Things to do
Follow the links below for things to do in the Hong Kong Leisure scene:
Cityline Ticketing (UA Cinemas)
HK Arts Centre
Conference & Exhibition Centre
Museums & Exhibitions
Hong Kong Tourist Board
Broadway Cinemas, (Cityline)
Hip Hong Kong
HK Fan Zone
Things to do – Festivals & Events
Depending upon the time of year, there are many things to do such as festivals or annual events that are worth checking out. See our festivals page for a full description.
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament at the end of March and runs from Friday night through both Saturday and Sunday. This is Hong Kong’s premier sporting event. The South stand usually has a carnival atmosphere and many spectators wear fancy dress.
The Tamarind restaurant at the Sun Hung Kai Centre in Wan Chai and Grappa’s in Jardine House in Central host the monthly Punchline Comedy Club.
The Marco Polo hotel in TST successfully brings a German Bierfest to the TST harbour side from mid-October to mid-November.
Things to do – Top Tourist Attractions
There are some all year favorite things to do and here we count down our ‘ Top 10’:
10. Catch a tram East-West along what used to be the Hong Kong waterfront, before reclamation pushed the harbour back to it’s current location.
9. Board the Star Ferry across one of the most photographed harbours in the world. Alternatively, take a harbour tour with Watertours, the Star Ferry, the Bauhinia, Saffron Cruises or on the free Tourist Board junk. Other forms of transport, such as the Peak Tram and the harbour-front trams are worth experiencing.
8. Take The Land Between Tour to visit some of the less accessible parts of the New Territories and get a taste of traditional village life.
4. Experience the Happy Valley horse racing on a Wednesday night at the HK Jockey Club. You can either sit in the open public area adjacent to the course or pre-book seating in one of the air-conditioned restaurants. If you are an overseas looking for things to do, just turn up with your passport. Alternatively, go up to Sha Tin racecourse on a Saturday. Children are not permitted to attend race meetings. Book a tour.
3. Take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to the big bronze Buddha at Tian Tan, on Lantau Island. It weighs over 250 tonnes and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. Try the Vegetarian lunch at the neighbouring Po Lin Buddhist Monastery, which is open to the public. Book Lantau Island Tour including Giant Buddha at Po Lin Monastery. If monasteries are your thing there is the Ten Thousand Buddha’s Monastery near Shatin which is much less busy.
Happy Valley races filmed in ‘Tilt Shift’!
Our final tip couldn’t make the Hong Kong ‘Top 10’, because it’s Macau. Just over an hour away by fast hydrofoil, Macau is another Special Administrative Region of China that comprises the former Portuguese colony. Macau blends a fusion of local and European cuisine with the ‘Las Vegas’ experience of major casinos and entertainment centres. Take the Macau Full Day Tour.