Best Hong Kong Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Hong Kong

Best Hong Kong Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Une_Bella
    Sydney, Australia597 contributions
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    The garden is pristine, easy to access and wonderful to walk around. The lotus ponds are so beautiful too. I was blown away by the Buddhas around the inner garden where no photos are allowed.
    Definitely recommend this!
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
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    Located on a hill and next to the beautiful gardens of Nan Lian, this convent enjoys unique peace and tranquility. It is a convent for nuns. You can only visit part of it, but it's worth it. The surroundings are fabulous with beautiful temples and wonderful views of the city below.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Gwynnie
    Meerhout, Belgium37 contributions
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    Was a lovely hike with some really amazing views. 3h and finishing at Big Wave Beach which is well equipped for a nice swim: Changing rooms and showers all there. Toilets available at start, middle and finish of walk. At Big Wave beach take the bus to Shek O. Is 1 stop and terminus. Either get out for a walk in Shek O or hop on again to go back to MTR
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • robbo1000
    Manchester, UK560 contributions
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    We came here on a drizzly Monday morning, so it was very quiet. There are Buddhas lining the whole pathway up to the lookout point, where you can pray or just relax in the calmness. At the top, there is a statue of a Buddha dedicated to your year of birth. Free to enter and only a short walk from Sha Tin MTR station.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • tracyloveliving
    Hong Kong, China175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting requires making an online reservation in advance, and admission is free. Reservations can be made as early as one month prior to the visit. Despite being open for many years, it can still be challenging to secure a reservation. Due to the limited number of visitors allowed, it is not overcrowded, creating a comfortable atmosphere. There are many places to explore, and the Peach Blossom Path in February is particularly stunning. It is definitely worth a visit.
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    參觀必須經網上預約,免費入場,最早可於一個月前辦理,雖然已開放多年,仍然不太容易預約,由於參觀人數有限,環境不會太擠迫,很舒服。寺內有很多地方參觀,2月的桃花徑好靚,很值得到訪。
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    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park about an hours walk north of the harbour. It's walled if that comes as a surprise ;) There's also a lot of sport facilities.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Jennifer G
    30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited after dropping off our luggage at the airport.. It is a short bus or taxi ride to get here so a handy place to spend final couple of hours of our trip..
    It IS very pretty however it does not have the charm of 'real' places we visited.. It is all too perfect for the people, many ex-pats, who live there (who get around in golf buggies).. That said, we did have a lovely meal and stroll along the beach used by the, mostly Filipino, nannies on their day off..
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China5,709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by starting at Fat Jong Temple (get a minibus from Wong Tai Sun or a taxi).
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This hidden treasure with clear trail markers is quietly tucked away in the woods just 10 mins from the Big Buddha.
    The wisdom path is lined with 38 huge engraved wooden columns inscribed with verses from the centuries old Heart Sutra.
    The columns ate laid out in a figure 8 symbolising infinity and blend in with Lantau Peaks and it's surrounding environment.
    We enjoyed the peacefulness & tranquillity as not many wish to explore this location.
    We spent 45 mins here.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • Irish Z
    Hong Kong, China18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are a local or not, this place would leave you in awe! Isolated and very quiet this beach is located in Sai Kung East Country Park and could be reached either by taxi to the dam then a quick hike or hiring a boat to take you. We camped here a few times and it could get packed but still had our own private space. Waking up in the morning was very much worth it as we got to see the sunrise. Make sure to bring enough food and water as they don't have any shops you could buy amenities. The toilet is shared and quite smelly but that's the only downside of it. Would totally recommend this to everyone coming to HK!
    Written 11 November 2021
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  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,083 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time I went to the Asia Society's exhibition center , on the Asia Society premises close to Pacific Place and the Shangri-La hotel. Very nice and quiet exhibition pavillion with changing exhibits; there is no entrance charge I visited the exhibit "Fusion", a joint venture organized during the pandemic form 2020 to 2022 by a French -Hong Kong couple of sculptors who bought an old sawmill in Tuscany an operate their sculpture studio there. The exhibit features about 30 works of art and sculptures made out of Italian marble (executed by Italian artists)and wood (executed by Hong Kong artists). Well worth visiting..
    Written 1 May 2023
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China172,995 contributions
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    One of the interesting ways to walk up to the Peak involves the Central Green Trail. This roughly 2km hike begins as the Tramway Path, a walking stretch alongside the Victoria Peak Tram line just south of the Lower Peak Terminus. It ascends upward next to and near the line until you reach Magazine Gap stone arch bridge. There are some spots to stop and take pictures of the Tram, which is interesting now that the new 6th generation trains have arrived and are now in use.

    From Magazine Gap bridge you have a couple of path options, I like to make way west to the Old Peak Road which then winds upward until you reach Victoria Gap, the main sightseeing location at Victoria Peak. There are quite a few windows through the trees as you ascend providing views of the Hong Kong Skyline and eventually parts of Victoria Harbour as you proceed upward to higher elevation points.

    The walk upward is steep and takes around 45-60 minutes depending on your fitness and how many times you stop for rests or to take pictures. The entire way is on paved road, sidewalk and footpaths so basic tennis shoes are fine. There is a public toilet facility around 60% the way up the Old Peak Road path. You'll find additional facilities at the two malls at Victoria Peak once you finish the walk.

    Note: If you still have energy once you are the top, do take the flat and easy Luggard Road walk to the west. There you will find some of the finest views of Victoria Harbour with large panoramic stretches that above the tree lines. These views are amazing and cost you nothing to see compared to the high prices of accessing the viewing deck of the nearby Peak Tower.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,646 contributions
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    This is the largest temple on Hong Kong island and was built by local residents in 1862 in the Qing dynasty. It is a little tricky to find but it’s not far off Queens Rd in Wan Chai. Entry is free.
    Currently the front façade is being restored and is covered in bamboo scaffolding and green netting so you can see very little as you enter. However as soon as you step inside you are immediately struck by a ceiling full of vividly colourful lotus flower lanterns.
    The central main hall is dedicated to Pak Tai, god of the sea. He also goes by the pleasingly dramatic name, ‘Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven’. A 400 year old and 3m tall copper statue of the god takes central place. He is surrounded by hanging coils of smoky incense, offerings of fruit and flowers and red cloths and is flanked by numerous other gods.
On the left hand side of the main hall, you see a wall full of rows of small dark figures. These are the Tai Sui, 60 planetary gods who are responsible for the years and this is where people may pay their respects and hope for a good year.
    GETTING THERE: From Queens Rd East, head up Stone Nullah Lane, past the famous Blue House. At the top of the road, you will come to a playground area and temple is on your left, behind the giant banyan tree.
    Written 16 March 2021
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  • Roya M
    59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I came here on our first day in Hong Kong. We absolutely love tea and were very excited - it did not disappoint. It is hard to find from the outside but once we got in Vanessa was so kind and talked us through the different teas, the makings, and their process. We did two food pairings which was amazing to taste the difference of the tea with the food - like wine and cheese pairing, very interesting. we really enjoyed the quality, the experience, and the friendliness!
    Written 5 May 2023
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  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was staying on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island so decided a reasonably local attraction near Kennedy Town was a good option. I went early (about 9am) on a Monday morning via the MTR to Kennedy Town then walked up the hill (though there was a bus) to the stairs leading down to the sheds. There was only a couple of women there who were surprised that I had found it. There was no-one else and no-one was swimming. Being by myself and not being a strong swimmer I was hesitant to descend to the little pier so just wandered around the buildings, the little shrine and admired the view. It was something a bit different but I'm not sure it would be worthwhile making a special effort to see it. While the view once there is pretty, the walk there doesn't offer many sea views and is a bit industrial.
    Written 27 February 2023
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