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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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Hong Kong, Diamond Hill, Fung Tak Rd, 60
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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Hong Kong Trail Sec. 8, 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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Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong
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...