Hong Kong Travel Guide
For an authentic Chinese experience, plan to visit Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, which commemorates the life of the famed monk Wong Tai Sin who went on to became a deity. This temple is unique in that it pays homage to three different religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Your visit will afford you a glimpse into the daily life of the traditional Chinese people.
For a dose of something a little more outdoorsy, Ocean Park in Hong Kong is a marine life theme park that covers more than 870,000 square meters on the southern side of the island.
If you're visiting with children and looking for fun things to do in Hong Kong, Disney Land Hong Kong is an obvious choice. From Toy Story Land to Space Mountain, you're bound to find something the whole gang will enjoy.
Finally, Hong Kong is known as the "Hollywood of the East," and pays tribute to the stars that helped the city earn that title. Also consider visiting the Avenue of the Stars, set in front of the Peak.
Even if you have zero interest in horse racing or gambling, you must—must—attend a horse race if you really want to understand Hong Kong culture. Locals are simply nuts about gambling, and the Wednesday-night races at Happy Valley give them the chance to pull out all the stops.
Vivian Mak, the founder of MingCha tea shop, is a walking encyclopedia of tea. We recommend the jasmine blossom ($13).
A labyrinthine, two-level nightclub at the Grand Hyatt hotel, Club JJ’s is the place to rock out until the wee hours. Here the house band plays live rock and R&B from Thursday to Saturday night.
Asia’s largest 4-D projection screen—a 360-seat theater where films come not only with 3-D glasses but also special effects such as wind, fog, water spray, and bubbles—happens to be right here in Hong Kong’s airport.
The beauty line’s first airport retail boutique is a spacious 2,669 square feet and stocks Armani’s signature cosmetics, perfumes, and skincare products.