Top ChoiceDam in Sai Kung Peninsula

High Island Reservoir East Dam

Handsome architecture, the South China Sea, and 140-million-year-old volcanic rocks make this one of Hong Kong's most breathtaking places. High Island Reservoir East Dam is the most easily accessible part of Hong...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It is also one of the most visited spots by tourists, and it’s not hard to see why. Sweeping views of the metropolis, verdant woods and...

Top ChoiceTaoist Temple in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

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...

Top ChoiceFunicular in Central District

Peak Tram

Peak Tram

This cable-hauled funicular railway has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on this clanking tram is a classic Hong Kong experience, with vertiginous views...

Top ChoiceBuddhist Monastery in Lantau

Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha

Po Lin is a huge Buddhist monastery and temple complex that was built in 1924. Today it seems more of a tourist honeypot than a religious retreat, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and still...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kowloon

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History

Prepare to be whisked through millennia of Hong Kong history at this extraordinary museum, starting with prehistory (don't linger, the best is yet to come) and ending with the territory’s return to China in 1997....

Top ChoiceVillage in Sha Tau Kok

Lai Chi Wo

Part of Hong Kong Global Geopark, 400-year-old Lai Chi Wo is Hong Kong's best-preserved Hakka walled village and has an intact woodland. With 200 houses, ancestral halls, temples, and a breezy square fringed by...

Top ChoiceTaoist Temple in Kowloon

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

A devout ensemble of halls, shrines, pavilions and altars, this busy temple is a destination for all walks of Hong Kong society, from pensioners and business people to parents and young professionals. Some come...

Top ChoiceMarket in Kowloon

Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street Night Market

When night falls and neon buzzes, Hong Kong's liveliest market rattles into life. Covering multiple city blocks from Man Ming Lane in the north to Nanking St in the south, Temple St is cleaved in two by the Tin...

Top ChoiceBuddhist Monastery in Kowloon

Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery

One of Hong Kong's most arresting and tranquil escapes, this Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood (and not a single nail) in the style of the Tang dynasty in 1998....

Top ChoiceNotable Building in Central District

HSBC Building

HSBC Building

This remarkable building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985, has stood the test of time – more than 30 years on, its magnetism can still be felt in Central. On completion it was the world’s...

Top ChoiceArchitecture in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Blue House Cluster

Blue House Cluster

A rare heritage protection success story, the 1920s Blue House is one of Hong Kong's last surviving wooden tenement buildings. The graceful, four-storey structure, featuring cast-iron balconies reminiscent of New...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Central District

Tai Kwun

The long-awaited reinvention of Hong Kong's Central Police Station as a heritage and arts complex was completed in May 2018. It's impressive and vast, with two courtyards and more than a dozen blocks that were...

Top ChoiceHarbour in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade

Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade

One of the finest city skylines in the world has to be that of Hong Kong Island, and the promenade here is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view. It’s a lovely place to stroll around during the day,...

Top ChoiceWaterfront in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Aberdeen Promenade

Aberdeen Promenade

Tree-lined Aberdeen Promenade runs from west to east on Aberdeen Praya Rd across the water from Ap Lei Chau. On its western end is sprawling Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market with its industrial-strength water tanks...

Top ChoiceArts Centre in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

PMQ

This arts and lifestyle hub occupies the multistorey modernist building complex of the old married police quarters (c 1951). Dozens of small galleries and shops, including a branch of G.O.D. peddle local design...

Top ChoiceMarket in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Chun Yeung Street Market

Hop on a tram bound for North Point, and past Fortress Hill you’ll turn into a narrow street teeming with market stalls and old tenement buildings. This is the famous Chun Yeung Street Market, and at 5pm it’s so...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Housed in a coastal fort (c 1887) that guarded the eastern sea entrance into Hong Kong harbour (via the narrow Lei Yue Mun Channel), this excellent museum whisks visitors through six centuries of coastal warfare,...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Young Master Brewery

Young Master Ales has moved to a new street-level location in Wong Chuk Hang. Merchandise is sold in the front, while at the back, the brewing system, with its ageing barrels, whirs, hisses and grinds away. The...

Top ChoicePark in Yuen Long

Hong Kong Wetland Park

Hong Kong Wetland Park

This 60-hectare ecological park is a window on the wetland ecosystems of the northwest New Territories. The natural trails, bird hides and viewing platforms make it a handy and excellent spot for birdwatching....