Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a population of 7.1 million people and 50,000 things to do. There’s no limit to how long a list of recommendations can get, but we've narrowed it down to 10 must-see sights.  Tune in tonight at 10pm | 9c to see Rev and the Simmons exploire Bali on Rev Runs Around the World.

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Silver Strand Waterfall
Silver Strand Waterfall

Silver Strand Waterfall

At the eastern end of the Nan Lian Garden, visitors can find the Silver Strand waterfall. Look closer, it hides the Chi Lin Vegetarian restaurant. 960 1280

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Zi Wu bridge leads to the golden Perfection Pavilion

Zi Wu bridge leads to the golden Perfection Pavilion

At the Nan Lian Garden, a Tang Dynasty-styled red Zi Wu bridge leads to the golden Perfection Pavilion. However, the bridge is non-functional. 960 1280

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Bouldering in Tsuen Wan

Bouldering in Tsuen Wan

Parks make up nearly 40% of Hong Kong’s land. No surprise, then, the city offers great outdoor activities such as bouldering in Tsuen Wan, with breathtaking views of the city’s high-rises just beyond. 960 1280

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Lamma Island

Lamma Island

To the west of Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island offers a scenic escape from the city’s urban madness. 960 1280

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Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha

Take a walk up 268 steps to reach the Tian Tan Buddha. The massive bronze statue sits atop the Ngong Ping Plateau on Lantau Island. 960 1280

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Six Devas

Six Devas

Surrounding the Tian Tan Buddha are bronze statues known as the Six Devas, each posed offering flowers, incense, a lamp, ointment, fruit and music. 960 1280

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Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery

Also on Lantau Island, the Po Lin Monastery is an international Buddhist retreat and popular tourist attraction. The Tian Tan Buddha is an extension of the monastery. 960 1280

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Heart Sutra on the Wisdom Path

Heart Sutra on the Wisdom Path

On Lantau Island, take a short walk from the Po Lin Monastery along the Wisdom Path to reach a monument of wooden columns inscribed with the Heart Sutra. 960 1280

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Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

The Man Mo Temple sits in the midst of Hong Kong’s central district. Inside, visitors can see large coils of incense hanging from the ceiling. 960 1280

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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery

The Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex in Kowloon. Founded in 1934, it was rebuilt in the 1990s in a Tang Dynasty-style. 960 1280

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The Center

The Center

A sculpture sits outside The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth tallest skyscraper. 960 1280

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Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery

The aroma of giant incense sticks fills the air around Po Lin Monastery. 960 1280

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Nan Lian Garden's serenepond

Nan Lian Garden's serenepond

Set against Hong Kong’s skyscrapers, visitors can enjoy Nan Lian Garden’s serenepond, as well as the Silver Strand waterfall, accessible by the Pavilion Bridge. 960 1280

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The clock tower at the Kowloon Public Pier

The clock tower at the Kowloon Public Pier

The clock tower at the Kowloon Public Pier gives Star Ferry passengers a time reminder. 960 1280

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