5 Top Things To Do in Hong Kong
1. Be stunned by the views of Victoria Peak
This is the highest lookout point of Hong Kong where you can see the whole city! From the harbor to endless city buildings you will be stunned by the view. The quickest and most scenic way to the top of the peak is taking The Peak Tram. The cost is 28 Hong Kong Dollars to buy there and the wait is long so arrive early to beat the crowds.
2. Check out Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island
I would recommend at least half of a day here because you have to travel to this island by metro and tram or bus. We decided to hop on the metro to Lantau Island and do the tram to the top and on the way down we did the bus and back to the metro to Hong Kong. There are 268 steps leading up to the Great Buddha from the Poh Lin Monestary below and has wonderful views from the top!
3. Shop at the Ladies Market
This market is not just for ladies everyone is welcome! With over 100 vendors you can find all your souvenirs here and make sure to bargain. The Ladies Market is located between Tung Choi Street and Boundary Street. There are also other markets within walking distance to check out like the Flower Market or The Goldfish Market.
4. Grab some lunch at One Sum
This is my favorite restaurant in Hong Kong! I can’t really tell you what I ordered because well I can’t even pronounce it or remember it, but everything we ate there was delicious. We had this recommend to by a friend who lived in Hong Kong and wasn’t very touristy. You literally point and smile to order your food!
5. Take the Star Ferry to watch Symphony of Lights
Every night at 8 p.m. the show begins and all the buildings near the harbor glow to the sound of music. It’s the world largest light show and a must see if you’re in Hong Kong. There are different view points and you can’t go wrong, but arrive early to get a front row seat to the action (picture at the top).