The Ultimate Hong Kong Bucket List

Ahhh, Hong Kong. One of the most frenetic and eclectic places on the planet, this city is so much more than the urban metropolis that you might expect. Away from the glowing neon street signs and bustling night markets are rolling mountains and dreamy beaches that will leave you yearning to explore. HK also boasts a plethora of historical sites; from local temples wafting incense to a trail of 10,000 buddhas, this place has it all. So, whether you’re planning a trip to HK or are an expat wanting to make the most of your time in the +852, here’s the ultimate Hong Kong bucket list…

1) HIKE HIKE HIKE! From Dragon’s Back to Lion Rock, there are so many trails to explore

2) Pay a visit to The Big Buddha in Lantau

3) Find zen in metropolis at Chi Lin Nunnery 

4) Hang out with 10,000 Buddhas in Sha Tin

5) Rent a bike and cycle around Tai-po 

6) Ride the Star Ferry and take in HK’s beautiful skyline 

7) Splash out on a luxurious spa day

8) Take the tram up to The Peak

9) Island hop to Cheung Chau and Lamma 

10) Go bowling!

11) Eat yourself into oblivion at One Dim Sum

12) Explore the street art in the Mid-Levels

13)… and ride the world’s longest escalator while you’re at it!

14) Spend your Friday night at an outdoor cinema

15) Take a romantic trip aboard the Aqua Luna 

16) Explore the fishing village, Tai O, and try to spot some pink dolphins

17) Explore Kowloon’s street markets 

18) Drink a cocktail in the sky at the O-Zone bar 

19) See how the other half lives in Discovery Bay 

20) Have a picnic in the Botanical Gardens or Hong Kong Gardens

21) Take a day trip to Stanley

22) Try your hand at spoken word with Peel Street Poets

23) Eat curry in the infamous Chunking Mansions 

24) Go antique hunting in Cat Street
25) Gamble in Macau
26) Make an incense wish in one of the temples
27) Party on a junk boat
28) Take advantage of free museums on Wednesdays!
29) Get cheap reflexology
30) Go to Pizza Express in Harbour City for THE BEST harbour view

Are you visiting HK anytime soon, or live here already? What’s on your HK bucket list?

Lydia Rose,


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  1. February 26, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Love Hong Kong, definitely need to go back for a longer trip! xx

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  3. Tom from Texas
    May 10, 2017 / 8:05 am

    I have been in HK for almost 3 years. An ongoing love affair (with the city and Yeuk See). 3 ongoing irritants:1.Cellphone zombies. Walk so slow! Could someone make an app that blanks the person’s phone for 2 minutes. 2. Cockroaches. Those people who step right in front of you when you are at a stoplight or queued at an escalator. 3. Sliders. You are clearly walking straight to somewhere and they cut right past in front of you instead of waiting until you pass. Don’t think that I let these get me too down, they don’t. Still love the place.

  4. BJB
    May 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

    10. go bowling

    I fucking died. Too good. Thanks for creating my ultimate Hong Kong bucket list! Can’t wait to read more!

  5. Zoe
    May 11, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I’d add 7/11 garlic noodles best kept 7$ secret, and beer drinking at sunset on IFC’s rooftop!

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