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SEE: The Langham, Hong Kong Shares Top 5 Must-Do’s

BY THE LANGHAM, HONG KONG 香港朗廷酒店

Hong Kong The Langham Hotel

Hong Kong has long been THE Asian destination for global travelers. Before Shanghai, there was the cosmopolitan metropolis of Hong Kong. Before Tokyo, there was the vibrant city lights in Hong Kong. Before the rise of Taipei 101 Tower, there was the iconic Victoria Harbor.

A city welcoming millions of travelers annually, Hong Kong has never experienced a shortage of five-star luxury hotels. But few standout above all, and few have stood the test of time.

Situated in The Sun Arcade, The Langham, Hong Kong 香港朗廷酒店 is in the midst of Hong Kong’s lively shopping district. Its 498 lavish rooms feature marble bathrooms, city or courtyard views, hi-tech equipments and not to mention: free Wi-Fi. Last winter, the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court ascended to 3-star status in the 2016 Michelin Guide, meanwhile The Langham Hong Kong also collaborated with Ladurée, releasing exclusive Langham flavored macaron with confection designed then delivered from Paris.

The Langham never steers too far from extravagance, but it always focuses on the root of local culture and traditions. When we needed a list of recommendations for must-do’s in Hong Kong, we knew who to ask. The award-winning hotel gave us the perfect top 5 list, so your trip stays straight to the point!

1. Star Ferry ride across Victoria Harbor and visit Avenue of Stars.

Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (map, website)

Call: +852 2367 7065. Single ride day round trip ticket starts fromUSD $11 

Star Ferry has been carrying passengers between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island and across Victoria Harbor since 1888, all the while providing passengers with stunning views of Hong Kong’s amazing skyline. Before you go, visit the nearby Avenue of Stars, which celebrates Hong Kong’s rich cinematic history with tributes to Hollywood’s famous stars of the East, such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and many more.

Facebook Reframing Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Star Ferry

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2. Temple Street Night Market

Temple St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong (map, website)

This rowdy thoroughfare in central Kowloon offers an incredible array of trinkets and treasured treats for the savvy shopper, with hawker stalls at every corner. There are also fortunetellers and food stalls that offer local delicacies.

Discover Hong Kong.com Temple Street night market

3. Gaze at the cityscape from Victoria Peak.

The Peak, Hong Kong (map, website)

Hours: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.

The panoramic view from atop Victoria Peak perfectly encompasses Hong Kong’s stunning cityscape. Looking down at the city from this famous vantage point, the panorama delivers breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor, an abundance of skyscrapers and the beautiful mountains. Everything you’ve heard about Hong Kong’s restlessness and energy is dramatically reaffirmed by the view from The Peak.

Facebook Hong Kong Victoria Peak

Facebook/Hong Kong Victoria Peak

4. Take a day trip to Lamma Island.

Lamma Island is a blend of Western and Chinese island life. Take a day trip and hike one of the many trails to see Hong Kong’s coastal scenery, enjoy a BBQ on the beach and take dip in the ocean afterwards. There’s also the Lamma Island temple for a bit of culture and charm.

SEE ALSO: Lamma Island – Hong Kong’s Hippie Land

hong kong lamma

Jetset Times/Anton Walker

5. Charter A Junk.

Hong Kong isn’t just a city; in fact it’s a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands with rugged coastlines and deserted coves. The best way to visit is by hiring a “junk“, which is a term formerly applied to traditional Chinese fishing boats but now refers to any motorized vessels. Pack a picnic and icebox full of beer and wine (or get it catered), and set off through the scattered islets. Find a remote location to drop anchor and dive off the deck for a swim.

Facebook Hong Kong Junks

Facebook/Hong Kong Junks

The Langham, Hong Kong 香港朗廷酒店

8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (map, website)

+33 1 42 33 24 33. Follow The Langham on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do you think of these Hong Kong must-do’s? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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