Its almost an hour each way on the ferry, and there are a few different hiking options available. Hong kong timeshares for sale sell hong kong timeshare resales. Lamma island laidback lamma is an explorers haven of hiking trails, temples, beautiful beaches and seafood restaurants, easily accessible by ferry. The predominantly shorterterm residents that have flowed through.
Want to try something to do different while you are in hong kong. The dragons back hike is possibly the most popular hike in hong kong. Now explore hong kongs rich history and colourful characters through these 10 books that everyone should read about hong kong, set in hong kong. Getting started when to go hong kong is suc h a modern, wellrun city that you wont need to do much practical pretrip planning. Down at street level, the scene is equally electric wet markets and buddhist temples sit side by side with dim sum joints and global banks, while hiking trails and white sand beaches are a short ferry ride away. May 12, 2018 lamma adventure day to celebrate hkdrs 15th anniversary private ferry to dog wonderland for a day of adventures with your dogs. Best places to take photos in hong kong on vacation. The citys cosmopolitan nature and the youthful spirit and huge influx of young fired up expats means that no matter how fast paced and vibrant hong kong is by day, everything is taken up a notch once the sun. A dragons back, deserted beaches, volcanic landscapes, feng shui woods and remote temples await your discovery. Learn more about the fragrant harbours history and culture through different voices and stories, both real and imagined, by reading our literary picks, which include a wide range from classics to. These services across victoria harbour run daily from early morning till 1111.
Its peculiar looking rocks and seaweed are equally renowned. The hong kong trail covers 8 separate stages and goes from east to west across hong kong island, from the peak to big wave bay 50km the wilson trail is in 10 stages and goes from stanley gap road on the south of hong kong island to nam chung to the north of the new territories 78 km the maclehose trail comprises 10 stages from pak tam chung to tuen. Hong kong s attractions are many and varied, ranging from natural wonders to unique cultural and historical landmarks, amusement parks and a bustling harbour the city is home to state of the art skyscrapers and sleepy fishing villages. Halfday lamma island hike with ferry from hong kong 2020. I took a onehour weekend ferry from aberdeen down to the southeast to arrive at this hike wonderland. The star ferry is not only a cost effective mode of transportation, but also it is a worldfamous sightseeing trip between hong kong island and kowloon.
Hiking hong kong hiking in hong kong is a truly fabulous experience with a diverse array of trails, climbs, views, fauna, wildlife and history this is an opportunity not to be missed. Figuring out how to get to the trails and where to turn is not. Unsurprisingly given its urban reputation few people know that the majority of hong kong is wilderness. Bus terminus db02r at hong kong international airport db03r at sunny bay mtr station and get off at discovery bay temp. Oct 29, 2019 the book has since been revamped and separated into four separate booklets covering each of the major trails in hong kong maclehose, wilson, hong kong and lantau trails, which is actually great, but the downside is that these enjoyable family hikes seem to have been discarded in the process. Despite having the airport and disneyland, it offers quiet mountains and villages that seem a world away from the busy pace of life in kowloon understand. This hk courtyard branded hotel offers great deals for travelers staying for business for pleasure, an array of packages that cater all travelers need. Discover hong kong official travel guide from the hong.
To get to the start of the trail you can either walk up old peak road though it can be a little confusing, take a taxi or the number 1 mini bus from beneath ifc mall, or of course by taking the peak tram, the most popular way. A short ferry ride can take you to yung shue wan and the walk over the hill to sok kwu wan is an ideal way to build an appetite, with beautiful views, or you can just take the ferry. Detailed and highresolution maps of hong kong city, hong kong for free download. You can take a morning ride to explore the unesco world heritage city of macau for a full day sightseeing, stay in worlds top class casino, theatre and restaurants for firstofakind entertainment for the whole afternoon and evening, then take a ferry back as late as midnight. The best beginner hikes on hong kong and in kowloon. A 23 hour hiking trail with spectacular views of the south of hong kong island.
We are an amateur group organising a range of hikes throughout the territory. Dragons back hiking trail a popular hiking trail on the southeastern side of hong kong island, dragons back provides scenic views of shek o, tai long wan and stanley bay. Hong kong s official tourism guide includes tourist information on attractions, events, shopping and dining, vacation holiday packages, street maps, virtual tours and travel planning itineraries to experience hong kong s unique international living culture. Cab guide to hong kong book will download recommended the hong kong and macau taxi guide. Oneway transfer from hong kong international airport hkg to hotels in hong kong or kowloon city enjoy a comfortable ride by private toyota alphard minivan. Record your own trail from the wikiloc app, upload it and share it with the community. Located next to hong kong international airport on lantau island, it hosts international music concerts, broadway musicals, k1 martial arts tournaments, dance competitions, and international trade fairs throughout the year. Dongguan humen to hong kong international airport route dongguan humen will provide limitedservice starting from 1 mar 2020, only operate one ferry a day to hong kong international airport. Ferries between hong kong island and kowloon the star ferry is a charming vessel that transports passengers between central as well as wan chai on hong kong island and tsim sha tsui, kowloon. Top hiking trails in kowloon city hong kong wikiloc. The path then drops into forests and creeks, before emerging at big wave bay, where you can swim, eat, drink and return on the same number 9 bus. The views were amazing and as soon as you get high up on the mountain peak, or low into the forest on the way back, it truly shows you how beautiful of an area hong kong is. The evidence of this immigration is evident today with second and third generation residents tracing their roots back to india, pakistan, nepal, southern china and elsewhere. Gliding across the harbour in one of the citys iconic star ferries is one of the cheapest, and yet most thrilling, attractions in hong kong.
The new territories and outlying islands, like lamma, offer swathes of dense, junglelike greenery, gleaming gold beaches, and some fantastic hikes. One of the most popular places to visit in china, hong kong offers glamour, nature, and unique traditions. But there are 261 other islands to explore, and many offer an escape from the center of the city. For many people, the dragons back hike is their induction into hiking in hong kong. Turbojet is the fastest transfer from hong kong to macau for over 5 decades. My hotel offers convenient proximity to key transport junctions 5 minutes from hong kong macau ferry terminal, 10 minutes from central and airport express hong kong station, and just 30 minutes from hong kong international airport.
This 5hour group hiking tour to lamma island takes you to discover the mysterious fisherfolks village culture and the body of dragon worshipped by hong kong locals in the tin hau temple. We welcome residents and visitors of all levels of fitness and experience to join us in exploring the. Here are 14 of the best hong kong hikes to get you started. When vacationing in your hong kong timeshare, you will love exploring this historic city and spend time admiring the harbor, mountains and colorful parks. Large hong kong city maps for free download and print high.
Hong kong hiking photos show some of the scenery available when following the hong kong hiking trails the major hong kong hiking trails are. With the opening of the lantau link, a road and rail connection between the airport and central hong kong in 1997, lantau island is now firmly. Appreciated hong kong disneyland, hong kong traveller. From picturesque hiking trails to museums and street markets, hong kong has much to offer. Hong kong is a popular layover destination, but with limited time to spare, a guided tour is the best way to maximize your layover. Known as the south pole of hong kong, po toi island is composed almost entirely of wellweathered granite. Definitely one of the highlights of my last year in hong kong, above and beyond any expectations i had. If you ride a slow ferry, consider taking the deluxe ahem. Hiking groups in hong kong heres a look at some hiking groups near hong kong. Theres also an interisland service that trundles between cheung chau, chi ma wan and mui wo on lantau, and peng chau. Hong kong is actually an archipelago but most people live on and visit two main islands. Despite hiking trails crisscrossing the island, riders living in discovery bay or north lantau remain cut off from accessing the trails unless they take a ferry or brave the roads.
The mandatory 14day quarantine period for all people entering hong kong from mainland china does not apply to those going to hong kong international airport from shekou port on the ferry. In hong kong, gleaming glass towers jut between green mountains and the south china sea, creating one of the photogenic skylines on earth. A portion of the parkland is included in two geoparks that were established in 2009. Be sure to try some seaweed soup and take home some dried seafood products.
Just to the southwest of hong kong island is a charming place where locals and tourists go to escape city life and take in the sights and sounds of pristine nature. It has become the signature icon for hong kong, showcasing the vibrancy and glamorous night. Its an easy walk from central, making it ideal for before or after work. The ridge has little shade and you should take a lot of water and protection in summer. I took the ferry from hong kong central to yung shue wan on a rainy day and had the most amazing hike over to sok kwu wan, where i took the ferry back to central. Discovery bay hong kong 2020 all you need to know before. Hong kongs attractions are many and varied, ranging from natural wonders to unique cultural and historical landmarks, amusement parks and a bustling harbour the city is home to state of the art skyscrapers and sleepy fishing villages. The hong kong trail covers 8 separate stages and goes from east to west across hong kong island, from the peak to big wave bay 50km the wilson trail is in 10 stages and goes from stanley gap road on the south of hong kong. Lantau island is hong kongs largest, home to sandy beaches, striking fishing villages, and a 112foottall 34meter bronze buddha. Greenpower has been organising fundraising hiking competition on the hong kong trail for well over 10 years. The best nightclubs in hong kong come in a larger variety than in most cities in asia. Dragons back hike, hong kong your easy, ultimate guide. Hong kong island and kowloon peninsula, which are a quick ferry ride away from each other. Asiaworld arena hong kong, with a standing and seating capacity of 16,000, is one of the citys largest event venues.
The third largest island in the region known as hong kong, lamma island is truly like no other place in the surrounding area, offering both nature lovers and. If you thought victoria harbour was a dazzling cityscape on its own, hang around for a symphony of lights. Its easy to access, easy to complete, very scenic, and ends at a beautiful beach. The third largest island in the region known as hong kong, lamma island is truly like no other place in the surrounding area, offering both nature lovers and artists a peaceful getaway from it all. Hong kong free tours explore the dark side of the city. Its also a great way to show them the other side of hong kong the side with no skyscrapers. The 14 best hong kong hiking trails our citys many hills, mountains, and country parks are perfect for hiking. Hotel jen hong kong by shangrila is located in the western district, with the mtr hku station on its doorstep. A popular hiking trail on the southeastern side of hong kong island, dragons back provides scenic views of shek o, tai long wan and stanley bay. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port. Hong kong free tours uncensored stories of hkchina and. Tap mun, only one hour ferry away from the city, is one of the most beautiful islands in hong kong. Hamilton island travel guidebook must visit attractions in.
Hong kong language and cultural exchange club 2,830 global minds hk hunter. Travel guide to touristic destinations, museums and architecture in hong kong city. Auberge discovery bay hong kong, discovery bay 2019 updated. Discover the most beautiful places, download gps tracks and follow the top routes on a map. Jump to navigation jump to search many named hiking trails have been. Whether youre looking for the best trails in clearwater bay country park or sai kung east country park weve got. However, hong kongers also like to head for the hills and get a break from this most densely populated of cities. The multimedia show has set the harbour ablaze every night since 2004, and is recognised as one of the worlds most spectacular light shows. Take the ferry at pier 4 in central about 35 45min and then just follow the. We suggest you ignore the name and strike out in the evening, as the path is well lit and the city views are spectacular at all hours of the day. Hiking in eastern hong kong there are 9 country parks along the shore of eastern hong kong from the shenzhen border in the north to clear water bay near hong kong island. Hong kong s top two national sports are surely drinking and shopping. Among the crowds on kweilin street in the rundown hong kong neighborhood of sham shui po, alla lau darted between street signs, peering at the backs of them until she found what she was looking for. Hope this helps with reducing the latter and increasing the former.
Wikimedia commons has media related to walks and trails in hong kong. Where to find serenity in bustling hong kong afar media. A true hong kong grand dame, the peninsula hong kong is the fivestar hotel chains flagship and has luxury dripping from its goldensconced lobby pillars. We invite you to join us enjoying the backyard that we get to hike in year round, you will not be disappointed. With stunning views, white sand beaches and easily accessible from central, it has all the ingredients for the perfect hike any time of the year. Enjoy the fresh air and the view of hong kong s 2nd biggest power station during your hiking time. My word of advise if you plan to hike it in summer would be plenty of water 3 liters minimum per person, lots of sunscreen, protect your head and neck as they will be. Who needs to walk in hong kong when the city offers one of the worlds most cheap, efficient, and safe public transport systems use an octopus card to whizz around the region on the mtr, city buses, and the peak tram. If you walk the trail in its entirety, starting from sealevel big wave bay, climb the mountain, then it is a bit more challenging. Hong kong islands doubledecker trams, the ferries to outlying islands, and the star ferry, not to mention hong kongs ubiquitous taxis, usually. These information answers detailedly about what to visit in hamilton island. If the list of best hong kong websites and apps above isnt enough for you, here are a few books worth keeping in your bag. Small it may be, but the island of cheung chau packs a powerful punch when it comes to attractions. Nov 29, 2016 in hong kong, gleaming glass towers jut between green mountains and the south china sea, creating one of the most photogenic skylines on earth.
Surrounded by multiple nature parks, grass island has also got perfect grassland, thus, it is a perfect place for camping, although there is no government designated camp sites on the island. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Wifi is free, and this hotel also features a spa and an outdoor pool. Hamilton island attraction travel guidebook, hamilton island mustvisit attractions. The transfer length is around 3060 minutes and is available yearround, 24 hours a day. Hong kong hiking beijing visitor china travel guide. Hong kongsouthern district travel guide at wikivoyage. Find the best hiking trails in kowloon city hong kong. Turbojet eticket from hong kong island to macau 2020 hong. It offers views of both sides of the harbour, and is as much a mode of transport as it is an attraction. Down on street level, the scene is equally electric wet markets and buddhist temples sit side by side with dim sum joints and global banks, while hiking trails and white sand beaches are only a short ferry ride away. Take a diversion from those urban excursions and hike asias world city. In the early 2000s the government of hong kong consulted residents of hong kong and lantau about how lantau should be developed.
Nov 19, 2018 despite hiking trails crisscrossing the island, riders living in discovery bay or north lantau remain cut off from accessing the trails unless they take a ferry or brave the roads. What borders between shenzhen and hong kong are now open. The former british colony is full of history, boasts spectacular harbour views and is a foodies haven. If you ride the bus to to tei wan, and walk up to the crest, the walking up part is also not as easy for some. As such, a close third in terms of popular sports is hiking. With direct access to mass transit railway mtr, it takes 28 minutes to the city centre and hong kong disneyland is 2 stops away. A visit to lamma island just to the southwest of hong kong island is a charming place where locals and tourists go to escape city life and take in the sights and sounds of pristine nature. I did not know how big the island would be and was therefore completely unprepared for its size. Hong kong attracted immigrant workers from britain and its empire, as well as those fleeing communist china, in its pre1997 years. This hong kong layover tour includes train transfers to and from the airport, a ride on the peak tram to the sky terrace, and visits to the aberdeen fishing village, stanley market and more. Description for a leisurely hike try po toi, the most southeasterly of hong kongs islands.
You will then enjoy hong kong scenery while traveling to your hotel, worry free. How to get from xiamen to hong kong by plane, ferry, train. Aside from its annual explosion of bun festival fun, cheung chaus temples, seafood restaurants, beaches and even a pirates hideout make it an interesting getaway all year round. Lamma adventure day registration hong kong dog rescue. The 5 night best of taiwan cruise visits hong kong, china. This major sporting event dating back to 1997 also includes a halfmarathon and 10km race and attracts 30,000 participants.
Novotel citygate hong kong is 5 minutes from hong kong international airport with free shuttle service. Maybe one of the best known and loved hikes in hong kong, also voted the no. But while the lobby is bustling, the hotels majestic indoor pool marble columns and an uninterrupted view of the hong kong skyline is an oasis of calm, and the spa is truly a. Theres a beautifully rural world within a hiking boots throw of hong kongs downtown. The accessible, paved route and well known trail makes this the best candidate for your first push into the citys green spaces. Beautiful island, a nice escape from the crowds of hk island.507 931 136 604 358 471 428 438 741 1617 322 598 1585 148 1163 1467 821 338 165 1541 548 1439 1289 318 1342 406 1282 1211 806 457 1356 75 777 326 180 352 991