
WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE
Open 7am to 5.50pm with free entrance, Wong Tai Sin Temple is just a few minutes walk away from MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, exit B2. Commemorating the famous Monk of Yore, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is a beautiful decorated and detailed religious centre, worth a visit whilst in Hong Kong.
TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROMENADE
Head to Tsim Shai Tsui exit E to visit the Promenade. Here you will find the Clock Tower, Cultural Centre, Space Museum and Avenue of Stars along with some great restaurants and bars.
TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET
Running from 6pm – 11pm, you can get to the market from MTR Yau Ma Tei Station – exit C or MTR Jordan Station – exit A. Numerous sellers offer everything from souvenirs to watches, antiques to tea ware; head to the market to try some Hong Kong street food and enjoy the hustle and bustle of a night market.
HONG KONG PARK
A beautiful park in an urban landscape, the Hong Kong Park is a great place to explore, relax and take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the city. The park includes a greenhouse, museum of Tea Ware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, an array of fountains and lily ponds as well as a waterfall, playgrounds and even a marriage registry. Head to the MTR Admiralty Station, exit C1 and follow the signs to Hong Kong Park up the escalator.
TEN THOUSAND BUDDHA’S MONASTERY
Open from 10 am – 5 pm and no entrance fee, take exit B at Sha Tin Station, pass the traditional houses, and take a left onto Pai Tau Street then a right onto Sheung Wo Che Street. The 10 Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a unique temple with over 10,000 Buddhas within its complex – hence the name.
MAN MO TEMPLE
Open 8am to 6pm with free admission, catch the 26 bus to get to the Man Mo Temple. This is one of Hong Kong’s oldest temple and much quieter and smaller than other Hong Kong temples; making it my favourite authentic temple in Hong Kong.
How to plan a trip to Hong Kong
What to pack
- No matter where we travel to, I always take these trusty hand sanitizer’s and a mini first aid kit.
- We love these toiletry bags (especially great for smaller bathrooms) and choose a laptop bag like this as our hand luggage.
- We keep our devices charged on long travel days with these lightweight battery packs and bring these worldwide travel adaptors on all our trips.
- I still struggle not to overpack so stick to using an expandable suitcase like these, over backpack and always take my trusty luggage scales to avoid being charged at the airport.
- We LOVE this camera for our travel photography.
- For a cheap, easy and compact camera, we use this to vlog and take photographs.
- We use this travel drone (but make sure to check drone laws in your chosen destination first).
- This is our favourite travel Insurance because it covers so many activities and travel situations that could arise on longer trips but also offers year coverage.