Cultural Activities

Hong Kong's cultural cache continues to grow, with a steady stream of museums and galleries springing up all over the city. The newest, and arguably one of the most impressive, is the Hong Kong Palace Museum along the West Kowloon waterfront, where nine galleries dedicated to Chinese art and culture await. Don't miss, too, the M+ Museum in West Kowloon, which curates regular international exhibitions. Head over to Tsim Sha Tsui to visit the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Science Museum, which has plenty of interactive exhibits on everything from biodiversity to magnetism to keep the kids entertained.

As for galleries, don't miss the UK export White Cube in Sheung Wan for contemporary art and sculpture, or Whitestone Gallery, which focuses on Japanese art. Other don't-miss spots include Admiralty's Asia Society for a local focus and the Opera Gallery in Central for works from emerging and established artists.

If you're keen to catch a concert, good venues include Hong Kong City Hall, which has hosted globally renowned orchestras and choirs. For everything from rock concerts to open mic poetry readings, head to the Fringe, a grade I listed building in Central. The AsiaWorld-Expo is the place to catch a big show: it's hosted everyone from Lady Gaga to Ed Sheeran.

Hong Kong has two theme parks: Disneyland, which has seven themed areas including Main Street U.S.A and Toy Story Land, and Ocean Park, where attractions include giant pandas, water rides and an aquarium.