Exciting Things to Do in Hong Kong

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  • carmencrimson
    Hong Kong, China24 contributions
    I was so excited for the Crystal Cable Car~ Glass floor and the feeling was so amazing when you were in the middle of nowhere~
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • prem m
    Hong Kong, China11 contributions
    The HKJC Happy Valley Race course is one in town unlike Shatin Racecourse which is a bit far off from the central district. The happy valley race course is a very famous place for night races where a lot of people enjoy themselves at the public stand eating drinking and even dancing at times.. the restaurants for Owners as well as Members are quite a few however they i would advise anyone with a special food diet to try and contact the restaurant in advance to arrange for your own special dishes in advance as people whom are Vegan / Vegetarian / NON Beef & NON Pork eaters at times have load of problems to eat at the restaurants when there are races that day.
    Written 11 July 2021
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  • Charles Jolly
    10 contributions
    We feel disappointed as we are unable to
    Use our gold membership passes since the lock down. Hope the management agrees to extend the voided period since the time of closure of the park so we could enjoy the full monies we spent
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • Jake pan
    2 contributions
    Very Nice Place for all ages groups to visit ! Although the weather is bad, this park is still good to be visit, because didn't have many visitors to visit in the weekdays!The Pandas, Aquarium, cable car, etc...are so so interesting!!So relax and enjoy to visit the Ocean Park Hong Kong!!!
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,562 contributions
    Watching a live horse race has long been an indispensable part of any Hong Kong trip. Even for non-gamblers, the racecourse itself is very enjoyable. Penfold Park, a lush open space with pleasant greenery and lakes, is a perfect weekend respite. The peaceful environment and panorama are unparalleled in the city. It is also one of the few pet-friendly locations. When fed up with the urban bust and crowd, this will be a lovely option.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Reggie B
    3 contributions
    Its amazing!!!

    So much fun, a great user friendly experience that lasts for 30 mintues but feels like an hour.

    Great with friends, or would be great for a work team bonding exercise :)
    Written 24 November 2021
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,952 contributions
    …from several points on the way up and down, over both the city and the mountains to the north. Hiking up and down today was a true pleasure, I can’t believe it has taken me over five years to get up here!!
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,637 contributions
    Sai Kung East Country Park is what most think about when describing Wild Hong Kong! This is where you find much of the most dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches in the territory. One place within the country park that is fairly unknown and rarely mentioned in tourist information yet has breathtaking scenery is Conic Island.

    This is a tiny uninhabited island just offshore of a wild peninsula that you can hike north and northeast of Long Ke Wan, one of the popular beaches that dot the coastline. The island is quite small but neatly rises around 50 metres out of the sea in the shape of a round cone. It is made up of the hexagonal volcanic columns that have been weathered into this shape over time.

    You can't visit the island directly but can see it from up close at the end of the equally beautiful carved end of peninsula, which is also formed of the same rare volcanic columns that, due to an endless battle with the sea, extend outward like a series of fingers trying to grab Conic Island. There are up close cliffs of exposed volcanic columns, partial sea caves and loads of rugged coastline being bashed by the rough seas that you can enjoy seeing while here.

    To visit Conic Island start from the High Island Reservoir - East Dam, you will walk the MacLehose Trail until you reach the end of Long Ke Wan Beach. From here you take the grey trails for around 60-75 minutes until you reach Conic Island.

    Do research the unofficial (grey) trails and make us of mobile apps like Hiking Trail HK. There are virtually no trees in this area so you can't get lost. But still easier if you are a map to help guide the way. Along the way you will pass one challenging section just before the small secondary beach north of Long Ke Wan. A bit of scrambling and making use of a rope to assist up a hillside is required.

    Other than that, just scrubby pathways to follow, use hiking trousers to avoid scratching up your bare legs. Again, no trees so no shade or protection from the sun. As such, do pay attention to the weather and be ready with proper gear (hat, plenty of sunscreen and rain jacket if expecting rain). Similarly, there are public toilets at the reservoir drop off as well as at Long Ke Wan. However, there are no beach cafes or places to buy additional water or snacks out here. Do come prepared with adequate supplies for the day before considering this particular hike.

    Allow around 1.5-2 hours to hike to Conic Island from High Island Reservoir - East Dam one way, depending on your hiking fitness and experience. If you plan to go more leisurely, stick around Long Ke Wan or exploring the peninsula around Conic Island, you can easily end up spending 6-8 hours doing this hike and back.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,952 contributions
    …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by starting at Fat Jong Temple (get a minibus from Wong Tai Sun or a taxi).
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Johnny Chan
    11 contributions
    香港國際七人欖球賽由香港足球會於1976年創辦,賽事主題是「Hong Kong Sevens, where the world comes to play」。現場氣氛很不錯,適合一家大小的活動,很好玩!推薦大家來看看
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,637 contributions
    One of the four beaches that you can visit as part of the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail in the Sai Kung East Country Park is the Tung Wan Beach, which is the fourth if starting from your hike from the trailhead at the Sai Wan Pavilion.

    Starting with (1) Sai Wan Beach, (2) Ham Tin Beach and (3) Tai Wan Beach, you finally reach (4) Tung Wan Beach. The trail between the first three beaches is well trafficked, wide and easy to follow. However, past Tai Wan Beach, it eventually becomes more natural, unmarked and slightly overtaken by vegetation. Yet, it is still easy to follow, you can't get lost, eventually making your way to a small cliffside that you have to descend before crossing over a cluster of boulders and finally reaching the beach.

    Tung Wan is much smaller than its three sister beaches but is a neat place to find. There is a good chance you'll have the beach all to yourself. If not, there won't likely be more than a few others there, even on busy weekends when small crowds descend upon the larger and more convenient to visit beaches you will have already passed.

    The beach is photogenic with nice sand and blue waters. It is backed by hilly environs and flanked by rocky shores. There is a small freshwater pool that breaks the sand in half. Once here, you are about as isolated from the mass crowds of Hong Kong as you can find.

    Note: there are no public facilities at Tung Wan Beach. Do make sure to stock up on drinks or snacks at the shops at San Wan or Ham Tin Beaches prior to continuing onward to this location.
    Written 10 November 2021
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  • randa88
    Hong Kong, China65 contributions
    Firstly be prepared. Mid summer is demanding and the hike can be strenuous but in the end it’s worth it. Take water and sugar snacks. Also do with others. There are signs warning of the dangers so only go if you are an experienced hiker.

    The route I took up to the peak was as follows. Took the MTR to Choi Hung (exit B) then headed up the hill along Clearwater Bay Road. Then a few hundred meters later turn left onto Clearwater Bay Road. Follow the road up the hill - quite a long way. Then turn left on Fei Ngo Shan Road. Then head left onto Fei Ha Road (looks like a driveway). Halfway up there is a small gap/path that leads up the hill.

    Take that and proceed to head on up. It can get steep but there are ropes at times to help. Eventually the path opens up at rocky outcrops (be very careful). Ultimately you reach an area below Kowloon Peak which is reached by a set of steps.

    Views are awesome once there - basically 360 degrees of HK. Chill out and admire the scenery. I went up late afternoon but I reckon sunset would be the best (if you are ok to walk back in the dark).

    Returning I walked past Kowloon Peak (north) past the helipad which leads to a path down the other side of the peak (on the right). Continue downhill until you reach Fei Ngo Shan Road (takes at least 30 mins). Walk down the road until you reach Clearwater Bay Road again - completing the round trip. From here there are minibuses or taxis. I took a taxi as I was fairly exhausted. Good luck!
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,637 contributions
    The Wilson Trail is one of four long distance trails in Hong Kong and is 78 kilometres in length. The trail was designated in 1996 and is named after former Hong Kong governor David Wilson (1987-92). It transects Hong Kong from South to North and is divided up into 10 sections, taking in numerous country parks, rural patches (green lungs) surrounded by city, war relic lined ridges, mountainous areas and old villages. The Wilson Trail starts at the seaside village of Stanley on the southend end of Hong Kong Island (Section 1) and finally ends at Nam Chung Village (Section 10) near the border with mainland China.

    One of the most popular stages of the Wilson Trail is Section #9 between Cloudy Hill and eastern end of the Pat Sin Leng mountain range in the Pat Sin Leng Country Park. This is a challenging hike but one that offers remarkable views from the numerous peaks and high elevation ridges that you will traverse along the route. Many consider this trail to be amongst the finest hiking opportunities in all of Hong Kong.

    Note: Section #9 of the Wilson Trail requires a certain level of hiking experience and fitness to complete with comfort. It is not one I would recommend to new hikers or for your first hike of the season. There is a long, steep and steady ascent during the first half of the the hike and numerous shorter ascents up the series of 8 peaks at the east end. The trail is in good condition but requires stamina and fitness, plenty of water, especially during the warmer summer months, and sunscreen (very little shade). Further, you will be exposed to the elements throughout so it is important to know weather and hiking conditions and to have adequate hiking attire before attempting Section 9. Lastly, there are almost no facilities between the start and finish of this section of the trail.

    Note: Best to upload Hiking Trail HK app to your mobile phone and to have printed maps for these long distance trails in Hong Kong. This stage of the Wilson Trail is very well marked and signed throughout, making it easy to follow. However, still better to come prepared with basic navigation equipment and maps just to be safe.

    Section 9 is 10 km in distance between starting at Cloudy Hill (end of Wilson Trail Section #8). You will quickly pass a small and attractive, S-shaped reservoir at Hok Tau before beginning a long and steady ascent up to the mountain range which you will traverse across the country park. After your initial climb, the trail mostly levels off as you trek along a line of mountain ridges and through short passes until you reach the eastern end and have to clear the 8 monumental peaks of Pat Sin Leng. Interestingly, these are named after the Eight Fairies of Chinese Mythology. Each peak has signage identifying the peak name and location. Views from the ridge lines and peaks throughout the trail are outstanding on days with good visibility.

    After clearing the eighth peak, you have finished Section #9 and will begin a steep downward descent until you intersect the Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail which you can use to carry on to either Bride's Pool Road or Tai Mei Tuk, both of which are a further 2 km away. For those finished with their hiking for the day, best to go right towards to Tai Mei Tuk where you'll find a major bus transportation hub with regular and frequent transportation to the Tai Po Market MTR Station. For those wanting to press on to Section 10 and the final leg of the Wilson Trail, technically, this Section started at the descent from Pat Sin Leng, take a left at Nature Trail intersection and continue onward towards Nam Chung Village.
    Written 6 April 2021
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  • ReneeT
    2 contributions
    Visited Ocean Park on 24th Oct 2019 Thursday, it was not that crowded given the current situation in Hong Kong.
    Most of the attractions no need to queue long except the night time Halloween attraction.
    However we did not participate the Halloween Fest as we are with 2 small young kids with us, never play those thrill rides also. But my kids love the Halloween Trick or Treat because they got lots of candy, haha...

    If compare Disneyland to Ocean Park, I would recommend Disneyland, more fun for us.
    That's my two cents!
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • niklass744
    11570537 contributions
    Great experience. Emil is awesome - super safe. Highly recommended for any age (almost) - nothing to worry about and Emil will take care of you. Other other coaches referred to him as the best coast in HK.
    Written 23 April 2022
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