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.
Loquacious Sam (whose real name is Manu Melwani) has suited up everyone from George Bush Senior to the late Luciano Pavarotti to David Bowie.
A mini-amusement park for flight enthusiasts, this museum’s interactive rides include a plane-cabin ride simulator.
What to Expect: The frantic intensity of Hong Kong’s downtown business areas contrasts sharply with this peaceful stretch of pale golden sand on the south side of Hong Kong Island.
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 district of Wan Chai. Here, potent cocktails intensify the effect of floating amid glittering high-rises.
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. Operated by Plaza Premium Management, which manages four lounges of varying sizes in the airport, this pay-in lounge is open 24 hours.