If you look Hong Kong up on the web, the images you see are mostly skyscrapers on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Why not have a change of scenery to the suburbs of the metropolis or appreciate it from height? Here’s some wholesome activities we’ve gathered for a day trip out of the hectic city.
Have a mesmerising walk at the Peak for a panoramic view of the renowned Victoria Harbour. Do challenge yourselves with a sunrise challenge at the Lugard Road lookout or sunset catching on High West.
- Lamma Island
The laid-back island in Hong Kong’s south coast is a heaven to relax. Spend a day in the humble neighbourhood to discover both its local and international sides that bring you surprises.
The park is designed for educational and conservative purposes of the wetland in northwestern Hong Kong. Learn more about the wetland ecosystem by walking along the wooden plank road for the floras and peer through the holes in the birdhouses to look for migratory birds.
If you want to experience the city at your own pace, biking is probably one of the best options. Ride along the shore in the suburbs like Mui Wo, Cheung Chau, or along the biking trails in towns like Shatin and Tai Po.
As you glide up the cable cars in Lantau Island, you will have the city’s most important infrastructures in sight, including the Hong Kong International Airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Explore the calm heart of Buddhism and Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery as you land and find your zen.
Hong Kong once had active volcanoes in Sai Kung millions of years ago. Visit the world’s largest hexagonal columnar stones, 3 metres tall and covers over 100km2to be accurate, and amaze yourselves by such natural wonders.
A reason to travel on a ferris wheel is that it is mobile and it gives you perspectives. The 196ft wheel by the Central seafront presents Hong Konger’s pride and joy — Kowloon side of the Victoria Harbour and the cityscape of Hong Kong Island.
Do you know only 24% of land in Hong Kong has been developed? Sai Kung on the East territory has loads of outlying islands where you could hop onto a boat at the Sai Kung Pier and spend an isolated tranquil day with nature.
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