There is hardly anything of international repute that Hong Kong lacks or cannot boast of. Flaunting a spectacular skyline that is dotted with impressive skyscrapers, Hong Kong is famed as a leading financial centre in the world with one of the highest per capita income and the largest re-export globally. The world’s major trading entity is also a widely acclaimed tourist destination with its gorgeous landscape and interesting sight-seeing attractions. Famously dubbed as a country where ‘East meets West’, Hong Kong is as modern in its architecture as it is traditional in its culture with feng shui, the number ‘4’ and Ba Gua mirrors still holding irrefutable importance in the construction of buildings and in warding off evil spirits.
If you are intending to embark on a family vacation and the magical land of Hong Kong is up there in your travel list, then why not enhance the irresistible appeal of this alluring country by a couple of notches with a luxurious cruise trip? Explore the magnificence of Hong Kong on board an opulent cruise liner that promises a memorable city tour with premium entertainment facilities and world-class service on offer. Regal rooms, sumptuous dishes, plethora of fun-filled activities and breathtaking oceanic views are all at your arm’s length when you hop on to one of these stately beauties. Wondering what all is there to feast your eyes upon once you set sail? Here’s a brief sneak peek into your mesmerising trip.
Situated in the western half of the Hong Kong Island at a height of 552 metres, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on the island and a celebrated tourist spot in Hong Kong. Also known as The Peak or Mount Austin, it is the perfect spot to revel in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape which encompasses the glittering metropolis, picturesque parks and lush woods. An interesting fact about Victoria Peak is that despite its name, the summit is not accessible to the masses as it houses a radio communication facility.
While you at this iconic landmark, make use of the available telescopes for an up close and personal view of Hong Kong’s prominent landmarks such as the Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and other adjacent islands. Spend meaningful moments with the eye-catching birds and butterflies that call this imposing peak their home. You can make your way to this stunning destination by boarding the Peak Tram, a funicular railway. Those who seek adventure would love the thrill of soaring above the nearby high-rises and hilly terrains to gradually make a descent at the Peak Tower. Sweeping views of the stunning environs are a given while you are en route to your mountainous destination.
International Commerce Centre
A visit to the land of towering high-rises cannot be deemed complete unless one halts at the International Commerce Centre, an awe-inspiring 484 metres high commercial building located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Famed as the tallest building in Hong Kong and one of the tallest ones in the world, the 108-storey skyscraper houses a celebrated observatory called the Sky 100. The 360-degree observation deck is positioned on the 100th floor and attracts visitors in hordes owing to its magnificent telescopic views of the city. Tourists can avail the high-speed elevators to arrive at the deck and treat themselves to postcard-like sights of the Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the Tai Mo Shan peak. The International Commerce Centre also houses a 5-star hotel called The Ritz-Carlton to satiate the hunger pangs of its visitors. Other noteworthy amenities include a swimming pool, a shopping mall called ‘Elements’ and the globally acclaimed ICC Light and Music Show – the largest one of its kind in a single building.
Envision yourself sunbathing on your cruise deck and finding yourself transfixed by the pristine beauty of the deep blue ocean in front of you...sounds surreal right? Hypnotizing oceanic views are no stranger to you when you gift yourself a spectacular cruise journey. So, how about stimulating your penchant for the waters further with visit to the Ocean Park, an all-in-one entertainment park that enjoys multiple distinctions of a marine mammal park, an oceanarium, an animal theme park as well as an amusement park? With over 80 attractions and rides to enthral you, you can never be bored for a moment once you land up at Asia’s largest theme park – home to approximately 5000 fish and over 12000 animals.
Sprawling across a massive area of 91.5 hectares, the park is demarcated into two zones – The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland). They are further subdivided into eight attractions, namely Amazing Asian Animals, Aqua City, Whiskers Harbour, Marine World, Polar Adventure, Adventure Land, Thrill Mountain and the Rainforest. Enjoy the scenic cable car ride or the Ocean Express funicular railway to reach the two areas. Exhilarating roller coaster rides, endearing giant pandas, world’s largest aquarium dome, dazzling shows and many other delightful attractions are waiting to be unveiled at this amazing world of fun and adventure. Certainly not worth missing!