Spend four days touring Hong Kong, the unique Special Administrative District and modern commercial hub to mainland China. Explore the commercial center of the city and tour nearby Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, with fishing villages, gardens, and panoramic views of the city skyline from the top of Victoria Peak. Enjoy this great three day addition to your mainland China trip.
Day 1 : Hong Kong Island Day 2 : Lantau Island Day 3 : Ocean Park Day 4 : Return Home
Explore the aquarium, exhibits, and amusements at Ocean Park
Visit Tai-O Village where old Southern style fishing residences still stand
Tour Wong Tai Sin Temple, home to Taoism, Buddhism, & Confucianism
Start your day by meeting your guide at your centrally located hotel*. Drive to Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. Take the popular peak tram to the top for a bird's eye view of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong. Stand on the Sky Terrace, the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong that offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city and its surrounding natural beauty.
Next drive about 25 minutes to Repulse Bay located on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Spend some time wandering the golden soft sand of the beach here.
In the afternoon visit The Wong Tai Sin Temple, which claims to ‘make every wish come true upon request’. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious center.
Followed with Nan Lian Garden, a public park also built in the style of the Tang dynasty, cutting through Diamond Hill’s myriad of high-rise apartments.
Your last stop today is the Avenue of the Stars, a 400-metre long stretch of waterside promenade along the northern side of Victoria Harbour, in front of the New World Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui. The avenue, which was built along an existing promenade, opened in April 2004.
*Arrange to be met at the airport for an additional cost.
Day 2 Lantau Island
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today you head to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong at the mouth of the Pearl River. Drive over Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's seventh longest suspension bridge (2.2 km) and the longest that handles trains.
First visit Po Lin Monastery here on the island. Founded in 1906 by three monks from the northern Jiangsu province, this monastery housed about 20 nuns up until the 1950s, though now only an abbess remains. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha and many Buddhist scriptures. Nearby visit the largest Tian Tan Bronze Buddha (or Giant Buddha), one of the five largest statues in China. This giant Buddha, symbolizing the harmonious relationship between man and nature, is the center of Buddhism in Hong Kong and a popular attraction.
Next visit Tai-O Village, a quaint and picturesque old fishing village located along the western coast of the island. This is one of the few places where you can still observe old Southern style fishing residences and businesses still standing along the water. Explore the village and drive back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 3 Ocean Park
After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a drive to Ocean Park, which is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. The Ocean Park covers more than 870,000 square meters and divided into two major attraction area, one is the Waterfront, the other is the Summit. Two sections are connected by a 1.5 KM long cable car carried. This park is very unique in its structure and besides being just a fun amusement park. It hosts exhibits, observatories and serves as an education center.
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore further as you like. You may opt to go shopping, go on the Dragon's Back hike, visit the Museum of History, go shopping in Mongkok, or wander the flea and street vendor options along Flower Market Road. The rest of the day is yours to do as you like.
Day 4 Return Home
Take a taxi back to the airport this morning or spend more time in Hong Kong.
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When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.