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Hong Kong Neighbourhoods

Go beneath Hong Kong’s glamorous surface, beyond its dazzling intensity and into its many neighbourhoods.

These neighbourhoods are where you’ll experience Hong Kong in close-up detail. And each is a destination in its own right. Like cities within a city, each has its own culture and personality, shaped over time by fascinating people, communities and stories, as well as rich and varied histories.

Below, you can find out how to experience these neighbourhoods like a local. With feature articles, insights from residents, itineraries and more, you’ll discover the Hong Kong missed by most guidebooks.

Happy exploring!

The Neighbourhoods

Explore Hong Kong’s most quintessential neighbourhood to discover heritage, food, arts and hidden treasures.

Hong Kong’s down-to-earth neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po, as shown through clothing, eats, architecture and places of discovery.

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Causeway Bay

A place of contrast and contradiction, at once busy and quiet, frustrating and rewarding, Causeway Bay is a microcosm of Hong Kong that makes a lasting impression.

Eastern District

Eastern District has always depended on its waterfront situ, though the factories, wharves and dockyards have given way to sky-high residential blocks and swish offices, hotels and malls.

Islands District

Discover a different side of Hong Kong by venturing out to one of its 250+ islands – whether you’re seeking action and adventure or serenity, escaping the city is easy.

Kowloon City

Delicious food, captivating history and the scents and sounds of lands far away – if there’s any district that proves how eclectic and multifaceted Hong Kong can be, it’s Kowloon City.

Kwai Tsing

Industrial Kwai Ching is also home to a nascent creative scene. Alongside the shipping and logistics companies, artists and entrepreneurs have moved into the district’s well-worn factory buildings.

Kwun Tong

What was once Hong Kong’s industrial heartland is now becoming the city’s newest business district, complete with gleaming office towers and buzzing shopping malls.

North District

In Hong Kong’s northernmost district the landscape shifts from urban to small town, then to rural and the frenetic pace of Hong Kong city life slows down.

Sai Kung

Dubbed the “back garden of Hong Kong”, Sai Kung is known for its fishing villages, beautiful scenery, hiking trails, beaches and islands, geological formations and low-key lifestyle.

Sha Tin

Over the mountains there’s another Hong Kong: one where cacophonous streets are replaced by the quiet whir of bicycles and where concrete gives way to lush greenery: welcome to Sha Tin.

Southern District

Vibrant city, lush mountains and sparkling surf: the Southern District lets you experience all of Hong Kong's best bits within one day.

Tai Po

One of Hong Kong’s most agreeable districts, Tai Po is a greener, more relaxed version of the city, with bicycle tracks, leafy riverside promenades and markets filled with family-run businesses.

Tsuen Wan

This western-lying district in the New Territories is home to the sixth tallest building in the city as well as lots of shopping malls and streets, but it’s also a place of history and culture.

Tuen Mun

Located far from the madding crowds in north-west Hong Kong’s New Territories, much of Tuen Mun District’s appeal lies in its bucolic coastal surrounds.

Wan Chai

Pulsating Wan Chai is one of the city’s coolest, and most dynamic neighbourhoods, with a heady mix of old and new, and East meets West.

Western District

This rapidly gentrifying district has witnessed an influx of fashionable restaurants and bars, new property developments, rising rents and a shorter version of the Mid-Levels Escalator.

Wong Tai Sin

Landlocked Wong Tai Sin is home to an intriguing mix of temples and towers, colour and calm; a heady mix that’s quintessentially Hong Kong.

Yau Tsim Mong

Known for its neon-drenched streets, packed night markets and an endless amount of shopping, Yau Tsim Mong is also one of the oldest and most diverse parts of Hong Kong.

Yuen Long

Beautiful natural landscape, wetlands and wildlife, rich heritage, indigenous communities and urban bustle: Yuen Long is well worth a detour.

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