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How you can enjoy the various places in Hong Kong easily and also look around at the sites close by in Macau. You can do one or more places depending on the time you have.

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  • History Buff
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

26 Places

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26 Places

Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Observation Decks & Towers

Hong Kong Park

Parks

Victoria Harbour

Marinas

Lantau Island

Islands

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

Tramways

Ngong Ping 360

Observation Decks & Towers, Tramways, Lookouts

Jardine House

Architectural Buildings

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Star Ferry

Ferries

TurboJet

Ferries

Peak Tram

Tramways

Kowloon Park

Parks

Hong Kong Museum of History

History Museums

Victoria Park

Parks

Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Tsim Sha Tsui East

Neighbourhoods

Kowloon City

Neighbourhoods

Historic Centre of Macau

Historic Walking Areas

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong

Restaurants

Temple Street Night Market

Flea & Street Markets,

Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Sacred & Religious Sites, Islands, Monuments & Statues

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Speciality Museums

Man Mo Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Edward Youde Aviary

Parks

Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia

Boat Tours

olie293's City Tips

  • Don't get concerned about the crowds in the main part of Hong Kong, Kowloon, all the people are friendly.
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    Victoria Peak (The Peak)
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    olie293 Says:

    If the weather is good this is a marvellous place to see the city of Hong Kong from up high. This place is the highest point on Hong Kong island. The views of the harbour are great on a fine day. The way to get here is by the famous Peak tram from Garden Road. Some say to come for the sunset to get spectacular views as the city light up for the night.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't bother if the smog level is high or there is rainy weather.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great view 15/01/2018
    • Well worth a visit 15/01/2018
    • Victoria Peak (The Peak)
    Address:
    1 Lugard Rd
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-28497654
    Other:
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    Hong Kong Park
    Parks
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    olie293 Says:

    This is just a lovely place to walk around and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is where you see the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and the Edward Youde Aviary. Even if there is rain it is still nice.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This park is free so enjoy yourself
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to spend and hour or two 14/01/2018
    • Relaxing Oasis in Central Hong Kong 14/01/2018
    • Hong Kong Park
    Address:
    19 Cotton Tree Dr, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852 2521 5041
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Victoria Harbour
    Marinas
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    olie293 Says:

    Victoria Harbour is great to see and even better to do a cruise. Don't forget to get a ride on the Star Ferry.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Again the smog governs whether or not to go there. Sometimes you can's see much at all.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Place with tranquility and crowd 16/01/2018
    • Great views 14/01/2018
    • Victoria Harbour
    Address:
    Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong 999077
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Other:
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    Lantau Island
    Islands
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    olie293 Says:

    This place is amazing when you see the Ngong Ping village, Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery. You can now get there via the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride or for the die hards you can walk the whole way. There are some amazing views for the avid photographer while riding in the cable car.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you are going on the cable car you must but the ticket at your hotel or other wise you spend up to 1 hour in the queue to get a ticket.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unspoilt nature on south side 16/01/2018
    • A journey in the clouds! 15/01/2018
    • Lantau Island
    Other:
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    Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
    Tramways
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    olie293 Says:

    It is fabulous to just get on and take a ride to the end of the line and on the way you get amazing views of the local people going about and doing various jobs and so on. Usually at the end of the line there is nothing to see so just get back on board and return from the start.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    Tips
    • get a seat upstairs for better views if the weather is fine.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for nostalgia 16/01/2018
    • Organised tour 15/01/2018
    • Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
    Address:
    Whitty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-25487102
    Other:
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    Ngong Ping 360
    Observation Decks & Towers, Tramways, Lookouts
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    olie293 Says:

    Getting there is half the fun and the views on a good day are fabulous. There is lots to look at and the markets are fun and the food is reasonable.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • As mentioned before you must try and get your tickets for the cable car prior to getting there otherwise you will be in the queue for up to 1 hour
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place but too tourisy... 15/01/2018
    • Good day attraction 15/01/2018
    • Ngong Ping 360
    Address:
    11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-36660606
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$3
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Jardine House
    Architectural Buildings
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    olie293 Says:

    The only reason to come here is for a coffee on the ground floor and the use of the toilets. Apparently this was Hong Kong's first sky scraper. It has 1750 porthole windows.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • get the correct directions for the toilets
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #415 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Famous for having numerous round windows 13/07/2017
    • Another landmark building in Central 04/11/2016
    • Jardine House
    Address:
    1 Connaught Place
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
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    Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
    Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    olie293 Says:

    It is nice, again depending on the level of smog and the rain, to just walk along this promenade day or night and see the busy harbour and Hong Kong island.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • just watch out for the smog or the rain
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Place of happening 16/01/2018
    • Hustle bustle, Lights and Money 16/01/2018
    • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
    Address:
    Tsim Sha Tsui
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Star Ferry
    Ferries
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    olie293 Says:

    This is a must when you are in Hong Kong. The Star Ferry is an Icon of Hong Kong. It is not rough so you wont get seasick.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just go over and back
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice affordable ride 16/01/2018
    • Nice place to spend evening 16/01/2018
    • Star Ferry
    Address:
    Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-23677065
    Other:
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    TurboJet
    Ferries
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    olie293 Says:

    You need to take these to go to Macau. They offer a comfortable ride over and back to Macau

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get your seats quickly and don't sit up the front as it gets crowded.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hong Kong island to Macau 15/01/2018
    • Fast boat to Macau 11/01/2018
    • TurboJet
    Address:
    Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    85223070880
    Other:
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    Peak Tram
    Tramways
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    olie293 Says:

    What magnificent views on a clear day. This is the only way to go when you want to get to the Victoria Peak

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • don't forget your camer
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Crazy queues 15/01/2018
    • Worth doing 15/01/2018
    • Peak Tram
    Address:
    No.1 Lugard Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-28497654
    Other:
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    Kowloon Park
    Parks
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    olie293 Says:

    It is a nice quiet place to walk around and it is free

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing “GEM” in the middle of Hong Kong! 15/01/2018
    • Activity starts early here. 15/01/2018
    • Kowloon Park
    Address:
    22 Austin Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
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    Hong Kong Museum of History
    History Museums
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    olie293 Says:

    This place is a must as you see how Hong Kong came about and the museum is very interesting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great History 15/01/2018
    • Excellent Museum on the History of Hong Kong 15/01/2018
    • Hong Kong Museum of History
    Address:
    100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-27249042
    Hours:
    Mon
    10:00 - 18:00
    Wed - Fri
    10:00 - 18:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Victoria Park
    Parks
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    olie293 Says:

    Just fun walking around and seeing the locals, the colour and taking it all in.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #68 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • A hidden gem 04/01/2018
    • Best park in Hong Kong Island 31/12/2017
    • Victoria Park
    Address:
    No.1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852 2570 6186
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    olie293 Says:

    This is a little gem of a temple and is just a very nice place which has few foreign visitors. I only found it by a bit of luck and it was worth seeing the place

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • go in a have a look
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #363 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Small Old Temple In Wan Chai 22/09/2017
    • In the Middle of.... 05/12/2016
    • Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple
    Address:
    No.129 Queen's Road Esat, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
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    Tsim Sha Tsui East
    Neighbourhoods
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    olie293 Says:

    More spectacular at night and dependant on the weather, Hong Kong at night with neons

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to visit 25/12/2017
    • Good view 14/12/2017
    • Tsim Sha Tsui East
    Address:
    Chatham Rd. South
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Kowloon City
    Neighbourhoods
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    olie293 Says:

    Go for walk around and take in the street sights, fun at night

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • it is safe to wander around
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Kowloon was great 09/11/2017
    • The Heart of Hong Kong 06/10/2017
    • Kowloon City
    Address:
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
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    Historic Centre of Macau
    Historic Walking Areas
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    olie293 Says:

    A must see if you have a few days. Get a map from the tourist bureau when you arrive in Macau, read about the history as you will enjoy it more. Plan to have lunch here as there is lots to see.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Allow the whole day to see the place and even stay overnight.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 247 things to do in Macau
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A happening place in evening , 16/01/2018
    • Wow 13/01/2018
    • Historic Centre of Macau
    Address:
    Macau Peninsula
    Macau
    China
    Phone:
    0753152081
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
    Other:
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    The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong
    Restaurants (European, British, International)
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    olie293 Says:

    You must come here for tea and scones and take your time as this fabulous place to see. It is like in Singapore with having a Singapore Sling at Raffles.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take your time and look around then take a wander.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 7,855 restaurants in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great people watching position 15/01/2018
    • Afternoon Tea -- Overrated 14/01/2018
    • The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong
    Address:
    Salisbury Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2696 6772
    Price range:
    US$38 - US$64
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    07:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat
    07:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Temple Street Night Market
    Flea & Street Markets,
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    You must visit this place for the food and night shopping it is fun

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Really poor. Dont waste your time 09/01/2018
    • Average 09/01/2018
    • Temple Street Night Market
    Address:
    Kansu Street and Jordan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Other:
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    Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Islands, Monuments & Statues
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Even though it is not really old, 1924, it is fabulous to see.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just take your time and if you come by the cable car get the tickets for the cable car at your hotel prior to coming here.
    • Have lunch at the Ngong Ping village before you visit the monastery.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Largest Buddha in S E Asia 15/01/2018
    • A whole day trip from Kawloon to Po Lin. 15/01/2018
    • Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
    Address:
    Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +86 903 509 4316
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$2
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    It is a rewarding climb to get there as the views from up top are great.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • don't rush up the steps and bring your water bottle
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Tranquil & Outstanding View 16/01/2018
    • Greatest attraction of Lantau. 15/01/2018
    • Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
    Address:
    Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    85236660606
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    I never realised that tea making history has such a large following. It is a really interesting place to visit and have a look around. Have a cup of tea while you are there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #144 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Quaint little museum and a pleasant tea room 29/12/2017
    • Small but very good 11/12/2017
    • Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
    Address:
    10 Cotton Tree Dr. at park entrance, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-2869-0690
    Other:
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    Man Mo Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    The amount of incest that is burnt her on a daily basis is quite extraordinary. The size of the incest sticks is also amazing. The smell is lovely.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Temple in the mid-level 31/12/2017
    • Very nice 31/12/2017
    • Man Mo Temple
    Address:
    124-126 Hollywood Road
    Sheung Wan
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-28032916
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Edward Youde Aviary
    Parks
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    olie293 Says:

    Wow what a little gem in the park. It is the best Aviary that I have seen in the world so far. It is very relaxing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great introduction to East Asian Birds 31/12/2017
    • Amazing underrated attraction in Admiralty 22/12/2017
    • Edward Youde Aviary
    Address:
    Hong Kong Park, Central District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-25215041
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia
    Boat Tours
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    olie293 Says:

    We went on a harbour cruise years ago and apparently this is fairly similar. You get to see around the harbour and the day time is very interesting

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 42 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hong Kong
    • Bauhinia New Years Eve Cruise 31/12/2017
    • Symphony of Lights night cruise 08/12/2017
    • Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia
    Address:
    Units 2201-2, 22/F, 108 Java Road Commercial Centre, North Point
    Units 2201-2, 22/F, Java 108 Commercial Centre, North Point
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-28022886
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 19:30
    Other:
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