Travel Information | Sightseeing
Delegates and their accompanying guests can see different attractions of Hong Kong, to enjoy delicate Chinese cuisines or local street food and to enjoy tax-free shopping. It will be an unlike any other experience to visit the world class theme parks in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Tourism Board and Tourism Commission websites will help you plan your trip.
Places of Attraction
Outdoor activities and other attractions
October/November in Hong Kong brings some of the best weather of the year, making it the most popular time for outdoor activities. Hong Kong is best known for its exciting city life, but less well know is that of it’s 1,108sq Km of land, three quarters is countryside, with 440Km included in 25 designated country parks, from beaches and mangroves to 1,000m peaks, rainforest and grasslands, hosting over 1,000 species of plants, hundreds of butterfly species, reptiles, wild buffalo, monkeys, and other animals. Because of this diversity, it has been called the Hawaii of the East.
Walking, hiking and trail running.
Hong Kong has over 1,000Km of hiking and walking trails, ranging from short and gentle Family Walks and Nature Trails which cover areas of significant conservation value, to more demanding Country Trails which criss-cross the Country Parks. Finally, if you want to challenge yourself consider tackling sections of the international standard Long Trails. If you or your family like outdoor activities consider walking or running some of Hong Kong’s great trails:
Most country trails have facilities and are well signed, with numbered distance posts for reference with multiple sections that range from grade 1 easy through to grade 4 difficult.
The Hong Kong Trail – 50km of trails in 8 sections that take in all five of the Country Parks on Hong Kong Island.
The Lantau Trail – 70Km in 12 sections that circles Hong Kong’s largest island – Lantau – taking in Lantau and Sunset Peaks which provide spectacular views of the whole of Hong Kong.
The Wilson Trail – 78Km in 10 sections of between 4.8 to 10.6Km distance, meandering from the South of Hong Kong Island to Starling Inlet in East New Territories.
The MacLehose Trail – 100Km trail in 10 sections traversing the New Territories taking in some of Hong Kong’s highest peaks, remotest valleys and most secluded beaches. Not an idle walk in the park.
Hong Kong has a variety of historical attractions, ranging from traditional rural villages, such as those of Tai O on Lantau, characterized by stilt houses built over water with a traditional fishing village lifestyle, Kat Hing Wai, a 400-year old traditional walled village, or Tung Chung Fort, where Ching Dynasty cannon are still mounted on the walls. There are many small and interesting folk museums scattered around Hong Kong. Wong Tai Sing Temple is a popular traditional Chinese temple in Kowloon, while Cat Street Bazaar and Hollywood Road on Hong Kong Island are still great places for antique hunting.
Finally, for those with a more restful inclination, take a trip across the harbor at night to take in the amazing harbor view on the Star Ferry, an iconic and much-loved ferry between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and travel the length of Hong Kong Island on the world’s last remaining double decker trams, being sure to include Happy Valley and see one of Hong Kong’s top horse racing tracks (but avoid Wednesday race evenings if you don’t like traffic!).
Visiting Neighboring Cities
Within easy reach of Hong Kong are some of China’s most fascinating destinations; where an ethnically diverse, historically rich and naturally beautiful part of the world awaits.
Shenzhen is located in Guangdong province, adjacent to Hong Kong and bordering Dongguan city and Huizhou city. As China’s first Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen’s pleasant climate and picturesque coastal and mountain scenery have turned it into an attractive travel destination, which earned a place on The New York Times’ list of the world's 31 must-visit destinations. It is also a major transport hub for travellers entering and departing China. Click here to learn more about “Travel in Shenzhen”.
Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter China. Visas should be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in the applicant’s country before departing to Mainland China. A standard China tourist visa can be obtained for a single entry, double entries or multiple entries. Other visas such as business visas or working visas are also available. For details, please contact your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate.
Seamlessly blending Portuguese and Chinese culture, Macau is a city of unique charm, exemplified by the UNESCO World Heritage site status of its historic centre. Dramatically contrasting with the centre’s old-world charm are the city’s world-class hotels and resorts, expansive tourism and entertainment facilities, luxurious shopping malls and state-of-the-art convention and exhibition venues. Visit Macao Government Tourism Office to get more information
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