Hong Kong trips? Hong Kong is a fabulous travel destination. St John’s Cathedral, this cathedral is the oldest Anglican church in Hong Kong. It sits on Government Hill, and overlooks the financial district. Constructed in an English Gothic architectural style in the shape of a cross, it houses the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong. St John’s Cathedral has quite an unusual history – it was briefly turned into a club during the Japanese occupation of WW2, and many of its stained glass windows were removed. If you’re in Hong Kong at Christmas, the midnight service is highly popular. Queue up from 9pm to be sure of a seat.
The 34-meter-high “Big Buddha” sits above Lantau Island’s Po Lin monastery, which was a fairly secluded place until the statue was built in 1993. This is one of the largest Buddha statues of its kind in the world and took 12 years to complete. The size is astounding, both up close and seen from a distance. The setting here is also incredible, surrounded by the green forest and views out over the ocean and islands. Although you can take a bus, the best way to reach the Buddha is via the scenic Ngong Ping cable car, which takes you on a 5.7-kilometer, 25-minute ride over forest, water, and mountains. The ride terminates at the small tourist-focused Ngong Ping Village, which you’ll have to walk through before reaching the monastery and Big Buddha. Once through the village, a huge set of stairs leads up to the base, but don’t be daunted. The walk up goes quickly, and the views from the base of the statue are well worth the effort. You can access the cable car from the MTR Tung Chung Station. Some people combine a trip to the Big Buddha with a stop at Tai O fishing village, 20 minutes away by bus, but still on Lantau Island. You can also pick up a Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car, and Big Buddha Tour, which will give you a one- to three-day MTR Pass (metro), round-trip cable car ride, and a guided tour of the Big Buddha. This is a good deal if you are planning on getting around by MTR during your stay in Hong Kong.
Perching on The Peak at 396 metres above sea level, The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish architectural Hong Kong attractions. Inside The Peak Tower, there is a dazzling array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues set against the beautiful backdrop of the city. Moreover, The Peak Tower boasts the highest 360° viewing platform – The Sky Terrace which offers spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city. Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong offering a stunning view of the city skyscrapers. While the Symphony of Lights is the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. Performance starts 8 pm daily.
How to get in or out of Hong Kong? We recommend flying, here is a reason : Comfort! Although many airline seats are cramped and crowded, like on an airfare to Brisbane from Hong Kong, airlines are often more comfortable than some of the alternatives. They offer a controlled climate at a comfortable temperature and reclining seats, both of which are absent from many buses. Airplanes also generally give passengers the chance to stretch their legs during the trip and often provide free beverages. First-class and business-class accommodations include large, premium seating, high-quality complimentary meals and other amenities.
Located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the views from Sky100 are simply divine; you can see all of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor laid out below you. The 360-degree observation deck has a cafe where you can grab a bite to eat or drink while taking in the views, as well as a virtual reality attraction and photo booth. The panoramas on offer are just as stunning at night, when the city’s myriad of lights twinkle below you, glittering off the water around them. This lovely, laidback seaside town is the perfect place to head from Hong Kong if you want to escape the city for a bit. Its serene settings will replenish you after all the sightseeing. Located on the Sai Kung Peninsula, the town of the same name has lots of restaurants and bars for visitors to choose from; many opt to take a boat trip aboard an old junk. With lots of activities on offer such as sailing, scuba diving and sunbathing – as well as partying in the evening – Sai Kung is an excellent choice for a day trip.