Discover Hong Kong Your Way: Fun Experiences For All Travel Styles

Discover Hong Kong Your Way: Fun Experiences For All Travel Styles

Find the perfect things to do for your HK trip!

Growing up watching classic TVB shows probably made you dream of visiting the vibrant attractions and bustling streets of Hong Kong. The Pearl of the Orient is a city that has something for everyone. Whether you’re into exploring art and culture, on a trip with your family, or seeking adventure and excitement, here’s a list of fun experiences in Hong Kong for every type of traveller!

Also read: 30 Things to Do in Hong Kong on Your Next Visit

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For the adventurous

1. Rock climbing on Tung Lung Chau

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Adrenaline junkies, how about starting your Hong Kong trip with rock climbing at Tung Lung Chau, a 2.4-square-kilometer island to the east of Hong Kong Island that offers climbers many challenging coastal crags? Just picture yourself scaling the mountains and enjoying the breathtaking vistas of the deep blue sea once you reach the peak.

At Tung Lung Chau, there are several climbing routes suitable for climbers of all levels. Technical Wall or T Wall, the island’s most popular climbing spot, offers a variety of routes to test your skills. “Dimple Face” tempts beginners with its seemingly straightforward pockets, while “Bad Boy” throws a curveball with its crux move that requires significant core strength — perfect for experienced climbers seeking a challenge.

2. Snorkel at Sharp Island

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Besides that, Hong Kong is home to a variety of marine activities perfect for the adventurous. Tucked away in the lively Hong Kong archipelago, Sharp Island is a haven for beach lovers. Named for its elongated shape, the island features pristine beaches ideal for snorkelling and other water activities. You’ll have the chance to explore vibrant coral colonies and see the unique marine life, including the wavy cactus coral, brain coral, bowl coral, sergeant fish, butterfly fish, and even Yellowtail clownfish!

What’s more, one of the biggest highlights of Sharp Island is the tombolo, the narrow rocky and sandy landform on the western side, and its unique pineapple-shaped rocks. These formations add to the island’s charm and are perfect for capturing unforgettable photos.

3. Hike up Sunset Peak on Lantau Island

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For another adventure, conquer Hong Kong’s third-highest peak — Sunset Peak on Lantau Island. This challenging trek offers breathtaking ocean vistas, glimpses of island clusters, and stretches of sandy beaches. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a sea of silvergrass leading to Yi Tung Shan and a view of Cheung Sha, Hong Kong’s longest beach. After your hike, refuel and explore the charming town of Mui Wo with a delicious local meal. It’s truly an exhilarating yet enriching experience thrill-seekers shouldn’t miss out on.

For nature enthusiasts

4. Wander around Lau Shui Heung Reservoir

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Lau Shui Heung Reservoir is an attraction outdoor lovers will definitely enjoy! Also known as the “mirror of the sky” for its deep reflective waters, it’s home to a picturesque view of changing leaves, especially captivating in autumn when the foliage turns fiery red. It’s also an ideal spot for dragonfly and damselfly watchers, housing species like the vibrant Crimson Marsh Glider with its red body and the Yellow Featherlegs with its orange or yellow legs. 

5. Take the stairs up to The Big Buddha

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What’s a trip for nature enthusiasts without a visit to the renowned Tian Tan Buddha, aka Hong Kong’s Big Buddha, and the peaceful scenery around it? Tian Tan Buddha is nestled in Mount Muk Yue, sitting at 482 metres above sea level. 

To reach the site, visitors can take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and marvel at the picturesque views from above, then navigate through the crowds to admire the breathtaking sight from the base of the giant statue. But that’s not all — to reach the top, you’ll have to climb up a 268-step stairway. Take it as a meditative journey where you find serenity amidst the bustle.

6. Spend a relaxing day at Kowloon Park

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And if you’re seeking a green oasis in the city centre, the serene Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui is the perfect place to be. In addition to the many facilities like a mini soccer pitch, a fitness trail, and playgrounds, the aviary and bird lake are among the most popular attractions. These areas are especially loved by bird-watchers, where you can get up close to species like the blue and yellow macaw, green-winged macaw, Victoria crowned pigeon, and flamingos.

What’s better? This massive public park offers free admission all year round!

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For family vacations

7. Visit the renowned Hong Kong Disneyland

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Planning a family vacation to Hong Kong? Then you must include the popular Hong Kong Disneyland in your itinerary! After all, there’s no place better than “the happiest place on earth” to spend time with your loved ones. In addition to the iconic rides, beloved characters, fun shows, and spectacular themed areas that Disneyland is known for, Hong Kong Disneyland has something unique that sets it apart from all other Disneyland parks — the World of Frozen.

True to its name, the World of Frozen, which opened in Nov 2023, is the world’s very first and largest Frozen themed land. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the magic of the beloved Disney film, such as exploring the Kingdom of Arendelle, and taking a whimsical boat ride on Frozen Ever After to Elsa’s Ice Palace, where music and discovery await.

8. Explore HK’s one and only Ocean Park

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Continuing on the joy of visiting themed parks with your family, Ocean Park is a must-visit. One of the oldest amusement parks in HK, this long-standing destination holds the beautiful childhood memories of many locals and tourists alike. 

Combining fun, education, and conservation, Ocean Park is home to a plethora of family-friendly experiences and attractions, including a world-class aquarium teeming with aquatic wonders, heart-pounding rides, and encounters with animals like giant pandas, arctic foxes, and a variety of rare species.

9. Ride the Peak Tram up to The Peak for jaw-dropping cityscapes

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Bring your family along to the most famous tourist spot in Hong Kong! The Peak is a must-visit attraction featuring a panoramic view of the city, which is often considered one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes! 

To reach the top, hop aboard the classic green Peak Tram, Hong Kong’s iconic funicular railway! It takes you up to Victoria Peak in just eight to 10 minutes, and you can soak in the scenery along the way. Yet, The Peak’s allure extends beyond the incredible urban vistas from dawn to dusk — it’s also known for housing plenty of attractions, retail spaces, and eateries, making this spot a favourite among visitors!

Fun fact: Opened in 1888, the Peak Tram is one of the oldest funicular railways in the world!

For art lovers

10. Discover urban murals and street art around town

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If you appreciate art, then there’s nothing quite like stumbling upon unique artworks as you explore a city abroad. While Hong Kong is brimming with art galleries and museums worth visiting, travellers can find surprising art encounters throughout the region — from urban streets to the serene countryside. These artsy gems are often tucked away in the alleys or displayed on the pavements.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of street art at ARTLANE in Sai Ying Pun. This innovative project has transformed old buildings into stunning canvases, showcasing the work of local and international artists. Other artistic hot spots include the Hollywood Road and Graham Street Murals, along with lesser-known gems found even on outlying islands like Peng Chau.

11. Try art gallery and museum hopping

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As mentioned, Hong Kong’s top-rated art venues and museums, where Eastern and Western artistic traditions collide in a captivating display, are very much worth exploring. For art lovers, a trip to Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without exploring its art galleries and museums. Top recommendations include the Hong Kong Palace Museum, M+, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, each offering a unique and enriching experience.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a world-class cultural institution dedicated to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, housing over 900 priceless treasures borrowed from Beijing’s Palace Museum. M+, on the other hand, captivates visitors with its striking architecture and presents a diverse collection of contemporary artworks from both local and international artists. 

Meanwhile, for the most traditional way of exploring Hong Kong’s art scene, a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, is a must. It is the region’s oldest and principal art museum, offering free admission to permanent exhibitions and a diverse range of art forms to everyone.

12. Picnic with a view at West Kowloon Art Park

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The West Kowloon district is an established art district, catering to avid art enthusiasts. The aforementioned M+ and Hong Kong Palace Museum are both within the area. But if you prefer a more laid-back outing, how about a lovely picnic in the evening at West Kowloon Art Park? A pet-friendly city park featuring lush green spaces and stunning views of Victoria Harbour, West Kowloon Art Park boasts a tranquil oasis in the city perfect for recreation and artistic exploration. 

In addition to activities like picnicking and spending fun times with your furry friends, we also recommend coming here in the evening to witness the breathtaking sunset view. What’s better? Entry to the park is totally free, and you get to enjoy lively street performances here during the weekends!

For cultural explorers

12. Take the classic Hong Kong tram

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Whether you’ve visited Hong Kong or are a fan of TVB, you’ve likely heard of the iconic Ding Ding tram. Journey through the city’s rich history, culture, and everyday life with the nostalgic Hong Kong trams! It’s a budget-friendly and convenient way to get around the city, with six routes running from Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town. Just hop on at the back of the tram, pay the fare, and you can easily explore popular districts like Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, and more. But unlike buses, be sure to exit through the front door!

Fun fact: The Ding Ding tram has been operating since 1904 and holds the Guinness World Records title for the world’s “largest double-decker tram fleet in service,” with 165 tramcars.

13. Sail through time with the iconic Star Ferry

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Another thing cultural explorers shouldn’t miss out on is a ride on the Star Ferry! Like a TVB star, travel between the Kowloon Peninsula’s southern tip to Hong Kong Island with this classic ferry. This beloved public transportation system is not only affordable, it also offers a scenic view of Victoria Harbour. Operating since 1888, it has been witnessing Hong Kong’s transformation. Yet, one thing remains timeless – the classic bottle-green and ivory exterior of the boats, and the elegantly aged brass seats that have been in use for more than a century. These enduring elements undoubtedly turn the Star Ferry into a historical icon of Hong Kong.

Also read: Back to Hong Kong: 8 Cool Attractions Even Frequent Visitors Haven’t Been to Before

So, which of these experiences excites you the most? Consider this as your sign to start planning a trip to Hong Kong!

For the first 50 bookings only!

Get a S$50 Experience Voucher when you book Flight & Hotel packages to Hong Kong with UOB Travel.

Plus redeem S$30 Grab ride voucher with minimum spend.




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Cecelia Chang
Cecelia Chang

Born in a new village in Selangor, Malaysia, Cecelia loves three things in life: Good food, good views, and good deals. She also enjoys exploring new places and experiencing new things on her travels.