A cruiser can experience Hong Kong from every angle, starting from stunning skylines to breathtaking landscapes, authentic local culture, and some unforgettable foodie encounters. Discover everything about this captivating city and see what adventures await. This port city has people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vancouver and Vietnam. It also proudly proclaims itself as Asia’s World City, making it an ideal place for those who wish to travel deeper into Asia.
When your port of call is in Hong Kong, visit some of the iconic skylines, gardens/parks, Peak Trams, wander in a dynasty village, or hike on a deserted island—at the same time, kayaking among the volcanic sea arches. Apart from these things, you can visit and do things listed below when you visit Hong Kong on your cruise.
With a 552m, Victoria Peak is Hong Kong Island's highest point. It is also known as Mount Austin and locally as The Peak and is located on the western half of the island. It is considered one of the most visited spots in Hong Kong. It offers sweeping views of the metropolis, verdant woods, and 360-degree views of Hong Kong’s forest of skyscrapers, the harbor, and Kowloon. Tourists can reach this place by an 8-minute walk from Central via Hong Kong’s 125-year-old, gravity-defying Peak Tram. The Peak Tram sits at 396 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level and is one of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways.
Want to dig into the history of Hong Kong? Take a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History. It preserves Hong Kong’s historical and cultural heritage. It is located next to the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Besides learning about local history, natural history, ethnography, and archaeology at the museum, it is a great place to learn about the local culture and history. It was founded in 1975, with the natural and human history with more than 90,000 exhibits. The permanent exhibit is called “The Hong Kong Story,” with more than 4,000 exhibits in eight galleries.
The Man Mo Temple is in Fu Shin Street, Tai Po, which was built in 1893 to mark the founding of Tai Wo Shi. This temple features a lavish, traditional interior with dozens of incense spirals overhead. There is a pillar dedicated to Holy King-Emperor Kwan and King-Emperor Man. It sits quietly in between towering skyscrapers, reminding passersby that the bustling financial center was once a fishing village. The complex consists of three buildings. These are Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Keung to worship all Chinese gods, and Kung Sor, a community center.
Experience a magical journey in this magical land filled with fantasy. Disneyland sits in Lantau, a popular tourist destination. There is a variety of activities for every age group. Here you can meet your favorite Disney character, enjoy a Broadway-style musical extravaganza, enjoy the Fantasy Parade with the Characters and end your day with the spectacular Disney Synchronized fireworks with Disney songs.
It is a 60-acre ecological park that attracts tourists all year round. The facility is located in Yuen Long's northern part, Tin Shui Wai. This is an excellent spot to see birds with a nature trail and viewing platform. An intriguing art gallery, a cinema, a café, and a viewing gallery are housed in the futuristic, grass-covered headquarters. So bring your binoculars, or be ready to wait to use those fixed points in the viewing galleries.
Hong Kong is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit is from late September to late December, which means during autumn and early winter. Temperatures remain pleasant during those times for outdoor activities as well. April-September is when the rainy season comes. Hong Kong receives most of its precipitation between these months. Moreover, summers in Hong Kong are from late May to September and tend to be hot and rainy at the same time.