Canada Hotel (Hong Kong)
Great choice for accommodation
when visiting Hong Kong. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. The hotel features 29 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless (complimentary),
Canada Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Avenue of Stars and the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi access and rooms with a flat-screen TV.
The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport.
Equipped with air conditioning and a fan, the simply furnished rooms offer a telephone and an attached bathroom with shower facilities.
Room service is provided. Guests can also head to the 24-hour front desk for assistance with luggage storage, laundry and ironing services.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
With over 100 incredibly life-like wax figures, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong delivers a fun and interactive celebrity experience in which everyone can either become a star, or just compare themselves to the real thing.
Located in The Peak Tower, guests can gape at some of the world’s most famous faces in 11 themed areas: Hong Kong Glamour, Royal Family, Historical and National Heroes, TV Studio, World Premiere, Kung Fu, K-wave, The Champions, Authentic History, Music Icons and Fantasy Kingdom. Re-enact classic TV drama scenes with Kim Soo-hyun and immerse in K-pop culture at the all-new K-wave Zone, practise kung fu with Jackie Chan at the all-new Kung Fu Zone, pose with US President Barack Obama at the White House, feel Andy Lau’s heartbeat, glam it up with Lady Gaga on stage, and step into Fantasy Kingdom – a world full of virtual characters and superheroes!
Complete the star-studded journey at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong souvenir shop, which features a full range of souvenirs and gifts, from personalised wax hands, to mini look-alike figurines, 3D glass cubes and many more options.
The Peak Tram
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times — back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming.
Did you know?
The opening and closing scenes of the 1955 movie Soldier of Fortune, starring Clark Gable, were filmed in the Peak Tram. You can discover more about the Peak Tram’s fascinating history at the Peak Tram Historical gallery, which is located at the Peak Tram Lower Terminus.
That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.
The anvil-shaped The Peak Tower has a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 428, in addition to dining and retail outlets. Nearby, The Peak Galleriahas a free-entry observation deck, as well as shopping and dining options. More Head to Lugard Road Lookout and Lions Point View Pavilion for more stunning views. For leisurely unfolding vistas, take the 3.5-kilometre Peak Circle Walk.
The Peak Tram
Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience in its own right — Hong Kong Island’s skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles as you make the ascent to The Peak on the city’s historic, funicular railway.
Located at Lower Terminus, The Peak Tram Historical Gallery is a way of paying tribute to The Peak Tram, its heritage and the history of Hong Kong. Since 1888, The Peak Tram has served Hong Kong, quietly witnessing 120 years of the city's changes. The gallery brings back many memories for local visitors and gives overseas visitors a glimpse of how the Pearl of the Orient has come to shine.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is presenting a series of spectacular events! From ‘Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover’ to its 10th anniversary celebrations, these sensational events cannot be missed.
Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover
Celebrate Star Wars with ‘Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover’ this summer, with exclusive experiences for Star Wars fans! Reimagined from Space Mountain, you will walk past a gigantic X-wing starfighter, flight suits and pilot helmets on your way to try your skill as a rebel pilot in the Hyperspace Mountain, before meeting legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca and resourceful astromech droid R2-D2 at Star Wars: Command Post.
Experience Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, adapted exclusively for Hong Kong Disneyland. Aspiring younglings (aged 4-12) will be recruited to don Jedi robes and join a secret training session with Jedi masters on how to use the Force, and their wit, to wield lightsabers! So join the Star Wars action by becoming a brave pilot, hero of the Resistance or Jedi Knight!
Mickey and the Wondrous Book
This brand new stage performance is an epic journey through an enchanted storybook. As the pages turn, you will be immersed in seven beloved Disney tales, including The Jungle Book with Baloo and King Louie; The Little Mermaidwith Ariel; Tangled with Rapunzel; Brave with Merida; Aladdin with the Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine; The Princess and the Frog with Tiana and of course, an epic ‘happily ever after’-style Disney finale, Frozen with Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.
Fairy Tale Forest — presented by PANDORA
Have fun meandering through this enchanted living forest, where there will be miniature iconic scenes from five of the most cherished Disney Princess stories:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. Activate music box scenes to see them come to life with captivating music and animation, recreated in miniature perfection for your regal delight!
‘Disney in the Stars’ with All New Castle Projection
During the 10th anniversary celebration, the nightly fireworks will be accompanied by an enhanced castle projection with cutting-edge technology and dazzling lighting effects. Your favourite stories and characters will be joined by some new friends, including Joy and Sadness from Inside Out, Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and the new upcoming release Finding Dory, Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6, and Lightning McQueen from Cars.
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. In 2012, its impressive ability to offer guests a world-class experience that blends entertainment with education and conservation was confirmed when it became the first Asian winner of the biannual Applause Award, the most prestigious award in the amusement and theme park industry.
The park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 915,000 square metres. The Waterfront and The Summit areas are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train.
Adventures in Australia
Adventures in Australia brings you on a quest to meet vibrant and captivating Australian animals in Hong Kong! Watch the furry koalas perched on branches and red-necked wallabies springing about, and don’t miss the sweet serenade of the laughing kookaburras! Discover the rich history of Australia while discovering how you too can adopt a Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS).
A journey deep underwater to meet over a hundred sharks and rays that shatters the myths surrounding them, including the sawfish with a saw-like rostrum, and the zebra shark with leopard-like spots! Discover their beauty from 360 degrees at this exciting exhibit.
Polar Adventure — Explore the North and South poles in one day
Polar Adventure lets you explore the North and South poles, from the exhilaration of a bobsled ride to the wonders of meeting king penguins up close. You’ll also see long-tusked Pacific walruses, spotted seals, arctic foxes, snowy owls and other extraordinary animals. And when you need a break, Tuxedos Restaurant serves refreshments with a view of more than 70 penguins frolicking on the ice.
Old Hong Kong — Relive fond memories of times gone by!
Old Hong Kong brings the unique culture of Hong Kong in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s back to life. Savour the sights and sounds of yesteryear aboard the Heritage Tram! Be mesmerised by the colour and buzz of life in accurate recreations of old streets and scenes. Take a trip into nostalgia and take home some antique souvenirs to keep the memories alive!
In this zone, guests can dangle off a cliff on the floorless roller coaster, Hair Raiser, or hang upside down while swinging on The Flash. Soar with The Aviator to feel the sensation of flight, before knocking around on bumper cars. Don’t leave without a ride on Rev Rooster, a high-speed and energetic classic.
Hop aboard a raft and become immersed in the exotic sounds of a tropical rainforest. On this journey, you’ll encounter some of the most fascinating animals in the world! Catch the antics of the world’s smallest monkey, the pygmy marmoset; or see weirdly wonderful critters, including the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, and kinkajou, as well as the green aracari, the world’s smallest toucan.
In this world-class marine-themed area, you can watch Symbio, a multi-sensory show featuring the world’s first 360-degree water screen, embark on a journey of exploration into the Grand Aquarium, or view marine life from the world’s largest aquarium dome or through a giant viewing panel eight by 13 metres large. Make sure you drop by Neptune’s Restaurant for Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience!
Amazing Asian Animals
At the Amazing Asian Animals exhibit you can visit some of Asia's rarest animals. Take an interactive journey of discovery at the Giant Panda Adventure where you’ll get to know some of Asia's most precious native animals, including giant pandas, red pandas, Chinese giant salamanders and Chinese alligators. Admire the spectacular display of goldfish at the Goldfish Treasures exhibit, or visit the colourful birds and playful Asian small-clawed otters at Panda Village.
Other popular attractions include the Sea Jelly Spectacular, The Abyss turbo drop, the Mine Train roller coaster and the show at Ocean Theatre.
During festive seasons, Ocean Park Hong Kong will organise special events such as Halloween Bash, Asia’s biggest Halloween party, and Summer Splash water play activities.
Ocean Park Hong Kong is committed to promoting and supporting animal conservation in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Part of the proceeds from admission tickets and some retail items will go towards the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong to support wildlife conservation projects.
Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower
Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.
A history of the Clock Tower
1910The Kowloon–Canton Railway line is opened.
1913Foundations are laid for the terminus in Tsim Sha Tsui.
1915The station and its clock tower are almost complete but the delivery of fittings and fixtures from Britain are delayed because of the First World War.
1916Terminus station is completed and officially opened. However, the clock was not installed in the tower because of concerns about costs. Photographs from this era show the tower without a clock face.
1919Funds to complete the clock tower were eventually raised. The bell and electric clock arrive in Hong Kong but installation was further postponed until necessary drawings and instructions from the manufacturer were obtained.
1921After years of delays, the clock begins operating.
1970sA new terminus station is opened in Hung Hom and the old station is demolished with the exception of the Clock Tower.
1990sThe Clock Tower is listed as a Declared Monument.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.
Lan Kwai Fong , Central, Hong Kong
Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from stylish wine pairings to raucous jelly shots and the food on offer is as diverse as the clientele.
Thanks to Hong Kong’s dominance in Asian cinema, this centre of late-night revelry is so renowned that its official street sign is more photographed than many of the celebrities who haunt its clubs. Mostly, the area is crowded with people from the surrounding offices of Central, eager to shake off the working day or week. Get in the thick of it with a street side perch, or watch the antics on the road below from one of the upper floors.
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.
Golden Bauhinia Square
The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.
Today the site is hugely popular with Chinese visitors who come to take photos of the Reunification Monument, which bears inscriptions of the calligraphy of President Jiang Zemin who represented China at the Handover Ceremony and to enjoy the pomp and symbolism of the daily Flag-raising Ceremony with beautifulVictoria Harbour as a backdrop.
Daily Flag-raising CeremonyEvery day except the first of each month
This ceremony is performed by Hong Kong police officers in ceremonial uniform and includes the playing of the national anthem. The ceremony will be conducted by different uniformed youth groups on the second Sunday of each month.
Enhanced Flag-raising CeremonyOn the first day of every month
This ceremony includes a flag-raising party of Hong Kong police officers accompanied by a rifle unit, both wearing full uniform. The ceremony will include the playing of the national anthem by the Police Band followed by a 10-minute musical performance by the Police Pipe Band.
Please be aware that the flag-raising ceremony may be cancelled at any time due to bad weather conditions. In the case of a cancellation, an announcement will be made through local media channels between 7am and 8am.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
With its vast curtain of glass and 40,000-square-metre aluminium roof sculpted to echo a seabird soaring in flight, the striking Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is a major landmark on the Hong Kong Island skyline. Known worldwide as HKCEC, this harbourfront expansion used top-down construction techniques to meet a challenge of limited land supply; its highly innovative methods winning many industry accolades.
While Jackie Chan fans may remember the building as the setting for the dramatic grand finale of New Police Story, it was also the backdrop for a spectacle of far more significance — the Handover Ceremony on 30 June 1997. This is when the former British Crown Colony was returned to the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established.
Internationally, the HKCEC is known as a world-class convention and exhibition centre and was voted Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia for the 13 times by industry awards in 2016.
While you’re in the area, check out the nearby Ani-Com Park@Harbour"FUN" for a glimpse of local comic culture.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple’s claim to ‘make every wish come true upon request’ might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.
The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born in the Fourth century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill). In 1915, Taoist priest Liang Ren-an carried a sacred portrait of Wong Tai Sin from Guangdong in southern China to Hong Kong. Now housing this precious portrait, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is where worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance and fortune telling.
Feng shui enthusiasts may notice structures representing the five geomantic elements: the Bronze Pavilion (metal); the Archives Hall (wood); the Yuk Yik Fountain (water); the Yue Heung Shrine (fire), where the Buddha of the Lighting Lamp is worshipped; and the Earth Wall (earth). Other areas of the complex include the Three Saints Hall, the Confucian Hall and the extravagantly colourful Good Wish Garden that is lavishly decorated with chinoiserie.
Avenue of Stars
Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui is closed for repair and improvement works, which are expected to be completed around the end of 2018. A selection of the Avenue of Stars exhibits is displayed at Garden of Stars and Starry Gallery in the meantime. Please refer to their official website for details.
Thanks to the efforts of Hong Kong’s movie industry over the past century, many in Asia and farther afield are familiar with the city’s sights before they’ve even set foot here. The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East’.
See movie-related exhibits, now on display at Garden of Stars and Starry Gallery.
Garden of Stars
Exhibitions at Garden of Stars include:
- Sculptures of Bruce Lee, Anita Mui, McDull and the Hong Kong Film Awards statuette
- 20 star handprint plaques
- Movie-themed exhibitions
- A mural depicting classic movie scenes
Did you know?
You can trace more than a century of Hong Kong cinema on the Avenue of the Stars, starting with the ‘father of Hong Kong cinema’ Lai Man-wai, who in 1913 directed Hong Kong’s first feature film Zhuangzi Tests his Wife, to the international superstars of more recent times, including Jacky Chan and Chow Yun Fat.
Ngong Ping 360
Ngong Ping 360 is the ideal springboard to exploring Lantau Island. Your journey begins with a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung. Give the amazingCrystal Cabin a try. Its glass bottom offers an astonishing bird’s eye view of the magical deep blue sea and lush green mountainside underneath your feet. As you step out of the cable car, you will be greeted by the culturally themed 1.5-hectare Ngong Ping Village, where a wide array of shops and eateries in Ngong Ping Village offer a delightful shopping and dining experience. Also, don’t miss the Walking with Buddha multimedia presentation.
Conclude your Lantau Island day-out with a breathtaking sunset view as you take the cable car back to Tung Chung.
360 Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass
Venture out to the other parts of Lantau Island by taking a bus at Ngong Ping’s Public Transport Interchange located right next to Ngong Ping Village. Ngong Ping 360’s '360 Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass' comes with all transportation for your exploration of Lantau’s aerial, land and water fun. Take the bus for an excursion to Tai O fishing village. From there, you can take a boat to see Hong Kong’s unique stilt houses and Hong Kong’s ‘pink’ dolphins.
Guided and self-guided packages
Ngong Ping 360 offers guided and self-guided packages for your one-day Lantau Island adventure. From romantic getaways to group get-togethers, these packages include cable car, bus and boat — all the transportation you will need to explore the amazing Lantau Island.