4 Free Activities in Hong Kong

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If you’ve ever stayed in Hong Kong for a few days, you’ll know just how expensive it can be. But did you know that there are a lot of attractions you can visit for free? In between Disneyland and Ocean Park, try and sneak in these totally free activities in your itinerary.

1. Dragon’s Back

Free places in Hong Kong: Dragon's Back
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

Free Places in Hong Kong: Avenue of Stars
Avenue of Stars (image via InSapphoWeTrust)

Located along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, you can stroll along Avenue of Stars to admire the handprints of celebrities such as Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and the likes.

Free Places in Hong Kong: Victoria Harbour
Symphony of Lights in Victoria Harbour (image via Nik Cyclist)

You’ll also be treated to a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. 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

Free places in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Hong Kong Heritage Museum (image via Jisu-jang)
Hong Kong is a curious blend of Eastern and Western cultural influences. Take a glimpse of its rich history at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, which houses collections of art, history and cultural artefacts. Entry is free for all on every Wednesday, except for the special exhibitions.

4. Lamma Island

Free places in Hong Kong: Lamma Island
Lamma Island (image via Marvin Wan)
Lamma Island, a laid-back multicultural community, with the air of a traditional Chinese fishing village. i. 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?

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