We rated these new Hong Kong attractions and it made us want to book our next trip

Whether you’re a frequent traveler or just looking to tick off your to-do list, this place probably came to mind when dreaming of must-see destinations: none other than bustling Hong Kong. Don’t be fooled by the modest size of the city, as Hong Kong proves to be an exciting place for tourists to explore with its continuous expansion of attractions – from architecture to food and people, it’s like flipping through a Rubik’s cube with a million possible adventures waiting for you at every turn.

With the world safe enough to travel again and border restrictions easing, we decided to review these new Hong Kong attractions to guide you on your next trip.

alley of stars

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Take the Star Ferry and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier to walk among the celebrities on the Avenue of Stars. Re-opened in 2019 after a complete overhaul, the Avenue of Stars features Hong Kong’s biggest entertainment stars immortalized through statues and handprints as they circle the southern border of Tsim Sha Tsui. Among the city’s icons are martial arts master Bruce Lee and “the girl from Hong Kong” known as Anita Mui.

The revamped Avenue of Stars includes expanded green spaces and improved leisure facilities, allowing for better pedestrian circulation and walking. For this, the attraction definitely deserves a five-star rating for taking us on a journey into the past as it incorporates the culture and open space of the city, making its history accessible to everyone.

The Avenue des Stars is also one of the best places to watch the evening’A Symphony of Lights‘. However, no matter the time of day, the Avenue of Stars is a pleasant walk to stroll through the dazzling Hong Kong skyline while overlooking the waters of Victoria Harbour.

center wing

Although Wing easily scores a five-star fine dining rating in our book, needless to say, this Michelin-starred restaurant is worth a visit as it ranks 34th on the prestigious list of Asia’s Best Restaurants. Opened in 2021, the restaurant is led by award-winning chef Vicky Cheng, best known for her combination of Western techniques and Chinese ingredients.

When you get the chance, it’s a must to try some of our personal favourites: Crispy-Skinned Sugarcane Glazed Pigeon, King Crab Congee with Chicken Oil and Morel Fish Maw, Sauce abalone over rice

M+

Considered a museum and more, M+ has barely been open for a year now with its debut in November 2021. M+ is the world’s first museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia. It exhibits the 20th and 21st centuries represented by works of visual art, moving images, design objects, architectural projects and archival material.

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According to their website, “M+ has four permanent collections rooted in Asia but defined, developed and reviewed with a global perspective. Together they form the backbone of our institution and will continue to evolve with future generations.

As an integral part of Hong Kong’s developing West Kowloon cultural district, M+ rightfully deserves a five-star arts and culture rating for its innovative, world-class exhibits that perfectly capture the nuances arts of our time.

To get to M+, take the Tung Chung Line or Airport Express to Kowloon Station. Start from Exit E and walk along Nga Cheung Road to the footbridge. Cross the walkway to enter the cultural district of West Kowloon.

Hong Kong Palace Museum

Having recently opened its doors last July, the Hong Kong Palace Museum is set to become a new must-see in West Kowloon’s cultural district. The Palace Museum of Hong Kong showcases more than 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum of Beijing. Many of them are on display for the first time in Hong Kong, while others have never been shown to the public before.

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The architecture of the building mimics the grandeur of its counterpart in Beijing but with a more modern take. The vast funds of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics and antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in the Republic and in the world.

This five-star destination for history and culture is definitely worth a visit if you are curious to discover the deep-rooted traditions of Chinese heritage and learn more about its history. Travel to West Kowloon’s cultural district easily accessible via the MTR system, or you can also take the CX1 minibuses from Exit E directly to the museum.

Sha Tau Kok

Located in the Northern District of Hong Kong and right next to the Yantian District of Shenzhen, Sha Tau Kok was designated as part of the closed border area in 1951 and became a buffer zone for illegal immigration, smuggling and other cross-border criminal activities. It wasn’t until June 2022 that the town became open to the public for non-residents to explore the area, including nearby attractions such as Lai Chi Wo, Kat O, and Ap Chau.

Open on weekends and holidays, Sha Tau Kok awards five stars to adventurers who might be interested in taking a trip to the once-forbidden city. Ap Chau – a small island off Sha Tau Kok – is best known for its fascinating rock formations, including one shaped like a duck’s head with a sea arch forming its “eye”. Travelers can also be enticed to hike through Kat O, which offers spectacular views of one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful harbors, Double Haven.

To get to Sha Tau Kok, visitors must join local tours organized by travel agencies where they will apply for closed area permits on behalf of tourists.

These are just a few of the new things Hong Kong has to offer. Visit Discover Hong Kong

to learn more about how you can discover the city and create unforgettable memories.

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