Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a simple to navigate, tourist friendly city . Their clean and extensive subway, bus and ferry system make getting around to all the sights in Hong Kong without a car a pleasure. Hong Kong is as urban as it gets but you might be surprised to know you can go hiking up mountainous dirt trails not to far from the city. The government in Hong Kong takes their green spaces seriously. As a result of these policies there are many protected wildlife areas in Hong Kong. Only thirty percent of the land in Hong Kong has been developed.

Sai Kung Park

Sai Kung Park is located in the East of New Territories overlooks a scenic peninsula. This park also provides trails with impressive panoramic seascapes. This area has a lot to offer including the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, the Lion Nature Education Center, the Sai Kung Country Parks, the Clear Water Bay Country Park, two temples and a Golf Course that is open to the public. You can take a bus to get there but only on Sunday’s and holidays.

Dragon's Back Trail  

Dragon’s Back trail on Hong Kong Island was granted the award for best urban hike in Asia by Time magazine. And best of all it is only a twenty minute taxi ride from downtown. The views are breath-taking and panoramic from the hiking trail. You can see Clear Water Bay to the east and Stanley Peninsula to the west. Most people start their three and a half hour hike from To Tei Wan and end up at Big Wave Bay 8.5 kilometers later. To get there take the subway MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Then you can take a taxi or try bus # 9 to To Tei Wan.

Tolo Harbor Cycling Track 

The city of Hong Kong has created a wonderful bike trial that runs through the countryside, called the Tolo Harbor Cycling Track. This biking trail starts in Sha Tin and ends in Tai Po. There are several places to rent a bike so don’t worry that you did not bring yours from home.

Hong Kong Beaches 

Don’t forget the beach! There are enough beaches in Hong Kong territory to visit a new one every day for a month. If there is a beach, there are water sports. You can go kayaking, wind surfing, sailing and water skiing from the beaches on the outlying islands. To get to the outlying island use the Hong Kong ferry system.


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