From nature reserves to tower blocks, Hong Kong is home to more than 7.4 million people with over 250 islands and countless skyscrapers all over the city. As travel restrictions are easing, here are underrated places to visit when you decide to travel to Hong Kong soon:
Temple Street Night Market
If you’ve been to Hong Kong, you’d probably understand how most markets in Hong Kong close even before the sun goes down. If you’re a night owl, Temple Street Night Market is a go-to place! More than just markets with affordable items, there are numerous restaurants for you to choose from! You can even find one of the freshest seafood available here. This night market also has fortune teller stalls that you may visit!
Lamma Island is known for its seafood restaurants and is a place where you can unwind and relax. Walk through the streets’ twists and turns and see one of the most pristine beaches where you can enjoy some peace and quiet island life for a few hours.
Happy Valley Racecourse
In 1845, the British converted some of Hong Kong’s swamps into a racecourse and Happy Valley is one of the world’s most legendary horse-racing venues. The months between September and June are considered as race season and races occur during Wednesday nights, filled with fun music and live entertainment.
Also known as the Golden Mile, Nathan Road is said to be the spine of Kowloon. It connects Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront to Sham Shui Po containing malls, temples, eateries and more. You can also find high-end shops in Hong Kong near Canton Road.
Although ferries aren’t as fast as MTR when you want to reach Victoria Harbor, enjoying the scenic view is the main highlight when riding the Star Ferry. Interestingly, the Star Ferry has been making the 10-minute trip to Victoria Harbor since 1880. They offer picturesque views of Hong Kong’s famous skyline. The best time to ride the Star Ferry into the Central is at sunset for the best view or around 8pm for A Symphony of Lights, which is a light and sound show.