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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

Tramways, Lookouts, Observation Decks & Towers

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, Monuments & Statues, Islands

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

Peter R's City Tips

  • Don't get concerned about the crowds in the main part of Hong Kong, Kowloon, all the people are friendly.
  • Victoria Peak (The Peak)
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Peter R 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 #5 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Too busy and not worth it 13/12/2018
    • Afternoon visit 13/12/2018
    • Victoria Peak (The Peak)
    Address:
    No.1 Lugard Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    (852) 2522 0922
    Other:
  • Hong Kong Park
    Parks
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    Peter R 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 #24 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really a peaceful park. 12/12/2018
    • Rest in the shade 09/12/2018
    • Hong Kong Park
    Address:
    19 Cotton Tree Dr, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2521 5041
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Victoria Harbour
    Marinas
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    Peter R 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 #22 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful at night with light show 12/12/2018
    • Just as beautiful as I remember from childhood 12/12/2018
    • Victoria Harbour
    Address:
    Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong 999077
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
  • Lantau Island
    Islands
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    Peter R 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 #19 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cable Car great Ride 13/12/2018
    • Took bus 21 to Tai Po 12/12/2018
    • Lantau Island
    Phone:
    +852 2623 6536
    Other:
  • Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
    Tramways
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    Peter R 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 #3 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for travel, sightseeing and just getting to work. 13/12/2018
    • Old HK ways 12/12/2018
    • Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
    Address:
    Whitty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2548 7102
    Other:
  • Ngong Ping 360
    Tramways, Lookouts, Observation Decks & Towers
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    Peter R 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 #32 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dont be stupid 13/12/2018
    • Book on klook app 12/12/2018
    • Ngong Ping 360
    Address:
    11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 3666 0606
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$3
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Jardine House
    Architectural Buildings
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    Peter R 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 #442 of 847 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
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
    Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Peter R 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 #62 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pointless 11/12/2018
    • Some good views but the Avenue of Stars currently closed. 11/12/2018
    • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
    Address:
    Tsim Sha Tsui
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Star Ferry
    Ferries
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    Peter R 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 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always a treat... 13/12/2018
    • A Must 13/12/2018
    • Star Ferry
    Address:
    Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2367 7065
    Other:
  • TurboJet
    Ferries
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    Peter R 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 #99 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Flexibility 11/12/2018
    • An excellent way to reach HK 06/12/2018
    • TurboJet
    Address:
    Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2307 0880
    Other:
  • Peak Tram
    Tramways
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    Peter R 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 #92 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Not worth it! Warning. Take a bus or cab instead 12/12/2018
    • Interesting experience 12/12/2018
    • Peak Tram
    Address:
    No.1 Lugard Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2849 7654
    Other:
  • Kowloon Park
    Parks
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    Peter R 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 #53 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Former military barracks turned beautiful park 04/12/2018
    • What a shame! 03/12/2018
    • Kowloon Park
    Address:
    22 Austin Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2724 3344
    Other:
  • Hong Kong Museum of History
    History Museums
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    Peter R 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 #15 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • FREE!!! 13/12/2018
    • Free entry to “Hong Kong Story” 12/12/2018
    • Hong Kong Museum of History
    Address:
    100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2724 9042
    Hours:
    Mon
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed - Fri
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Victoria Park
    Parks
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    Peter R 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 #98 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Pleasant although busy park in middle of city 23/11/2018
    • A Welcome patch Of Green 19/11/2018
    • Victoria Park
    Address:
    No.1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2570 6186
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Peter R 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 #341 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Well preserved, 30/06/2018
    • Have a quick look 24/03/2018
    • 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
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #55 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Soulless 19/09/2018
    • If you want to be pestered by drug dealers... 11/09/2018
    • Tsim Sha Tsui East
    Address:
    Chatham Rd. South
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Kowloon City
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #68 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dim Sum in Sham Shui Po 08/11/2018
    • Have to visit 10/10/2018
    • Kowloon City
    Address:
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
  • Historic Centre of Macau
    Historic Walking Areas
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #6 of 233 things to do in Macau
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Atmosphere 11/12/2018
    • Festive 11/12/2018
    • Historic Centre of Macau
    Address:
    Macau Peninsula
    Macau
    China
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
    Other:
  • The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong
    Restaurants (European, British, International)
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #147 of 10,063 restaurants in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Indifferent and Disappointing Service 05/12/2018
    • Hopeless afternoon tea 03/12/2018
    • 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
    7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Temple Street Night Market
    Flea & Street Markets,
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #208 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Good for the basics but notg very exciting 11/12/2018
    • Highlight of the day 09/12/2018
    • Temple Street Night Market
    Address:
    Kansu Street and Jordan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Monuments & Statues, Islands
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #18 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magnificent Monastery 12/12/2018
    • Amazing Artw 11/12/2018
    • 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
    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #4 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A challenge 13/12/2018
    • Not a must see 12/12/2018
    • Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
    Address:
    Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +91 88002 37808
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #124 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Experience 15/10/2018
    • Some very interesting tea wares and very good information boards 08/10/2018
    • Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
    Address:
    10 Cotton Tree Dr. at park entrance, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2869 0690
    Other:
  • Man Mo Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #82 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • In the middle of town ! 13/12/2018
    • Dedicacated to two gods 09/12/2018
    • Man Mo Temple
    Address:
    124-126 Hollywood Road
    Sheung Wan
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2803 2916
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Edward Youde Aviary
    Parks
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #20 of 847 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Closed for renovation 09/12/2018
    • Great Variety of Birds 06/11/2018
    • Edward Youde Aviary
    Address:
    Hong Kong Park, Central District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2521 5041
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia
    Boat Tours
    See more photos
    Peter R 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 #35 of 53 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hong Kong
    • Never again 08/10/2018
    • Pleasant Evening 30/08/2018
    • 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 2802 2886
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
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