See and Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a vibrant and complicated city with energy like no other place in the world. It is constantly changing, and the growing influence of mainland China on this former British colony makes it a particularly fascinating place to live. New restaurants, bars and shops are almost constantly added to a long list of already established attractions. 

There are also plenty of things to see and do in Hong Kong, and it's easy for exploring expats to find English speakers who can help them on their way. 

Recommended attractions in Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

Expats should take a trip on the funicular to the summit of Victoria Peak where breathtaking views of the cityscape and Kowloon Bay unfold before their eyes. They can discover their new home and take in the chaotic beauty of it all. While up there, browse in some of the summit shops, or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the restaurants overlooking the city.


Located on the southern shore of Hong Kong, Aberdeen was a haven for pirates a few centuries ago, but these days it’s a popular tourist attraction and upmarket expat neighbourhood. The suburb seduces expats and locals alike with its culture of traditional boat dwellers and the allure of fresh seafood just caught off its friendly shores.

Police Museum

Expats can spend a fascinating afternoon wandering this museum and enjoying exhibits of all sorts of artefacts relating to the Hong Kong Police Force, such as weapons and uniforms, as well as historical archives and photographs.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

This Taoist Temple is one of Hong Kong’s most frequented temples and is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a legendary hermit who supposedly possessed healing powers and was a soothsayer of some renown. This temple usually sees people making ornate offerings or coming to see the local fortune tellers who practise their trade from within.

Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History showcases the city’s cultural, natural and archaeological history. Expats can enjoy viewing the exhibitions of photographs, artefacts, traditional costumes and objects that will teach them more about their new home.


Shannon is an American teacher and writer currently living in Hong Kong. She writes a book and travel blog about her reading adventures, and she is working on a travel memoir about the year she found herself unexpectedly alone in HK. She likes fencing, traveling and coffee shops.