Welcome to the Tourism
Commission's homepage and, in particular, a special warm welcome to visitors
to Hong Kong.
In order to maintain
Hong Kong's position as the top destination city for visitors in Asia,
the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region established
the Tourism Commission in May 1999. Our job is to enhance our tourism
facilities and support the development of new attractions and events so
that Hong Kong remains a premier tourist destination.
As Asia's world city,
Hong Kong has much to offer to you as a visitor, whether you are coming
here on business or for pleasure:
- A city of charm:
the sophistication of an international city, cultural diversity and
cosmopolitan lifestyle are at the very core of Hong Kong's attractions.
- Natural beauty:
we also offer unspoilt natural parkland and spectacular scenery.
Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions:
- The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. Looking down from The Peak you will be amazed by the spectacular view of the world- famous Victoria Harbour.
- Giant Buddha at Lantau Island beside the Po Lin Monastery, is the world's tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha.
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort at Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, is the first Disney themed resort in China.
- Ocean Park at the southern part of Hong Kong Island, provides an exciting mix of entertainment, education and conservation facilities.
- Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront marks the unification of Hong Kong with the motherland. The "Forever Blooming Bauhinia" Sculpture (Golden Bauhinia) at the Square is a gift from the Central Government. There is also the flag-raising ceremony held every morning.
- Repulse Bay at the southern part of Hong Kong Island, famous for its wide and wave-lapped beach, is popular with locals and visitors alike.
- Stanley Market & Murray House, a popular market town that offers crisp sea environs and bargain buys. Murray House is a restored three-storey colonial building situated at the Stanley seaside.
Symphony of Lights, once awarded the World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show by Guinness World Records, staged on both sides of the Victoria Harbour, starting at 8:00pm every night. (Special announcement)
of Stars, located on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, not only a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers for their devoted contribution to local and world theatres, but also one of the ideal vantage points for visitors to appreciate "A Symphony of Lights".
- Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, visitors can take a sampan ride to enjoy the scenic views of the typhoon shelter and take a closer look on the daily life of the fishermen in Aberdeen, or enjoy the seafood cuisine on the floating restaurants.
The major tourism projects came on stream in recent years include:
- Hong Kong Wetland Park, located at Tin Shui Wai, is a world-class conservation, education and tourism facility.
- Ngong Ping 360 comprises the 5.7 km Ngong Ping ropeway, a 25-minute cable car ride which offers a spectacular view of the beautiful landscape of Lantau Island, and the cultural and religious themed Ngong Ping Village. With about 15-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village, visitors can reach the nearby Wisdom Path, a huge outdoor display consisting of 38 timber columns carved with Professor Jao Tsung-I's Heart Sutra.
- Ma Wan Park, a community facility to promote positive community values like love of life, family and the Earth. Noah's Ark, situated next to the Ma Wan Park, is the world's first full-sized replica. With the stunning views of the spectacular Tsing Ma Bridge and Ma Wan Channel, Noah's Ark comprises of stimulating and inspiring expos, restaurant and resort.
And don't miss the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail and the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum accommodated in a historical mansion in the Central and Western District, and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in Central Pier No.8.
Please also visit Hong
Kong Tourism Board's website for the latest events and attractions taking place in town.
Come and enjoy a most unforgettable holiday in Hong Kong!
Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region