In Hong Kong, or HK for short, you can find breath-taking natural sceneries within half an hour drive from the skyscraper-studded skyline; you can find the traditional fishing community with a few subway stops from the vibrant financial center; you can find the bustling outdoor markets and modern bars on the same street; you can find the best restaurants of different cuisines located in the same building. Be flexible and open-minded, one will find wonder through the amazing clash of the west and east.


Get a tranquil break from the fast-paced urban life and enjoy the different side of HK.

  • Avenue of Stars: Take Star Ferry from HK island to Kow Loon, then enjoy the skyline at night.
  • The Peak: Take tram uphill and enjoy a bird view of Hong Kong.
  • Big Buddha: Hike or take cable car on Lantau Island to this magnificent site.
  • Stanley: Hike over the Twin-Peak Mountain to Stanley, enjoy the sunset at sea while sipping on a glass of Sangria.
  • Ocean Park/Disney Land: But obviously not as good as the theme parks in Florida.
  • Hiking Trails w/ ocean view: Dragon’s Back, Sai Kung, Lantau Trail, Shek O, and Hong Kong Trail.
  • Fishing villages: Tai O and Aberdeen.
  • PMQ / Art galleries: Located in Mid-levels.
  • Islands district: Lamma Island, Po Tai Island, Grass Island, and Cheung Chau Island.


Hong Kong is a food heaven. The list below only highlights the tip of the iceberg. Just search on Openrice – HK version of Yelp – for more food options.

  • Dim Sum: Maxim’s Palace (Central), Fu Sing Shark Fin Seafood (Wanchai), Fook Lam Moon (Wanchai)
  • Spicy Cuisine: San Xi Lou (Central), Sijie (Causeway Bay / Wanchai), Café Hunan (Wanchai)
  • Cantonese: The Square (Central), Mott 32 (Central), Yung Kee (Central)
  • Ramen: Ippudo (Admiralty), Ichiran (Causeway Bay), Butao Ramen (Central/Causeway Bay)
  • Spanish: Fofo by el Willy (Central), 22 Ships (Wanchai)
  • Seafood: Under Bridge Spicy Crab (Wanchai), Harbour Restaurant (Sai Wan)
  • Hot Pot: San Xi Lou (Central), Far Gor Seafood (Wanchai), Megan’s Kitchen (Wanchai)
  • Dessert: Hui Lau Shan, Honeymoon Dessert, Lab Made

Other really local places – recommend to go with someone who knows Mandarin/Cantonese:

  • HK-style Tea House: Tsui Wah, Kau Kee Restaurant, Wong Chi Kei, Lin Heung Tea House
  • Street food: Temple Street (Jordan), Ladies’ Market (Mong Kok)


Hong Kong is definitely one of the most vibrant cities at night around the world.

  • Lan Kwai Fong: Home of over 90 restaurants and bars. It is THE place for bar hopping and partying till late at night. Popular nightclubs include Bungalow, Zentral, Levels, Dragon-i, and Magnum.
  • Soho: Fancy wine-and-dine places along the mid-level escalator.
  • Ozone Bar: Highest bar in the world with an amazing view of the skyscraper-dubbed skyline.
  • Red MR: You’ll be amazed by how modern and fun a karaoke place can be!
  • Billidart: A bar where you can enjoy pool, darts and American’s favorite drinking games.


Hong Kong is never short of places to shop as modern shopping malls and stand-alone brand stores exist everywhere.

  • Near Central station: IFC Mall, The Landmark, Pacific Place
  • Near Causeway Bay: Sogo, Times Square, Lee Garden
  • Near Tsim Sha Tsui Station: iSquare, Harbour City, K11