A gawk-worthy modern skyline and exciting urban attractions are the top reasons that got me on a plane to Hong Kong on my first trip abroad. Hong Kong’s compact size makes it incredibly convenient to navigate and explore, allowing you to make the most of your time even on a short visit. Whether you’re a shopaholic, a theme park enthusiast, a culture lover, or a history buff, Hong Kong has something to offer.

Prepare to be dazzled by the city’s stunning urban views, go on scenic harbor cruises, and indulge in the delicious local cuisine. This guide will help you plan your itinerary and embark on an unforgettable journey through Hong Kong, where East meets West in a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

Here’s a list of beautiful places to visit in Hong Kong including top things to do & the best Hong Kong tourist spots.

To make your trip planning easy, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app. Seeing all your saved locations on the map will help you get started on planning your Hong Kong itinerary and know the best areas to stay, near places you want to go.

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Best Things To Do in Hong Kong

1. Have fun at Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland Hong Kong in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Experience a magical adventure at Hong Kong Disneyland! This attraction is a must-visit for all travelers. Meet your favorite Disney characters, explore enchanting lands like Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, and enjoy thrilling rides like “Space Mountain.” With something for everyone, Hong Kong Disneyland guarantees a day of joy and excitement. Make sure to check the schedule before you go, so you don’t miss the spectacular parades happening throughout the day and the must-see evening fireworks show.

Disneyland Hong Kong Park Ticket

The Hong Kong Disneyland ticket price online is HKD 590 per adult for a 1-day general admission (regular day).

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Where to stay near Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland HotelLocation: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Save on Google Maps.Book here

Disney’s Hollywood HotelLocation: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Save on Google Maps.Book here

Disney Explorers LodgeLocation: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Save on Google Maps.Book here

How to go:

Very easy to get to since it’s connected with the MTR train system. Take the Orange MTR Line to Sunny Bay and switch to Disneyland Resort “Pink” MTR Line.

Best time to visit is in the afternoon if you want to explore the park and watch the beautiful fireworks show at Sleeping Beauty Castle, which lights up the sky every night. Go to Main Street at least 15-minutes early to get a good spot before the crowds join in.

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2. Ride the Tram up Victoria Peak

Hong Kong skyline view from The Peak Tram, Victoria Peak

Location: The Peak, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Embark on an unforgettable journey up Victoria Peak aboard the iconic Peak Tram. This thrilling ride offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline and lush landscapes. As you ascend, hold on tight and feel the excitement build. Once at the top, step onto the Sky Terrace 428, the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, and take in the panoramic vistas of the city. While there, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Trick Eye Museum for an added dose of entertainment and fun.

Victoria Peak Tram tickets

Ticket price for the Peak Tram Sky Pass (The Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428) is HKD 149 per adult for a return journey.

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How to go:

Ride the MTR to Central. Take the J2 exit and walk to the Peak Tram lower terminus along Garden Road. Board The Peak Tram to get to The Peak Tower. You may go to Victoria Peak more cheaply by taking the bus and go trekking along the Peak Circle Walk. There are a couple of scenic viewing decks along the way. The bus ride down the steep roads of the hill has its own thrills. It’s a good alternative if you want to take a different route back to Central Hong Kong.

3. Sail across Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour Cruise in Hong Kong

Location: Between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon (mainland). Save on Google Maps.

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Hop on the iconic Star Ferry for a scenic journey across the harbor, surrounded by breathtaking city views. Enhance your experience with a Victoria Harbour Cruise, where you can cruise along the shimmering waters and witness the mesmerizing Symphony of Lights. This captivating lights and sound show takes place every evening, usually at around 8 pm, and adds a magical touch to the stunning harbor scenery.

Victoria Harbour Cruise

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4. Explore Ngong Ping & Lantau Island

Nong Ping 360 Cable Car in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong (near Hong Kong International Airport). Save on Google Maps.

On Lantau Island, near Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong International Airport, the imposing Tian Tan Buddha, known as the Big Buddha, awaits. Accessible via the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, the journey itself is a thrill. Enjoy sweeping aerial views of Lantau Island, Hong Kong International Airport, South China Sea, and the picturesque surrounding landscapes. Explore the Ngong Ping village and stroll through the serene surroundings, marveling at the magnificent Buddha statue on your way to the tranquil Po Lin Monastery, famous for its hall with almost 13,000 miniature Buddha statues.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket

Ticket price for the standard cabin is HKD 256 per adult for a roundtrip ride.

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How to go:

Take the MTR to Tung Chung Station. Walk to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car lower terminus and take the cable car to Ngong Ping Village.

5. Discover Hong Kong’s districts

Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

Immerse yourself in the diverse districts of Hong Kong, each offering its unique charm. Experience the bustling streets and shimmering lights of Tsim Sha Tsui, and take a stroll along the Avenue of Stars for mesmerizing skyline views. Head to West Kowloon for a cultural feast. Marvel at contemporary art in the M+ Museum and ascend to Sky100 for breathtaking panoramas. In Central, the city’s financial core, embark on a delightful food trip and visit iconic landmarks like Victoria Peak and Man Mo Temple. Hop on the train to Ocean Park and dive into a world of exciting rides, animal encounters, and fun shows.

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6. Go on a Day Trip to Macau

Location: Southeast China, East Asia (60 km east of Hong Kong approx.). Save on Google Maps.

Macau is easy to visit from Hong Kong, even on a day trip! Just a short ferry ride away, Macau awaits with its captivating blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. Explore the historic streets of the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macau, where colonial architecture harmoniously coexists with Chinese temples. Test your luck at the world-famous casinos lining the Cotai Strip. Indulge in delectable Portuguese cuisine and savor mouthwatering egg tarts.

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Lantau Island Tourist Spots & Attractions

The largest of Hong Kong’s islands is home to many top attractions including Disneyland Hong Kong, Ngong Ping & Tian Tan Buddha. If you’re seeking a different view of Hong Kong, take a sunrise hike to the 934m Lantau Peak, see the stilt-houses at the Tai-O fishing village or enjoy the seaside views along Lantau’s peaceful coastline.

7. Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Nong Ping 360 Cable Car in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: Tung Chung & Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

The Ngong Ping Cable Car is a thrilling and scenic attraction in Hong Kong. It takes you high above the mountains, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. As you soar through the air, you’ll be captivated by the panoramic beauty below. It’s a must-visit experience for adventure seekers and nature lovers, allowing you to witness the natural wonders of Hong Kong from a unique vantage point.

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8. Ngong Ping Village

Nong Ping Village and Tian Tan Buddha built on the mountains of Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: 111 Ngong Ping Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

At the end of the thrilling cable car ride, you’ll arrive at the enchanting Ngong Ping Village. Nestled among picturesque mountains, this charming village offers a serene escape from the bustling city. Take a leisurely stroll through its narrow streets and immerse yourself in the Chinese-style architectural elements, with traditional buildings, tea houses, and souvenir shops. It’s the perfect place to eat and refuel while exploring nearby attractions such as the Tian Tan Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.

9. Tian Tan Buddha

The giant Tian Tan “Big” Buddha, in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

The Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the “Big Buddha,” is literally the biggest attraction this side of Lantau Island. It is the World’s largest outdoor sitting Buddha that is made of bronze. As you approach the statue, you’ll feel a sense of awe and tranquility. Climbing the steps to the Buddha offers a unique experience, allowing you to admire the surrounding beauty and enjoy panoramic views of the lush mountains.

10. Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Location: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

The Po Lin Monastery, located just a short walk away from Ngong Ping Village, is a must-visit highlight in Lantau Island. As one of the most revered Buddhist temples in Hong Kong, it offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Here you’ll see worshippers offering incense and prayers. The main temple features three statues of the Buddha and is adorned with intricate architecture. The characters on top of the main temple spell out “Po Lin Monastery,” meaning “Precious Lotus.” The lotus flower symbolizes purity in Buddhism. Another nearby attraction is the Wisdom Path, a scenic walk that complements the spiritual experience.

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12. See more of Lantau Island

Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Other interesting spots in Lantau Island

Citygate Outlets — This huge mall in Tung Chung, filled with outlet stores, is a great spot for bargain shopping. Easy to visit since it’s connected to Tung Chung MTR station.Location: Tung Chung, Lantau Island. Save on Google Maps.

Tai O Fishing VillageLocation: Tai O, Lantau Island. Save on Google Maps.

Lantau PeakLocation: Lantau Island. Save on Google Maps.

Central & Hong Kong Tourist Spots & Attractions Island Tourist Spots & Attractions

13. The Peak Tram

The Peak tram in Central, Hong Kong

Location: Central, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

The breathtaking panoramic view from Victoria Peak is one of Hong Kong’s most popular attractions, and for good reason. Hop on this historic tram for a thrilling ascent up Victoria Peak. As you ride, be prepared for a steep incline and breathtaking views overlooking Hong Kong’s famous skyline and Victoria Harbor. Dating back to 1888, it carries a nostalgic charm. The tram conveniently grants access to popular attractions like Sky Terrace 428 and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The ride takes around 7-8 minutes, starting from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus in the Central district. For the best view, grab a seat on the right side of the carriage on your way up, and the left side on your way down.

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14. Sky Terrace 428 & Victoria Peak

Hong Kong skyline view from Sky Terriace 428 in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Location: 1 Lugard Rd, The Peak Tower, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Sky Terrace 428 at The Peak Tower, situated on Victoria Peak, is the highest 360-degree viewing platform in Hong Kong. From this elevated vantage point, visitors can marvel at the iconic city skyline, lush mountains, and the glistening waters of Victoria Harbour. It’s the perfect spot to capture Instagram-worthy photos and enjoy Hong Kong’s awe-inspiring panoramic views.

Apart from Sky Terrace 428, Victoria Peak offers a range of attractions and activities. Explore Madame Tussauds and Monopoly Dreams for unique experiences. Take a leisurely stroll on the Peak Circle Walk, enjoying the stunning flora and fauna, and enjoy a food trip at The Peak Tower.

Victoria Peak Attractions

Madame TussaudsLocation: Shop P101, The Peak Tower, No, 128 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.Book here

Monopoly DreamsLocation: The Peak Galleria, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.Book here

15. Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple in Central, Hong Kong

Location: Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Step inside the incense-filled ambiance, admire the historical relics, and immerse yourself in the spiritual traditions of Hong Kong at the Man Mo Temple. This must-visit attraction in Central, Hong Kong, is the largest Man Mo temple in the city. Located on the bustling Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, it is surrounded by trendy restaurants and old-school Chinese antique shops. The temple’s traditional architecture, adorned with ornate decorations, transports visitors to a bygone era.

16. HK Central Business District

Shopping district at Central, Hong Kong

Location: Central, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

When in Central, make sure to explore the vibrant Hong Kong Central Business District (CBD). Adorned with iconic skyscrapers, this bustling district is home to renowned financial institutions, corporate headquarters, luxury shopping malls, and fine dining establishments. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere as you wander through the bustling streets. Treat yourself to a food trip and savor the delectable local cuisine in Hong Kong. The CBD is a hotspot for mouthwatering dishes, with a wide range of local food restaurants

17. Ocean Park Hong Kong

Doplhin show at Ocean Park Hong Kong

Location: Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Save on Google Maps.

Ocean Park Hong Kong, located on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, is one of the world’s most popular marine-themed amusement parks. With its stunning ocean views and lush greenery, it offers a captivating experience for visitors. Encounter adorable giant pandas, marvel at the vibrant marine life in the Grand Aquarium, and be entertained by dolphins and sea lions at the Ocean Theatre. Take a cable car ride for a scenic journey through the park. And for thrill-seekers, Ocean Park features a wide range of thrilling rides and roller coasters that are sure to get your heart racing.

Ocean Park Hong Kong ticket

The Ocean Park Hong Kong ticket price is HKD 388 per adult for a 1-day general admission.

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How to go:

Ride the MTR to Admiralty station. Take Exit B and walk to the terminal of Bus 629 at the corner of Drake and Tamar Streets. Ride Bus #629 to Ocean Park.

18. Braemar Hill Peak

Braemar Hill Peak in Hong Kong

Location: Braemar Hill, Tai Tam, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

ooking for a quick hike in Hong Kong? Braemar Hill offers one of the best views overlooking the iconic Victoria Harbour, showcasing the breathtaking skylines of both Central Hong Kong and Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui). The hike to Braemar Hill Peak takes only around 30 minutes or less. Best of all, exploring Braemar Hill is completely free. Escape the crowds and indulge in a budget-friendly adventure while enjoying the magnificent vistas of Hong Kong’s captivating cityscape. Braemar Hill is the perfect destination to experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s cityscape.

19. See more of Hong Kong Island

Pottinger Stone Slabs Street in Central, Hong Kong

Other interesting spots in Hong Kong Island

Pottinger Stone Slabs Street — A historic pedestrian street in Hong Kong known for its unique stone steps and bustling shops,Location: Central, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Lan Kwai Fong — A renowned entertainment district famous for its vibrant nightlife, bustling bars, restaurants, and energetic atmosphereLocation: 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Happy Valley Racecourse — a historic and iconic horse racing venue renowned for its thrilling racesLocation: Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Save on Google Maps.

Dragon’s Back Hike — A popular trail that offers breathtaking views of the lush greenery, and scenic coastline of southeast Hong Kong IslandLocation: Shek 0, Hong Kong Island. Save on Google Maps.

Tsim Sha Tsui & Kowloon Tourist Spots & Attractions Island Tourist Spots & Attractions

 

20. Avenue of Stars

Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

The Avenue of Stars is the iconic centerpiece of the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, offering unobstructed views of Hong Kong Island’s skyline and Victoria Harbour. Stroll along the promenade and discover handprints and statues of beloved movie stars, including the statues of Bruce Lee and Anita Mui. For the best experience, make sure to visit the Avenue of Stars during the Symphony of Lights, which takes place every evening.

21. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

There’s more to see and do at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade apart from marveling at the Hong Kong skyline and visiting the Avenue of Stars. Explore the historic Clock Tower, a remnant of the original Kowloon-Canton Railway terminus. Indulge in a delightful waterfront dining experience at the numerous restaurants offering delicious cuisine and sea views. Immerse yourself in educational and artistic experiences at the Space Museum, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Cultural Centre, and Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Where to go in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade & nearby areas

Avenue of Stars

Clock TowerLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Hong Kong Cultural CentreLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Hong Kong Museum of ArtLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Hong Kong Space MuseumLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront ParkLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Signal Hill GardenLocation: Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

Hong Kong Museum of HistoryLocation: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui. Save on Google Maps.

22. Star Ferry

Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier – Central Pier, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Take a scenic Star Ferry ride across Victoria Harbour for panoramic views of Tsim Sha Tsui and Central Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1888, it has been an integral part of the city’s transportation system and a symbol of its heritage. It’s not only a cheap mode of transportation but also a memorable way to get a scenic view of Hong Kong’s breathtaking skyline.

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23. Victoria Harbour Cruise

Victoria Harbour Cruise in Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Embark on a delightful Victoria Harbour Cruise, a must-do attraction in Hong Kong. Sail along the stunning Victoria Harbour and be captivated by the mesmerizing cityscape surrounding you. Choose from different schedules, including sunset sail, evening sail, or during the Symphony of Lights, to experience the harbor at its most enchanting moments. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Hong Kong skyline, Central district, and Kowloon, while feeling the gentle breeze

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24. Symphony of Lights

Symphony of Lights from Tsim Sha Tsui, in Hong Kong

A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without watching the Symphony of Lights, which takes place every evening at 8:00 PM, transforming the city’s skyline into a mesmerizing display of lights, lasers, and music. This is the world’s largest permanent light and sound show, recognized by Guinness World Records. Head to the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront to enjoy panoramic views of the impressive Central Hong Kong Skyline and Victoria Harbor while being captivated by this breathtaking spectacle.

How to go:

Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui or East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Proceed to Exit J and follow the signs to Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.

From there, it’s an easy walk to many museums in the area including the Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, and Health Education Exhibition and Resource Centre. And, Hong Kong’s historic landmarks like the Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower.

25. Temple Street & Night Makets

Hong Kong Night Market in Hong Kong

Location: Temple St, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.

Located in Yau Ma Tei, Temple Street is one of Hong Kong’s most famous night markets, renowned for its vibrant street shopping, lively atmosphere, and a wide array of delicious street food. Indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of Hong Kong with must-try treats such as Egg Waffles, Hong Kong-style Milk Tea, Curry Fish Balls, and Egg Tarts. Apart from Temple Street, other popular night markets in Hong Kong include the Ladies’ Market in Mong Kok, Fa Yuen Street (Sneaker Street) in Mong Kok, and the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei. These night markets offer diverse shopping experiences, from fashion and accessories to cultural items, giving visitors a taste of Hong Kong’s vibrant street life.

Top Night Markets in Hong Kong

Temple Street — Located in Mongkok. The nearest MRT stations are Jordan and Yau Ma Tei.

Ladies Market — Located at Tung Choi Street, Mongkok. The nearest MRT station is Mongkok.

Sneaker Street — Located in Mongkok. The nearest MRT stations are Prince Edward and Mongkok.

Toy Market / Wan Chai Street Market — Located along Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai. The nearest MRT station is Wan Chai.

Apliu Street Flea Market — Located at Apliu Street, Kowloon. The nearest MRT station is Sham Shui Po.

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Interesting spots in West Kowloon

M+ Museum — Impressive contemporary art collection and captivating architectural design, offering a unique and enriching experience for art enthusiasts and those seeking artistic inspiration.Location: West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.Book here

Sky100 Observation Deck — Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building, Sky 100 offers a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks. Standard entry price on Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck costs HKD 148 (discount price online)Book here

Hong Kong Palace Museum — Showcases a rich collection of Chinese cultural artifacts, providing visitors with a captivating glimpse into the country’s ancient heritage and artistic treasures.Location: 8 Museum Drive West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Save on Google Maps.Book here

Beyond Kowloon

Lion Rock Hike — A renowned and scenic trail in Hong Kong, known for its resemblance to a crouching lion and offering panoramic city viewsLocation: Wong Tai Sin District. Save on Google Maps.

Beyond Hong Kong

Macau

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Taiwan

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Location: East Asia. Save on Google Maps.

Taiwan, a captivating destination to explore near Hong Kong, is renowned for its dynamic capital city of Taipei, breathtaking natural landscapes, rich historical sites, and delectable food scene. The most popular mode of transportation from Hong Kong to Taiwan is by air, with frequent flights available between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). The flight duration typically ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours, ensuring a seamless and swift journey to discover the wonders of Taiwan.

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Singapore

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Location: Southeast Asia (mainland). Save on Google Maps.

Like Hong Kong, Singapore is one of the best cities to visit for first-time travelers. Known as Asia’s “Lion City,” Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan hub famous for its impressive skyline, multicultural heritage, and world-class attractions. It offers a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, showcasing iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and the historic district of Chinatown. Traveling from Hong Kong to Singapore by flight typically takes around 3.5 to 4 hours. From Manila (Philippines), the flight duration to Singapore is approximately hours 3.5 to 4 hours as well.

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Japan

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Ready to see more of Asia? Japan is one of the best places to go! This captivating country is renowned for its unique blend of traditional culture and modern innovations. It is famous for its iconic cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, breathtaking natural wonders such as Mount Fuji, and delectable Japanese cuisine. The best way to travel to Japan is by air. Flights from Hong Kong to Tokyo typically take 4 to 5 hours. The flight duration from Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is around 5 hours.

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Places to visit in Hong Kong

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Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) and Central are the best areas to stay in Hong Kong. TST offers a wider variety when it comes to prices. You can find hostels/guesthouses catering to backpackers and low budget travelers as well as 5-star hotels. Meanwhile, hotels in Central caters to a more upscale crowd.

If you're set on a splurge, choose a hotel near the waterfront for sweeping views of Hong Kong's skyline and Victoria Harbour. In this case, stay in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), which offers a view of the more impressive Central Hong Kong's skyline.

The neighborhoods of Jordan, Mong Kok, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai are also great options as these places are located next to Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. If you plan to stay in these areas, remember to choose a location within easy walking distance to an MTR train station.

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