The 10 best things to do in Hong Kong
How to pick the best time for visiting Hong Kong
If you are looking for adventure, look no further, Hong Kong is where the foodie, the history buff, the culture lover, the tech savvy and the fashionistas all travel to experience everything that is this magnetic city.
Every season has its charm
The answer to the question, when is the best time to visit Hong Kong, is an easy one, it’s always a good time to visit Hong Kong and there are plenty of activities happening all year around. The only trick is to be prepared for different weather conditions. Autumn (Sept to Nov) in Hong Kong might offer some rain but by October the humidity has dropped and it’s all clear skies.
Even though Hong Kong is suitable for visits all through the year, Winter (Dec – Feb) might actually be the most ideal time to visit. With nice average temperatures it allows for spending ample time outside exploring the city. In the spring (March – May) it starts to get a bit warmer but it’s still pleasant as opposed to Summer (June – August) when temperatures soar. It is incredibly warm and wet during this time so perhaps spending time in museums or at the beach might be in order.
10 things to experience in Hong Kong
1. The 10,000 Buddha Monastery – it’s a bit of a hike but definitely worth it. This nine-story pagoda houses 10,000 Buddha and you will not find a place like it anywhere else in the world.
2. The cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world – Tim Ho Wan serves the best Dim Sum in the city and even though the restaurant is nothing more than a whole in the wall you should definitely visit.
3. The Temple Street Night Market – shop until you drop at this local favourite where you can buy everything from fashion to household items.
4. Dragon’s Back – if you are looking for some exercise and you are visiting Hong Kong in the Winter season, a hike up Dragon’s Back is a great activity. The beautiful scenery along the hike alongside the immense satisfaction of reaching the top is something everyone should experience.
5. The Star Ferry – in operation since the 19th century, this boat ride will take you from Hong Kong to Kowloon and back.
6. Soho – this suggestion is for the party traveller. The trendy Soho district is full of bars and clubs simply waiting for you to hit the dancefloor.
7. Aberdeen Floating Village – the traditional sampan boats make up this historical site and even though most of the fishing boats are no longer in use it’s an interesting experience.
8. Tai Long Wan Beach – if you visit Hong Kong during the Summer months you definitely want to put this on your bucket list.
9. The Hong Kong Museum of History – 400 million years of history comes together under one roof.
10. Happy Valley Racecourse – an unusual attraction but still one worth a visit.
Choose your season
Depending on what you would like to do in Hong Kong choose your season wisely. Even though every season has its charm and the list of suggestions here offer something for each occasion, make a plan and go when the weather is most suitable to maximise the experience.