Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Destination Overview

About Hong Kong

Embark on an exciting vacation to the exuberant city of Macau where we will take you to visit the Ruins of St. Paul's Church, Senado Square, Lotus Square and revel in the innumerable casinos trying your luck! Move on to Hong Kong and see the Victoria Peak (top-levels) and Aberdeen Fishing Village, besides trying out the delicious cuisines, especially the street food. This holiday package is a true traveller's delight, and it is specially designed to let you experience the best of these two wonderful cities. So, are you coming?

Famous for its space-age cityscape, and warm nature, Hong Kong can overwhelm any visitor: neon lights twinkle on the skyline along with the stars, the air is abuzz with endless sounds; excited chatter, traffic and blaring music. This is essential Hong Kong, where lights, life and legacies somehow find place near each other.

A former British colony, Hong Kong is made up of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The outlying islands like Lantanu, Lamma and Cheung Chau are lesser known areas that are pretty recreation spots. Yet, there is much that no one knows about.

Local haunts like Silvermine beach are hidden in a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city. The nearby Po Lin Monastery, the looming Giant Buddha that sits atop Ngong Ping plateau, Repulse Bay and the stilt houses of Tai O Village are sights that are exceptional. Hop aboard the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride from Tung Chung, and you will be swept away by the amazing view of the South China Sea, and the lush green that surrounds it. You can enjoy a romantic ride in a Swarovski-studded carriage with your loved one, or book one with a glass bottom if you want to feel like you are flying. Well, whoever said a dash of luxury couldn't work the magic?

Lose yourself in the crowds in reckless abandon without a care. Take in the view from Victoria Peak, the highest mountain in Hong Kong, or feel the buzz as the late evening crowd edges its way into popular bars, and succumb to the glitz and energy of Lan Kwai Fong district. Modern, groovy and stylish, the motto of everyone who heads to Hong Kong is loud and clear–live and let live!

Places to See in Hongkong

Hong Kong is a minefield of pleasure; there is something for everyone. Victoria Harbour is where most people start their tour of the island. The star ferry ride is an iconic Hong Kong experience, especially at nights when the Symphony of Lights light up the harbour. Beach lovers will love the atmosphere at Repulse Bay, where you can enjoy a long lazy afternoon stroll or sunbathe.

Stanley New Street and Stanley Market Road are great for shoppers and those who want to get a feel of the streets. With the best bargains and the latest trends, the place is abuzz with sounds. Try windsurfing at the beachside and you will be swept away in no time! Adventure lovers will be amazed at Hong Kong's countryside. Unknown and untouched, there is much and more to do for those who love the great outdoors. Hikers will enjoy starting off from routes at the Upper Peak Tram Station which leads you to the peak along Lugard and Harlch roads, for a surprisingly easy climb through wilderness.

The New Territories has activities for those who want to have fun over the long weekend. The Tai Po Waterfront Park gives you a view of the Tolo Harbour. Enjoy the rides and later visit the Tai Po Market on Fu Shin Street. Nothing could beat finishing the day gorging on delicious street snacks just like the locals.

Heritage trails near the Western District, the Peak Route and the Sheung Wan Route offer a view of the city's fast vanishing heritage sites. The Central Police Station compound, the Tung Wah Museum, the University Hall and the King Yin Li mansion are sights you cannot miss.

Things to do in Hongkong

There are plenty of hiking trails all through the countryside, and in late autumn or early spring, there’s nothing like feeling the sun on your face and sand in your shoes. The Hong Kong trail, the Dragon Back trail, and the MacLehose trail are the most popular among those who yearn to discover the great outdoors. Lantau Island has a wild countryside that is perfect for exploring. Mountain bikers will find their favourite trails in Sai Kung and Tai Lam Chung Country Parks.

Hong Kong Disneyland makes for a fun trip if you are travelling with family and the Ocean Park with its thrilling water rides are both adult and child friendly. Some of the lesser known delights in Hong Kong are its beaches, which don't get as much attention as it should. Stanley and St Stephen's beaches have a lovely waterfront while the Lo So Shing beach is secluded and attracts lovers. Silvermine Bay beach is renowned for its cable car ride. The Madame Tussauds wax museum gives you a chance to stand near your favourite celebrity icons.

Places to eat in Hongkong

There is no dearth of ways how this multi-ethnic city will pamper you. The glitz and energy of Lan Kwai Fong district is undeniable. Do the famous local pub crawl from the sleek, sporty lounge ambience of Dublin Jacks to the all-out drunkenness of the Bulldogs Bar and Grill, where beer runs by the bucket for those who love Australian and European lagers. Stormies is a popular haunt for the young and restless. On an upper scale, the Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental is truly a feast for the eyes!

Ashley road has numerous restaurants that are open well past midnight and no matter what you are craving you are sure to find it here. One thing you cannot miss while in the city is dining in a local tea house (Cha Chaan Teng). All time favourites like Dim Sum, tea, BBQ and noodles are served generously and you can't help but give in to temptation! Hong Kong Island has amazing fine dining options like the elegant Balalaika, which serves traditional Russian food and Avenue Joffre, with its black and white pinewood interiors. Lantau Island might not compete with other areas in Hong Kong but has a charm of its own. Bahce is a lovely Turkish restaurant that has delicious Mezzes and Kebabs. The China Bear pub is a local haunt for regulars, and has a casual atmosphere.

Shopping in Hong kong

There are plenty of huge shopping malls that run bargains in every locality within easy reach. Causeway Bay is an inevitable crowd puller. A few famous shopping malls here are the Times Square, the World Trade Centre and the Lee Gardens. Stanley Street in Central Hong Kong has a bustling hawker colony where you can buy everything from electronic goods to clothing and footwear. Indulge as much as you bargain! Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West have a fascinating hodgepodge of shops.

Many shoppers in Hong Kong follow the simple rule of area-wise shopping. Branded goods are best bought at Causeway Bay, while electronics can be found at Apliu Street Market in Kowloon. Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street in Kowloon has fantastic clothing bargains.

If you'd like to explore the quirkier side of the city, head to Goldfish Market Street in the Mong Kok area. Everywhere you look, you will find packets of colourful tropical fish that you can choose to take home as a pet. If there is one city where locals take their love for the ocean and its marine life seriously, it is Hong Kong.