Hong Kong is a city that works hard and plays hard. By day it’s a bustling metropolis of international business. At night, it transforms into a brightly lit playground with a dazzling array of choices. With high-octane entertainment, a choice of super clubs and some superb restaurants, Hong Kong is a city that truly comes alive after dark.

Take a look at our guide to Hong Kong nights…

SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS

Check out the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. Each night at 8pm, a stunning display of synchronised lights and music erupts on both sides of Victoria Harbour. Experience how the display captures the city’s energy, spirit and diversity. Head to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront for the best view. A perfect way to start any evening in this incredible city.

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Blue Route, Stop: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

LAN KWAI FONG

Visit Hong Kong’s party capital, a compact square of streets in the centre of the city. Dip into a choice of bars, clubs and restaurants to check out what’s on offer. Kick off your night here and where you’ll end up is anyone’s guess. The focal point of Hong Kong nightlife does not disappoint.

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Red Route, Stop: Lan Kwai Fong & Soho

SKY BARS

In a city with a skyline as good as this, it makes sense to get up high and enjoy it. But for the best view, cross the harbour to Kowloon and chill out at one of the many sky bars, including Ozone, Aqua Spirit or Eyebar. Sip delicious cocktails as you gaze out over the spectacular lights of the city.

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Blue Route, Stop: Hankow Road

HIT THE CLUBS

You’re spoiled for choice in one of the clubbing capitals of South East Asia. Most of the big names are found on Hong Kong Island around the Lan Kwai Fong district. Dance the night away at Magnum, Dragon-i and Bungalow. With clubs open until the small hours of the morning, especially at weekends, who will be the last on the dancefloor?

Red Route, Stop: Lan Kwai Fong & Soho

NIGHT CRUISE

Hong Kong nightlife is not all about energetic fun. There are plenty more serene pleasures at your disposal if that’s more your speed. And one of the most peaceful options is taking to the water on an evening cruise. Enjoy stunning views of the skyline and explore the harbour on a family-friendly boat trip. Or, choose an option with free drinks for a more grown-up experience.

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TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET

Hong Kong is famed for its markets, but shopping is not only a daytime activity here. In this 24-hour city, the Temple Street Night Market is the place to go to pick up a bargain with everything from watches to electronic gadgets on offer. Wander the brightly lit rows of stalls and even pop in to have your fortune told by one of the mystics here.

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Blue Route, Stop: Temple Street

HAPPY VALLEY RACES

Night race meets at the track are a big Hong Kong attraction. Place a small bet on a horse and try to pick a winner. Or simply enjoy the electric atmosphere of the floodlit track as the horses gallop around. There have been races here since 1846, and it’s where the city’s most glamorous folk hang out with the champagne flowing in their private boxes.

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Red Route, Stop: Causeway Bay - Sogo

CAUSEWAY BAY

Hong Kong’s hip youngsters love to hang out here in the evening, indulging in a spot of retail therapy. There are plenty of bars (both at ground level and on the rooftop) where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere if you’re all shopped out. Check out Inn Side Out, Hooray Bar and Dickens Bar for some lively fun.

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Red Route, Stop: Causeway Bay - Sogo

Night or day, Hong Kong is a city with plenty going on. Don’t be fooled by all the suits and sombre business attire, because when the sun goes down, the locals' hair gets let down with it. With a choice of adult and family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone in Hong Kong at night. And once you’re all partied out, recover on one of Hong Kong’s Best Beaches the morning after.