Visiting Hong Kong for a short stay or spending a few hours in the city before catching your next flight? Instead of choosing to spend that time in the airport, step out and experience Hong Kong at its best. Once you land in Hong Kong, make your way to the Airport Express Train through which one can access the Hong Kong Central Station in just below half an hour. Alternatively, one can choose to travel via the double-decker Airbus which is operational even at night. Once in the city, one can choose between taking the ferry and opting for the underground train service, buses or trams.
For tourists travelling with families, the Ocean Park is filled with an exciting array of sights, activities and games that will keep both children and their parents entertained. The Ocean Park is home to a shark tunnel, a butterfly house as well as a large marine theatre and is complete with a number of games and rides. Visitors to this marine park also have the opportunity of seeing pandas and killer whales. Finally, wrap it all up with an exhilarating roller coaster ride that will send thrills up your spine! Another ideal attraction would be Hong Kong’s Disneyland where children could take a ride to Tarzan’s Tree house, watch the Festival of the Lion King and even meet their favourite Disney movie characters!
For those who wish to immerse themselves in the hybrid culture prevalent in the city, a visit to the temples hidden away in street corners and tucked away in the hills would surely provide you with much needed moments of peace and tranquillity. Alternatively, one could opt to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city that never sleeps by climbing Victoria’s Peak for the view at the summit of the mountain, of Kowloon, Hong Kong and the Victoria Harbour will surely be worth the climb.
For those who love shopping, the Temple Street Night Market is an experience like no other where various trinkets, souvenirs and unique clothing can be found for extremely low prices. One could also opt to make the most of a short stay by taking a two hour harbour cruise to enjoy the sights of the city from a unique point of view or explore Macau, the oldest European Settlement in this part of the world which is also a World Heritage Site.
Luxury hotels in the city are as varied as the activities and attractions available ranging from modest accommodation to five star hotels. For the discerning traveller, choosing to stay at one of the Peninsula hotels provides you with finest accommodation, the most diverse dining options and the best service in the city.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.