Hong Kong is filled with spectacular and fun places. But if you want to explore the hidden gems and non-touristy places that are not overcrowded like the rest of Hong Kong, you have come to the right place. Refer to our list to explore the Off-beaten paths of this lovely holiday destination:
- Peng Chau Island
Peng Chau is one of the hidden gems in Hong Kong. Peng Chau is untouched by tourism and is a great place to unwind and experience the true local life. The island has a small population of around 6,000 residents. The waterfront enjoys the hustle-bustle of ships as well as some great seafood. You can stroll around the island; the Peng Chau heritage trail would take you through the traditional islands’ ancestral buildings. The Peng Chau Heritage Trail is a fun walk past some of the island’s modest historical sights.
- Visit Sham Shui Po
Sham Shui Po is a Hong Kong hidden gem. This colorful Kowloon locality provides a drastic contrast to the glitz and glam of the skyscrapers in the center of Hong Kong. Every street here is known for different goods, from clothes and suitcases, decorations to match the season, electronics of every kind, craft and jewelry making supplies, basically everything under the sun. Take a walk through the busy wet market to see fresh fish fillets for a local feel. You will love the place if you are a foodie as it offers the famous Tim Ho Wan dim sum, Kung Wo Tofu and Soybean shop and Kwan Kee dessert shop.
- Go on a sunset cruise on Aqua Luna
The Aqua Luna cruise is a traditional Chinese boat and is one of the most unique things to do in Hong Kong. The stunning red sails of the Aqua Luna are iconic and visible every night as it sails up and down Victoria Harbour. This boat is one of the last remaining red-sail traditional wooden Chinese junk boats and has been revamped to take passengers on short harbor cruises. You can relax on its deck and enjoy the mesmerizing views from the heart of the city to the tropical coastline of Hong Kong.
- Check out the Street Art
Soho and Wan Chai is known for its incredibly stunning street art. Over the past few years, street art has become extremely popular in Hong Kong and there are lots of beautiful pieces scattered around Soho and Wan Chai. While taking a stroll around, you will stumble upon numerous cool and colorful street art. You can explore its street art around the city on your own. It is one of the coolest things to do in Hong Kong. In Wan Chai, from Queen’s Road East on your way towards Morrison Hill, you can spot and explore all the different streets and spot the pieces of art around you.
- Police Married Quarters
PMQ is a complex in Soho that is a creative hub for local designers and brands. It is a revamped heritage-listed building that is presently a local creative hub. PMQ known as the “Police Married Quarters” used to house married junior police officers. It is now home to about several design galleries, shops, and boutiques with an emphasis on homegrown designers and brands. PMQ is a great place to pick up unique souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. Make sure to check out cool storefronts.
- Hong Kong Global Geo Park
The Hong Kong Global GeoPark is the outcome of a volcanic explosion that occurred more than 140 million years ago, where volcanic ash fused and formed layers of rock. Today, it is the crowning glory of the nation’s round-up of parks and reserves and makes for one of the most spectacular landscapes in the region. You can walk up to the Sedimentary Rock Region in the confines of the GeoPark which is a must-see. It features Hong Kong’s oldest rocks, more than 400 million years; along with many human-height stone formations that will make your jaw drop a little.
- View at Lugard Road
Lugard Road is one of those hidden places in Hong Kong that most travelers don’t know about and miss out on. Take a stroll along Lugard Road for the beautiful view. Lugard Road is located next to the Peak Tower that offers a relaxed, leisurely, mostly-shaded stroll around the iconic Peak. Lugard road offers the best sunrise view of Hong Kong.
There are plenty of cool and unique things to do in Hong Kong off the beaten path! If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong and deciding on the itinerary, PML Holidays is one place for all your international and domestic travel-related needs. With all the information about your holiday destination on your fingertips, we make the travel easy and stress-free for you.