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Can't miss things to do in Hong Kong?

What are the can't miss things to see and do on a first time visit to Hong Kong? I'm not into crowds so things I should see that won't be packed with tourists. Any suggestions? I love being outside, architecture, museums, music, and art. 

6 Answers

top answer by
Nigel from Palo Alto

It's impossible to completely avoid crowds in Hong Kong, but there are degrees of crowdedness. Stay away from Mong Kok and Causeway Bay to avoid the most crowded parts of Hong Kong. Next to Causeway Bay however is Victoria Park, a nice oasis of greenery right in the middle of the city where you can spend some quality time outdoors.

If by "being outside" you mean hiking, the hike up and around The Peak will give you a spectacular view of Hong Kong. It is a short tram ride up from Admiralty. Or you can take a bus.

If you really want to get away from the crowds, I'd suggest a hike along the Sai Kung peninsula. While you are there, stop by the Sai Kung Park for seafood. You pick out what you want to eat and they cook it right there.

Or you can take the ferry from Central for a jaunt to Lamma Island, which has somewhat retained its fishing village vibe. There are trails around the island.

Architecture: Lots of interesting buildings in Admiralty and Central. Chief among them the Bank of China building designed by I.M. Pei, and the HSBC headquarters designed by Sir Norman Foster.

Museums: Along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade you'll find the Hong Kong Space Museum

and the Hong Kong Museum of Art

Next to the museums is the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Check out their schedules for musical performances.

The Fringe Club is another venue in Central where you can find great live music and interesting shows year round.

Hope this helps.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Mong Kok (attraction)
  2. Causeway Bay (attraction)
  3. Victoria Park (attraction)
  4. The Peak (attraction)
  5. Admiralty (attraction)
  6. Sai Kung (attraction)
  7. Sai Kung Park (attraction)
  8. Central (neighborhood)
  9. Lamma Island (island)
  10. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (attraction)
  11. Hong Kong Space Museum (attraction)
  12. Hong Kong Museum of Art (attraction)
  13. Hong Kong Cultural Centre (attraction)
  14. Fringe Club (restaurant)
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answered by
Dae Hyun from Busan, South Korea

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  1. Disneyland (attraction)
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answered by
Clement from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Historyis a great place to go learn more about the colonial times of Hong Kong.  You will also enjoy PMQ - Hollywood, an newly restored creative center, which used to be an old living quarters for the police.  Lot of historical sites, art galleries and great restaurants around PMQ you can explore.

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  1. Hong Kong Museum of History (attraction)
  2. PMQ - Hollywood (attraction)
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answered by
Jeanne from Chicago

I loved exploring the section of the city where the escalators are, Central-Mid-Levels Escalators. You go through neighborhoods, markets, restaurant areas.

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  1. Central-Mid-Levels Escalators (attraction)
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answered by
carine from Petaling Jaya

Repulse Bay, Stanley Beach Rd & Stanley Market would be a great place to hangout, relax and enjoy pint of beer. A combination of East & West culture 

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  1. Repulse Bay (attraction)
  2. Stanley Beach Rd (attraction)
  3. Stanley Market (attraction)
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answered by
Sandra from Boston

Take the Central- mid - level escalator from Central ( queens road central) to mid - levels and hike up from mid-levels to the peak.  Hop on and off along the way, such as:  Hollywood Rd to browse the Chinese Antique shops, or just get off and wonder the streets and hop back on to the escalator ! 

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  1. Hollywood Rd (attraction)
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