The famous line, ‘Best things in life are free’, somehow comes to mind, after one spends some time in Hong Kong. The destination has a rich historical legacy, scenic beauty, colourful culture, and many other endearing elements. With sprawling parks, museums, temples, and beaches, this metropolis offers ample scope for a satiating sightseeing experience without burning a hole in your pocket.
Museums and galleries
You can expect free entry to many popular museums and galleries like Hong Kong Museum of Art, Space Museum and Heritage Museum on Wednesdays. A host of other museums such as Hong Kong Railway Museum and Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum also do not have any entry ticket charges throughout the week. Galleries like the Asia Society and Oil Street Art Space host stunning exhibitions that one may visit for free on specific days.
Street markets are good places to experience the local culture and way of life. These offer a fun filled experience for adults as well as kids. There are markets all around Hong Kong that cater to visitors with varied interests. Ap liu Street is famous for electronic goods while Ladies Market is a renowned destination, which sells a variety of feminine products. If antiques and artefacts interest you, Lascar Row is the place to be at. Stroll through these street markets and let the goods on display catch your imagination and interest.
Spend some time at the parks
This magnificent city boasts some of the most scenic parks that attract people of all age groups. A particularly famous one is ‘The Hong Kong Park’. Diverse plant species, exhibits and a ceramic museum ensure a joyous experience. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden and Kowloon are two other beautiful parks that offer a relaxed atmosphere in the lap of nature.
Hong Kong is an amalgamation of different cultures and faiths. Various beautiful Buddhist Temples and monasteries provide a peaceful time away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city. The Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery are two popular attractions that families can visit free of cost. The Chi Lin Nunnery, a grand Buddhist Temple crafted with wood, clay and gold is also definitely worth a visit. The ‘Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery’ will surely dazzle onlookers with its exquisite craftsmanship.
The Avenue of Stars
This is another popular attraction in Hong Kong visited by scores of people on a daily basis. Built on the lines of Hollywood Walk of Fame, this sidewalk is home to imposing statues of popular movie stars like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. The Symphony of Lights, a spectacular laser and light show, draws many people here.