The Hong Kong attractions listed below are the best the city has to offer, from museums to theme parks. These are the best attractions in Hong Kong for tourists who want to spend a few hours at a single location. They’re also particularly good for kids.
The city’s best theme park by a mile, Ocean Park is packed with both high adrenaline, stomach churning rides, and some jaw dropping sealife shows. The selection of attractions makes the theme park a good day out for all ages and there is more than enough to keep everyone interested for a full day. Dolphin shows and sharks (not together) and a spectacular Jellyfish exhibition, which uses lasers and lights, are just some of the highlights. Hong Kong’s Giant Pandas also call Ocean Park home. Find out more in our full review.
The unimaginative name might conjure up images of dusty pieces of pottery and random Skelton parts, but the Hong Kong heritage museum offers so much more, with interactive displays and exhibitions meaning there are plenty of buttons to press and videos to watch. Hands-down Hong Kong’s best museum, if you want to discover a little more about this often misunderstood city, and you don’t want to be bored, the heritage museum is a must. Find out more in our full review.
You know the story here; wax figures of all your favourite pop idols, politicians and sliver screen stars. The Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong is not one of the bigger franchises, but it does manage to squeeze a lot into a small space. International stars range from Elvis to Johnny Depp, with the likes of President Obama and Hong Kong’s former owners the British Royal family also in pride of place, but it’s the attractions Asian stars that set it above rivals in London and New York. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Andy Lau are some of the home-grown, blockbuster stars on show. Find out more in our full review
Hong Kong’s second theme park is by no means as good as its first, but if you have small children, or someone who has never seen Mickey and Co in their natural habitat, Hong Kong Disneyland is still a must. Don’t expect the California experience, as Disneyland Hong Kong remains pretty sparse ride wise, and for anyone over eleven, there’s really only Space Mountain to hold their attention. Little kids, however, will love it, and with relatively small queues you get through just about everything in the park in a full day. Find out more in our full review.
Hong Kong isn’t only the urban jungle; step beyond the crowded streets of Kowloon and you’ll find yourself is Hong Kong’s green back garden. The best place to explore the city’s wild side, is Hong Kong Wetland Park, a 60-acre nature reserve and visitors discovery centre set on the Mai Po Marshes. The massive visitor centre recreates different biodiversity regions from around the world, meaning you can get an up close look at frozen tundras and sweeping desserts. The real attraction, however, is the marshes themselves, which crawl with wildlife and can be explored along a number of set trails.