Hong Kong is a vibrant and lively destination, full of possibilities. Almost 7 million people live in this metropolis, two-thirds of which is mountains and parks. The growing population has forced Hong Kong to expand vertically and turned it into a city of skyscrapers.
Behind the city’s futuristic façade, however, is a vibrant culture with roots firmly planted in its Chinese traditions. There is a great mix of the West and East to be experienced in its trendsetting architecture, bright and bustling shopping markets, well-organised transport system and a culinary scene that is one of the best in the world.
Anyone who has been to this bustling city, will count it amongst their favourite vacation destinations, especially families who can get the most out of the multiculturalism and modern offerings of Hong Kong.
If you are considering Hong Kong for your next big family holiday, then be prepared to have the time of your life. To help you organise your trip better, here are ten experiences you cannot miss out on in Hong Kong.
Get up close with the dazzling city skyline
Hong Kong's iconic skyline has around 7,650 skyscrapers, glittering and calling out for your attention. And the first thing you need to do in this city is get up close and personal with this magical scenery from across the water in Kowloon, over Victoria Harbour. There are two ways to do this – either with an exciting helicopter tour of the harbour or a ride on the famous Star Ferry.
Helicopter ride: Get a stunning bird's-eye view of Hong Kong's sparkling skyline aboard a helicopter ride, from where you will look down on to motor yachts, ferries, ships, magical skyscrapers and the city's lifeline, Victoria Harbour. Find more information here.
Star Ferry ride: Star Ferry boats have been crossing Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for around 120 years. And while the two sides of the harbour are now connected by rail and road, there is still no better way to take in the beauty of it all than on a Star Ferry. Many kinds of tours are available starting from HK$90. There are even some 10-minute single route trips that you can enjoy with your family for as little as HK$2.50.