Cementing a reputation as the go-to attraction in Asia, Hong Kong is a compact city that has worked its way up the preference ladder courtesy of a number of things. Scintillating cuisine famous across the globe, a shopping experience that’s hard to beat, a highly cosmopolitan atmosphere and a buzzing entertainment scene applauded far and wide are some of those things and you can best experience them as follows:
1) Conquer Victoria Peak
Hong Kong is a city that has made a name for itself courtesy of a skyline boasting soaring buildings and towering skyscrapers that threaten to touch the sky. The perfect vantage point for taking in the marvelous cityscape proves to be Victoria peak- which holds the record for the highest point on the island at 552 m- that avails lofty views of the dazzling architecture on display through Kowloon and Central.
You can go up the green-covered mountain through a funicular century-old train known as the Peak Tram that journeys from Central near Hong Kong Park and snakes its way up to Peak Tower where an observation deck awaits. Once at the pinnacle of Victoria Peak, you may also want to indulge in a hike along the Hong Kong trail or the morning trail that spans out over the peak outlook.
2) Set Sail for Chueng Chau Island
People are often taken aback by Hong Kong’s elegant show of modernity and totally forget about the fact that is has a nice green sunny side to it as well. Skyscrapers might be the order of the day and consequently, the city’s strongest selling point but idyllic beaches and picture perfect islands are in no short supply here. The highlight of which definitely has to be the popular weekend getaway of Chueng Chau which is an assembly of rocky coastline, lush vegetation, charming waters, and lovely sandy contours.
Aside from relaxing on the beach, other popular activities on the island also include sampling exquisite seafood at one of the main village’s restaurants, windsurfing and exploring the ancient cave of Chueng Po Tsai. Located on the southwest periphery, the cave was once a pirate hangout so it’s often frequented by those in search of treasure.
3) Channel your Inner Childhood at Ocean Park
If you brought your kids along for the ride then they’ll certainly be thankful for a detour at the renowned Ocean Park. The theme park is situated on the southern side of the city in Aberdeen and is divided into two parts i.e. Summit- which is the headland- and Waterland- the lowland- bridged together by the Ocean Express funicular and cable cars.
The park is as thrillingly playful as it is educational offering a mix of fun and learning through hair raising roller-coaster rides and a grand aquarium featuring different fish species tallying upwards of 400. Beside enthralling kid-friendly rides, you can also look forward to a unique lineup of Asian wildlife include rare red pandas, four giant pandas, seals, and sea lions.
Last but not least, don’t forget to make some time for an outcall massage Hong Kong which is sure to give you the revitalization you need after a hard day of keeping up with a city that never sleeps. Combining a variety of soothing techniques and traditional medicine, this authentic massage alone is in itself an experiential package worthy of the trip over.