Hong Kong – Tempting Thrills for Family Bonding
With its thrilling cross-cultural diversity as one of the world’s most prominent harbour cities and commercial hubs from ancient times, Hong Kong today continues to engage the holidaymaker with its many enticements.
Ocean Park: Premium RushVisitors – over 7.7 million each year – at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park divide their attention between the world-class animal attractions, thrill rides and shows set up at the Waterfront and the Summit – accessible via a 1.5 km long cable car, which itself serves up thrilling panoramas of southern Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Stirring moments await at the Waterfront where you will find its latest themed-area, the Amazing Asian Animals – an educational and highly entertaining collection of exhibits of some of Asia’s rarest animals. At the Giant Panda Adventure enjoy encounters with Hong Kong’s cuddly Red Pandas. Under supervision you can even hop into the water and gambol with and feed and hug the resident dolphins. The Whiskers Harbour is a dedicated area for an exciting array of kid-oriented rides.
Trick-Eye Museum: Mysteries of IllusionsHong Kong’s latest entertainment option – the 3D or Trick Eye Museum, holds the promise of a host of delightful moments for the entire family. Kids in particular will enjoy the optical illusions of the imitation starry sky, mirror maze – and even an infinity tunnel. Discover for yourself the quirky, surrealistic elements tucked into this unique world of illusion, showcasing the story and local culture of Hong Kong in the spread of over 70 original exhibitions and optical illusion paintings and installations over five different themed zones: World of Masterpieces, Hong Kong Discovery, Secret Garden, Great Adventure and Neverland. A true selfie haven, this illusory interactive world allows you to actually step into the world famous paintings and create your own interactive stories by engaging with classic characters in each piece. Visitors can even thrill to Hong Kong’s dazzling nightscape on a romantic paper boat.
Peak Tram: Epic Ride Enjoy sensational views, all year round and in all seasons, of Hong Kong harbour and its surrounds from the confines of the world’s steepest funicular railway. The seven-minute journey begins from Garden Road Admiralty, past Central’s skyscrapers, to the iconic ‘Peak’ – or Victoria Peak, the rooftop of Hong Kong.
For a true vintage experience hop on to a unique 1920s-style tram, revamped with an open-top upper deck and a vintage cabin, for an hour-long tour along the tram route. A colonial heritage sensation and iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Tram first came into operation in 1888. Hong Kong Tramways was founded in 1904 and has the world’s largest fleet of double-deck tram-cars. For over a century now, its trams have been running from east to west along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island.