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People from around the world enjoy Hong Kong’s international outlook and its amazing culture, cuisine and cosmopolitan lifestyle. A thriving arts scene and a busy calendar of major local and international events at world-class venues across the city keeps people entertained and inspired year round. And, when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, easily accessible countryside is great for hiking, water sports or simply relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Arts & Culture

From Canto pop and Chinese opera to Broadway musicals and acclaimed international dance troupes, orchestras and art fairs, Hong Kong’s vibrant arts scene echoes the city’s East-meets-West culture.

With sweeping views of Hong Kong Island from its harbourfront location, the West Kowloon Cultural District is Hong Kong’s newest cultural landmark and one of the largest cultural developments in the world. It’s home to the impressive Xiqu Centre dedicated to Chinese opera as well as the M+ museum of contemporary visual culture, which opened in November 2021. The Hong Kong Palace Museum is set to open in mid-2022 to showcase precious artefacts of Chinese history.

Through the integration of the arts and technology, new opportunities for the arts and creative industries are emerging in the world of ArtTech. 

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LCSD museums

West Kowloon Cultural District


Central Market

Tai Kwun

Hong Kong Maritime Museum



The Mills

Cattle Depot Art Park

Last revision date: 15/11/2021

The Great Outdoors

Spectacular hiking trails, pristine beaches, scenic coastal areas and outlying islands are all within easy reach of urban areas. Few cities in the world offer such diversity of nature so close to the city.

  • About three-quarters of Hong Kong’s landmass is countryside with some 40% protected by law, including 24 country parks, 22 nature conservation areas, six marine parks and a magnificent Global Geopark and a marine reserve.
  • There are dozens of walks and hikes for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you fancy a short stroll, a day out with family and friends, or a test of athletic ability with a challenging trail run – Hong Kong has it all.
  • Hong Kong is surrounded by the sea and has a reputation as a great place for water sports. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a beginner, it’s easy to get involved with everything from yachting and windsurfing to kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and even surfing.

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Country Parks

Marine Parks

Parks, Zoos and Gardens

Swimming Pools

Gazetted Beaches

LCSD Marine Leisure Centres

Hiking in Hong Kong

Kadoorie Farm

Cycling Tracks

Mountain Bike Trails

Last revision date: 31/07/2021

Customs & Heritage

You don’t have to look far in Hong Kong to see customs and traditions being honoured. Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn festival and Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat festival) are celebrated enthusiastically by locals and expats. Other events unique to Hong Kong include the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance and Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

Hong Kong is famed for its cuisine. From celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants to street food and local snacks, there is always something to tickle the taste buds at all hours of the day and night.

Hong Kong’s respect for its history and traditions is evident in government-led initiatives to preserve and revitalise historic buildings and promote its culture and traditions for future generations to enjoy. 

Last revision date: 31/07/2021

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