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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“Lan Kwai Fong and Soho are often buzzing with fashionable locals and trendy tourists seeking a cool place to hang out at trendy bars, restaurants, clubs and drinking dens. Both nightlife districts are located in Central Hong Kong and are easily accessible via MRT, bus, and trams. Lan Kwai Fong is crowded every night and gets especially packed on festival days and New Year’s Eve.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Times Square is considered the first of its kind, the first "vertical mall" in Hong Kong. Due to the high land price in Hong Kong, and the higher yield on retail property, Times Square departs from the common western model of the flat shopping mall. The space allocated to retail is configured over 9 stories. The mall and lifts to the office tower are accessible by long escalators linking the ground floor podium and the first level of the mall.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can hike to the peak from Kennedy Town or HKU. Google routes to follow.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“While in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, take a leisurely walk along the Avenue of Stars to find handprints of famous Hong Kong movie stars, such as Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, and Michelle Yeoh.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The most breathtaking views of Hong Kong can be found up at the Peak's observation plaza (costs money), or for free along the old and beautiful Ludgard Road walking path, featuring beautiful mansions and a view over the skyscrapers. The peak can be accessed via the Peak Tram (often has long lines), taxi, bus, or by walking up the paved trail from Sai Ying Pun.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Yo u can see animals and birds in this park as well as exotic plants. All free. Perfect for a chilling day. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Very close walk (10 mins) and a quick find for nature in the city. Otherwise head to Hatton Rd for access to the many trails of HK Island.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“The park was formerly a typhoon shelter known as Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, part of Victoria Harbour, used as a refuge by fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons. In the 1950s, the shelter was reclaimed and the park was built there. The typhoon shelter was then relocated to the north. The park has long been a gathering place for domestic workers on Sundays, their usual day off. Since the early 2000s, helpers from Indonesia have come to predominate, in and around the western end of the Park, as their numbers in Hong Kong have increased relative to those from the Philippines. The parallel tradition for Filipina domestic workers is to congregate around Statue Square in Central. A portion of the park was occupied by construction of a slip road for the Central–Wan Chai Bypass project. This was "hugely controversial" as local councillors and residents alleged they were not informed that the road would cut through the park. In March 2015 construction unearthed unexploded ordnance dating from World War II and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force was called in to dispose of it. The bypass opened in early 2019. The slip road is now a permanent fixture in the north of the park, where it runs in a depression for about 150 metres before entering a tunnel portal.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“For super delicious Thai cuisine at one of Sheung Wan's hippest restaurants!”
  • 74 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Take the tram right outside the entrance on the ground floor till the last stop. The races are on only on Wednesday and Sunday. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Premise
“One of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and a declared monument, atmospheric Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the gods of literature (‘Man’), holding a writing brush, and of war (‘Mo’), wielding a sword. Built in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants, it was, besides a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between the Chinese and the colonialists.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Peak Tram is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Garden Road Admiralty to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Transit Station
“A must do in HK, cross the harbour to have the best view of HK skyline. It is easy and cheap.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Beside Hong Kong Disney, Ocean Park is the local theme park. It has different attraction for different age and family members. 1. Animals - Kangaroo, Panda, Koala, Fox, striated caracaras, turkey vultures, Chinese Sturgeon and Sea Jelly etc. 2. Thrill Rides - Roller Coaster, Flying Swing etc. 3. Shows 4. Other Journey experience.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Must go to their roof top bar , open at 6:00 pm so you can see their sun set view. Not too recommend their restaurant . But still very nice view and food.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“The area now consists of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries and antique stores of Staunton Street and Elgin Street. SoHo also is home to the first full-time comedy club in Asia, The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong.[1] Hong Kong taxi drivers usually regard "SoHo" to mean either Staunton Street or Elgin Street.”
  • 53 locals recommend