Hong Kong Holidays
Fast-paced and fabulous, any Hong Kong holiday will guarantee to be a heady blend of skyscrapers and shopping, culture and cuisine. With British influence still prevalent in many ways, Hong Kong is a unique enclave in the People’s Republic of China, where it is possible to turn off a street crowded with gleaming skyscrapers and discover a tiny market dedicated to traditional Chinese herbs and medicines.
WHY TURQUOISE HOLIDAYS LIKES HONG KONG
"If you are considering breaking your journey Hong Kong is an exciting choice with its gleaming skyscrapers, dramatic mountain peaks, lush outlying islands, top-notch restaurants and trendy bars." - Rachel. Product Manager
THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG
1. Cruise the waters of the harbour on the Aqua Luna a traditionally crafted Chinese junk boat, the perfect spot to enjoy the ‘Symphony of Lights’ the daily light and sound show at Victoria Harbour which incorporates a dazzling array of colourful lights on both sides.
2. Join a local guide and stroll through the landmark buildings on Hong Kong Island, take a traditional tram ride, and walk through residential neighbourhoods, temples and shops. Take a tram to the Peak for spectacular views before journeying south to Stanley market and Aberdeen Harbour.
3. A foodie market tour is a must - Taste your way through some of Hong Kong’s oldest neighbourhoods as you savour Cantonese cuisine while learning about the lifestyle, history and culture of the people living in Asia's World City. From tiny noodle joints and street-stall snacks, Hong Kong’s local eats will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of the city one bit at a time.
4. Enjoy some of the local rituals - start your day with a slow motion tai chi class along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, enjoy fantastic views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island.
5. Visit some of the many museums including the fascinating Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art or the Science Museum.
6. No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the Giant Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island. Visitors can climb more than 200 steps to reach the platform where the Buddha is seated.
7. Hong Kong offers some world class dining and nightlife with super-sleek bars such as Aqua or Dragon -1 and restaurants such as Hutong in Kowloon or Duddell’s in Central. Booking in advance is essential.
Holidays to Hong Kong
For tourists, Hong Kong can be divided into two main categories: Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Hong Kong Island is really the heart of the city, with main areas such as Lan Kwai Fong, Admiralty and Causeway Bay located here. Kowloon is easily reached by an enjoyable ferry ride and it is from here that the stunning views of the Hong Kong Island skyline can truly be enjoyed. Whilst Hong Kong Island is the main financial district, Kowloon has a lot to offer for leisure travellers.
Hong Kong Island is a shopper’s paradise with Central and Causeway Bay being two of the most popular shopping districts. Malls, classy department stalls, international and Hong Kong based designers abound here. The famous Stanley Street market is renowned for photographic equipment. On Kowloon, the area around Tsim Sha Tsui has luxury malls and factory outlets as well as the ever popular Nathan Road.
Turquoise Recommends - Hotels in Hong Kong
When it comes to where to stay Hong Kong really can cater to every need, whether it be a simple base from which to explore to luxury pad with ‘to die for’ views of the spectacular skyline. One of our favorites is the InterContinental with one of the very best waterfront locations in the city and unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Alternatively The Peninsula Hong Kong, fondly known as the ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’ has an equally enviable location and top class service. On the Island the Mandarin Oriental overlooks the glittering skyline and has a reputation as one of the world’s finest hotels. Hotel Indigo is one of Hong Kong’s only boutique hotels, appealing to those looking for a more chic and contemporary feel.
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