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Free Things To Do In Hong Kong

Did you know that there are actually 263 islands that make up Hong Kong? However, the one that you’ll all probably be most interested in visiting is the largest and most famous one; Hong Kong Island itself!

Hong Kong is a unique place to visit as it’s not really a country or a city; it’s actually a Chinese administrative region which makes it one of the most unique places in the world!

There’s so much to see and do in Hong Kong and you won’t want to miss a single second of sightseeing while you’re there!

Whether you’re visiting for one week or one month, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best free attractions in Hong Kong, as well as the top-rated paid attractions too!

Free Attractions in Hong Kong

Top Rated Hong Kong Attractions


Hong Kong Park

Similarly to escaping the bustling city streets of New York in Central Park, Hong Kong Park provides a gentle oasis away from the vibrant lights and busy city life in Hong Kong.

While the park might not be huge in size, it does offer visitors to the city a relaxing place to enjoy an afternoon stroll, a lunchtime picnic or a visit to the aviary where you can see some of the world’s most exotic birds.

The park is also home...

Hong Kong Disneyland Admission with Transfers from Kowloon Area

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  • A full day admission into Hong Kong Disneyland
  • An array of attraction for guests of all ages.
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Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street Night Market is a must-visit place in Hong Kong and it’s one of the best free attractions in the city.

While you could easily spend all of your holiday money at the many clothing, jade and antiques stalls, Temple Street Night Market is also the perfect place to soak up some truly Asian culture.

You’ll also find many fortune tellers and street performers and buskers throughout the bustling bazaar;...

Skip The Line: Ngong Ping Cable Car Round Trip Voucher

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  • A cable car trips from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping
  • Visit the Po Lin monastery through a different entrance
  • A breath-taking view of Ngong Ping from a cable car.
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A Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong’s ‘A Symphony of Lights” show holds the title as the “World’s largest permanent light and sound show” and is without a doubt one of the top free things to see in Hong Kong.

45 buildings along the Hong Kong skyline take part in the extravagant light performance at around 8pm every evening and it’s a symphony (pun intended!) of magical lighting and music.

The best places to view...

Skip the Line Hong Kong Ocean Park Ticket

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  • Admission into the Hong Kong Ocean Park for a day
  • A cable car ride to Hong Kong Ocean park
  • An array of animal exhibits with various themes.
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Dragon’s Back Hike

Avid hikers and backpackers will love this free activity in Hong Kong!

The relatively easy hike along Dragon’s Back provides remarkable views of the mountainous region in Hong Kong, as well as the numerous nearby islands.

Beginning at Cape Collinson Catholic Cemetery, the hike will take you up a steep incline for approximately half an hour before you reach the highest point where you’ll then walk along the rolling...

Hong Kong Travel Pass: MTR and Airport Express Tickets

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  • It gives easy access to major public transport systems in Hong Kong
  • It offers rides on Airport Express and a pass for the MTR (Mass Transit Railway). It is an ideal way to get around Hong Kong and view the attractions.
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Chungking Mansions

Chungking Mansions are one of the most alternative and one of the best free things to do in Hong Kong.

Inside the mysterious 17-storey complex, you’ll find a plethora of vast eateries and food market stalls with cuisines from all over the world, including Indian, African, Middle Eastern and Chinese delicacies.

The Mansions are also home to many towers, all housing numerous apartments, guesthouses, electronic shops and...

Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR, Airport Express, Ngong Ping Cable Car, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha

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  • An all in one day pass for major attractions around Hong Kong city
  • Pre book tickets to break the long entry lines
  • Airport express pass to make your journey from the airport to the city simpler and easier
  • Round trip on Ngong Ping cable car in a standard cabin with the bird's eye view of the beautiful hills,
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Clock Tower

Located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, the Clock Tower is one of Hong Kong’s most historic buildings.

Standing at an impressive 44-metres high, the Clock Tower is Hong Kong’s very own version of Big Ben and it’s a stop that you’ll definitely want to have on your Hong Kong itinerary.

Even though you can no longer access the building, it’s still one of the best free attractions in...

Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

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  • Unlimited use of MTR railway pass to go around Hong Kong
  • All tickets and passes to the Ngong Ping Cable car two and fro journey and walking tour to the Big Buddha Statue
  • Option to upgrade to glass bottomed crystal Ngong Ping Cable car
  • Guided tour to the giant big Buddha Statue
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Po Lin Monastery

The Po Lin Buddhist Monastery is consistently recognised as one of the top free attractions in Hong Kong and for good reason.

Translating as “precious lotus”, the Po Lin Monastery is a place that’s suited to culture fanatics and those wanting to learn more about the Buddhist beliefs.

The Monastery is most notably famous for being home to the “Big Buddha” statue which towers at an impressive height...

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island

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  • A one-way or round cable car trip on Lantau island
  • A chance to explore attractions on Lantau island from the top
  • A chance to enjoy the view of the Tian Tan Buddha and visit the Po lin monastery.
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Kowloon Walled City Park

This historical park is one of the best free things to do in Hong Kong as it’s absolutely teeming with fascinating historic tales.

Once a military stronghold, Kowloon Walled City Park now serves as a picturesque park that commemorates the infamous building where tens of thousands of people once lived so tightly together.

Despite being a “park”, it’s not necessarily a place that’s designed with...

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck Admission Ticket

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  • It is a tour of the tallest building in Hong Kong. It is the international commerce centre.
  • The 100th floor is the only indoor observation deck offering full 360 degrees stunning views of the famous victoria harbour and the beautiful city
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Bank of China Viewing Platform

In a city that’s full of as many towering skyscrapers as Hong Kong is, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to get a good view of everything below, without paying extortionate entry fees to viewing platforms and observation decks.

Thankfully, the Bank of China in Central Hong Kong has its very own viewing platform on the 43rd floor, and best of all; it’s free!

This is definitely one of the best...

Victoria Peak Hong Kong (Tai Ping Shan) Ticket

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  • Many tourists said: if you can visit only one place in Hong Kong, then go to Victoria Peak!

    Victoria Peak (Tai Ping Shan in Chinese), also known as Mount Austin, or locally as The Peak. It is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island with an elevation of 552m. With around 7 million visitors per year, the Peak is a major tourist attraction of...read more

Bowen Road

For another place in Hong Kong that offers unparallel (and free!) views of the city below, head to Bowen Road; a 2.5-mile long path that’s perfect for hanging out and escaping the city.

It’s a place that’s frequented by joggers and dog walkers who want to get away from the bustling city, but it’s also a popular spot amongst tourists who want to gain a more unique vantage point to admire the action...

Enjoy the HKJC horse races from the 2M roof deck.

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  • Spend a Sunday afternoon like the locals with newspapers and binoculars. Horse Racing was passed on from the Brits more than a century ago and the locals have embraced this sport ever since.

    Horse racing became a fixture in Hong Kong in 1841 but enjoyment of this sport was originally confined to the city’s elite. Today, a trip to one of...read more
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