5 reasons to visit Hong Kong | Private Jet Charter
Hong Kong is known as the Gateway to China for good reason. Located on China’s south-eastern coast, the former British colony is a strategic location for commerce and tourism. Hong Kong is made up of three distinct districts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Consistently voted as one of the top Asia Pacific MICE destinations, cosmopolitan Hong Kong has superb infrastructure, world-class hotels and elegant event venues for meetings, incentives, conferences and event delegates. The Hong Kong government is investing heavily in travel and tourism sectors, which offer many attractions for business and leisure travellers.
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Known locally as The Peak, Victoria Peak is a mountain in the west of Hong Kong. A haven for wealthy Europeans in the 19th century – due to its temperate climate and stunning views over the city – access to The Peak is now by the Peak Tram funicular rather than sedan chair. The start point for the funicular is from St John’s Cathedral in the city’s central district. The 957m high mountain offers visitors outstanding views of Hong Kong and the waterfront, as well as retail therapy in the form of the Peak Tower and Peak Galleria. Stop for lunch at the Peak Lookout Restaurant.
Once a pirate stronghold, Lantau Island is now a peaceful holiday destination with multiple attractions for visitors. Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s largest island and easy to reach via road and boat. Hong Kong Disneyland is based here, on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, with its multiple rides and attractions, as well as three hotels. The giant Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery are unmissable cultural attractions on Lantau. Likewise, take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up to Ngong Ping Village, an open-air retail and entertainment centre. The 25-minute ride and 360-degree views are outstanding.
Keen hikers and walkers will welcome an escape from urban Hong Kong with a visit to the famous Dragon’s Back mountain trail. This ridge in the southwest of Hong Kong connects Shek O Peak (284m) and Wan Cham Shan (226m). The trail is around 8.5km and takes around four hours. The starting point is Shek O Road near Tei Wan Village. Walk through the enigmatic tree tunnel with dense thickets and bamboo groves that opens out and ascends to beautiful views over Shek O Peninsula. Stock up with food and water as there are no food stops along the trail.
Sky 100 Observation Deck
Sky 100 is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon. The tallest building in Hong Kong, the ICC is home to luxury real estate, two six-star hotels, and retail outlets and offices. Visitors take the 60-second lift journey to the viewing area 393m above sea level. Enjoy the jaw-dropping 360-degree panoramic views and an interactive multi-media exhibit. The ICC is a direct 30-minute train ride from Hong Kong International Airport. The building also hosts the world’s largest light and sound show every evening at 7.45pm and 9.00pm.
Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon
Take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour, savouring the sights of modern Hong Kong’s skyscrapers against a mountainous backdrop. You’ll see all of Hong Kong’s famous harbourside attractions as well as being a great way to reach Kowloon. It’s a cheap way to see Hong Kong from the water and is especially beautiful at night.
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