Thursday, June 23, 2016

6 Hong Kong Wheres for Outdoorsy People

Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first or tenth time, there are always new and exciting experiences to be discovered. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and explore the other side of Asia’s World City for some experiences that simply shouldn’t be missed!

Here are FIVE spectacular spots to include on your vacay list, courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. 

1. Hong Kong Global Geopark of China 

The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China is a dramatic rock landscape in the New Territories that was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Explore its vast natural landscapes by walking tours provided by operators around the area, or by boat, starting at Sai Kung pier and winding through other worldly rock caves and beaches for a truly picturesque experience. Visitors to the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China can learn more by visiting the Volcanic Discovery Centre, Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and Northwest New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region and view geological features such as twisted columns, dyke intrusions and hexagonal volcanic columns. 
For more details about the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, and to find out about the available tour routes, please visit

2. Hong Kong Wetland Park

Home to a breathtaking array of wildlife that includes birds, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles and fish, Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class ecotourism facility that is a fantastic spot to enjoy some of the flora and fauna unique to Hong Kong. Immerse yourself in the Wetland Interactive World that contains themed exhibition galleries showcasing the importance of wetland conservation, or take a walk through the Steam Walk, Mangrove Board Walk and Butterfly Garden in the 60-hectare Wetland Reserve.

For more details on Hong Kong Wetland Park, please visit

3. Hong Kong Tramways

Discover Hong Kong’s living history with an amazing one-hour sightseeing journey on the TramOramic tour. Aboard a unique 1920s-style open top tram through bustling streets, ultra-modern cityscapes and attractions. Get a two-day unlimited free access to the Hong Kong Tramways network and experience the living, evolving connection between Hong Kong’s colourful history and modern culture. 

Receive 30% off tickets for the TramOramic Tours from 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 when you book online at using the code ‘HKSUMMERFUN’.      

4. Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360 is the gateway to Lantau Island that features the 1.5 hectare culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village. Here, a wide variety of attractions, delightful shopping and dining experiences await you from the renowned Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping Piazza and Wisdom Path. 

This summer, Ngong Ping Village will be celebrating the butterfly, nature’s delicate gift, with exquisite dance performances, incredible visual art decorations and stunning butterfly art installations. Make your visit to Ngong Ping Village a truly memorable one with a breathtaking sunset view as you take the cable car back to Tung Chung. 

From 1 – 31 July 2016, present your international passport at the NP360 ticketing office to receive a souvenir. This offer is applicable to the first 10 walk-in international visitors, while stocks last. To find out more about Ngong Ping 360, please visit

5. Noah’s Ark Hong Kong 

Located on Ma Wan Island, the world’s only full-size replica of Noah’s Ark is a popular recreational spot for families. Explore exhibits that talk about the unique history and culture of Ma Wan, and make your trip a memorable one by visiting the various attractions in the area such as the Ark Garden, Ark Expo, Solar Tower, Treasure House, Ark Life Education House, Noah’s Adventureland and Ma Wan Park.

Present your international passport at the Noah’s Ark ticket office and enjoy 20% discount on regular priced tickets. This offer is applicable to international visitors from 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016. For more information on Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, please visit

6. Ocean Park Hong Kong

Join the first ever SpongeBob-themed water party in Hong Kong with SpongeBob and his friends from Bikini Bottom during the Ocean Park Summer Splash. Take part in the never ending water activities like the giant bucket gush, foam zone and rainbow fountain! Find you way out of the AMaze-ing Laser Challenge or wade into a water war at the Super Splash Battle! Take a break with the Lakeside BBQ Carnival at Aqua City’s Lagoon for all the hottest summer flavours. 

From 1 July 2016 – 28 August 2016, present your international passport and event guide, or show event page on DHK at the Ocean Park ticketing office to enjoy a 10% discount on admission fees (maximum of 4 tickets. For more information and to find out more details about the Ocean Park Summer Splash, please visit

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