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The Peak, Hong Kong’s most popular attraction is more than just panoramic views, great shopping and dining. It provides you with a unique and fun-filled way to experience Hong Kong’s living culture.

Getting to the Peak by the Peak Tram is an unforgettable experience. One of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises to 396 meters (about 1,300 feet) above sea level.

The Peak Tower, Hong Kong’s No. 1 destination, is also one of the most stylish architectural icons in Hong Kong. There is a wide variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues set against the beautiful backdrop of the city caters to all ages and tastes. Moreover, The Peak Tower boasts the highest 360° viewing platform – Sky Terrace 428. Standing at 428 meters above sea level, Sky Terrace 428 offers spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city – from the stunning cityscape to the tranquility of greenery landscape.

Opening hours:
The Peak Tram Lower Terminus
7 am – 12 midnight (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)
Address: 33 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
T: (852) 2522 0922

The Peak Tower & Sky Terrace 428
10 am – 11pm (Mon – Fri)
8 am – 11 pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Address: 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
T: (852) 2849 0668

How to get there:
• Take bus 15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road; or,
• bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D); or,
• minibus 1 from the public transport interchange at MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit E.

https://www.thepeak.com.hk/en

Avenue Of Stars

Avenue of Stars

Re-opened in January 2019, the Avenue of Stars has more than a hundred celebrity handprints to take you on a dazzling “journey to the stars”. You can even take a photo and interact with the superstars using Augmented Reality technology.

You can also enjoy the captivating habour view and the starry sky along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, where you may pass through the colonial-era Clock Tower, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum.

Address: Waterfront Podium Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

How to get there:
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit P1. Use the staircase or the escalator adjacent to Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Bus Terminus

https://www.avenueofstars.com.hk/en/

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animals, thrill rides and shows. It is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island with an area of more than 915,000 square meters. The two major attractions areas, the Waterfront and the Summit, are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train.

General opening hours:
10 am – 6 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

T: (852) 3923 2323

How to get there:
MTR Ocean Park Station, Exit B

https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Enter a magical kingdom inspired by fairy-tale dreams and explore 7 lands filled with beauty, excitement and Disney Characters! You can also extend the magic with a hotel stay to enjoy world-class hospitality and indulge in incredible meals by award-winning chefs.

General opening hours:
10 am – 9 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands

T: (852) 183 0830 (Reservation hotline)

How to get there:
MTR Disneyland Resort Station by boarding the Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay Station

https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/

Hop aboard a 1920s-style open top tram and embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour through genuine Hong Kong. During your amazing journey you will encounter bustling streets, ultra-modern cityscapes and attractions. The tramway is a living, evolving connection between Hong Kong’s colourful history and modern culture. The 1-hour TramOramic Tour is one of the top things to do in Hong Kong for anyone who would love to get closer to the city.

Departure stations:
Western Market Terminus – 308 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit B)
Causeway Bay Terminus – 88 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit F1, outside Regal Hongkong Hotel)

Schedules:
From Western Market Terminus to Causeway Bay Terminus: 10:30 am / 2 pm / 4:25 pm
From Causeway Bay Terminus to Western Market Terminus: 11:40 am / 3:10 pm / 5:40 pm

T: (852) 2548 7102

https://www.hktramways.com/en/tramoramic/

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from raucous jelly shots to stylish wine pairings. The area is mostly crowded with people from the surrounding offices of Central, and eager to shake off the working day or week. Come over to enjoy the drinks, music and dance. The night never ends in this place!

How to get there:
MTR Central Station, Exit D2. Walk along Theatre Lane, and up D’Aguilar Street

Hidden away by the mountains, the Po Lin Monastery has become a popular attraction when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the Big Buddha) was erected in 1993. It sits 26.4 meters atop a lotus throne and is 34 meters high, including the base. Climb up the 268 steps for a closer look at the remarkable statue, and to enjoy the incredible mountain and sea views from its base. Opposite the statue is the Po Lin Monastery, one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums. You may also enjoy a meal at its popular vegetarian restaurant as well.

Opening hours:
Big Buddha
10 am – 5:30 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Po Lin Monastery
8 am – 6 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Address: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

T: (852) 2985 5248

How to get there:
• MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B, take the Ngong Ping Cable Car (around 25 minutes) and then walk for around 10 minutes to the monastery; or
• MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B, take New Lantao Bus 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre (around 45 minutes) and then walk for 8 minutes; or
• Catch ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo, then take New Lantao Bus 2 to Ngong Ping Village (around 40 minutes)

http://www.plm.org.hk/eng/home.php

Tai Kwun is the Centre for Heritage and Arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment for all Hong Kong people. Tai Kwun aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community. It is situated in the restored Central Police Station compound, one of the most significant revitalisation projects in Hong Kong, comprising three declared monuments – the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.

Visitors will be immersed in the rich heritage of the unique historical compound through interactive tours, heritage storytelling spaces, diverse education programmes and thematic heritage exhibitions.

Opening hours:
Tai Kwun Site
10 am – 11 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Visitor Centre
10 am – 8 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

T: (852) 3559 2600

How to get there:
MTR Central Station, Exit D1. Cross Wellington Street and Lyndhurst Terrace to Hollywood Road

https://www.taikwun.hk/en/

Horse racing started to get popular in Hong Kong back in 1884 when the Hong Kong Jockey Club was founded as a horse racing club. There are two horse racecourses in Hong Kong, one is located in Happy Valley (Hong Kong Island) and the other one is located in Sha Tin (New Territories).

The racing season starts in September and runs to July of the following year. It is a great way to get in touch with the locals which they are happy to share their insights of picking the right horses. By paying HK$10 as the admission fee, you can get into the public enclosure area of the racecourses, including the Grandstand, betting hall and public restaurants.

Don’t miss the “Happy Wednesdays” at Happy Valley Racecourse where you can enjoy night carnivals season-round alongside the thrill of live racing with music, bites, drinks and more!

General opening time:

Happy Valley Racecourse (mainly opened for night race that takes place on Wednesday)
5:15 pm (Race starts at 7:15 pm, normally 8 – 10 races)

Sha Tin Racecourse (mainly used for day race that takes places during weekend and holidays)
11 am (Race starts at 1 pm, normally 8 – 10 races)

Below are some of the bet types:
– Win: Pick the Winner
– Place: Pick any one of the first three horses
– Quinella (QIN): Pick the 1st and 2nd horses in any order
– Quinella Place (QPL): Pick any two of the first three horses in any order

How to get there:
Happy Valley Racecourse – MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A
Sha Tin Racecourse – MTR Racecourse Station (Service on race day only) or Fo Tan Station, Exit C

Learn more about racing: https://entertainment.hkjc.com/entertainment/english/learn-racing/racing-academy.aspx

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