1. Victoria Peak
The scenic Peak Tram ride plus a 10 minute uphill walk brings you to the tip of the famous hill, with Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and the skyscrapers of the business district spread out before you.
2. Victoria Harbour
Unmissable from all over the city, crammed with ferries, junks, fishing boats, cruise boats and yachts, one of the world’s best known harbours is home to the famous floating restaurants giving a dining and entertainment experience unique to Hong Kong.
3. Lantau Island
The largest island in the Hong Kong archipelago is Lantau, home to Disneyland, the famous Ngong Ping monastery and the world’s largest bronze Buddha image, set outdoors on a forested hill.
4. Tai O
Also on Lantau Island, the picturesque traditional fishing village of Tai O is built out over the sea, with every structure and home supported by stilts driven into the sea bed.
5. Hong Kong Temples
For temple buffs, there is a huge choice of glorious Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian temples scattered all over the territory. One of the most famous is Wong Tai Sin in northern Kowloon, with its traditional architecture and images.
6. Hong Kong Museums
Discover the Museum of History and the Museum of Art with its antique Chinese works of art, or perhaps the Medical Sciences Museum and the New Territories Heritage Museum is more your thing.
7. Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a mix of zoo, amusement park and water park, a must if you’re travelling with kids. Packed solid on weekends with local families and tourists, the park features huge aquariums, a cable car, rides and, most popular of all, pandas!
8. Explore the markets
The Ladies Markets is the most famous market in Hong Kong, selling an array of clothing and knick knacks. Other must-sees include Temple Street Market which sells an array of electronics and houses many street food sellers, and if you want souvenirs, try Stanley Market.
9. Eat eat eat!
Sample as much of the local food as possible, from the Michelin-starred cheap Tim Ho Wan dumpling restaurant to IFC Mall Roof Dining – a scenic area filled with posh bars and restaurants.
Check out the Infinity Pool at the Intercontinental in Kowloon, get a cheap Chinese massage at any of the numerous shops scattered around Hong Kong, or brave a fish pedicure!