The higher you go, the more you see.Each of these hotspots on The Peak reveal a brilliant perspective of Hong Kong, making for perfect photo opportunities. Visit them all during various hours of the day to take in the scenery under a different light.
At an altitude of 554 meters, Victoria Peak is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island. Each of these hotspots on the peak reveal a brilliant perspective of Hong Kong, making for perfect photo opportunities. Visit them all during various hours of the day to take in the scenery under a different light. The Peak is often dubbed Hong Kong’s most spectacular destination, but even just getting to it can be almost as spellbinding. The journey takes approximately 8–10 minutes, rises from 28m to 396m above sea level along a 1,365m-long track and is a visual experience to remember, as skyscrapers glide past at what appear to be impossible angles while the tram makes its ascent. Ideal for videos, have your camera ready and steady to chronicle your ascent, as you defy gravity on this classic mode of transportation. With over 130 years of tramway excellence, the Peak Tram commenced operation in 1888 to serve the British governor and The Peak’s residents. Today, this is one of the world’s oldest funicular railways and can be enjoyed by everyone. It has become one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming more than 6 million patrons a year. The Peak Tram service will close at 10pm and Sky Terrace 428 will close at 9pm daily until further notice.
Victoria Harbour, named after Queen Victoria of England, is the largest seaport in Asia and one of the three night sights in the world.
There is no attraction in Hong Kong that is more iconic than the skyline of Victoria Harbour. In fact, one can say that the harbour was the very birthplace of the city itself. The deep waters between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula are why a collection of fishing villages grew to become an international centre of trade. Today, the harbour is still the city’s throbbing heart and its iconic skyline is also one of the world’s most stunning urban landscapes.
Between the sea and the sky that frame Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, the natural world and human innovation unite in a spectacular two-act tale. By day, the emerald-hued hills assume the central role, but as evening falls the organic landscape takes a bow, allowing the dazzling glass-and-steel chorus to emerge as the stars of the show, and never is the performance more spectacular than during the nightly ‘A Symphony of Lights’ (幻彩詠湘江). It is also the main venue for fireworks display in Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour is one of the most precious treasures of Hong Kong. It’s a good choice to take a sightseeing boat or a Chinese style sailing boat and get in the middle of the harbour to feel the vitality and dynamism of Hong Kong from a new perspective.
Located on the rooftop of Ocean Terminal’s new five-storey extension building, Ocean Terminal Deck is an observatory deck surrounded by the sea that offers a 270-degree panorama of Victoria Harbour as well as breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It is one of the best venues to enjoy Hong Kong’s sunset and evening views, while being close to the many shopping and dining options of Harbour City.
For more information, please visit http://www.harbourcity.com.hk/
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to be a fun-packed family holiday. Apart from spending the day taking photos with favourite Disney characters and hitting star attractions, there are also plenty of things to see and do that celebrate the unique culture of Hong Kong, making this theme park unique.
Located on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland has its own MTR resort line that connects from Sunny Bay Station — a short, and convenient, ride from the airport. It is also accessible from bus routes R33 and R42, taxi, or even by ferry, with two Disney-bound rides per day departing from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier at 11am and 5:15pm.
For more information, please visit https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/
As Hong Kong’s longest-running theme park, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a treasured attraction where many locals have created special ocean memories they hold close to their hearts. With fun activities and thrill rides, dining spots, and even educational options all packed into one convenient setting, Ocean Park makes for a perfect day trip for both families in the city as well as travelers who wish to experience a true, authentic Hong Kong with their younglings.
There is a lot of ground to cover at Ocean Park, so for a midday break, catch a show at the Ocean Theatre about an adventurer’s journey to discovering the beauty of the sea and its inhabitants. Afterwards, make your way towards Ocean Park Tower, a rotating, 360-degree observation tower that soars 200m above sea level for guests to look beyond the park and appreciate the gorgeous views of Aberdeen and the outlying islands.
For more information, please visit https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/
Lui Seng Chun
Built by architect W.H. Bourne, this elegant corner tong lau shophouse was originally home to a bone-setting shop and the Lui family’s private residence. Its architecture is typical of the hybrid Chinese-Western style of the era, with deep verandahs that allowed for indoor-outdoor living in the days before air conditioning. The house managed to survive even as all of its neighbouring buildings were redeveloped and, in 2012, it was restored and converted into a Chinese medicine centre. Don’t miss the herbal tea shop and exhibition on the ground floor.
Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History is a renowned attraction displaying and conserving cultural objects related to the archaeology, history, ethnography and natural history of Hong Kong and Southern China.
For more information, please visit https://hk.history.museum/