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50 Free Things to Do in Hong Kong: Part Four

By Sophie Pettit 15 March 2018

31. Visit the Goldfish Market

Admire the array of colourful aquatic beauties on sale at this vibrant Mong Kok market, which is also stocked with over-the-top saltwater aquariums, amphibians and reptiles, and all the fun accessories you will ever need to keep them entertained. Discover more amazing markets in Hong Kong.

32. Explore Po Lin Monastery

Wander around this famous Buddhist monastery, perched high in Mount Muk Yue on Lantau Island, and visit the iconic 34-metre bronze Tian Tan Buddha that sits high above it.

33. Get Lost in Tai Kwun

Explore this impressive centre for heritage and arts, which boasts 16 historic structures, including remnants of the 19th Century Victoria Prison and old Central Police Station, as well as 16,000 square feet of exhibition space, and numerous bars, restaurants, and shops. Read more about Tai Kwun here.

34. Grab a Book at Central Library

Find a good read at one of Hong Kong’s 70 static and 12 mobile public libraries dotted around the city. The Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay alone has 10 storeys of resources to explore, and you can borrow up to eight items each time if you sign up with your Hong Kong ID card.

35. Visit the Sevens Village

Can’t afford a ticket to the annual Rugby Sevens? Fear not, as there is plenty of fun to be had at the Sevens Village which is free for all to enter. Here you can lap up live music and all the action on the big screen.

36. Explore Chungking Mansions

This notorious 17-storey complex is famous for its cheap flats, curry restaurants, and for being a general gathering ground for some of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities. It's also a great spot to snap some cool shots for the gram.

37. Relax in West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade

Feast your eyes on our beloved city skyline in this spacious park which hosts regular festivals and Freespace Happenings which are free for all to attend.

38. Visit a Quirky Museum

Visit one of the city’s niche museums such as the Hong Kong Railway Museum, Hong Kong Monetary Authority Museum, and the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibit, which are free to enter all year round. Discover more niche museums in Hong Kong.

39. Stroll Around the Zoological Gardens

Visit the orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and lemurs which live in this 5.6-hectare garden nestled among the lush greenery on the northern slope of Victoria Peak.

40. Make a Wish at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

Visit the famous banyan tree in Lam Tsuen Village where people make wishes and offerings. Write your wish on a piece of paper and tie it onto the nearby wooden rack – and see if it comes true.

Read Part Five

Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.