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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Hong Kong 96 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Visitors can also get a fortune telling through kao cim, the Chinese tradition of shaking a cylinder of bamboo sticks and decoding the fortunes on the one that falls out. — Travel + Leisure

An explosion of colourful pillars, roofs, lattice work, flowers and incense, this busy temple is a destination for all walks of Hong Kong society. — Lonely Planet

Taoism, Buddhist and Confucianism are all represented in this temple that claims to answer anyone's wishes.  — Atlas Obscura

In addition to his healing powers, Wong Tai Sin is renowned for bestowing good luck on his followers. — Michelin Guide

There's a practical approach to prayer at one of Hong Kong's most exuberant places of worship. — Fodor's

Chi Lin Nunnery

Hong Kong 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Reconstructed in the 1990s in the style of Tang dynasty monastic architecture (A.D. 618-907), the nunnery is an amazing union of ancient building techniques and modern technology. — Frommer's

Chin Lin Nunnery is a haven of Zen-like simplicity and meditation. — Michelin Guide

Not a single nail was used to build this nunnery... wooden dowels and bracket work hold everything together. — Fodor's

One of the most beautiful and arrestingly built environments in Hong Kong, this large Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood. — Lonely Planet

A stunning recreation of Tang-dynasty architecture built in 1930. — Condé Nast Traveler

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Victoria Peak

Hong Kong 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

From the summit, the view extends as far as the New Territories and the panorama is breathtakingly hypnotic at night, when the city blazes with neon lights. — Michelin Guide

At 1,810 feet tall, Victoria Peak is Hong Kong's highest and most notable landmark, as well as its ritziest residential area. — Concierge

Some 500m to the northwest of the Peak Tram terminus, up steep Mt Austin Rd, Victoria Peak (552m) is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. — Lonely Planet

When in Hong Kong, it just must be done! — Afar Magazine

This 1,800-foot mountain, whose looming peak is visible from almost all of Central district, doubles as the address for Hong Kong’s wealthiest residents. — Travel + Leisure

Hong Kong Museum of History

Tsim Sha Tsui 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

By stern intellectual contrast, however, the Hong Kong Museum of History, begins its permanent exhibition – called The Hong Kong Story – 400 million years ago. — The Telegraph

If you visit only one museum in Hong Kong and you're prepared to devote at least 2 hours, this should be it. — Frommer's

The museum's collections provide an excellent introduction to any visit to Hong Kong. — Michelin Guide

The permanent Hong Kong Story features spectacular life-size dioramas that include village houses and a Central shopping street in colonial times. — Fodor's

For a whistle-stop overview of the territory’s archaeology, natural history, ethnography and local history, this museum is well worth a visit. — Lonely Planet

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Man Mo Temple

Sheung Wan 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hong Kong Island's oldest and most important temple (Taoist) was built in the 1840s as one of the new colony's first traditional-style temples. — Frommer's

The popular sanctuary of Man Mo Temple has a highly charged spiritual atmosphere made all the more evocative by its clouds of fragrant incense smoke. — Michelin Guide

Towards the northern end of Fu Shin St, the double-hall Man Mo Temple from the late 19th century is a centre of worship for the Tai Po area. — Lonely Planet

Adjacent to the Tai Po Market is the 100-year-old temple that was built to commemorate the establishment of the town of Tai Po. — Fodor's

Dedicated to the gods of war and literature... historic Man Mo Temple is the jewel of antique-filled Hollywood Road. — Condé Nast Traveler

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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Central 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

All that's good about British colonial architecture is exemplified in the simple white facade, wooden monsoon shutters, and colonnaded verandas. — Fodor's

Tea lovers will find a mine of information here and collectors can admire the delicate and unusual tea-pots on display. — Michelin Guide

Flagstaff House, located in Hong Kong Park, is the oldest colonial building in Hong Kong -- the best place to go if you want to see typical Hong Kong architecture of 165 years ago. — Frommer's

Built in 1846 as the home of the commander of the British forces, it is the oldest colonial building in Hong Kong still standing in its original spot. — Lonely Planet

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Hong Kong Park

Central 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Hong Kong Squash Centre has some of the most modern facilities, with 18 courts bordering Hong Kong Park in Central. — Lonely Planet

The park is home to two interesting sights: the Museum of Tea Ware and the Edward Youde Aviary, which boasts more than 800 bird species. — Michelin Guide

A welcome respite from the Central skyscrapers occupies the site of Victoria Barracks, a garrison; the buildings from 1842 and 1910 still stand. — Fodor's

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Located southwest of Sha Tin town centre, this worthwhile museum boasts both rich permanent collections and innovative temporary exhibits in a dozen galleries. — Lonely Planet

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is an ambitious centre comprising a theatre and a museum, whose 12 galleries provide an enjoyable and informative look at the history of Hong Kong. — Michelin Guide

This fabulous museum is Hong Kong's largest, yet it still seems a well-kept secret: chances are you'll have most of its 10 massive galleries to yourself. — Fodor's

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Happy Valley Racecourse

Hong Kong 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Everyone goes to Happy Valley at least once — The Telegraph

The biggest attraction east of Causeway Bay for locals and visitors alike is this local legend, where millions of Hong Kong dollars make their way each year. — Fodor's

Even if you have zero interest in horse racing or gambling, you must—must—attend a horse race if you really want to understand Hong Kong culture. — Travel + Leisure

An outing at the races is one of the quintessential Hong Kong things to do. — Lonely Planet

Hong Kong locals are horse-racing fanatics—so it's no surprise that this track, an oasis of green lit by giant floodlights at night, sits right at the heart of the city. — Concierge

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Temple Street Night Market

Jordan / Yau Ma Tei 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The night market has no particular theme, but sells a wide range of goods amid an atmosphere of general chaos. — Michelin Guide

The liveliest night market in Hong Kong, Temple St extends from Man Ming Lane in the north to Nanking St in the south and is cut in two by the Tin Hau temple complex. — Lonely Planet

Temple Street, in the heart of Yau Ma Tei, is home to Hong Kong's biggest night market. — Fodor's

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Hong Kong 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

You climb some 400 steps to reach this temple: but look on the bright side, for each step you get about 32 Buddhas. — Fodor's

Surely one of the most bizarre attractions Hong Kong has to offer, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is well worth the journey to Sha Tin in the New Territories. — Condé Nast Traveler

As the silence deepens, so the first gold-painted statues of Buddhas appear... there are said to be 13 000 of these, each one unique. — Michelin Guide

This quirky temple about 500m northwest of Sha Tin station is worth the uphill hike to visit. Built in the 1950s, the complex actually contains more than 10,000 Buddhas. — Lonely Planet

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HSBC Main Building

Central 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Looking at the HSBC Tower, which was built in 1986, you may wonder why it is supported by eight pillars - the construction of which combined extraordinary technical prowess with astronomical cost. — Michelin Guide

This stunning building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985, is a masterpiece of precision and innovation. And so it should be; on completion it was the world’s most... — Lonely Planet

The spectacular strut-and-ladder facade of this Lord Norman Foster building makes it one of the most important structures in 20th-century architecture. — Fodor's

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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Central 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Maritime Museum used to be down in Stanley but it conveniently moved next to the Star Ferry in 2013 and has been hugely expanded — The Telegraph

Shoppers in need of a break (or their companions in need of a break from fellow shoppers) might find respite in this museum near Stanley Market. — Frommer's

This small but interesting museum, occupying the ground floor of Murray House, consists of ancient and modern galleries charting the shipping history of Hong Kong. — Lonely Planet

Previously located in Stanley, the museum, which explores Hong Kong's rich 2,000 year maritime history, re-opened at the end of February 2013 at the old Hung Hom Star Ferry Pier. — Fodor's

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Aberdeen

Hong Kong 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The shores of this bay are now dotted with high-rise buildings. If you're expecting a romantic bay full of sampans you may well be disappointed. — Michelin Guide

Aberdeen's main attraction is the typhoon shelter it shares with sleepy Ap Lei Chau , where the sampans of Hong Kong's boat-dwelling fisherfolk used to moor. — Lonely Planet

Aberdeen's harbor contains about 3,000 junks and sampans, and each might be home to several generations of one family. — Fodor's

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Star Ferry

Tsim Sha Tsui 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This has to be one of the cheapest, and most evocative, journeys in the world — The Telegraph

If you do nothing else in Hong Kong, you must ride the Star Ferry. — Condé Nast Traveler

You can’t say you’ve ‘done’ Hong Kong until you’ve taken a ride on a Star Ferry. — Lonely Planet

Take in the view of the Kowloon skyline from this pier. — Fodor's

Great views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Peak plus you get the fascinating look at the harbor traffic. — Afar Magazine

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Dragon's Back

Hong Kong 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Although just a stone's throw from the city, this easy walk feels as though it's in another world — Michelin Guide

One of the most popular trails crosses the "rooftop" of Hong Kong Island. Take the Peak Tram from Central up to Victoria Peak, and tackle as much or as little of the range as you feel like. — Fodor's

This popular hike offers a glimpse of Hong Kong's pulsating urbanity and unspoiled nature all at once. — Travel + Leisure

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Ocean Park

Hong Kong 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The park is divided into lower and upper sections connected by a cable car, has plenty of rides for different age groups, and is probably best known for its pandas. — The Telegraph

The best theme park in Hong Kong. — Condé Nast Traveler

It may have to compete with the natural crowd-pulling powers of Disneyland on Lantau, but for many Ocean Park remains the top theme park in Hong Kong. — Lonely Planet

If you're a kid or a kid at heart, you'll love Ocean Park, a combination marine park and amusement center. — Frommer's

Most Hong Kongers have fond childhood memories of this aquatic theme park. — Fodor's

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University Museum and Art Gallery

Hong Kong 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The museum is situated in the delightful gardens which make up the campus of the University of Hong Kong (1912). — Michelin Guide

The University of Hong Kong Museum & Art Gallery houses collections of ceramics and bronzes spanning 5000 years, including exquisite blue-and-white Ming porcelain. — Lonely Planet

Chinese harp music and a faint smell of incense float through peaceful rooms filled with a small but excellent collection of Chinese antiquities. — Fodor's

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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Hong Kong 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

More of a tourist honeypot than a religious retreat, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. — Lonely Planet

I'm sure you've seen many pictures of this famous big buddha in Hong Kong. — Afar Magazine

This beautiful, noble statue provides an excellent introduction to the spiritual journey of the Buddha,. — Michelin Guide

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St. John's Cathedral

Central 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Services have been held at this Anglican cathedral since it opened in 1849, except in 1944, when the Japanese army used it as a social club. — Lonely Planet

Note the ceiling in the shape of a ship's hull... near the choir, stained-glass windows illustrate scenes from the Bible. — Michelin Guide

A peaceful gap in the skyscrapers—on Garden Road and up from Queen's Road Central—accommodates the graceful Gothic form of this Anglican church. — Fodor's

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