Most people will probaply not associate Honbg Kong with hiking as it's usually shown as a city that only has highrise buildings, but you do have suprisingly many good trails there and they are well maintained and well signposted.
You can be out hiking in fairly wild nature within half an hour from the city center and i think this is a nice thing to do once you have sucked up the city scene for a couple of days.
Some of the hiking trails are paved and some are not, but they are usually all fairly well signposted as Hong kong has a lot of people who enjoy going hiking.
I have personally been hiking on Hong kong island aswell as Lantau during my visits to Hong Kong but it's possible to do in many other parts of Hong Kong.
Hello Best of luck for your HK trip. The most visited places of HK are Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong,Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong,Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong,Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
For good food you should visit.
For shopping you should visit
Pacific Place,Times Square,The Landmark,Harbour City.
It is one of the best parks in Hong Kong, preserving the Hong Kong coast, so people would have some idea to how most of Hong Kong looked like before urbanization.
There are also many nature paths, & my favourite one parallels the coastline.
Equipment: Bring lots of water, umbrella, extra clothes & mosquito repellent.
There are Several Golf Courses in Hong Kong and dozens just across the border around Shenzhen.
For a short round (9 holes) there is a new course at the airport. Most holes are par 3 but there are plenty of bunkers and water features to make it challenging.
You need to be an airport user/frequent flier to use it. Suggest you sign up with the airline you fly in with.
You are able to hire shoes and clubs and the weekday rate is HK$320 for 9 holes.
There are restrictions at weekends, breakfast and evenings regarding its use (you need to have a handicap of 18 or less) but midweek is fine.
You get use to the sight of planes and the smell of aviation fuel after a while.
Once you have finished you can enjoy a drink and a meal in the Thai restaurant overlookig the course.
Equipment: Can be hired
The Hong Kong Sevens is held each year during the last weekend in March.
The Hong Kong Stadium (10mins walk from Causeway Bay station) is the Venue.
Tickets normally sell out 3 months before hand but there are always touts selling tickets on the day.
To get a taste you can get in on Friday evening fairly cheaply.
MTR Central stn exit A, walk to Exchange Square bus terminus and take a bus no 15 to the Peak. Acroos The Peak Tower then walk along Lugard Road to the start. About a 15-minutes walk from the Peak Station, arrive at Lugard Road Lookout where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the city and harbour below. Best view can be enjoyed from the Lions Pavilion.
Continue along Lugard Road until you reach the junction of Hatton Road and Harlech Road. You have 2 choices: Harlech Road takes you back to The Peak Galleria where you can catch a bus or Peak tram back to Central OR Hatton Road takes you on a longer walk down the hillside.
If you go along Hatton Road, you’ll arrive at the historic Pinewood Battery which commands a panoramic view of the western approach to Victoria Harbour. On fine days, you’ll be able to see all the way to Tsing Ma Bridge, Disneyland,Lamma Island and other outlying islands.
Continue down Hatton Road and follow the sign for Kotewall Road then reach University Drive then take bus no 13 to Central OR go along Conduit Road for about 30 minutes to Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and walk down to Central.
Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) is a social and non-competitive running and drinking club.
There are H3 around the world, so if you are interested to explore terrains during your holiday overseas, then I'm sure the hashers will do a good job.
Check out the different hash chapters available in HK and choose the one suitable for your itinerary and gender.
Equipment: Terrain running shoes and for hashers, remember your hash tee-shirt!
Ok, when I say Tri, it's triathlon and not triad. I'm was training for the Ironman (1/2 distance) in Singapore (1.9km swim / 90km bike / 21km run) before relocating so now I need to find another group to train with. Here's what I found so far:
there are a few places to wakeboard in hong kong.
The best place is somewhere that's closest to your hotel. all places are legit with good equipment. rates are pretty much the same.
but it's been a while since i wakeboarded so anyone pls feel free to help me on updates.
best to check out their websites below - all of them are based in hong kong
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT WAKEBOARDING IN GENERAL, THIS SITE BELOW WILL GET YOU STARTED.
Equipment: pls check out the relevant websites for more details.
but generally, wakeboards, life vests and/or wetsuits are provided. if you're a pro, then you'll definately bring yr own gear.
The annual Sedan Chair Race is the main fundraising event of the Matilda Sedan Chair Race Charities Fund. It consists of teams carrying a sedan chair racing around the Peak on a choice of one of two routes (3.2km for course A and 2.1km for course B), starting from The Matilda International Hospital.
Each team consists of eight people and a passenger, with money for the Fund raised through entrance fees and sponsorship of the team. There are numerous prizes to be won...for fit teams as well as fun awards for creative teams such as the best dressed, the most entertaining and the team that best captures the spirit of the event.
The event is usually held in Mid-November, it starts from Matilda International Hospital and ends there as well.
Public transport to the Matilda International Hospital:
No. 15 bus – Exchange Square Bus Terminus to the Peak
No. 515 bus – Causeway Bay MTR to the Peak
No. 315 bus – Stanley Plaza to the Peak
No. 15B bus –Tin Hau MTR Bus Terminus to the Peak
Peak tram to the Peak.
MIH complimentary shuttle bus:
Queen’s Pier (every 35 minutes past the hour except 10:35am )
Peak Bus Terminus to MIH.
Fancy a flutter on the horses whilst in Hong Kong then visit The Happy Valley racecourse when it is a racing night there.
The racing season is usually from September to June and normally on Wednesday nights - you have to check on the South China Morning Post newspaper on day to see if any races are happening on the night.
Must be 18 and over to enter.
To enter pay $10 or use your octopus card to pass the electric turnstiles.
If you fancy your hand at windsurfing then September to December are the best times to windsurf.
Tungwan beach on Cheung Chau Island
Shek O on HK Island
Stanley Main beach on HK Island
If you don't fancy sharing water on a beach somewhere in HK, then you can go to a public swimming pool instead. Some addresses are printed below:-
Victoria Park Swimming Pool
Victoria Park, Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay
Wan Chai Swimming Pool
27 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Prices are HK19 dollars for adults and HK9 dollars for 14 years and under
Every year there is the Hong Kong Kart Grand Prix usually held in November or December.
This race is a fund-raising event and it also encourages being a petrol-free environment.
Equipment: Bring a camera and yourself.
Don't know much about this sport, but this cricket match has 6 people on each side and I guess the rules are as normal. The competition in early November attracts lots of expats and visitors.
The Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) is located at 10 Cox's Road in the Jordan district of Kowloon.
If travelling to the KCC via the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), leave the subway at Jordan Station via Exit B2 towards Queen Elizabeth Hospital. You will surface above ground on Jordan Road and directly in front, at the traffic lights just past the bus stop, is the intersection with Cox's Road. KCC is approximately 80m along Cox's Road. Alternatively take Exit D through the Prudential Centre on to Nathan Road and enter Cox's Road via Austin Road or Tak Shing Street. MTR Exit E also joins Tak Shing Street via Tak Hing Street.
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