Flights to Hong Kong
Flights to Hong Kong
With a wide range of activities and gourmet food on offer, Hong Kong is a destination you shouldn’t miss while you’re in Asia. The city’s skyline at night is a one-of-a-kind experience, but there’s plenty for you to see in the day.
Visit iconic landmarks like the Avenue of Stars, which honours famous people that have played a part in the country’s film industry, like Jacky Chan and Chow Yun Fat. While there, appreciate the stunning view of the city set against The Peak, the highest point of Hong Kong. Travel to The Peak and be amazed at the view of Victoria Harbour and the New Territories. Enjoy the cool air and climb to the sky terrace for the best view. Alternatively, you could take a walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and grab a photograph with the colonial-era Clock Tower.
Thrill seekers can head to the famous Hong Kong Disneyland, where rides and Disney-related displays will bring you back to your childhood. Be sure to capture happy moments with a handy camera! If you’re feeling daring, you can visit Ocean Park, where the rides are a lot more thrilling. There, you can also spend time at the world-class aquarium showcasing many types of marine creatures, some of them unique to Hong Kong.
While in Hong Kong, make sure you shop till your heart’s content. Make your way to the Ladies’ Market, where a wide array of goods are priced at very affordable prices or can be haggled for. For a more traditional experience, head to the Temple Street Night Market for fortune telling and puppet shows amidst other shops. Visit large malls or shopping complexes, like City Plaza and Fashion Walk if you’re looking for higher-end goods.
Understand more about Hong Kong’s culture and colonial past by visiting the grand 1881 Heritage that used to be its Marine Police Headquarters. Alternatively, go to the Government House to admire its colonial architecture or listen to a traditional Chinese Opera performance at the Yau Ma Tei Opera House. Experience how each of these locations embody Hong Kong’s culture.
Once you give Hong Kong’s cuisine a go, you’ll find it difficult to stop. Try out specialities such as egg tarts, pineapple buns and duck noodles. Those are just the tip of the iceberg! Hong Kong is filled with eateries and restaurants round every corner, all of them serving good quality food for a range of prices.
Getting around Hong Kong is very simple due to its efficient transport network. Most locals take the subway, and with the Octopus card, fares are cheaper in the long run. Buses in Hong Kong would take you to places inaccessible via subway. Tram rides are available around Hong Kong Island as well. Speaking of tram rides, you may wish to take a traditional tram up The Peak if you plan to visit the area. Taxis and minibuses are also available for hire. Driving is not advised.
Hong Kong is truly an Asian gem, so be sure to head there soon to discover the treasures within its cosmopolitan city lifestyle.
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