Hong Kong is one of those cities that always surprises you. It’s a sprawling, urban metropolis nestled between mountains and white sand beaches with a famous skyline! Its ability to embrace new technologies, whilst keeping true to its heritage and traditions, is amazing.

There are so many things to do in Hong Kong beyond the skyscrapers, you might even be surprised by what you find. 

Watch the Symphony of Lights from Tsim Sha Tsui

The light show lasts for about 10-15 minutes and is best viewed from the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, overlooking the buildings on Hong Kong Island. 

Take in the views from Victoria Peak

The views are the main reason to visit Victoria Peak, as aside from that, you’ll find a shopping mall with Madame Tussauds and a couple other gimmicky museums. 

Eat some Dim Sum

For the locals, they love dim sum. A form of dining where small dishes are shared around a table. You can have anything from steamed buns to sui mai (a meaty dumpling) and soup dumplings. 

Ride the Ding Ding

The ding ding is what the locals call its iconic tram that rides from one side of Hong Kong Island to the other (named after the dinging sound it makes). The tram is the cheapest, and slowest, form of transport in Hong Kong. 

Take the Cable Car to the Big Buddha

One of the most popular things to do in Hong Kong is to ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up to the Tian Tan Buddha, more famously known as The Big Buddha.