Sight-seeing

Hong Kong Island

Aberdeen
Aberdeen harbour is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. To get a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, many visitors take a sampan ride or take in the view from one of two magnificent floating restaurants anchored here.  Three storeys high and elaborately decorated with swirling red and gold dragons and other traditional Chinese motifs, the experience is not to be missed. Neither, of course, is the delicious fresh seafood and the excellent Cantonese fare on offer.
The Legislative Council Building
The Legislative Council Building
The most outstanding feature of the building is the pediment in the center of the building that contains the statue of the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis who is blindfolded and holds a scale.
Government House
Located in Mid-Levels on Upper Albert Road, this colonial gem was the former official residence of 25 British governors of Hong Kong prior to the handover in 1997.The splendid gardens filled with lovely rhododendrons and azaleas are opened for public viewing on special occasions.
The Peak
There's a reason why The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong: It is absolutely incredible! Looking down from The Peak you'll be amazed by the spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides.

There's nothing in the world like the Peak Tram. Pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 373 metres (about 1,200 feet). They're leaning at a 45°angle! Whether you're going up or coming down, you'll love this trip.
The Peak
Golden Bauhinia Square
Golden Bauhinia Square
The Expo Promenade (also known as Golden Bauhinia Square) outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront marks the most significant occasion in Hong Kong's history - the return of the former British colony to the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.



Kowloon

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
If you have a long-standing wish that's yet to come true, perhaps the place to visit is the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple where, provided you make an earnest plea to the gods, "every wish can come true" - or so it is said.

Covering 18,000 square metres, the temple is, apart from being an important religious centre, a scenic attraction full of beautifully ornamented traditional buildings.

Chi Lin Nunnery
This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang Dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. There are other halls containing a treasure trove of religious relics as well as restful lotus ponds.



New Territories

Sha Tin Che Kung Temple
The Che Kung Temple is located in the Tai Wai area of Sha Tin.  The temple is dedicated to "Che Kung" (General Che), a great soldier who achieved fame by quashing a rebellion in South China during the Sung dynasty (AD 960-1279).  After his death, people began worshipping him for his courage.  The temple features a main altar flanked by huge drum and bell. There is also a giant statue of Che Kung at the altar in the main worship hall.
Ching Chun Koon
Located in the heart of Tuen Mun's crowded residential high-rise blocks.The ground's Taoist temple contains many treasures, including lanterns from Beijing's Imperial Palace.The main building is the Palace of Pure Brightness and dotted around the exquisitely designed grounds are pagodas, pavilions, pai-laus (ornamental archways), quadrangles, towers, Chinese gardens and fish ponds, all complemented by trees, shrubs, flowers and potted plants.
Ching Chun Koon
Yuen Yuen Institute
The Institute was founded in 1950 and occupies 10 acres in the tranquil, beautiful environment of Sam Dip Tam.

The Institute is a collection of temples, pavilions, monasteries and prayer halls dedicated to Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist beliefs, and its sprawling grounds are dotted with decorative gardens and ponds. The Institute's purpose is to spread the principles of these three religions, to uphold the eight virtues (i.e. filial piety, respect, loyalty, fidelity, propriety, justice, honesty and honour) and to promote social welfare.

Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees
A visit to the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees is a great way to take part in a local Chinese tradition!

These two famous banyan trees are a favourite with local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and incense papers hoping their wishes will come true. During Chinese New Year, many Hong Kong people make a pilgrimage to this spot to make their Chinese New Year wishes by tying wish-making papers onto the wooden racks beside the trees.

 

Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery
Outlying Islands

Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery

No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the world's tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island.  The majestic figure of the seated Buddha is 34 metres high, was cast in China and took over 10 years to complete. Weighing 250 tonnes, it was unveiled in 1993 amid deeply religious ceremonies.Visitors can climb the 268 steps to reach the platform where the Buddha is seated.