I went to HK in November and here's a few things I recommend:
- High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel - they do not accept bookings, it's a matter of queuing up but definitely worth it.
- The Peak (take the tram up)
- Star Ferry
- Evening cruise on the Aqualuna (junk on the harbour) Absolutely a MUST. I did this in November and loved it. Perfect way to end a day of sightseeing. (www.aqua.com.hk)
- Big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery - If you want to do a day trip away from the city for some amazing sightseeing and a bit of peace and quiet. (Take the ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then the bus)
- A day at the markets - I recommend the Flower Market, Bird Market, Goldfish Market and Ladies Market for the day. Temple Street Night Markets for the evening.
- If you're in HK on a Wednesday night, I recommend the 'Come Racing Tour' by GrayLine (http://www.grayline.com.hk) - even if you are not into horse racing this is worth the experience.Something a bit different.
Check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board website (www.discoverhongkong.com) for more ideas. If you are not traveling for a while, you can order free brochures from them or pop into one of their offices while you are in HK. They have great brochures with self guided walks etc and I found these really good when I visited.
Hope this gives you some ideas, enjoy your time in HK. Hope you'll love it as much as I did! almost 8 years ago
Here are my top 3. Classic tourist things but they really are worth ticking off:
- Go see the giant Buddha on Lantau island. Take the cable car up if you aren't scared of heights for some fabulous views.
- Take the Star Ferry between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island to admire both sides of the city.
- Go to the top of the Peak, escape from the horrible shopping centre at the top and take a walk around the Peak for some stunning views of Hong Kong from above the skyscrapers almost 8 years ago