To make the most of a holiday in Hong Kong, even for just a few days in the city, you should visit the skyscraper-packed Central with its bustling markets, chic shops and museums, take a trip by tram up Victoria’s Peak or enjoy a boat ride around the harbour. Holidays in Hong Kong should also include a visit to the peaceful Lantau Island. Often holidays in Hong Kong often occur as part of a longer journey, as it is a great stopover on trips to Australia and New Zealand. Therefore cheap holidays to Hong Kong can be picked up as part of a long-haul package.
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See the city
Hong Kong holidays will take in the sights of the Central area, home to the Times Square shopping centre, the Hong Kong racecourse and numerous towering skyscrapers. Take a look at the metropolitan skyline from one of Central’s buildings. The tallest of these is Hong Kong’s Two International Finance Centre (2IFC), 88 floors high with double-decker elevators. Also worth a look are the Jardine House with its 1,700 round windows and the ‘most expensive building ever built’, the Hong Kong Bank. Towering over Central is the 200ft Victoria’s Peak. Take the Peak Tramway up the mountain for amazing views of the city below.
Explore the surrounding area
Hong Kong holidays may be primarily an urban experience but in spite of its dense population, the city is in close proximity to countryside, parks and outdoor areas. Your Hong Kong Holiday can easily be extended to take in the sights surrounding the city including mountains, beaches and deserted islands. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, sail and explore in these areas.
Holidays to Hong Kong provide an excellent opportunity to shop. The city is a great destination for shoppers, packed with malls, markets, boutique shops and bargains. Causeway Bay is full of shopping opportunities at its many markets and malls. The area of Mongkok is home to the famous and busy Ladies Market, a street market selling souvenirs, clothes, toys and bric-a-brac. Visitors will also enjoy the Bird Market. The Times Square Mega Shopping Mall in Causeway Bay is a contrast with its ultra-modern facilities.
Visit Lantau Island
Take a short ferry ride to Lantau Island, home to Po Lin Monastery and its 34m high seated bronze Buddha statue. Cheng Sha Beach on Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s longest beach and a good place to escape the summer heat. It is connected via a suspension bridge from Central and Kowloon. Kowloon is a bustling market and shopping district that covers the end of the peninsula with hotels, restaurants, apartments and houses.Visitors can take a walk through the historic site and gardens of New Kowloon and its Walled City. The park is popular with families and with early-morning Tai Chi devotees.
The food in Hong Kong is world-renowned, with both Western and Cantonese influences. From noodles and rice dishes to delicious seafood and pork, you’ll never go hungry in Hong Kong.