The jewel of South East Asia, Hong Kong has much to offer the visitor and if you are planning a short stay, there is much to see and experience. The special part of the People’s Republic of China was colonised by the British for many years and this is regarded as the hi-tech metropolis that is set in a beautiful natural environment. If your time is limited, here is our top 5 list of must do things when in Hong Kong.
- Yacht Charter – Whether you charter for a day or a week, there are some stunning views of Hong Kong on the water, plus there’s no end of places to see within sailing distance of the port. One of the most popular choices, yacht charter in Hong Kong is without doubt the best way to experience this unique location and with a Google search, you can be viewing a range of luxury yachts and some great trip packages that take in the National Parks and Marine Reserves.
- Go Kart Racing – Hong Kong is home to a large indoor go-kart track where you can test your driving skills on a very challenging circuit. Using a 50,000sq ft area, the track consists of 18 twisty turns and chicanes and with powerful karts, the adrenalin will be pumping. Note that they also have a children’s circuit, which is suitably designed for the young driver.
- Cycling Trip – If you want to see the best of the natural beauty in Hong Kong, go on the 60-km cycling track that runs through Yuen Long, Sha Tin and Tai Po, making for a nice break from the city. Search with Google for details on bike rental and the times of opening and there are places to rest and eat along the way. If you fancy a session in one of the Hong Kong casinos, avoid these games, as the house has the edge.
- Take a Trip on the Star Ferry – This takes you from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and is one of the cheapest ways to get an iconic view of the harbour. They have both day and night trips and each has its own charm and you can take in the harbour from a waterside restaurant, where they serve the finest seafood dishes. This service can take you a number of venues, so you can plan an inexpensive day in the arty Sham Shui Po district, where they sell many kinds of cheap textiles and you can buy souvenirs at very cheap prices.
- Tai O Fishing Village – There are many bamboo stilt houses in this traditional fishing community where the Tanka boat people have lived for over 200 years. There is a semi-floating market where you can buy fish and spices, plus there are some great photoshoot locations where you can take some selfies.
Whether you have a couples of days of a few weeks, there is lots to see and do in Hong Kong and with luxury yacht charter, you won’t have to book a hotel.