Hong Kong District Map: Area Map of Central, Kowloon, Lantau…

Hong Kong covers a land area of over 1,106 square kilometers and a sea area of over 1,648 square kilometers. This world-renewed metropolis is made up of 3 parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories. There are altogether 18 districts on those parts, they are:

Hong Kong Island: Central & Western District (中西区), Eastern District (东区), Southern District (南区), Wan Chai District (湾仔区)

Kowloon: Kowloon City District (九龙城区), Kwun Tong District (观塘区), Sham Shui Po District (深水埗区), Wong Tai Sin District (黄大仙区) and Yau Tsim Mong District (油尖旺区)

New Territories: Islands District (离岛区), Wai Tsing District (葵青区), North District (北区), Sai Kung District (西贡区), Sha Tin District (沙田区), Tai Po District (大埔区), Tsuen Wan District (荃湾区), Tuen Mun District (屯门区), Yuen Long Districtb (元朗区).

The map at below shows you all the districts of Hong Kong. In this guide, we will also introduce the detailed info like attractions, airport, railway stations, piers, etc. in each district for you, which will make you worry free of traveling in Hong Kong.

 

Hong Kong Tourist Areas in Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Island is the second largest island (just behind Lantau Island) and the earliest area opened to the world in Hong Kong. This area lies in the south of Hong Kong and consists of 4 parts:

 

Central & Western District - City Center of Hong Kong

◇ Highlights: Victoria Peak, Victoria Peak Tram, Mid-Levels Escalator, Star Ferry, SOHO, Lan Kwai Fang, Pacific Place, Pacific Place, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding), Hong Kong Park, Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, CBD, etc.
◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Central Ferry Pier
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 37km / 23mi (about half an hour by car)

Central & Western District in the northwest part of the Hong Kong Island is the business and administration center of whole Hong Kong City. When thinking about Hong Kong, the picture that comes to your mind first must be the stretching skyscrapers in central and western district. Apart from those never-ending modern skyscrapers, this area also features raucous taverns, swanky nightclubs, hyper-luxury hotels and trendy restaurants. There are countless shopping malls and streets that can tell you the prosperity and bustle of Hong Kong, CBD, SOHO, Pacific Place, and Landmark Plaza… To enjoy the stunning city view of Hong Kong, you can ride the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak or take the pleasant Star Ferry at Central Ferry Pier from this area to Kowloon, which are the best and should not be missed ways.

If you want to travel to Guangzhou or Macau for an extending tour, catching a ferry at Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in this area is also a good idea.

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Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding) Hong Kong Man Mo Temple

 

Eastern District

◇ Highlights: Hong Kong Film Archive, etc.
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 48km / 30mi (about 1 hour by car)

As its name implies, Eastern District is located in eastern part of Hong Kong Island. This area is not that famous than other areas of Hong Kong. However, if you are a Hong Kong Film enthusiast, pay a visit to Hong Kong Film Archive must be a good idea.

Bruce Lee State in Avenue of Stars Bruce Lee State in Avenue of Stars

Southern District

◇ Highlights: Hong Kong Ocean Park, Stanley, Repulse Bay Beach, etc.
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 51km / 32mi (about 1 hour by car)

Southern District is the largest part of Hong Kong Island, covering more than half of the land in Hong Kong Island. Either for Hong Kong residents and tourists, this area is the best place to get away from the bustle and hustle of Hong Kong city. There are many beaches, parks and meekest where you can relax yourself, such as Waterfall Bay Park, Repulse Bay Beach, Stanley Market, etc. If you travel with kids, you are highly suggested to visit Hong Kong Ocean Park and create happy memories there. The cable car facing the sea in the Ocean Park will undoubtedly give you a lifetime memory.

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Hong Kong Ocean Park Hong Kong Ocean Park

 

Wan Chai District

◇ Highlights: Happy Valley Racecourse, Causeway Bay, Central Plaza, Golden Bauhinia Square, etc.
◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Wan Chai Ferry Pier
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 41km / 25mi (about 50 minutes by car)

Wan Chai District bordering Central & Western District in the east is home to some of the best convention centers in Hong Kong. Just south of Wan Chai sits the Happy Valley, one of the most famous horse-racing tracks on the planet. Besides, if you are going to visit Hong Kong on July 1st (Handover Anniversary) or October 1st (National Day of China), you’ll enjoy an ornate flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.

From the Wan Chai Ferry Pier near Golden Bauhinia Square in this area, you can get to Kowloon in the opposite by Star Ferry. There are two routes for you to choose, one is from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, and the other is to Hung Kom Pier.

Horce-racing Tracks in Hong Kong Horce-racing Tracks in Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong Tourist Areas in Kowloon

Kowloon is located in about the heart area on a Hong Kong map, facing Hong Kong Island on the opposite side of Victoria Harbour. The buildings, restaurants, hotels in this area are not that luxury than those in Hong Kong Island, but more traditional. There are many shopping streets and delicious street foods waiting for your explore. It consists of 4 districts, they are:

Kowloon City District

◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Hung Hom Station
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 40km / 25mi (about 50 minutes by car)

Kowloon City District is on the central of Kowloon, neighboring Wong Tai sin District in the northeast and Yan Tsim Mong District in the southeast. From Hung Hom Station there, you can take Through Trains to Guangzhou.

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Hong Kong Hung Hom Station

Hong Kong Hung Hom Station

Yau Tsim Mong District

◇ Highlights: Shanghai Street, Avenue of the Stars, Hong Kong Museum of History, Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road, Ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market, etc.
◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Star Ferry Pier, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 33km / 20mi (about half an hour by car)

Yan Tsim Mong District is another vital transport and tourist area in Hong Kong city. In this place, you can not only experience Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, but can also catch High Speed Trains to other top tourist destinations in China, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Xian, Xiamen, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. Besides, though you cannot find that many bars and clubs than in Hong Kong Island, there are many day and night markets, some of the best museums, hotels and shopping streets you will love, such as the most famous Mongkok, Nathan Road, Ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market, etc. Indulge yourself for some delicious street foods at those streets is also a good idea. If you feel cruise about the history of Hong Kong, you can pay a visit to Hong Kong Museum of History there.

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Temple Street Night Market Temple Street Night Market

 

Wong Tai Sin District

◇ Highlights: Nan Lian Garden, Wong Tai Sin Temple, etc.
◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Star Ferry Pier, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 33km / 20mi (about half an hour by car)

Wong Tai Sin District derives its name from the Wong Tai Sin Temple there, the famous Taoist Temple in Hong Kong for people to pray for happiness, peace and health. Not far from the temple, there is also a popular garden built in the Tang Dynasty style named Nan Lian Garden. You are not really suggested to find a hotel in this district, but it is a good place for sightseeing.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple Wong Tai Sin Temple

Hong Kong Tourist Areas in New Territories

The New Territories is the largest part of Hong Kong, covering a land area of about 975.1 square kilometers. It borders Shenzhen in its north and stretches to Lantau Island in the west and other outlying islands in the south. If you are going to arrive at Hong Kong by flight or getting from Shenzhen to Hong Kong by Metro, this area is usually the first stop of your Hong Kong tour.

The main tourist district area in New Territories is in Lantau Island of Islands District, where you can find large expanses of green and lush forests, the century-old temples, the historical Tian Tan Buddha, the fairytale Disneyland…

Useful Links:
>> Hong Kong MTR | >> Shenzhen Metro

Islands District

◇ Highlights: Hong Kong Disneyland, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, etc.
◇ Vital Stations and Ports: Hong Kong International Airport, Sky Pier (HKIA)
◇ Driving Distance to Hong Kong International Airport: About 11km / 7mi (from 15 minutes by car)

Islands District includes the Lantau Island and other over 260 islands of Hong Kong. Lantau is the largest of the islands. Hong Kong International Airport, the only airport in Hong Kong for tourists, settles in the northwestern part of Lantau. Aside from the airport, the longest bi-cable ropeway in Asia - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, along with The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery are hot landmarks attracting tourist visiting Lantau.

Tourist Tip: If possible, you are suggested to avoid the weekends and holidays to experience the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. As one of the most visited attractions in Hong Kong, it usually needs to wait after a long waiting line for a ticket at that time.

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Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong International Airport Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

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Panoramic View from Victoria Peak Panoramic View from Victoria Peak

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