The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in Hong Kong.
There's a practical approach to prayer at one of Hong Kong's most exuberant places of worship, the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. Here the territory's three major religions---Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism---are all celebrated under the same roof.
The InterContinental Hong Kong is located at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula and ensures panoramic, front-row harbor views from most of the contemporary rooms, designed with Asian accents that include deep, sunken tubs in the marbled bathrooms.
Inside One Peking, an impressive curvaceous skyscraper, Aqua Spirit is a very cool bar is on the mezzanine level of the top floor. The high ceilings and raking glass walls offer up unrivaled views of Hong Kong Island and the harbor filled with ferries and ships.
Take in the view of the Kowloon skyline from this pier, from which sturdy green-and-white Star Ferries cross the harbor.
Hong Kongers love superlatives, even if making them true requires strings of qualifiers. So the Tian Tan Buddha is the world's largest Buddha---that's seated, located outdoors, and made of bronze.
More than 600 pieces of delicate antique teaware from the Tang through the Qing dynasties fill the rooms at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Rooms that once housed the commander of the British forces.
Even in a city with so many world-class hotels, the Peninsula manages to stand apart from the rest, an oasis of old-world glamour-opened in 1928 and the flagship for the luxury Peninsula brand-with Kowloon and harbor views that'll make you feel like you own Hong Kong.
Fa Zu Jie is good, really, really good. Tucked away in a nondescript building in a hidden alley off Lan Kwai Fong, this reservations-only private kitchen in Hong Kong plates up inventive French-inspired Shanghainese dishes that are prepped in a polished open kitchen.
Even standard rooms in The Upper House Hong Kong hotel are suites—tranquil havens of design and indulgence that feature huge windowside bathtubs, walk-in rain showers, personal iPod touch with everything on it, free mini-bars, and high-end wine fridges.