Things to Do in Hong Kong

Andrea Fazzari

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,... Read More

If school was really like the atmosphere at this bar/café/studio, the world would be a vastly different place. Pokit Poon of Hong Kong-based... Read More

Bonnie Groot, the American-born owner of Arch Angel Antiques, is an expert on 5,000 years’ worth of Chinese history—and accordingly, her... Read More

Media Asia Entertainment Group, one of Asia’s biggest Chinese-language film producers, showcases the local movie industry with this series of... Read More

A mini-amusement park for flight enthusiasts, this museum’s interactive rides include a plane-cabin ride simulator. Passengers who’ve had... Read More

Set high above Victoria Harbour, this spa offers a respite from the city’s hectic pace. Nine treatment rooms boast the latest modern conveniences ... Read More

The popular Danish label’s firstboutique in Asia has floaty summer dresses as well as staples for both sexes like trenches and blazers in classic... Read More

Set right in the heart of the legendary Lan Kwai Fong nightlife zone, this restaurant/bar/club clears its tables after dinner so people can shake a leg.... Read More

The Cattle Depot is a thriving artistic community based in a group of redeveloped slaughterhouses. Creativity flows freely within the spacious... Read More

Arguably the most famous escalator in Asia (it made an appearance in The Dark Knight), this outdoor walkway system is also the world's longest.... Read More

Just a forty minute ferry ride from Hong Kong Island, Cheung Chau is an ideal destination for day trips. The small island has gained a surge in... Read More

To begin your Hong Kong culinary education, have your hotel wangle an invitation to Saturday brunch at the China Club, a members-only oasis taking up... Read More

This gargantuan building located on Nathan Road—one of the busiest strips in Hong Kong—feels a world removed from the department stores and luxury... Read More

This popular hike offers a glimpse of Hong Kong's pulsating urbanity and unspoiled nature all at once. The journey commences at a busy tram station and... Read More

Green-minded Ecols carries colorful dinner platters made from wine bottles. Read More

No matter what ails you, you’ll find an herbal antidote in this shop’s seemingly endless collection of Chinese teas. Many of the blends here... Read More

In fashionable Soho—South of Hollywood Road—Forest Bird displays a fashion-forward selection of clothes and handmade jewelry from small... Read More

With decor that appears to be a mix of IKEA and Urban Outfitters, this hip store is located in Causeway Bay. The decorations, textiles, lighting, and... Read More

The beauty line’s first airport retail boutique is a spacious 2,669 square feet and stocks Armani’s signature cosmetics, perfumes, and... Read More

 For a breath of balmy night air, claim a terrace or rooftop table at the 2009-opened indoor-outdoor bar atop a skyscraper in the happening... Read More

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... Read More

The shop sells ceiling lights inspired by brass cooking pots as well as whimsical prints by local illustrator Carrie Chau. Read More

Only London’s Heathrow and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle are busier than this airport, which saw almost 51 million passengers in 2010. HKIA opened in 1998,... Read More

If your travel plans allow for just a few hours’ stopover in Hong Kong, tours with Vigor Tours Ltd. give you a quick-and-dirty overview of the... Read More

Here’s one way to stretch your legs (or just tucker yourself out) before a long flight: hit this virtual-reality arcade for a few rounds of full... Read More

New-media artist Teddy Lo opened this gallery, with tech-savvy installations such as a light display that channels data from the Hang Seng Index and New... Read More

Selling the latest trending items, this four-story mall is located in Causeway Bay. Rows and rows of pint-sized shops and boutiques fill the popular... Read More

Fashion editors and stylists flock here for feminine frocks and separates made with bright Indian textiles. Read More

The atmosphere in the salons may not resemble their predecessors of centuries ago, but this bar and restaurant works to create what it calls a &ldquo... Read More

Fiona Kotur Marin—a former New Yorker—showcases her snakeskin, shell, and silk brocade clutches, which have earned a following by the likes... Read More

Louise Kou’s passion for interior design and lifestyle drive the work of Kou Concept, and this Central area boutique sells her pick of top-shelf... Read More

If there were a single high-end fashion design boutique missing from this opulent mall, you’d have to file an instant complaint to the... Read More

Weary travelers needing a respite from the bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities seek out this two-level spa in the Central district. The... Read More

Lan Kwai Fong, the city's nightlife epicenter, is where you'll find this speakeasy-like lounge, a moodily lit, wood-paneled brasserie and bar. Start... Read More

Vivian Mak, the founder of MingCha tea shop, is a walking encyclopedia of tea. We recommend the jasmine blossom ($13). Read More

The online art community that sponsors this 18th floor brick-and-mortar gallery space in Sheung Wan could be described as “Facebook for artists.... Read More

In Hong Kong's fast-gentrifying Sheung Wan neighborhood, 1960's fashion is the inspiration at this men's-wear shop, where New York City transplants... Read More

This Japanese chain of no-frills, high-design home and accessories stores stocks just about everything a traveler could want. The many flight-friendly... Read More

A long layover in Hong Kong is now a blessing in disguise, thanks to the opening of the OM Spa at the Regal Airport Hotel. The contemporary space is... Read More

Located in the Wanchai district, Grand Hyatt is home to Plateau spa, which provides an array of relaxation and refreshment treatments. Massages may hone... Read More

Long flights and extended layovers take their toll on the traveler, and for a fee, this airport location provides some much-needed relaxation and relief... Read More

Bankers and media types unwind in leather rockers in the ground-floor bar, while DJ's spin tunes in the wood-floored upstairs lounge. Read More

The frantic intensity of Hong Kong's downtown business area contrasts sharply with this peaceful stretch of pale golden sand on the south side of Hong... Read More

With postcard-ready views of the coast and a national geopark, Sai Kung is often referred to as the "backyard garden" of Hong Kong. Adrenaline seekers... Read More

Salon de Ning is a pleasantly weird place to get blitzed on fruity pink Deutz champagne while lounging among the dandiest collection of antique bric-a... Read More

Loquacious Sam (whose real name is Manu Melwani) has suited up everyone from George Bush Senior to the late Luciano Pavarotti to David Bowie. An Indian... Read More

Ancient China gets a 21st-century twist in the clothing, accessories, and housewares lines of this Hong Kong–born brand. Bold shades of magenta,... Read More

The young and stylish seek refuge from their busy lives in this lounge on the 27th floor of Henry House in Causeway Bay. Opened in 2001, this sky-high... Read More

Golfers on layover can practice their swing at Hong Kong’s first nine-hole golf course, conveniently located at the AsiaWorld-Expo adjacent to... Read More

We are living in the age of the selfie—whether we want to admit it or not. This photo studio embraces the phenomenon with both arms, offering customers... Read More

A 2010-opened alfresco bar on the 32nd floor of the East Hotel on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. Join the beautiful people on an overstuffed... Read More

Cathay Pacific’s 1,980-square-foot lounge has minimalist interiors by renowned British designer John Pawson; passengers can reserve one of eight... Read More

The Pen’s elegantly branded boutique chocolates have become a cult favorite among fans of the city’s most famous luxury hotel. The recently... Read More

Housed inside the Peninsula Hong Kong hotel, this 14-room spa provides European, Asian, and ayurvedic treatments in a calming space designed by Henry... Read More

Visit the upscale colonial-style shopping arcade, The Repulse Bay. There, sip tea, sit under slow-moving wooden fans at the Pacific Coffee Company. Read More

You wouldn't want to spend too long on these swaying, rattling conveyances—especially during peak times, when tough-as-boots old ladies use their elbows... Read More

It may come as a surprise that the Big Buddha was erected only 23 years ago—the site radiates an imposing aura that typically belongs to a more time... Read More

Near Gate 20, next to Chanel, Tiffany & Co.’s first airport shop has a well-vetted selection of silver jewelry and fashion accessories,... Read More

TOTT’s—for “Talk of the Town”—is a contemporary restaurant (specializing in super-tender Wagyu beef, including a delicious... Read More

A New York speakeasy vibe, custom and classic cocktails, and more than 100 vodka varieties are the hallmark of this SoHo spot. The young and hip crowd... Read More

On an ordinary day, this green is a great place for people-watching: Elderly citizens practice Tai Chi in the mornings; droves of Southeast Asian... Read More

This 1,800-foot mountain, whose looming peak is visible from almost all of Central district, doubles as the address for Hong Kong's wealthiest residents... Read More

Rub elbows with local worshipers at the prayer halls of this historic Taoist temple for a $13 entrance fee. Religion meets technology at the refurbished... Read More

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