Hong Kong Day Tripping
Guide to Short Stopover in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a buzzing city with very busy people. It is a dynamic place where visitors who are passing through are guaranteed a schedule to rival even those of the most successful tycoons.
The streets of Hong Kong are a study in character and heritage. For one thing, the trams that traverse the modern city streets at the foot of gigantic skyscrapers not only take you across the city from Kennedy Town in the west to Shau Kei Wan in the east, but also across the different lifestyles and social conditions of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Beaches and Parks
Sand and sea are just the things you need to spend a full, relaxing day. Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay, and Shek O are just some of the lovely beaches that dot the coast of Hong Kong. For a quieter and more secluded atmosphere, make your way over to one of the outlying islands, such as Cheung Chau, where unique rock formations and wonderfully fresh seafood await you at the seaside restaurants over the water.
For such a developed city, Hong Kong has a surprising number of country parks teeming with wildlife. You can go birdwatching at the Mai Po marshes: a very well-known spot where the splendour of resident and migratory birds will hold you enthralled. Pink dolphins await you, too, in the waters off Lantau island.
And now, live from Hong Kong – non-stop entertainment. International art and film festivals, musicals, orchestra performances and stage plays fill its entertainment calendar and is a veritable paradise for art lovers. Dramas by local playwrights or internationally renowned ones, recitals by local musicians or foreign ones, and world-class performances by all. If you are lucky, there will be a horse race on tonight in Happy Valley. Horse racing is a popular sport in Hong Kong, and is quite a hit with locals and foreigners alike. A thrilling time awaits you at the "ascot of the east".
Race you there! At the end of the day, you'll probably be hungry and thirsty for something special. Never fear, almost everywhere you turn in Wan Chai, Lan Kwai Fong, or Tsim Sha Tsui, you'll spot a restaurant serving delicious food, and watering holes line the streets. Look no further for cafés or lounges with live jazz, clubs with the latest in dance music, hotels with tinkling pianos, or karaoke boxes where you can sing your heart out before heading for one of the open-air bars for a nightcap. Read More...
No one leaves Hong Kong empty-handed. With so very many modern shopping malls, bazaars, street markets and quaint little shops, Hong Kong has something for everyone. Limitless variety at the malls, such as Pacific Place in Admiralty; undying charm at the quaint little shops, such as those along Cat Street in Western; shining curios and souvenirs at the markets, such as the Ladies' Market in Mong Kok ; and bargains at the computer speciality venues, such as Star House in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) will call you on and on. Read More...