Top things to do

Top Choice Harbour in Kowloon

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, but …
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Kowloon

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

An explosion of colourful pillars, roofs, lattice work, flowers and incense, this busy temple is a destination for all walks of Hong Kong society, from pensioners and business people to parents and young professiona…
Top Choice Market in Kowloon

Temple Street Night Market

The liveliest night market in Hong Kong, Temple St extends from Man Ming Lane in the north to Nanking St in the south and is cut in two by the Tin Hau Temple complex. While you may find better bargains further north…
Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Kowloon

Chi Lin Nunnery

One of the most beautiful and arrestingly built environments in Hong Kong, this large Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood (and not a single nail) in the style of the Ta…
Top Choice Live Music in Kowloon

Hidden Agenda

Hong Kong's best-known music dive has the setting (former warehouse), line-up (solid indie acts) and elusiveness (it's out of the way) all other dives wish they had. Located in the gritty industrial hub of Kwun Tong…
Top Choice Street in Kowloon

Shanghai Street

Strolling down Shanghai St will take you back to a time long past. Once Kowloon’s main drag, it's flanked by stores selling Chinese wedding gowns, sandalwood incense and Buddha statues, as well as mah-jong parlours …
Top Choice Department Store in Kowloon

Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium

This five-storey behemoth is one of the few old-school Chinese department stores left in the city. Gets here include silk scarves, traditional Chinese baby clothes and embroidered slippers, jewellery both cheap and …
Top Choice Korean in Kowloon

Chicken HOF & Soju Korean

This place with darkened windows may look dodgy from the outside, but in fact it’s a Korean gastropub with a friendly owner who’ll holler a greeting when customers enter. The excellent fried chicken, made with a lig…
Top Choice Live Music in Kowloon

Canton Singing House

The oldest and most atmospheric of the singalong parlours, Canton resembles a film set with its mirror balls and glowing shrines. Each session features 20 singers, all with fan following. Patrons tip a minimum of HK…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Kowloon

Din Tai Fung

Whether it’s comfort food or a carb fix you’re craving, the juicy Shànghǎi dumplings and hearty northern-style noodles at this beloved Taiwanese chain will do the trick. Queues are the norm and there are no reservat…