Temples, museums, amusement parks and lookout points - Hong Kong has a great variety of sights to explore. Why not visit the Man Mo Temple? Or the night-time market in Temple Street?
Taoist temple is one of the most frequented temples in Hong Kong. While the older Hong Kong residents pray to Man, God of Literature, and the God of War, Mo, you can go up to the altar and collect a box of prophecy sticks. Shake the box until one of the sticks falls out – then go to one of the fortune-teller stalls and get to know your future.
If you want to see classical Chinese art and calligraphy, you have come to the right place. Apart from a solid collection of classical work, the highlight of Hong Kong’s Museum of Art is the collection of old photographs and prints from the Colonial era.
This museum looks back in time. Go through the eight rooms that range from prehistoric times to the hand-over to China in 1997. Here you can see everything from traditional Chinese clothes and an old reconstructed street from 1881, to toys from the 1970s.
Victoria Peak is an absolute must for visitors to Hong Kong – ascend 522 metres by tram and look out over the entire city – just make sure that it is not a foggy day. Victoria Peak has always been an area for the propertied classes, and nowadays this also means that Hong Kong’s best promenade is to be found in the leafy, quiet area around the peak station.
Here you will find hundreds of different species of birds and exotic plants in a beautiful setting filled with fountains and sculptures. West of Garden Road, which runs straight through the gardens, you will find the zoo with an impressive collection of endangered species.
This Taoist temple was built in the 1860's in honour of Pak Tai, something as contradictory as a peace-keeping god of war. Look into one of the side rooms where old men are seated building small paper and bamboo models of everything that they want to carry with them in the afterlife.
Hong Kong’s largest amusement park. Take a dizzy ride on the roller coaster, experience the world’s largest aquarium or watch one of the many animal shows.
Since 1888, this oval, double-decker ferry has transported the residents of Hong Kong between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Star Ferries not only provides an insight into the day-to-day life of Hong Kong but also offers the cheapest and best views from the sea.
There are four different trips, but the most popular is between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.