Say Hello to Hong Kong
Say Hello to Hong Kong
Go beneath Hong Kong’s glamorous surface, beyond its dazzling intensity, and into its many neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are where you’ll experience Hong Kong in close-up detail, and each destination in its own right. Like cities within a city, each has its own culture and personality, shaped over time by fascinating people, communities, and stories, as well as rich and varied histories.
Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time or the tenth, here are 5 things you absolutely can’t miss.
Hong Kong’s most famous attraction is probably Victoria Peak. It’s easy to understand why when you reach the top of the summit, 1,805 feet above sea level. Breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, and, on very clear days, Kowloon’s eight mountains can be seen from the top. Getting there is fun too, the most popular mode of transport being the seven-minute ride on the Peak Tram, the world’s steepest funicular railway. You can visit the summit during the night or day, both being spectacular and a source of much debate over which is better. We suggest you do both and decide for yourself.
Ride in a Junk Boat
A popular weekend activity for locals is to escape the madness of the city by renting a “junk boat”. This term used to apply to Chinese fishing boats but now refers to any motorized water vessel designed for leisure. However this activity is not just limited to locals, it’s a great activity for anyone visiting Hong Kong to partake in. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing your boat, however, we recommend booking a Qantas Holidays Symphony of Lights Cruise from only $69* per person.
Hit the Markets
Go to the Hong Kong street markets and purchase anything and everything under the sun. Choose from the Ladies Market where you can visit a multitude of stalls selling clothing and accessories, or the Temple Street Night Market where you can eat and shop all in one place. Other market hotspots include Cat Street, for antiques, Apliu Street Market, for electronics, and Fa Yuen Street for some cool new kicks. These are only a few of the markets to choose from, there are many more to suit all tastes.
Visit a Theme Park
There are plenty of theme parks to choose from in Hong Kong. One of the best is Ocean Park, a marine-life theme park featuring animals, thrill rides, and shows. It’s located on the southern side of Hong Kong island, and stunning views can be seen from the rides. Hong Kong Disneyland is also a must-see, because of its special sense of Chinese culture. Walking into it, you feel you are in a wonderland. Qantas Holidays has 3 night packages at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel with a 2 Day General Admission ticket from $1,719* per family based on 2 adults and 2 children (3-11 yrs).
Dine On a Rooftop
Hong Kong is always hot, which we think is ideal for enjoying some fancy drinks outdoors. Very conveniently, Hong Kong has a selection of amazing bars to choose from, including the very popular and prestigious Sevva. Pick a destination and enjoy a drink or two, as well as some beautiful Hong Kong rooftop scenery.
And there’s plenty more to experience…
Experience Hong Kong with Qantas Holidays and enjoy the heart of Kowloon with 4 nights’ accommodation, full breakfast daily, return transfers and more from $399* per person, twin share. Experience luxury in Hong Kong with 4 nights’ accommodation, return transfers and more from $579* per person, twin share. Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn double points* on these great Hong Kong land deals when combined with a Qantas airfare. *Conditions apply.
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