Hong Kong Island
For a spectacular view over Hong Kong
visit Victoria Peak, the highest mountain
on the island. From the summit, look down
on the skyscrapers of the business district
and across Victoria Harbour to Kowloon.
This is one of the most famous cityscapes
in the world.
Visit Aberdeen on the opposite side
of the island where you can ride on a
sampan and explore the busy harbour.
Also stop off at the famous Stanley Market
to hunt for a bargain.
Hiking Hong Kong
For a surprising contrast to the
hustle and bustle of the city, take
a hike on the Dragon’s Back Trail.
On this moderate trek of about
3 miles you will explore beautiful
countryside as you walk past
bamboo groves, through woodland
and on to open hills. As you hike
along the ridge you can enjoy a
breath-taking panorama of the
coastline and distant islands.
Lantau can be reached by a ferry ride
across Victoria Harbour. On the island
you can visit the unique Tai O fishing
village, where many homes are built on
stilts, before heading up the winding
road to Ngong Ping Plateau to see the
Giant Buddha. Here you can visit the
Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall and the
Po Lin Monastery, where a traditional
vegetarian meal is served.
End your day with a spectacular ride
aboard the Ngong Ping cable car
offering stunning views of the island.
The New Territories lie between the
populous district of Kowloon and the
border with mainland China. Here there is a
surprising amount of natural beauty, where
rolling green hills and woodland dominate
the landscape. Enjoy the panorama from
the lookout point on Tai Mo Shan, Hong
Kong’s highest peak.
Learn about Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist
beliefs at the Yuen Yuen Institute, one of
Hong Kong’s most impressive monasteries,
and visit Fanling Walled Village which is the
ancestral home of a family clan. Also visit a
bird sanctuary known for its pond herons
and explore a traditional fishing village.
Macau, a Portuguese colony until 1999,
is the oldest European settlement in the
Far East and is most easily reached by
hydrofoil across the Pearl River estuary.
While in this UNESCO World Heritage
City discover the historical sights of the
ruins of the St. Paul Church and the A-Ma
Temple. Also visit the Macau Museum
and one of the casinos for which the city
is famous. Macau can be visited on a day
tour from Hong Kong or you can stay
longer for further exploration.