Kowloon, Hong Kong
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A Symphony of Lights1, 1A Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J 30mins
A spectacular multimedia show of light and sound that sets the harbour ablaze every night.
If you thought Victoria Harbour was a dazzling cityscape on its own, hang around for A Symphony of Lights; the nightly multimedia show, which involves more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbour.
Named as the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records, coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights perform in an unforgettable all-round spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. There are five main themes: Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and the finale, Celebration.
Avenue of Stars1, 1A Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J 30mins
Stunning views of the harbour tower above you, while the names of Hong Kong’s movie icons lie beneath your feet.
With commemorative plaques, celebrity handprints, descriptive milestones, movie memorabilia, a life-size statue of kung fu action hero Bruce Lee and a bronze rendering of popular cartoon character McDull, the Avenue of Stars fittingly sets the glamour of Hong Kong’s film industry against the captivating dazzle of Victoria Harbour. This is also the perfect vantage point to catch the Symphony of Lights multimedia show.
Clock Tower1, 1A Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J 30mins
A landmark from the Age of Steam and a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage.
Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.
Climb aboard a harbour cruise and get right into the heart of Hong Kong.
Victoria Harbour is irrefutably Hong Kong’s heart, and to catch its real essence you’ll need to dive right in (not literally, of course.) Climb aboard a harbour cruise to see the city from its symbolic centre and tour the natural harbour that has connected Hong Kong to the world for over 160 years. With everything from afternoon hop-on-and-off tours to sunset cruises, you can experience the lifeblood of Hong Kong your way. Check out what’s available here.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Golden Bauhinia Square)112, 116 Wan Chai Station Exit A5.
One of Hong Kong’s more striking constructions provides the backdrop for a ceremony rich with historical significance.
Golden Bauhinia Square
The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly-used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover -- an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.
Daily Flag Raising Ceremony
The ceremony is performed by Hong Kong police officers in ceremonial uniform and includes the playing of the national anthem. The ceremony will be conducted by different uniformed youth groups on the second Sunday of each month.
Hong Kong DisneylandDisneyland Resort Station
Magic, adventure and the world’s favourite cast of characters await. Embark on a journey with magical adventures for all ages!
Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates every season with a unique mix of attractions and entertainment designed for both Chinese and Western occasions, such as the Chinese New Year Celebrations, Disney’s Haunted Halloween, Sparkling Christmas and summer events.
Disneyland’s FASTPASS will save your place in line while you continue to enjoy the park. Insert your park admission ticket into Disney’s FASTPASS stations at participating attractions to receive a time. Then you can leave and simply return when it’s your turn.
Ladies' Market1, 1A, 6 Mong Kok Station Exit E2 25mins
About a kilometre of street-market bustle and clothing, accessories and souvenir bargains.
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong15 Central Station Exit J2
The world-famous wax museum’s home in Hong Kong.
SCREAM is Hong Kong’s first permanent scary attraction, and its name is well and truly justified. Set against a chilling backdrop of an abandoned asylum, it promises to stir up humanity’s deepest and darkest fears using a mix of live performers and wax monsters. When journeying through the dark corridors, daring and brave guests will need to escape an asylum choked with rampaging psychopaths on the loose.
Complete the star-studded journey at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong souvenir shop, which features a full range of souvenirs and gifts; from personalised wax hands, to mini look-alike figurines, 3D glass cubes and many more options.
Ngong Ping 360Tung Chung Station Exit B
Your sky-land-sea adventure starts with breathtaking cable-car views of mountains, forests and coast.
Ngong Ping 360 is the ideal springboard to exploring Lantau Island. Your journey begins with a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung.
Conclude your Lantau day-out with a breathtaking sunset view as you take the cable car ride back to Tung Chung.
Ocean Park Hong Kong629 Admiralty Station Exit B
Thrill rides, giant pandas and a world-class aquarium keep Ocean Park on Hong Kong's list of favourites.
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. In 2012, its impressive ability to offer guests a world-class experience that blends entertainment with education and conservation was confirmed when it became the first Asian winner of the biannual Applause Award, the most prestigious award in the amusement and theme park industry.
Ocean Park Hong Kong is committed to promoting and supporting animal conservation in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. . Part of the proceeds from admission tickets and some retail items will go to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, to support wildlife conservation projects.
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin TempleWong Tai Sin Station Exit B2
A Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian temple honouring a legendary monk.
The Wong Tai Sin Temple’s claim to ‘make every wish come true upon request’ might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.
The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born in the 4th century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill). In 1915, Taoist priest Liang Ren-an carried a sacred portrait of Wong Tai Sin from Guangdong in southern China to Hong Kong. Now housing this precious portrait, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is where worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance and fortune telling.
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation DeckKowloon Station Exits C1 / D1 40mins
100 floors above the harbour, marvel at the view from Hong Kong‘s tallest building.
Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building (the International Commerce Centre (ICC)), – sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the highest indoor observation deck in the city, offers incredible 360-degree views of Victoria Harbour. To get there a high-speed lift will whisk you up 100 floors in just 60 seconds. You can also explore the observation deck’s state-of-the-art interactive exhibition with a fascinating multimedia tour of Hong Kong's history and culture.
Star Ferries1, 1A Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 30mins
More than just an icon of Hong Kong; a lifetime experience for each and every traveller.
The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. While the two sides of Victoria Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it’s still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport. National Geographic rates the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’.
Temple Street Night MarketYau Ma Tei Station Exit C 1min
Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers – ordered chaos in action.
When the sun goes down, the traders have already laid out their wares and the opera singers and fortune tellers begin to emerge. A popular street bazaar, named after a Tin Hau temple located in the centre of its main drag, and a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie.
The Peak15 Central Station Exit J2
Out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories.
By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.
The anvil-shaped The Peak Tower has a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 428, in addition to dining and retail outlets. Nearby, The Peak Galleria has a free-entry observation deck, as well as shopping and dining options. More eye gulps of the views can be had at Lugard Road Lookout, Lions View Point Pavilion.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade1, 1A Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J 30mins
Take a walk on the bright side! Stroll along the waterfront with your eyes locked on one of the world’s most spectacular city skylines.
Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Avenue of Stars. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.