JULY 8-11, 2019

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JULY 8-11, 2019

Hong Kong's must-see sights


Hong Kong’s attractions are numerous and varied, so where do you start? To help you narrow down the choices we’ve chosen some must-sees and unusual attractions to visit during your time in Hong Kong.


Come for RISE. Stay for Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak always places high on lists of things to do in Hong Kong, and for good reason. No vantage point can deliver a bird’s-eye view that’ll take your breath away like Victoria Peak does. You can take a bus, tram or taxi to the top, or walk it and you’ll find a pleasantly woody retreat.Once you get to the top, you’ll find Peak Tower, which contains a variety of restaurants and shops. Press on up Mount Austin Road to Victoria Peak Garden, where a clutter of pergolas, gazebos, sundials and lotus ponds await you, along with an unforgettable view of the city.

Chi Lin Nunnery

The fact that Chi Lin Nunnery can be found amidst the imposing high-rises of Diamond Hill adds to the wonder of this hidden jewel. It was built in 1934 according to feng shui principles and, famously, no nails were used in its construction. You can wander through the halls and by lotus ponds, then enjoy the adjacent Tang-dynasty-style Nan Lian garden, and eat at the Chi Lin vegetarian restaurant. Hong Kong has many crowded places – this is certainly not one of them.

Repulse Bay Beach

Despite its name, Repulse Bay actually one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. It’s a vision of leafy tropical trees peppered across a vast expanse of white sand. You’ll find it hard to get away from the crowds in Hong Kong but here the pace is a little more relaxed. If you’re thirsty we’d recommend stopping by Cabana, located in The Pulse. If a long walk on the beach is what you’re after you can explore the vibrant Tin Hau Temple, dedicated to the goddess of the sea, located at the southeastern end of the beach.

Aqua Luna Harbour Cruise

Arguably the best way to see Hong Kong’s skyline is from a boat, and on the Aqua Luna Harbour Cruise you can take it all in with a cocktail in hand. Hop on the right cruise and you’ll also catch the Symphony of Lights, the city’s multimedia laser and lights show. That particular trip can get a bit crowded so we’d suggest boarding at Tsim Sha Tsui pier in order to get the best seats.

Cattle Depot Artist Village

In Kowloon’s former Cattle Depot, artists defy the Beijing crackdown with alternative artworks of all kinds: there’s something provocative to look at, for free, every day. Creativity flows freely within the spacious structures of the village, a rarity in land-scarce Hong Kong. As well as a regular programme of temporary exhibitions, events and performances, there are usually a couple of artist studios open for visits.