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Best things to do in Hong Kong

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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
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
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.”
38 locals recommend
Route
“Feng shui subscribers regard an aquarium of goldfish to be more than just a pretty face: it’s also an auspicious addition to one’s home that can bring good luck, so it’s no surprise that this popular pet trade is even more prominent in Hong Kong. Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. In between, you’ll also spot a few amphibians and reptiles crawling about; not to mention some impressive saltwater aquarium setups complete with coral.”
41 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
Thai Restaurant
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“For super delicious Thai cuisine at one of Sheung Wan's hippest restaurants!”
74 locals recommend
History Museum
“A very interesting museum about HK history, its huge so select the sections you are the most interested in.”
16 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
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
Convention Center
“Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - within 10 mins walk through a Covered footbridge from your door, which protect you from rain and sun shine!”
17 locals recommend
Bar
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“It is the party area, lots of bars and resturaunts and you can drink on the streets with 'Club 7/11' . this is a mmuch cheaper alterative for people that are saving their buck!”
25 locals recommend
Bus Station
“First Ferry to take you back and forth between Kowloon and Hong Island, superb views !”
25 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
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“The legendary Taiwanese dim sum restaurant opened their first Hong Kong branch in Causeway Bay before moving onto an additional three other locations dotted around town, although this is still our favourite. The expertly crafted xialongbao (a sort of twisted dim sum with a range of fillings) are by-now legendary and an absolute must try, especially the fancy black truffle and pork. Other highlights include tofu with crab roe and the classic salabao steamed buns with a range of fillings. One of the best things about Din Tai Fung is the food is typically less oily than other dim sum joints around town. Opening Hours: 11:30 - 22:00 Address: G/F, Delay No Mall, 68 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay Tel: +852 3160 8998 ”
46 locals recommend
Planetarium
“I love to come to see the show here. It is poplar so I recommend to buy the ticket few hours in advance. ”
19 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Yardbird is a modern izakaya that specializes in chicken yakitori. A ‘no reservations,’ family-style restaurant that combines the highest level of service with the best quality food and drinks in a fun and relaxed environment. Highlights: Chicken meatball, Corn Tempura, Liver Moose, The KFC (Korean fried cauliflower), Rice Cakes, Chicken and Egg Rice, Peanut butter ice cream. As well as their extensive list of cocktails and Japanese Whiskeys. P.S. Walk-in only. If you want to eat inside without a wait, pop in early before the crowds settle in. ”
59 locals recommend
Park
“pack a little picnic and enjoy a sunny afternoon chilling out (do your rain check before heading out)”
36 locals recommend