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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Hong Kong Tourists

Tourism Survey

Taipei retains its position as the favoured travel destination for Hong Kong travellers. Seoul has leapfrogged over Tokyo, Bangkok, and Osaka to assume 2nd place. And Osaka moved up one spot to claim 3rd.


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo Credit: Ang Mo Kio.

According to the survey Taipei, Taiwan, has retained its place as the most popular travel destination for Hong Kong tourists.

So what is Taipei’s secret - the food, the people, the culture, or the proximity to Hong Kong?

Taipei’s night markets and its all night bookstore would have to be high on the list. Other top attractions would have to include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple, the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, and the Dan shui Riverside Cycle Path.

Shuffle at the Top

Actually there has been quite a shuffle at the top.

Seoul, Korea, has leapfrogged from 5th into 2nd place. Osaka, Japan, has moved up one place from 4th into 3rd. Singapore has moved up 2 places from 6h to 4th.

Tokyo, Japan, has dropped from 2nd to 5th, and Bangkok has dropped from 3rd to 6th. Rounding out the Top 10 list are London, England; Macau; Paris, France; and Shanghai, China - all of which have maintained the ratings they scored last year.

Underneath each photo are links to hotel search engine webpages for that city and all-new FREE downloadable ArrivalGuides, with optional Goodle Play and Apple Store apps.

1. Taipei, Taiwan (1)


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Library in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo Credit: Ang Mo Kio.

Top 5 Taipei tourist attractions: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple, the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, and the Dan shui Riverside Cycle Path.


2. Seoul, Korea (5)


Korean Royal Palace in Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Top 5 Seoul tourist attractions: Gyeongokgung Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea, Namsago Hanok Village, Seoul Tower Hangang River Ferry Cruise. 

3. Osaka, Japan (4)


Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan. Photo Credit: 663 Highland.

Top 5 Osaka tourist attractions: Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History, Shin-umeda City Floating Garden, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, the National Bunraku.

4. Singapore (6)


Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Top 5 Singapore tourist attractions: Trick Eye Museum, Singapore Zoo, the Sultan Mosque, Boat Quay, and Fort Canning Park.

5. Tokyo, Japan (2)


Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Credit: Kakidai.

Top 5 Tokyo tourist attractions: Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Produce and Fish Market, Tokyo National Museum, Kabuki-za, and Sumo Wrestling.

6. Bangkok, Thailand (3)


Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Top 5 tourist attractions: Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, the Temple of Dawn, and Wat Saket and Phu Khao Thong.

7. London, England (7)


Houses of Parliament in London, England. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Top 5 London tourist attractions: the National Gallery, the British Museum, Madame Tussauds London, West End Theatres, and HM Tower of London.

8. Macau (8)


The Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral in Macau. Photo Credit: Gilad Rom.

Top 5 Macau tourist attractions: the Ruins of St. Paul's, Guia Lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Macau, Monte Fort, and Macau Tower. 

9. Paris, France (9)

Arch of Triumph in Paris, France. Photo Credit: Sebastian Terfloth.

Top 5 Paris tourist attractions: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur, the Arch of Triumph, and the Seine.

10. Shanghai, China (10)


The Bund at night in Shanghai, China. Photo Credit: Miguel A. Monjas.

Top 5 Shanghai tourist attractions: the Bund, the Urban Planning Museum, the Shanghai Museum, Fuxing Park, the Bund Tourism Tunnel.