Hong Kong is truly an international metropolis. Once colonised by Britain, this unique city is a melting pot of Western and Eastern cultures. You can see British buildings as well as traditional Chinese buildings in Hong Kong; it is a place like no other. Hong Kong is a very vibrant city, there is always something exciting going on. As summer is around the corner, the city gets more energetic. Here’re some of the fun activities you can do in Hong Kong during the summer. Hope it inspires you to book a trip to Hong Kong.
Because of Hong Kong’s high density and its famous city skyline, there are a lot of very chill rooftop bar in Hong Kong. What’s better to unwind with a beverage of your choice after a day of exploring on a rooftop bar overlooking the city night view. When the streets are roaming with people and vehicles, being on a rooftop bar gives you some space and silence. Some of the famous drinking areas you would want to check out are Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui. You can find loads of nice bars around there!
Another awesome idea to fight against the summer heat is to take a trip down the beach. Hong Kong is often known as the concrete jungle with all its skyscrapers, but Hong Kong actually has a lot of amazing beaches too! And they are super easy to get to. Here are some of the places you would want to check out:
Sai Kung Town Centre has a lot of different cuisines, from Chinese style seafood to Western style seafood and steak house, also some very instagrammable cafes for you to chill at. What’s special with Sai Kung is, it has a lot of different islands with beautiful beaches. You can easily find a speedboat that will take you to your ideal beach island or to even for island hopping!
Stanley is another hot spot for both tourists and locals during the summer. With amazing bars and restaurants spread across the seaside; during the day, Stanley also has a vibrant flea market. You can find unique souvenirs there or one of a kind fashion pieces. The best way to visit Stanley is get there early, take a stroll at the market first, head to the beach to sunbathe around noon or afternoon then head back to town centre for a relaxing dinner by the sea.
360 Cable car and Big Buddha
Going as high as 24 metres, the Big Buddha is one of the most well known landmarks of Hong Kong. Many slowly climb up 268 steps to see this magnificent statue. The Big Buddha is located at Ngong Ping in Lantau Island, not far away from Tung Chung Town. The best way to visit this majestic island is to take a cable car from Tung Chung – the Ngong Ping 360.