Get Inspired / Asia / Hong Kong & Macau Hong Kong Island Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Hong Kong & Macau Hong Kong Island story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China For such a compact island, Hong Kong carries plenty of punch as a commercial hub and holiday destination. The many shopping options, restaurants and bars around the Central district are complemented by such exciting experiences as taking the on a journey to the Peak for a bird’s eye view of the island - and beyond. Venture to Stanley Markets, watch the horseracing at famous Happy Valley, marvel over the temples at Aberdeen or dine on seafood at Repulse Bay. CENTRAL: Here you can see charming colonial buildings in the shadows of what many describe futuristic monoliths or skyscraping office blocks and apartments. It is the location for the seat of government, a transport hub, a financial and banking centre, and an exclusive shopping district. Lan Kwai Fong, the famous nightspot area, is located in Central along with another fashionable evening dining area, So Ho. Its main attractions are Victoria Peak, the Peak Tram and Peak Tower, Flagstaff House, Museum of Tea Ware, Central Mid-Levels Escalator and the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. WESTERN: Hong Kong’s most traditional “Chinatown” area is located in the Western district, a place to shop for bargains and dine on a Chinese cuisine for varying tastes and budgets. WAN CHAI: Home of the fictional Suzie Wong and once famous for its carousing sailors, this colourful district still offers exciting nightlife as well as the more culturally friendly arts centres. Office plazas and restaurants serve a diverse range of international cuisine. CAUSEWAY BAY: Not far from Central is Causeway Bay, a very popular and vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife area. HAPPY VALLEY: If you love to dabble in sport, this famous valley has hosted many an exciting horserace and is also the host of the annual Rugby Hong Kong Sevens. ABERDEEN: On the island’s southern side, the Scottish-sounding Aberdeen is an ancient fishing port with a long maritime history. Nearby are the rides and various other exciting features of family-friendly Ocean Park, a huge amusement park perched on two mountain peaks with a scenic cable car ride. SOUTH SIDE: The beaches of Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay, and the villages of Stanley and Shek O, are among this area’s scenic treasures. A major attraction is the bargain hunter’s favourite Stanley Markets. Murray House is another favourite attraction. Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT China Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Is this the best restaurant in Vietnam? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 4 Thai beach mantras to live by Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.