World ? Asia ? China ? Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Best Free Things to Do

  • Expand Your Horizons at Hong Kong's Museums: A Museum Pass allowing entry to five major museums, covering everything from Chinese art and Hong Kong's history to space, science, and cultural life in the New Territories, costs just HK$30 (US$3.90/ţ2.10). Or, go on Wednesday, when these same museums are absolutely free.

  • Explore Hong Kong's Parks: Hong Kong's parks are destinations in themselves, offering a wide range of free activities and attractions. Among the most unique are Kowloon Walled City Park, once a no-man's land of slums and now a Chinese garden, and Hong Kong Park, with a huge aviary and the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

  • Meet the People: Learn about pearls, jade, feng shui (geomancy), Cantonese opera, and other cultural traditions on free, 1-hour tours and lectures given by local experts. There are even free harbor cruises aboard an authentic junk. To learn more about the Hong Kong Tourism Board's "Meet the People" program, stop by a HKTB Visitor Information & Services Centre for the Cultural Kaleidoscope brochure, which outlines the current free offerings.

  • Get Up Early to Watch Tai Chi: Before breakfast, head to one of Hong Kong's many parks to watch people going through the slow, graceful motions of tai chi, or shadow boxing. For the best viewing, go to Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Park, Victoria Park, or the Zoological and Botanical Gardens. You can even participate in free practice sessions, held 4 mornings a week on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade.

  • Explore the Western District: Produce, bolts of cloth, live snakes, ginseng, dried seafood, Chinese herbs and medicines, a historic temple, a museum dedicated to Chinese and Western medicine, and antiques and collectibles are just some of the things you'll see while strolling through one of Hong Kong's most fascinating neighborhoods.

  • Stroll Tsim Sha Tsui's Waterfront: There's a pedestrian promenade that stretches from the Star Ferry eastward along the Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront, providing close-up views of the harbor and Hong Kong Island with its skyscrapers. After dark, this is a wonderful romantic stroll, with the lights of Hong Kong Island shimmering across the water. A bonus: Every evening at 8pm, Hong Kong puts on a spectacular laser-and-light show projected from skyscrapers on both sides of the harbor. The best place to see this colorful extravaganza? On the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.

  • Imbibe at Happy Hour at a British Pub: To save money engaged in our favorite sport (we are talking darts here, aren't we?), end a busy day of sightseeing and shopping by rubbing elbows with Hong Kong's working population as they take advantage of happy-hour prices in British pubs throughout the city. Most pubs and bars offer a happy hour that can stretch on for hours, with two drinks for the price of one or drinks at reduced prices.

  • Content provided by Frommer's Unlimited © 2019, Whatsonwhen Limited and Wiley Publishing, Inc. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. Travmarket cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.Event details can change. Please check with the organizers that an event is happening before making travel arrangements. We accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site.