Hong Kong


Winking lights from a plethora of skyscrapers, exciting lights and fireworks at Sleeping Beauty’s castle, a giant statue of Buddha overlooking the city, holidaying with your family in one of the world’s most important financial cities…this city has all that you need for your dream family holiday…this city is Hong Kong! Tranquil Escape takes you on this holiday…nǐ hǎo Hong Kong!


This city of skyscrapers is glitzy and graceful all at the same time. With its world class shopping, dining and party scene on one end and a rich cultural scene replete with Cantonese opera and other delights on the other, Hong Kong has emerged as one of Asia’s most happening holiday destinations. With a very well developed transport system it is really easy and delightful to get about the city. Hong Kong is a culinary melting pot and has all Asian cuisines on offer – so you can sample a different one each day while you are here!

After a day of sight seeing and fun, a good way to cap off the day would be to get on board a Chinese junk boat and cruise around the city’s Victoria harbour.

Good time to Visit: September to February

Duration: 5 to 8 days

Ideal for: Urban experience, Nightlife, Families, Food


Highlights


  • Victoria Peak

    Hong Kong is a mountainous city and Victoria Peak is the highest point in this city. Panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas make it a popular spot with tourists. Get to the top of this peak by the ‘the Peak Tram’ on of Asia’s oldest funicular rides. There are plenty of sights along the way! One of the best times to visit Victoria Peak is in the evening, as the sun goes down and the lights of the city come on. Enjoy a nice yummy-licious dinner before you head back down.

  • Temple Street Night Market

    Bargain hunters and street food enthusiast…welcome to paradise! From 6 pm to about 11 pm, the liveliest night market in Hong Kong comes to life. With everything from fake labels to cookware, you can let the shopper in you free! Once you have shopped to your hearts content and your tummy calls for some grub, you can choose to have anything from a bowl of noodles from a street vendor or a hotpot at some of the smaller restaurants. Also on offer is some street entertainment…musicians, fortune tellers and much more!

  • Lantau

    The largest island of Hong Kong is home to Disneyland and the Tian Tan Buddha. Built in 1993, this statue of Buddha made of bronze is seated on a hill and is almost 34 meters high. About 260 steps will lead you closer to the statue for a better look and also for views of the surrounding areas. The podium area of this statue is interesting with a museum housing interesting Buddhism artifacts and painting. On the opposite side of the statue you can visit the Po Lin monastery another important Buddhist sanctum. The mountainous interior areas of this islands are a haven for quad biking enthusiasts. And of course, Disneyland is calling!

  • Disneyland & Ocean Park

    Disneyland on Lantau island is a star attraction for families on holidays. With the usual Disney fare…Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Toy Story Land, daily parades through Main Street, fireworks at Sleeping Beauty’s castle…it is a delight for all! You can also choose to stay at Disneyland. Ocean Park located in the Southern district of Hong Kong is an oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park all rolled into one! Spend an entire day here exploring all that the park offers…Sharks, North & South Pole attractions and plenty of thrilling rides.

  • Macau

    What happens when an erstwhile Portuguese colony in China becomes a Special Administrative Region? You get Macau!! With fortresses & churches the Portuguese left behind, temples and shrines from Chinese heritage, flashy casinos and extravagant shopping malls from being a SAR now….Welcome to Asia’s Las Vegas! Just 65 kms from Hong Kong with a 60 minute ferry ride, you can easily build Macau into your itinerary. Although you can easily cover most of the sights that Macau has to offer during the day – ruins of St. Paul, A-Ma temple, Macau tower, Guia circuit – you may want to try your luck at one of the casinos of Macau all night long, then you may want to stay at Macau for a night (or more!!)



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