Hong Kong calls itself ‘Asia’s World City’ and there’s a lot of truth in that. It certainly is a vibrant, pulsating and cosmopolitan place, full of enterprise and activity, attraction and entertainment.
A great Hong Kong institution not to be missed is a night of horse racing at the Happy Valley race course.
Meet Mickey and the rest of the Disney cast at Hong Kong’s very own version of Disneyland. More family fun awaits at Ocean Park Hong Kong – plenty of thrilling rides, giant pandas and a world-class aquarium.
At the Ladies’ Market, it’s not just bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs for women, but amongst the 100 stalls stretching nearly a kilometre, there’s plenty for men too.
The Ngong Ping 360 sky-to-land adventure is the ideal springboard to explore Lantau Island. Start with a 25-minute glass-bottomed cable car on the Crystal Cabin. Then, it’s on to see Ngong Ping village, and the famous Big Bhudda.
Life can really be a beach in Hong Kong too. Swim, sun-worship, surf or BBQ on beaches like Big Wave Bay Beach, Cheung Sha Beach or Pul O Beach, Hong Kong’s longest stretch of sand.
Hong Kong’s city parks are peaceful places to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Victoria Park has beautiful festive flower markets and lantern displays, whilst Hong Kong Park is a good spot to take pics of the skyline. Pop down to Kowloon Park on a Sunday to watch the Kung Fu demonstrations.
In the Know
Harbour Plaza North Point offers a number of ways to make your stay extra special – if you know about them! Here are our insider’s secrets for the hotel:
Book one of the interconnecting rooms if you have a larger group or family.
As usual, the higher the room, the better the view.
If you require a non-smoking room, make sure you request one in good time.
An Octopus Card is a good deal for travelling around, with savings in some stores too.
Make sure you find out which Quarry Bay Metro exit is closest to the hotel, and save yourself the extra walk.