Hong Kong has been going through some troubled times, but it still remains one of Asia’s top tourist destinations and should feature high up on every globe trotter’s bucket list.
Sightseeing by sea…
There is much to do and see in this island city and for those looking to see the sights from the sea surrounding it, a good starting point would be with a Hong Kong Boat and Yacht Rental from Simpsons. The number and variety of craft on offer is mind boggling and in addition to one-day trips there are longer cruises that can contribute and element of calmness and relaxation to a holiday. A day trip on one of the larger cabin cruisers would also be a very popular option for a company from the mainland eying Hong Kong as a venue for a staff outing. Fashion-conscious ladies will want to be wearing stylishly appropriate outfits for a yachting trip such as which can be conveniently acquired online.
There are also a number of options for exploring the city close up. For the more energetic tourists there are Hong Kong and Kowloon walking tours and for a glimpse into the distant past the trip to and from Kowloon can be made in one of the old wooden ferryboats that have been lovingly preserved. The trek up to the Kowloon Peak Observation Platform is also said to be well worth the effort for its views of stunning scenery. For nature lovers there are spectacular views of the city to be had from the hiking trails in the forested mountain areas above Hong Kong.
…and by mechanical means
Those who prefer a more leisurely approach can enjoy the view with a trip on the Peak Tram Sky Pass or from a ride on Lantau Island’s Ngang Ping 360 Cable Car, which can be booked in advance to avoid queueing. Sufferers from vertigo be warned though – this experience is not for you.
For the family
Good news for families is that the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is reopening and that Covid health protocols will be strictly observed. Reservations can be made online and up-to-date information accessed on the Disney Parks YouTube channel and Blogs. As well as the Disney theme park there are a number of accommodation options available in the resort.
Hong Kong has a lot of museums, some of the most popular being:
- The Museum of History – with displays and dioramas depicting Hong Kong’s journey through time from its origins to the modern era,
- The Science Museum – with many fun, hands-on experiments,
- Heritage Museum – featuring a variety of events and exhibits pertaining to the arts,
- Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds – for hobnobbing with lifelike simulacrums of celebrities and idols from around the planet,
- Maritime Museum – a historical voyage,
- Space Museum – may the Force be with you,
- Museum of Art – situated by the waterside in Victoria Harbour, and
- Bruce Lee Park – with its forested areas and lakes is said to be a calm and peaceful place and for kung fu fans there’s a museum depicting his life and achievements.
A day at the races
The legendary Happy Valley Racecourse offers much more than the thrill of a flutter on the horses. Happy Wednesday visitors are treated to a deluge of entertainment with jousting jockeys, live bands, interactive games all wrapped up in a weekly theme and topped off with tasty food at reasonable prices.
And there’s more
Check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website for comprehensive and current information about what the city has to offer.
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