Hong Kong has a fascinating past dating back to prehistory. It formed part of Imperial China, suffered the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945 and lived under British protectorate until 1997, when it returned to Chinese administration. This long evolution of events has given it an amazing cultural wealth. The footprint of the British presence on the island is undeniable. However perhaps most striking is the infinity of Chinese ancient traditions that survived here much more than in other regions. The Art and Heritage Museums are an essential visit to soak it all up.
Do not miss the nightly light and sound show that is organized daily on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui (something like the Hollywood Walk of Fame) to admire the famous skyline of the city. Take the opportunity to immortalize yourself next to the sculpture remembering the famous Bruce Lee.
On the island of Lantau you'll find the giant statue of Buddha Tian Tian and the lovely floating village of Tai-o, besides the Beach Discovery Bay where you can relax, sail the bay aboard a watercraft, see dolphins or just paddle for a while .
Visit the Temple Street night market, enjoying a meal of fish on the island Lama, ride the crowned tram to the highest point of the city in Victoria Peak, stroll through the Zen Garden Park of Hong Kong, visit the Financial Centre or going up the longest staircase in the world in The Central Mid Levels are other interesting options that add to the things to discover when you visit Hong Kong.