There is so much more to Hong Kong than its skyscrapers and luxury shopping. Explore a different side of Hong Kong - a more traditional, scenic, and exotic land than you might have expected. You’ll visit the largest bronze sitting Buddha in the world atop Lantau Island, the new territories with their picturesque scenery, Wetland Park with its array of flora and fauna, and Lamma Island with its lush, tropical surroundings. See Hong Kong like you’ve never seen it before on this exciting four-day tour of its rural remote lands.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel this morning, and transferred to Tung Chung new town, once a major defense stronghold against pirates during the Ming and Qing dynasties. From here, you’ll take the Ngong Ping cable car, which will whisk you to the Lantau peak area. Stroll around the village and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch. In the afternoon, marvel at the largest bronze sitting Buddha in the world, and visit Po Lin Monastery. Drive to Tai O fishing village, also known as the Venice of the East for its houses held up by stilts. Return to Tung Chung and you’ll be escorted back to your hotel, where you may relax for the evening.
Today you’ll be exploring Hong Kong’s new territories, which make up the vast majority of the country (over 85%). The drive will take you to Lam Tsuen village, to see the Wishing Tree, upon which local villagers toss joss paper in hopes of making their dreams come true. Next, you’ll head to Tai Mo Shan, where you’ll visit the Kat Hing Wai Walled Village. As you continue your drive along this scenic road, you’ll be treated to panoramas of China’s Shenzhen. After a full day of exploring the most fascinating parts of the new territories, head back to your luxury Hong Kong hotel for the night.
Enjoy a fascinating, educational experience this morning at Hong Kong’s Wetland Park. This world-class eco-tourism facility showcases Hong Kong’s diverse eco-system. Its interactive area contains a slew of fun exhibits, from themed exhibition galleries, a theatre, an indoor play area, and more. After lunch, you’ll head to Kowloon, where you can visit its must-see spots, from the elegant Chi Lin Monastery, to the bird and flower markets, and of course, Tsim Sha Tsui’s Avenue of the Stars. See if you can spot Bruce Lee!
For your final day of your Wild Hong Kong journey, you’ll be escorted from your hotel to the outlying ferry pier, where you’ll take a slow ferry to Yung Shue Wan. Upon arrival at Lamma’s main tourist center, you’ll hike for an hour and a half to Sok Kwu Wan, enjoying lovely views of Hong Kong’s south islands and the breathing in the scent of lush nature that surrounds. Enjoy a fresh, delicious seafood lunch once arrived. With your belly full, take the fast ferry back to Central, from where you may either enjoy some shopping in downtown Hong Kong, or head straight back to your hotel ahead of tomorrow’s departure.
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Opened in 2009, Hong Kong’s hip and luxurious Upper House is the sister hotel of Beijing’s Opposite House. Occupying floors 38 to 49 of the Pacific Place tower in Admiralty, Upper House was designed by architect Andre Fu, dubbed by Conde Nast Traveler as an “Asian design sensation.” His meticulous design is intended to evoke the intimacy and tranquility of a private home high above the hectic city. Each of the hotel’s 117 rooms, including 21 suites and two penthouses, has a dramatic harbour view or city view. Amenities in every room include an iPod Touch with custom music playlists, hotel and area information; 42-inch LCD TVs with surround sound, video-on-demand and PC, camcorder and MP3 connectivity; and choice of broadband or wireless Internet. On the property’s 49th floor, Café Gray Deluxe is helmed by chef Gray Kunz, featuring a 46-foot-long open kitchen and bar of the same length, as well as a private dining room for up to 12. Upper House’s atrium presents a 10-storey sculpture by Hiroshiwata Sawada, and each room’s decor includes a unique sandstone sculpture by Marvin Mintofang. There is also a gym with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Upper House is approximately 40 minutes from Chek Lap Kok International Airport.
Guided by its "Sense of Place" philosophy which reflects the location’s history, geography and culture into the hotel’s design and spirit, the property is now a part of the iconic Hong Kong skyline. The new 43-floor multi-use tower sits harbor-side on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, the site of the former New World Center. Occupying the top 27 floors, the hotel will offer 413 guest rooms, 8 dining options, a fitness center, swimming pool, and will be the first urban home to Rosewood’s signature Asaya holistic wellness center. Rosewood club members will be able to access the Manor Club exclusive lounge and an array of privileges and amenities. At the very top of the tower will be 186 residences, a dedicated lounge, indoor swimming pool and fitness center for long-stay guests.
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