Things to do in Hong Kong

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Famous for its stunning harbour and expansive skyline, Hong Kong is a destination for the bucket list. Are you thinking about organising a trip here but just don’t know where to start? There is no need to stress because being the city that never sleeps there will be plenty of time to explore!

With so many unique things to see and do in a destination where traditional culture blends with contemporary excellence you won’t be short of activities to enjoy. This is a holiday destination you will also want to explore in style and what better way to do that than by booking one of the best Hong Kong cruises. With flights, pre-or post-cruise accommodation, transfers and more the only thing you will need to worry about is ticking all those activities off your list.

Shop until you drop

Some people travel to Hong Kong for its out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories but for others it’s the amazing shopping opportunities! If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong, the answer is shop until you drop and look no further than the giant designer malls. Surrounded by bargain alleys and street markets, Hong Kong’s expansive malls are shopping havens. In Hong Kong Island stop off at Cityplaza, in Kowloon visit the 1881 Heritage and in the New Territories and Outlying Islands call into Citygate Outlets!

Travel up into the New Territories

Feeling like you want to escape from the busy Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula for a day or two? Travel up into the New Territories, a wide-ranging area with peaceful century old villages, ancient temples and untouched fields. This getaway offers travellers a look at rural Hong Kong, its mountainous landscapes and beautiful greenery. Book a cultural tour and learn all the secrets of this special area.

Indulge your tastebuds

With 14,000 restaurants at your doorstep when staying in Hong Kong the real question to ask is what to try first? Whether Chinese, Asian or from farther afield, the city has some not-to-be-missed eating experiences. Feast on some deliciously seasoned Chinese barbequed meats. Don’t miss out on the city’s favourite pastime, dim sum’s. Sip on the iconic Hong Kong style milk tea. Sample the local snacks and favourite quick eats, and finally discover the sweet side of Hong Kong in the city’s desert shops.

See Hong Kong by night

If you think the list of things to do during the day in Hong Kong is extensive you may be shocked that there are just as many experiences to have at night! While rooftop bars are not a new concept you will want to spend a night at one of these. In a city with a world-famous skyline and harbour, the alfresco experience is taken to the next level. Visiting the Wan Chai neighbourhood is another must in Hong Kong. Once labelled as the city’s red-light district and known for its party scene, it is now the perfect mixture of creative cocktail bars and chic eateries.

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Post by Charlotte Hird

Charlotte is a Gold Coast based writer with a passion for travel. Her mind is always on the beach, sun and her next holiday destination!