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50 Free Things to Do in Hong Kong: Part Two

By Sophie Pettit 15 March 2018

11. Monkey Around in the Country Parks

Take a walk in Kam ShanLion Rock, or Shing Mun Country Park, where a population of around 2,000 monkeys can be spotted sunning themselves and preening each other. Be warned though, they have been known to steal! Discover more wildlife in Hong Kong.

12. Admire the Architecture in Repulse Bay

Marvel at the famous building with the hole in it – aka The Repulse Bay residential complex – and enjoy some peace and quiet on Repulse Bay beach or nearby Deep Water Bay and South Bay Beach.

13. Drink for Free (if You’re a ‘Lady’)

Grab the girls and enjoy free tipples during one of Hong Kong’s famous ladies nights. Popular bars include Carnegie’s, Oolaa, Ophelia (which boasts live burlesque performances) on Wednesday nights, and Cé La Vi.

14. Visit a Museum on a Wednesday

Schedule your culture fix for a Wednesday, when many of Hong Kong’s galleries and museums offer free admission. Among our favourites are the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the Hong Kong Museum of History. See the full list of museums here.

15. Spend Your Birthday at Ocean Park

Spend your birthday hopping on thrilling rides and admiring cute animals at Hong Kong’s second largest theme park, which offers free admission on your special day, providing you hold a Hong Kong ID Card.

16. Go Bird Watching in Hong Kong Park

Explore the beautiful aviary in Hong Kong Park where you can walk over wooden paths perched high among the trees, and spot an array of colourful exotic birds hiding among the leaves.

17Visit Tai O Fishing Village

Visit the famous houses on stilts on the western coast of Lantau Island. This charming village is full of traditional dried seafood shops where you can spot hanging sharks and pufferfish.

18. Visit Man Mo Temple

Swing by Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan and witness the giant hanging incense coils and stunning murals on display in one of the city’s oldest temples.

19. Watch the Symphony of Lights

Watch the city skyline light up with LED lights and lasers for ten minutes each night from 8pm, accompanied by a funky soundtrack performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

20. Climb Up Victoria Peak

Lap up the most stunning views of the city from above, and get fit in the process, on a climb up to the city’s most iconic viewing point.

Read Part Three

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.