Hong Kong boasts a distinctive feature with its closeness to breathtaking natural wonders and outdoor splendours. Pristine beaches on serene islands, verdant mountains and hills, clear cascading waterfalls, quaint fishing villages, and a variety of outdoor adventures like kayaking, cycling, and hiking are all easily accessible, and this guide shows the best places to go to for such excursions.
Lantau Island offers an exciting experience with a cable car ride up the Ngong Ping 360 to witness the impressive bronze Big Buddha and explore the Buddhist Po Lin Monastery, known for serving delightful vegetarian meals to its visitors. You must also visit Tai O, a charming fishing village where traditional stilt houses, busy street markets and terrific seafood restaurants line its narrow canals.
Lamma Island, a mere 30-minute ferry ride from Central Hong Kong, offers a car-free oasis with stunning landscapes, a relaxed atmosphere, and a diverse community of artistic individuals and musicians. Lamma is home to two quaint seaside towns that are brimming with local art and craft stores, gift shops, seafood restaurants, bars, and quaint cafes.
Aberdeen Country Park
Located in Hong Kong Island’s bustling metropolis is the alluring Aberdeen Country Park, located mere minutes away from Wan Chai hotels. Hong Kong prides itself on its natural settings, and visitors can immerse themselves in the rich foliage and peaceful surroundings of this gorgeous park, which offers a peaceful getaway from the rush and bustle. The well-known trek to Aberdeen Reservoir’s magnificent Peak, where you can take in panoramic views of the city and the surrounding natural splendour, is one of the main attractions. You can make the short drive to the park from properties such as the Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong to have a truly enjoyable hike to the peak.