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1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
If you go to only one Hong Kong museum, this balanced and all-encompassing collection of the ancient and the new should be it. Five permanent exhibits include one on Han Dynasty pottery sculptures dating back more than 2,000 years as well as a...
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Tai O Rd, Hong Kong

This fishing village on the western coast of Lantau Island is a step back in time to when simple wooden houses on stilts lined the coast of southern China, and fishermen came and went with their catch. Framed by distant mountains, the colorful...

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Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is an ideal way for families to spend the day. It's easily walkable, and a tram also encircles the park to ferry you between the six main themed sections. Attractions follow a Wild West theme in Grizzly Gulch,...

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Aberdeen Praya Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Head to the Aberdeen Promenade along the southwestern shoreline of Hong Kong Island, and hop aboard a sampan. The small, distinctive boats are operated mostly by elderly Tanka and Hoklo women from the traditional seafaring community who still live...

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128 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong

If the weather cooperates, the view from the top of Victoria Peak, which is also simply called the Peak, will make your day. Get up to Hong Kong Island's highest point (552 meters, or 1,811 feet, above sea level) by bus, train or taxi, or better...

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Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Join throngs of locals on the five-minute ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between the Tsim Sha Tsui cruise pier in Kowloon, on the mainland side, and the Central Pier on Hong Kong Island (a slightly longer ride goes to Wan Chai on Hong Kong...
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The tram system dates back to 1904 and still plies some of the same routes for locals and tourists alike. The full line runs across the whole northern edge of Hong Kong Island, along what was once the waterfront, between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei...

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60 Fung Tak Rd, Ha Yuen Leng, Hong Kong
A serene respite from the towering urban sprawl nearby, this traditional Tang Dynasty–style landscaped garden is based on the design of the famous Jiangshouju Garden in Shanxi Province. Winding paths lead visitors past pines, cypress, and...
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Ngong Ping Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The colorful Po Lin Monastery was built more than a century ago in the secluded mountains of Lantau Island. In 1993, the 112-foot-high bronze Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, was erected to face the monastery and north toward the...
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Man Mo Temple, 124-126 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
Man Mo Temple was built by wealthy Chinese merchants between 1847 and 1862 as a tribute to the God of Literature (man) and the God of War (mo). Both deities were worshiped by ambitious students eager to succeed in the rigorous civil examinations...
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石澳Dragon's Back, Shek O, Hong Kong

A rocky spine runs through the center of Hong Kong Island, and there are some 50 kilometers (31 miles) of hiking trails along it, with stunning panoramas of the island and the sea all along the way. To combine some exercise with sightseeing,...

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Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong

This once-gritty neighborhood is now a very hip sea of galleries, art studios, clothing boutiques, cool bars and coffee shops. All manner of eating places, from Vietnamese noodle joints to New York–style delis, now occupy the old...

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Discovery Bay Rd, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
For a refreshing splash of natural beauty amid the urban landscape of Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong’s islands, head to the Discovery Bay rock pools. This oasis that seems to pop out of nowhere is a great way to cool off on a balmy summer...
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This hip bar, perched 118 floors up at the top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) building in the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, claims to be the highest bar in the world, and it sure feels like it. And it’s not only way up there,...
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Hong Kong, Central, Central Ferry Pier No. 8 ,Man Kwong Street, Central
Hong Kong has been one of the world’s most important ports for eons. This museum, an especially great destination for families with children, has more than a dozen galleries with exhibits highlighting the importance of the port of Hong...
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10 Cotton Tree Dr, Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s oldest colonial British building dates back to the 1840s and served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong up until 1978, when it was handed over to the government. In 1984, the Greek...
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Queen's Rd E, Hong Kong

This self-guided tour of 15 historic buildings takes you through one of Hong Kong's oldest settlements, Wan Chai, which grew up around the northern shore of the island. The area was once home to rich Europeans and foreign merchants. Many of the...

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Kowloon City, Hong Kong

In the early 1800s, a small fortress was built at a strategic beachhead on the Kowloon Peninsula. When the British began occupying Hong Kong in 1841, the fortress became vital to China's maritime defenses, and soon a stone wall and watchtowers...

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Science Park, Hong Kong

This scenic and easy 16-kilometer (10-mile) bicycle route follows the waterfront around Tolo Harbour. Enjoy views of the eight peaks of the Pat Sin Leng mountains as you pedal along, soaking up the ultramodern architecture of the Hong Kong Science...

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Macau

Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, is a one-hour ferry ride from downtown Hong Kong. A former Portuguese colony, Macau is a semiautonomous special administrative region of China and comprises a peninsula and two small islands off...

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28/F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
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For high-end Chinese dining with out-of-this-world views, Hutong can dazzle the palate and the eyes. Enter the restaurant through a traditional lunar gate, as though entering a secret culinary society, into an artfully designed, softly lit space...
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Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Central, Hong Kong
LockCha offers traditional tea service and vegetarian dim sum in a stunning colonial-era building with elegant furnishings, carved wooden panels, and framed calligraphy on the walls. When it first opened in 1991, it was a simple tea shop, but...
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No.88 Lockhart Rd, 88 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Cheap, delicious Thai food coming right up. This brightly lit, nondescript joint with no-nonsense service is packed with eager foodies and has been for more than two decades. Loyalists come for dishes like the tongue-burning Thai beef...
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Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong
Two Michelin stars give this restaurant culinary clout, and the elegant, magazine-worthy decor add style on top. With eye-catching art on the walls and talks, screenings, and exhibits of international contemporary art held...
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Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Named after 32 Mott Street, where New York City’s first Chinese store opened in 1851, Hong Kong’s 32 Mott restaurant honors traditions of Chinese cooking and ingredients. The must-try dish is the applewood-smoked Peking duck...
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77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Noodles are comfort food to much of the world, and Mak’s Noodles does its part to deliver comfort to Hong Kong. The Mak family opened its first restaurant in Guangzhou, China, before WWII, and the first in Hong Kong in 1968....
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PMQ - Staunton, Central, Hong Kong
This handsome complex was built in the early 1950s to serve as the city’s Police Married Quarters. It was reborn in 2014 as a shopping haven with a heritage twist. Today, two seven-story buildings are filled with independent designers'...
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Also known as Cat Street (people who bought stolen goods there in the old days were called cats), Upper and Lower Lascar Row, a colorful century-old street, is lined with antique and curio stalls and shops selling everything from Ming dynasty...

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Stanley Market Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong
Stanley Market is the first place local people think of for shopping. For out-of-towners, a Stanley shopping trip kills two birds with one stone—sightseeing and bargain hunting. The 45-minute bus or taxi drive from Central to the little...
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Kansu St & Battery St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Jade is very important to the Chinese and represents long life, good health, and beauty. Do your homework if you want a serious piece—for example, the best jade is translucent and green; the stuff to avoid is opaque with brown or gray bits....
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Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
This nondescript tower of retail therapy on Ap Lei Chau Island harbors more than 100 stores spread across 25 floors. Converted from an old factory, the vertical city of stores runs the gamut from high-end fashion brands including Armani, Hugo...
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East Li Yuen and West Li Yuen streets, two parallel lanes that run through the center of the bustling financial district, are packed with shops, stalls and boutiques selling discounted clothes, shoes and costume jewelry. The colorful,...