Things to do in Hong Kong
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.
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 items from Krug champagne to Kettal furniture and Vie Luxe perfumes.
This Japanese chain of no-frills, high-design home and accessories stores stocks just about everything a traveler could want. The many flight-friendly items include neck pillows, digital alarm clocks, toiletry kits, and a variety of totes, luggage, and satchels.
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 the top three floors of the old Bank of China building. This is as central as you can get in Hong Kong’s Central district.
The acronym stands for Goods of Desire—and if you like cool, modern housewares and textiles, it’s 100 percent accurate. The furniture, light fixtures, linens, and tablewares here are highly Ikea-ish—only with a strong local twist.