Here is our short list of the best cheap things to do in Hong Kong. Hong Kong can be pretty expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us help you find the best things to do in Hong Kong.
Ride a ferry across the harbor.
Head down to the Victoria Harbor Piers and check out all of the different available ferries. They are all really cheap, and allow you to see Hong Kong’s outlying islands. Even if you just take the ferry to the other side of the harbor, it’s fun and you get great views of the city skyline. Star Ferry’s night cruise is awesome.
Take the bus to the top of Victoria Peak.
It’s bus #15 and it only costs like $10 HKD. If it’s a clear day you will have awesome views of Hong Kong from the top. The ride up is pretty fun, with great views along the way. The Peak Galleria has free viewing platforms as well. I would recommend bringing your own food and drink to the peak, as everything seems to be really pricey once you are there.
Make the hike up to 10,000 Buddhas.
This is one of the coolest things to do in Hong Kong. 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is a little hard to find, but luckily for you we made a guide on how to get there!
Ride the tram around town.
One really neat experience for us was hopping on the tram (AKA ‘Ding Ding’) and riding that instead of the MTR. You get a great view of everything that is going on, and it is super cheap to ride.
Eat street food.
Of course this would be on the list, everyone gets hungry, right? Hong Kong has some great street food. Whether it’s fried squid, stinky tofu, or egg waffles, don’t pass up an opportunity to try some cheap, delicious food.
Visit a museum.
We loved the Hong Kong Heritage museum. Super cheap, and with a great Bruce Lee exhibit!
Browse the many different night markets.
Ladies Market is our personal favorite. Tons of things to see, and food to eat. We got some great deals here. Don’t forget to haggle! Never act too interested in something and never take the first price offered!
Go for a hike.
Lion’s Rock, Dragon’s Back, and many more. Hong Kong has over 300 km of hiking trails so get searching! The only cost is your transportation to get there.
That’s just a few of our ideas for cheap things to do in Hong Kong. What are yours? Also, check out our 3 Free Things to See in Hong Kong. If you want to follow us we are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope.