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Five Things to Do in Hong Kong

[ 0 ] November 28, 2013 |

Hong Kong

When you visit a city like Hong Kong, there is much to see and do that is unique to this city alone. You don’t have to settle for the same touristy attractions that draw most visitors. Instead, you can plan your trip to include some memorable experiences that let you get immersed in the culture and scenery of the city.

If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, there are many great hotels to stay in. Choose one that offers the ideal amenities for you and keeps you close to the things you want to do. Accommodations can be expensive in Hong Kong, so you might want to consider booking a flight and hotel package that can save you money. Hong Kong holidays from TravelBag offer great package deals on trips to Hong Kong, and multi-city packages that include Hong Kong along with other destinations in Asia.

Once you start planning your holiday, here are some sites and experiences to add to your itinerary so that you can truly enjoy your time in Hong Kong:

Take in the view from a sky bar

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions on earth. With more buildings over 500 feet than any other city in the world, it’s no wonder Hong Kong has one of the most impressive skylines you’ll encounter.

If you really want to get an amazing overview of the city, make your way up to one of the aptly-named sky bars at the top of a building. Cocky Bar is perched at the top of “The One” shopping center on Nathan Road and offers guests a stunning view of Hong Kong, along with a nice cocktail to help you enjoy it more. The trick is to find the one elevator that will take you up to the 18th floor among the many shops and corridors.

Visit Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong and offers an incredible view of the city, particularly at night. Timed correctly, you can be at the peak as the sun sets and watch as the city lights twinkle into life. There are a number of walks at the summit, offering both an escape back to nature and great views. The peak can be reached via the Peak Tram, a funicular train that has been running for 125 years.

Dim Sum - Hong Kong

Stop in for some dim sum

Hong Kong has a reputation among food lovers for being home to the best dim sum in the world. Regardless of whether that’s true, you certainly won’t have any problems finding a place to sit down and enjoy amazing dim sum during your trip. If you want to really take in the culture of Hong Kong, go into the Lin Heung (Fragrant Lotus) Tea House on Wellington Street. You won’t find an employee who speaks English, but the dim sum is fantastic and you will get some great authentic refreshments like the lotus paste buns and rice dumplings.
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Get out for a hike

If you want to spend a little time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, spend a little time outdoors and go for a hike along one of the more than 1,000 trails. This might be one of the most densely populated regions on earth but it also offers plenty of opportunities to escape it all and get back to nature. You can choose a hike along the coast or take the Lantau Trail up to see the 112-foot-tall Tian Tan Buddha as well as traditional Chinese temples and the Po Lin Monastery, where you might be invited to lunch with the monks. Alternatively you might try hiking to Turtle Beach on Lamma Island. It’s only open to visitors for half the year (as the rest of the year it’s a turtle hatching ground) but when it’s open it’s a lovely secluded beach that is well worth the one hour hike to reach it.

Lamma Island

Spend time at the beach

Heading to a beach isn’t an activity that most people associate with a holiday in Hong Kong, but there are a number of nice beaches nearby. Even some quiet ones!

There are several beaches to choose from when you visit Hong Kong, including Lamma Island and Big Wave Bay. You can have a simple barbecue or rent a board and hit some of the waves. It is a great way to slow down and unwind if you have been feeling too amped up inside the city.

There are many more activities to plan and places to visit when you are in Hong Kong, but these should be added to your list to get a full experience of the city.

 

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