Satisfy your wanderlust by exploring Hong Kong in 360!
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Hiking for views of the city, visiting an authentic dim sum joint, exploring the quirky neighbourhoods — these are just some of the things we miss dearly about Hong Kong.
For those who miss Hong Kong too, Hong Kong Tourism Board has launched an exciting campaign that allows us to explore Hong Kong from home!
360 Hong Kong Moments is a series of specially curated virtual reality (VR) videos with themes ranging from Urban Jungle to Thrilling Nights. Take a trip down memory lane, or discover places you might not have known existed in Hong Kong.
Explore Hong Kong in 360 on mobile by turning your phone left and right. (or use your mouse to drag if you’re watching on desktop)
*Pro-tip: Wear headphones for a more immersive experience.
Here are our favourite 360 Hong Kong moments we can’t wait to experience in real life when travel resumes!
Salivate over street food and Michelin-star restaurants
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Hong Kong’s culinary scene is like a dictionary-sized menu — filled with endless pages of food options. There’s little chance you’ll be able to try it all, but you’ll attempt to anyway.
Discover Hong Kong’s wide range of shopping spots
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Did you really visit Hong Kong if you didn’t do a little shopping?
Night markets are a huge part of Hong Kong’s culture. We miss the open-aired stalls, hunting for good deals and the overall crazy atmosphere! Temple Street and Ladies’ Market are just a few places to hit up for affordable clothes and accessories.
The city also excels in mega malls; head to Causeway Bay and Harbour City to see for yourself. K11 MUSEA is an up-and-coming cultural-retail hub that opened in 2019 — we’ll definitely be visiting on our next Hong Kong trip!
Explore Hong Kong’s great outdoors
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Despite being known mainly for its crowded urban landscape, over 75% of Hong Kong is covered in greenery! Swap out shopping for a day and explore the country’s incredible outdoors.
If you’ve already conquered Suicide Cliff, give Hong Kong’s other hikes a try! One famous hike is the 8.5km Dragon’s Back trail, which stretches from Shek O to Big Wave Bay. Alternatively, hike up Sunset Peak, Hong Kong’s third-highest mountain.
Appreciate Hong Kong’s diverse districts
A newly opened record store in Sham Shui Po. Photo credit: @kevinlu via Instagram
Hong Kong has 18 districts, each with its own unique personality — and they’re all worth getting to know!
Sham Shui Po is the trendy, popular kid with all the latest gadgets. Despite COVID-19, many new cafes and galleries have popped up in the district in the last year. In fact, a Timeout survey in 2020 listed Sham Shui Po as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world!
Experience Hong Kong’s myriad of things to do
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Admire Hong Kong’s iconic skyline
The best way to soak in the view of Hong Kong’s skyline is from the water! Live it up with an hour-long cruise (from ~S$34.55) down Causeway Bay on a traditional Chinese junk ship.
Catch the daily Symphony of Lights Show — a stunning 14-minute display — at 8PM! For the best view on land, head to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
Be part of Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife
While Hong Kong is fun to explore in the day, the city comes alive at night. Besides bustling night markets and late-night suppers, there are plenty of other activities for the night owls.
Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo form the core of Hong Kong’s nightlife, with several popular bars and clubs. If you’re looking for a more unique experience, catch an exciting horse race at Happy Valley Race Track!
Capture Hong Kong’s street art and galleries
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Hong Kong is a brilliant canvas, and it doesn’t take an art expert to appreciate her many intricate details. With world-class galleries and edgy street art, the arts scene in this city is a vibrant one.
Discover Hong Kong virtually while waiting for the travel bubble
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With all the new attractions and shops popping up, we can’t wait for our next trip to Hong Kong. In the meantime, exploring this dynamic destination virtually would have to do.
Already planning your Hong Kong itinerary? Check out our Ultimate Hong Kong Guide for the must-sees and hidden gems!
Featured image credit: Andy Yeung
What are some of your favourite things to do in Hong Kong? Share with us in the comments!
This post was brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board.