When to Go in Hong Kong Island

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The weather in Hong Kong Island is fairly pleasant year-round, so any time is a good time to visit this vibrant financial district. Check out these annual events before booking your travel.

December-January

Hong Kong Expo: The largest exhibition in Hong Kong, the famous Expo, which attracts thousands a year, features designer brands, quality goods and jewelry. Shoppers will delight in spending hours and even days exploring the colorful stalls and markets.

January

Hong Kong Tennis: If you’re visiting Hong Kong in January, be sure and attend the annual tennis championship, featuring the best international players in the world, including Grand Slam and Wimbledon champions. The budding tennis stars in your family will love this event.

March

Hong Kong Island Art Festival: The most famous art event in all of Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Island, the annual art festival presents more than two dozen performers in the areas of dance, classical and jazz music, art, concerts and ballet. The festival spans the entire month of March, and is the perfect event for a cultural night on the town. Don’t forget your camera. The price of admission varies and depends on the specific event. Book your tickets in advance by calling the tourism office.

August

East Asian Games: Featuring some 2,000 athletes who compete in more than 20 events, you can see horse-racing, cricket, track and field, and numerous other international and local sports. At night, catch one of the cultural shows put on by local dancers and performers. You can also buy goods and souvenirs on the street outside the games. Tickets can be purchase on the Internet or at any official Hong Kong ticketing outlet.

Year Round Activities

Victoria Peak: If you want to snap a few great shots of the area, take a tram up to Victoria Peak. Here you can get a gorgeous view of the city skyline, and other Hong Kong districts. The tram takes you up about 1,300 feet, and stops along the way so you can take pictures. An enjoyable experience for the entire family.

Man Mo Temple: Man Mo Temple is the oldest temple on Hong Kong Island. Built in the mid-1800s, this ancient, gorgeous temple features some of the most beautiful architecture in all the world. You can wander through the church and then head next door to check out some of the best antique shops in the world. 

Stanley Market: Located on Hong Kong Island, the Stanley market is attended by hundreds of locals and tourists daily. You can spend hours wandering through the stalls, featuring more than a thousand goods, including designer clothes, accessories, local crafts, jewelry, oriental clothing and goods, and souvenirs. A great place to get your holiday gifts in advance and for cheap! The market is open daily from 10:30am to 6:30pm, and admission is free.

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