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TOP 5 Must-Visit Attractions in Hong Kong (Besides Disneyland & Ocean Park)

Experience the real Hong Kong!


Posted on 12 November 2019



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Boasting an eclectic mix of contemporary and old-school aesthetics, Hong Kong is one of the best holiday destinations for adventurous travellers who take the time to venture into its dazzling skyscrapers and bright lights. If you’re not sure where to start, here are the 10 best attractions in Hong Kong that every traveller should visit!

1. Causeway Bay

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Causeway Bay is Hong Kong’s energetic retail heart where you can find both upscale and budget-friendly options from retail stores to F&B. Thrifty bargain hunters favour the Jardine’s Crescent street market and street food stalls, whereas those who want to treat themselves to a little something extra will certainly enjoy the high-end restaurants, luxury malls and boutiques.

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One of the most popular department stores here is SOGO, which offers branded products from local and overseas across different categories like fashion, beauty and electronics. We recommend visiting SOGO Hong Kong in May or November during their “Thankful Week” to enjoy massive discounts and great sales in nearly all the stores. How big are these sales? Think 11.11 big.

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2. Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

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Hailed as the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system, this link that connects the Central and Mid-Levels districts is 800 metres long. Along the escalator ride, you will find shops, food stalls and restaurants. You’re free to hop off at the next exit (there are several along the way) to explore the surrounding areas or grab a drink.

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If you feel like doing some touristy sightseeing, the escalator system is also close to attractions such as the Police Museum and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, which makes it a convenient way to explore the city on foot.

3. Lan Kwai Fong

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Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets that is the place to be for drinking, dining and clubbing in Hong Kong. The street design gives off a vibe that says “1920’s Shanghai meets the Wild West”. In other words, whip out your cameras for some Insta-worthy photos. From late June to early July, the street lights up even more for its annual Beer & Music Fest.

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4. Temple Street Night Market

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When the sun dips below the horizon, Temple Street comes alive with a bustling night market where you can dine at various food stalls and haggle for souvenirs. Since night markets aren’t as easily found in Hong Kong as they are in Malaysia, this one can get a little crowded due to its popularity. But this is how you know it’s good, right? Like any pasar malam, the golden rule when buying souvenirs here is to always ask for a better price!

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Temple Street Night Market is a good place to grab yourself a cheap, delicious dinner as the hawkers here serve up a variety of street food and local cuisines. Seafood lovers, you certainly don’t want to miss this stop!

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5. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

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Pose with your favourite celebrities and public figures at this iconic wax museum that showcases more than 100 wax figures. A trip to Madame Tussauds and your camera roll will be filled with selfies with your fave K-pop stars, Kylie Jenner, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and even the Queen of England! If you want an energy boost, head over to the latest Selfie Gallery and order a cup of coffee with your selfie printed on the foam.

 

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