30 Fantastic Things to Do in Hong Kong


Hong Kong is a dynamic city that offers visitors incredible sites, scrumptious cuisine and a real sense of adventure. It is recognized as one of the best destinations to visit in Asia. Whether a family vacation, business trip or sightseeing in the East, Hong Kong is the place to be. Learn the top 30 most fantastic things to do in Hong Kong.


Introduction


Crystal bus driving down a city street

Crystal bus is your leading sightseeing travel bus in Hong Kong. Providing incredible views of the city and beyond, it is the most popular way to explore the top destination in Asia.

If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong, then the Crystal Bus is the best way to explore the popular sights in the city. The Crystal bus operates in the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. It covers 26 famous tourist spots in HK ensuring you get to experience everything from rich cultural encounters to the nightlife and incredible skyscrapers. Travel on the very first double decker bus in HK (With Bling blings)! From the comfort of the tour bus, you can view the entertainment of the city streets, impeccable architecture and everything that makes Hong Kong what it is. The Crystal bus tour is the best way to experience the thrills of the city.


Things to Do


If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong alone, then a trip along the Crystal bus tour is the best choice! Experience an incredible adventure in Hong Kong in Kowloon introducing you to the finest sights and popular destinations in the Eastern city that never sleeps. Making multiple stops along the tour, view astonishing landmarks, stop-off for a taste of Hong Kong's finest cuisine and meet new people on the impressive double decker.

Capture the excitement of the bars in Kowloon. If you and your loved ones are looking for things to do in Hong Kong this weekend, then the Kowloon market is the place to be. Along the Crystal bus you can visit the traditional Yum Cha for an experience like no other. You can try the popular Din Tai Fung while on our bus. If you are interested in cheap things to do in Hong Kong, the markets and tasty cuisine while on the bus can make all the difference!


Why Seek Yum Cha in Hong Kong?


A table full of one dim sum

  • Dim sum is Chinese's most famous culinary exports and has spread all over the world. While it is generally recognised that the tradition was born in Guangzhou, it is in Hong Kong where it has truly flourished and has become an art form.
  • It is the most traditional Chinese cuisine, dim sum itself is a form of food art, a heritage of 5,000 years of Chinese history. Plus, they are not expensive!


1. Dim Sum


Table filled with different types of Dim sum from One dim sum

You can try the popular One Dim Sum while on our bus. If you are interested in cheap things to do in Hong Kong, the markets and tasty yum cha in Kowloon can make all the difference!

  • Where is it?
On Crystalbus! or G/F 209A-209B Tung Choi Street Prince Edward (MTR exit A)

  • Cost
$60 to $120 HKD or $8 to $15 USD on average (Depends on how much you eat)

  • Must try
Lor Mai Gai - They have the best Lor Mai Gai in town, It is moist, flavorful, sticky, a handful of meat and a whole salted duck egg yolk!! So damn gooooddd!


2. Scarlett Café and Wine Bar


A close up of a the legend and chef

If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong at night, the Scarlett Café and Wine bar is the place to be.

  • Reason you should visit the contemporary bistro:
It is a cozy, beautiful restaurant with a striking French style interior and a variety of foods. Find everything from salads and freshly prepared mussels to vegan and gluten free meals.

  • Where is it?
G/F, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Expect to pay an average of $55 for a Chateau blend, prices are based on the a la carte menu and reservation.
They serve the very best wines and grills in Hong Kong. Their specialties will leave you wanting more!


3. Akita Hamayaki


秋田浜燒食堂 Akita Hamayaki

Akita Hamayaki is a must for the Hong Kong Traveler. Step off the double decker Crystal Bus into a high end experience like no other restaurant can provide. The fine diner offers the best Asian cuisine with a contemporary flair.

  • Where is It?
2/F, 15 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Unique dinner sets starting at $468 per person.
Visit the famed restaurant for the incredible blow fish jerky and Matcha ice cream.


4. Tin Lung Heen


Tin Lung Heen's prawn dumpling

Having received the travelers choice awards for 2018, Tin Lung Heen is a must see. If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong this weekend, Tin Lung Heen is a Kowloon restaurant to experience.

  • Where is it?
The Ritz-Carlton, 102/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
An Average of $492 per person
Experience fine dining at its best at the top restaurant in Kowloon!


5. Star Ferry


Star Ferry from Victoria Harbour side view

If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong for 3 days, take a trip on the Star Ferry on your first day! Experience the best views of the Hong Kong Harbor and Skyline.

  • Where is it?
Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$3.6 per person
The Star Ferry is fun and exciting offering an activity the entire family can enjoy.


6. Yan Toh Heen


Yan Toh Heen dim sum

Enjoy the finest cuisine at a 2 star Michelin restaurant with specialization in Cantonese cuisine.

  • Where is it?
18 Salisbury Road, InterContinental Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
An average seating of $1000.

The Yan Toh Heen offers the very best in fine dining. While pricey you can experience delectable dishes with the most gorgeous views of the harbor.


7. Hong Kong Skyline


HK laser show

For fun things to do in Hong Kong at night, visit the Hong Kong Skyline. On your next Crystal Bus Tour stop, enjoy incredible views and a laser light show at 8pm sharp.

  • Where is it?
Along Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Island MAP

  • Cost
It is free to enter the skyline.

Experience Hong Kong's best views from the impressive skyline!


8. Kowloon Walled City Park


Kowloon walled city park

Lined with commemorable plaques and a beautiful garden, the Kowloon City Park offers a true sense of history. It is the location of the early 19th century Qing Dynasty.

  • Where is it?
Tung Tsing Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Entrance is free.

For the ultimate tranquility while learning important history of the city, visit the Kowloon Walled City Park along your Crystal Bus Tour.


9. Cloudland Chinese Cuisine


Cloudland Chinese Cuisine

Stop off at the Cloudland Chinese Cuisine restaurant where you will find delicious yet reasonably priced meals.

  • Where is it?
1/F, Wah Fung Building, 17-23 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$150-$300

Enjoy simple yet fresh cuisine at the Cloudland Chinese Cuisine Restaurant. From roasted meat to pan fried tofu, Cloudland is the best in Chinese cuisine.


10. Space Museum at night


Inside space museum

Another nighttime activity is a stop at the Hong Kong Space Museum. Take the whole family to explore the nighttime museum and interact with exhibits, learn about astronomy and experience incredible light effects and more.

  • Where is it?
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

  • Cost
Exhibition Hall $10 standard ticket

The Night Space Museum includes a stereo movie, exhibition hall and interactive features all families can enjoy.


11. Kowloon Mountain Peak


Peak of Kowloon mountain

Stop off along your travels and experience the Kowloon Mountain Peak. Make the hiking trail along with park visits part of your things to do in Hong Kong for 3 days. Kowloon Peak is 602m in height.

  • Where is it?
It is located at the northeast corner of New Kowloon.

  • Cost
Admission is free.

Plan a trip to reach the peak at sunrise for spectacular city or join a group of visitors on New Years and national days to watch the fireworks displays.


12. Clock Tower


Clock tower in TST

Explore the wonder of Kowloon on the Crystal bus with a visit to the Clock Tower. A landmark in China, it is also among the most relaxing things to do in Hong Kong.

  • Where is it?
The Clock Tower can be found at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

At an impressive 44m in height capture beautiful images and take in the scenery from the tower.


13. Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center


Inside discovery center

If you are looking for cheap things to do in Hong Kong, the Heritage Museum is where to be. While on your Crystal bus tour, you can have a glance of the Discovery Center. Have a nice walk and get some fresh air!

  • Where is it?
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

View the exhibition gallery and introduce young ones to the educational activity center. Here you can learn of important Eastern archaeology and identify Hong Kong's declared monuments.


14. Miramar Shopping Center


Miramar shopping center

If you are a fanatic of shopping, Miramar shopping center is a must-go. Located in the heart of TST, can also shop at The One and Harbor City if you don't mind the walk. Of course, admission is free but you will spend at the incredible 6 floor levels of shops in the center.

  • Where is it?
It is located at 132-134 Nathan Road, at the corner with Kimberley Road, Kowloon. MAP

  • Cost
Entry is free.

At Miramar Shopping Center you can explore an incredible 100 shops across 400,000 square feet.


15. Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars


Classic HK cosmic stars

Manga is one of the key elements that make up Asia culture, while in TST, if you are looking for adventure things to do in Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars when you finish your Crystal bus Tour.

  • Where is it?
Kowloon Park Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
It is free to enter.

View the impressive Hong Kong comic characters from 1962 including new exhibitions and the Arts Fun Fair.


16. The Ring Bar


The ring bar

Visit the Ring Bar! Sophisticated and chic, you can dance, enjoy a cocktail and a small meal at the bar. You can also watch the latest premier league football games while enjoying your favorite beverage.

  • Where is it?
6/F, 10 & 11 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
The upper end bar hosts private event and VIP access at HK$100.

The Ring Bar is exciting and sheer nightlife entertainment in Hong Kong!


17. Kai Kai Dessert


Numbers of dessert from KaiKai

Specializing in traditional Chinese desserts, you must visit Kai Kai for incredible dessert close to Kowloon.

  • Where is it?
G/F, 121-123 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$20-$30

You have not experienced Kowloon if you have not tried the black sesame dumplings in ginger soup or tasty rice balls with hot ginger soup!

Plain and simple desserts for the most part, but done extremely well. Do ask what's in season and what isn't.

Don't fret the line, it moves fast, and turnover is quick. Get in, enjoy your dessert, and leave so the next person can get in!


18. Kowloon Park


Kowloon park

Kowloon Park is consider the garden of TST and most importantly it has its own swimming pool. What better than spending an hour at the pool chilling after a whole day of shopping. It is a beautiful natural spot with immense birdlife and cultural importance.

  • Where is it?
22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

From flamingos and incredible sculptures to comic heroes, the park is an incredible escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.


19. Capo Kowloon Restaurant


Michelin Star Italian restaurant Alto 88 - Capo di capo

A blend of Mediterranean and Italian flair can be found in the hear of Kowloon. A must-visit for the best European dishes outside of Europe!

  • Where is it?
Shop 4C-D, Tower 1, PL/F, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$150 for a 3 course meal.

For a simple pizza, sweet dessert or superb pasta, Capo is the place to be.


20. Nathan Road


Nathan road

Nathan road is in the heart of Kowloon and can be explored along the Crystal bus. The city lights, bustling people and endless malls are open all hours!

  • Where is it?
(It's very long, it lies across Mong Kok, TST and Sham Shui Po) Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

Nathan Road is where the most city life happens. If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong at night then Nathan Road is a must!


21. Kowloon Bay


Kowloon bay sea view

On your Crystal bus tour, you will see the beautiful and scenic Kowloon Bay. When you need a break from the fast pace of the city, a trip to the bay overlooking the blue water and boat activity can provide immediate calmness.

  • Where is it?
Northwest of Kwun Tong District, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

Take in the sights of the bay and experience tranquility away from the fast city life.


22. Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck


Sky100 - Hong Kong's Observation Deck

Visit the Sky Deck on the 100th floor of the Commerce Center. You cannot visit Hong Kong without experiencing its 360 degree views of the city.

  • Where is it?
100/F, 1 Austin Road West, International Commerce Centre, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

The observation deck is a must if you wish to look at the entire Hong Kong skyline.


23. The Lounge and Bar


Highest Hotels, The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong, The Lounge and Bar

The Lounge and Bar is a high end, wheelchair access and internationally themed restaurant in Kowloon. Whether an afternoon tea or a cocktail, the restaurant is one of the best experiences in the city.

  • Where is it?
1 Austin Road West, International Commerce Centre, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$187 per person

From fresh crisp finger foods to incredible dinners and an outdoor eating area to enjoy the views, have fun and unwind in Kowloon!


24. Tsim Sha Tsui Avenue of Stars


Avenue Of Stars - Tsim Sha Tsui

Often compared to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tsim Sha Tsui is where its at. Visit the southern tip and discover the many shops and eateries with fun things to do for the whole family.

  • Where is it?
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

Visit the many shops and attractions that can be found in the city along the Crystal bus tour.


25. High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel


半島酒店 Peninsula Hotel

If you wish a high class afternoon tea, visit the grand classy Peninsula Hotel to explore an exceptionally elegant hotel in Hong Kong. If you are here around X'mas, you will find their light deco amazing, I promise!

  • Where is it?
7/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
$398 for one person and $720 for two people.

Create a classic encounter with the finest tea and a true high-end experience.


26. 1881 Heritage


1881 Heritage (水警總督府)

The 1881 Heritage was a former police headquarters in the city. Today it is every shopper's dreams with its arcades, updated inventory and more. P.S. Many newly-wed couples take their wedding photos there! Say Cheers!

  • Where is it?
2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

It offers an impressive shopping experience offering jewelry and niche brands Tiffany, Blancpain and more.


27. Canton Road - Gateway


Canton Road - Gateway

The Canton Road shopping mall was designed to house the most authentic and expensive clothing, accessory and other brands.

  • Where is it?
Canton Road, Kowloon (like Nathan Road, it's very longggg) MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

It is one of the best places to shop in Kowloon where you will find queues of people waiting to get into world famous brand stores.


28. Mong Kok


Mong Kok street food

One of Kowloon's top sightseeing spots, it is open all hours for shoppers and busy city nightlife.

  • Where is it?
Mong Kok, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Admission is free.

Experience the aromas of thousands of food stalls at Mongkok. It is one of the best things to do at night in Hong Kong. From street food to large open markets, people and lights, it is a fun experience.


29. Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center


Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center

One of the few mosques that reside in the city. Mosque in central of Hong Kong. For muslim don't forget to visit this place. I visit in Ramadhan and doing iftar there, they serve delicious curry porridge and samosa for iftar break, alhamdulillah!

  • Where is it?
105 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Free

For spiritual enlightenment and learning about a valued culture in the region, visit the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center.


30. Nan Lian Garden


Nan Lian Garden

If you are looking for non touristy things to do in Hong Kong visit the Nan Lian Garden. Nan Lian opened in 2006 and offers visitors a unique Tang style Chinese garden.

  • Where is it?
60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon MAP

  • Cost
Free

The Nan Lian Garden offers a truly tranquil spot from the city where you can rest and relax. It is never really busy as it is not a popular tourist spot. Experience the immaculate outdoor space, grab a bite at the restaurant or walk to the local shops on your Crystal bus tour.


Reasons to Join the Crystal Bus Tours


With so many things to do in Hong Kong, join the Crystal Bus so you don't miss out. If you are seeking more adventure, then outdoor activities from the gorgeous gardens throughout the city to the Kowloon Peak are ideal.

Nightlife in Hong Kong is most impressive including late night shopping, the Space Museum and ferry rides along the star avenue. The Crystal bus is certainly impressive.

You can stop off at preferred restaurants and experience the exotic flavors of HK. The atmosphere on the bus makes it ideal for single and group travelers. It is one of the safest and most convenient ways to experience and explore Hong Kong.

If you are planning a journey to HK, then book a spot on the Crystal bus. We ensure that your trip is fulfilling, and you get to experience every part of Hong Kong's impressive landmarks in and around Kowloon.


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