Hong Kong is, without doubt, one of the most expensive cities. Even if you get your air tickets on sale, you may still feel the pinch on your Hong Kong vacation, but did you know that there’s more to Hong Kong than just Disneyland and Ocean Park? From exploring and hiking to visiting to the museum, there are actually lots of free activities in Hong Kong to add to your itinerary.
1. Dragon’s Back
Once declared by TIME Magazine Asia as the best urban hiking trail, Dragon’s Back is a 8km hike that’s doable even for beginners hikers. A ridge between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak, Dragon’s Back offers a breathtakingly beautiful lush greenery throughout the entire hike.
2. Avenue of Stars
Located along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, other than appreciating the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, you can also take a stroll along Avenue of Stars to admire the handprints of celebrities such as Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and the likes.
Catch the magical “Symphony of Lights” — a multimedia night show highly raved by tourists that involves lights dancing among buildings on both side of Victoria Harbour at 8pm every night.
3. Hong Kong Heritage Museum
A curious blend of Eastern and Western cultural influences from Hong Kong‘s rich history, Hong Kong Heritage Museum houses collections of art, history and cultural artefacts. Entry is free for all on every Wednesday, except for the special exhibitions.
4. Lamma Island
Lamma Island, a laid-back multicultural community tinted with a traditional Chinese fishing village vibe, is perfect for explorers. With walking trails, beaches and restaurants, there are enough free activities on this island to complete your day trip. The slower pace of life on Lamma Island draws tons of locals and tourists seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Of course, there’s always time to pamper yourself a little nearing the end of your budget holiday. How can we miss out the classics of Hong Kong?>> Hong Kong Disneyland