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50 Free Things to Do in Hong Kong: Part Three

By Sophie Pettit 15 March 2018

21. Stroll Along Temple Street Night Market

Lap up the buzzing atmosphere as locals and tourists haggle for every gadget and gizmo under the sun at this popular night market, which offers amazing street food and fortune tellers to boot.

22. Wander Around Yuen Po Bird Garden

Watch elderly locals take their lucky pet songbirds out for a leisurely stroll in this atmospheric Chinese garden, which offers a glimpse into traditional Hong Kong culture.

23. Browse Antiques in Cat Street

Find a world of hidden treasures in this tucked-away alley on Upper Lascar Row in Sheung Wan. Old Chinese snuff bottles, propaganda posters, and rare Ming dynasty furniture can be found in these charming market stalls.

24. Go Gallery Hopping Along Hollywood Road

Spend a morning or afternoon browsing the numerous galleries and shops dotted throughout this burgeoning art hub. Popular spots include YellowKorner and sister gallery Carré d’artistes.

25. Admire the Blooms in the Flower Market 

Delve into a jungle of exotic blooms and delicate aromas among the dozens of shops at this Mong Kok market. Houseplants and blossoms are said to bring good fortune, especially at Chinese New Year, and you will find plenty of lucky petals here.

26. Have a Picnic in Sun Yat Sen Park  

Relax with some nibbles in this 4.22 hectare park in Sai Ying Pun, which offers a seven-a-side soccer pitch, two basketball courts, and stunning views of the city skyline.

27. Potter About in Stanley

Have a browse among the art galleries and souvenir stalls in Stanley Market on the Southside, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront where you will find a great selection of bars, restaurants, and even a temple or two.

28. Join a Pub Quiz

Gather some of your friends and put your knowledge of trivia to the test at one of the city’s popular pub quiz nights. Hangouts include Trafalgar, McSorley’s, Rummin' Tings, and The White Stag.

29. Go Cycling in Sha Tin

Enjoy a breath of fresh air and cycle from Sha Tin Park to Tai Po Waterfront Park, along the Shing Mun River, taking in the scenic Tolo Harbour with its views of Ma On Shan.

30. Catch Some Rays in Tamar Park

Sprawl out in this 183,000 square-foot urban park which plays host to various art, music, and cultural festivals throughout the year. It’s also a prime viewing spot to catch the Chinese New Year and National Day fireworks displays over Victoria Harbour.

Read Part Four

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.