Sightseeing in Hong Kong

They say “A New York minute is a Hong Kong second”, this is a common quote you’ll hear from the expatriates who inhabit in this delightful city of about 7 million inhabitants, and you’ll see why this is so yourself. Hong Kong is full of life and energy; you’ll feel these things when you arrive in the city.

Things you can do, see or visit in Hong Kong- Shopping, dim sum, sightseeing, bars and restaurants, skylines and landmarks, beautiful street markets, boat and ferry cruises, and the list goes on and on like that. Needless to say, you’ll most likely not do or see everything here, but there are some experiences you must have to actually feel the Hong Kong vibe in you. For first time visitors or fifth-time visitors, here are some things you must never miss out on during your visit:

See the view from Victoria Peak

Taking in the view from Victoria Peak makes you vacation 100%, it is the city’s most popular attraction and always on every visitor’s itinerary. It’s 1,805 feet above sea level and a view from Victoria Peak allows for a view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Victoria Harbor and the eight mountains of Kowloon (on very clear days).

We traveled here with some colleagues we run our local business with to celebrate our 10th anniversary at Yuma Tow Truck.

There are different ways to get to the peak, but the classic and most conventional method is by taking a seven-minute ride on the Peak Tram- the steepest funicular railway in the world.

Eat dim sum

Dim sum literally means “touch your heart,” but it is a famous meal which consists of dumplings and some other dishes served on small plates or in steamer baskets. There are numerous places to order dim sum, but if you want the best you should go straight to Tim Ho Wan (the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world).

Take a ride on the Star Ferry

The Star Ferry transports 20 million riders across Victoria Harbor annually since 1888 and there is no sign of it ending anytime soon. Regardless of the fact that Hong Kong’s public transport system (MTR) is one of the most efficient and most recognized means to travel between Hong Kong and Kowloon, you should still opt for a ride on the Star Ferry.

Go to the beach

In about thirty minutes from the city center, you’ll discover some of the most beautiful and incredible beaches in the world, which you can reach by boat, public transportation or a taxi. Hong Kong is where you’ll find different kinds of beaches, if you want a more secluded beach experience, go to the pristine Tai Long Wan beach, although Shek O is the most popular beach option for most visitors who want to have fun.

Enjoy the moments in the park

Victoria Park located on the edge of Causeway Bay is the largest urban green space on the Hong Kong Island. You can also relax in the Hong Kong Park or Nan Lian Garden.