Hong Kong is undoubtedly a place with lots of things for the average tourist to do. It has its own Disneyland, an Ocean park and an impressive shopping district in Causeway Bay, for starters. But, what if you’re not the average tourist? Does Hong Kong have anything to offer you if you’re looking for more of an adventure?
You’ll be glad to hear that Hong Kong has a host of adventurous activities to keep you busy. Thanks to this, and the fact that there are loads of Hong Kong hotels deals on offer, there has never been a better time for the nomadic traveller to pay a visit, even if just for a few days when passing through.
Spend some time at the Hong Kong GeoPark
The Hong Kong UNESCO Global GEOpark is a stunning conservation area, which is home to some of the most impressive geological formations in the world. Comprising of a sedimentary rock region and a volcanic region, although the park is pretty devoid of the kind of lush and green landscapes we’re used to, there is no denying its beauty, which lies in the carved rock of the sea caves, rock layers and abandoned fishing villages.
Climb Lantau Peak
Lantau Peak (Fung Wong Shan) is the second highest peak in HK and the highest point on Lantau Island. The summit is 934 metres above sea level and is the perfect place to watch the sun rise. Reaching the summit takes around 2 hours from the Lantau Peak Sunrise Portal. There is a visible trail all the way to the summit and the climb is fairly easy. On a clear day you will have unspoilt views of the famous HK skyline. well worth the short climb for.
Hike the Dragon’s Back
The remarkable natural landscape in Hong Kong is often overlooked as tourists flock to the concrete jungle. In fact, Hong Kong is an incredibly diverse island with breathtaking scenery. The Hong Kong Trail carves its way through five country parks on the island. The most popular section of the trail is called the Dragon’s Back and offers 360-degree views over the beaches, forests and city.
As well as the beautiful landscapes, don’t forget to visit the historic temples and other religious sites. Finally, the street markets should not be missed. From clothes and jewellery to animals and flowers, you will find everything!