Discover Hong Kong’s Hidden Gems

The iconic skyline, bustling streets, and vibrant markets may come to mind when you think of Hong Kong tourist spots. While these are certainly highlights of the city, the Hong Kong island also hides a treasure trove of lesser-known attractions that offer unique experiences for the discerning traveller, of which deserves a good spot on your travel itinerary.


Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island

While Lamma Island is known for its hiking trails, the quieter village of Sok Kwu Wan on the eastern side offers a peaceful escape. Enjoy fresh seafood at waterfront restaurants, take a leisurely stroll along the harbour, or hike to the scenic Mo Tat Wan Beach for picturesque views.

Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Ferry Fee: HKD23.10 (Adult), HKD11.50 (Child)
Directions: 1 hour by car and ferry


Kowloon Walled City Park

Tucked away in the heart of Kowloon, the Kowloon Walled City Park is a serene oasis that offers a tranquil retreat from the fast-paced city. This historical site was once a lawless, densely populated urban enclave, but today, it is a beautifully landscaped park with traditional Chinese architecture, gardens, and a museum with a section that exhibits the history of the walled city.

Opening Hours: 6.00am to 11pm daily
Admission Fee: Free
Directions: 15 minutes by car


Yim Tin Tsai Village

(Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Located on an uninhabited island near Sai Kung, Yim Tin Tsai Village is a restored Hakka village frozen in time. In this village, whose name means 'Little Salt Pan", you will find the only place in Hong Kong where salt is produced today. Since receiving the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2005, the world heritage island has become one of Hong Kong’s most popular day trip destinations in recent years.

Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm daily
Ferry Fee: HKD50
Directions: 45 minutes by car and ferry


Nan Lian Garden

Tucked away in the heart of Diamond Hill, Nan Lian Garden is an exquisite example of a classical Chinese garden designed in the Tang dynasty style. In this tranquil Hong Kong park, stroll along winding paths, cross elegant bridges, and admire the lotus ponds and bonsai trees. The garden also houses the Chi Lin Nunnery, an exquisite wooden temple complex.

Opening Hours: 7am to 9pm daily
Admission Fee: Free
Directions: 15 minutes by car


Tai-O Fishing Village

(Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Tai-O, nestled on Lantau Island, is a picturesque fishing village in Hong Kong. Known for its stilt houses and vibrant cultural scene, embark on a boat tour through the narrow waterways, sample an array of local snacks, and experience the laid-back atmosphere here.

Opening Hours: 24 hours
Admission Fee: Free
Directions: 1 hour 30 minutes by car

Begin your journey of exploration through these lesser-known attractions for a different perspective of the city, away from the crowds and the well-trodden tourist paths. For more convenient travels, stay at Park Hotel Hong Kong for quicker access to a network of efficient public transportation that can easily bring you to your desired attractions. 



Park Hotel Hong Kong

Conveniently located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from a myriad of local dining establishments, shopping malls and tourist attractions. Access the efficient metro network at just a 7-minute walk to the nearest station and be well on your journey to explore the best of this bustling and vibrant city.