10 Best places to visit with kids in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one the world’s financial hub and 7th largest trading organization in the world. From mouth-watering dim sums to luxurious shopping centers, there are many places worth exploring with your kids. You can get an opportunity to explore modern and traditional architectures, beaches, hiking spots and small fishing villages.
You can visit Victoria Peak and gaze all over the gleaming skyscrapers and twinkling city. You can enjoy fun rides with your family and kids in Disneyland or visit Happy Valley Racecourse to teach horse riding techniques to your kids. One can visit Hong Kong at any time of the year and we give you an assurance that you will fall for its captivating beauty. There are so many options for every tourist to discover and interesting things to do in this city.
Read the top 20 list of tourist attraction and get to know more about Hong Kong:
Clock Tower Hong Kong
It is 44 meters tall standing since 1915 which attracts thousands of tourists to its location. It is generally called as Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower by local Chinese people. It is made of red bricks and granite and a metal rod is mounted on the top of the clock. You can use a staircase to reach the top of the tower and cherish the view and tell the history of the clock tower to your kids. The bell which used to be on the top of the tower is now displayed on the ground floor for tourists.
Hong Kong Disneyland
It is located in Penny’s Bay in Lantau Island. It is a fairy-tale themed park which has six areas or sections such as Frontier land, Adventureland, Toy story Land, Fantasy Land, Mystic Point and Grizzly Gulch. You will find maps to each and every spot printed in Chinese and English language. “Haunted Halloween”, “Sparkling Christmas” and “Chinese New Year” are celebrated with great exhilaration in Disneyland. So visit Disneyland and make memories with your kids.
Ocean Park Hong Kong
It is an animal theme park and amusement park located in the southern district of Hong Kong. This place will surely surprise kids with their oceanarium and marine mammals. It has become extremely popular and it is considered one of the most visited spots by tourists and it has total 44 rides including four roller coasters and two water rides.
Po Lin Monastery
If you believe in spiritualism then you will find calmness in this Buddhist monastery which will create a positive energy in your soul. It is located in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island and you can see shrine hall of Buddha and Bodhisattva Skanda. This is great tourist destination to visit with your kids. The monastery has remarkable interiors decorated with pictures, lightings, flowers and different architectures.
Ngong Ping 360
This one of the top suggested tourist spot in Hong Kong where you can enjoy 360-degree views that will make you feel euphoric. You can see mesmerizing views of Tian Tan Buddha statue and the South China Sea. The car is made of crystal cabin supported by strong cable wires supporting the private car. Capture the moments in photos with your kids and make the trip exciting.
Tsing Ma Bridge
It ranks 11th in the world’s longest suspension bridge and it is named after Tsing Yi and Ma Wan island. You can enjoy long night car rides after dinner with your young ones while admiring the night views of the city.
Tian Tan Buddha
It is large Buddha bronze statue located on Lantau Island. It is thirty-four meters tall standing since 1993. If you want to enjoy the panoramic view of Buddha statue then you can ride Ngong Ping 360 degree cable ride. After climbing the base you can visit Po Lin Monastery too which has a great history.
The Peak is the highest point in on the island. You can go for picnics or hiking with your family where you can enjoy views of cityscapes, Victoria harbor and huge skyscrapers at nights. One can watch sunset views from the peak trams while going up to the peak. The trams have been serving since 1888 which will give you best visual experience.
Hong Kong Museum of History
Your kids will get to know cultural heritage historical monuments of the old dynasties. This museum is well worth a visit to gain knowledge about the ancient history. You will find 8 galleries on every two floors. The museum is open all season from 10:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds has hundreds of glamorous lifelike wax figures of celebrities from all around the world. It is situated in the peak tower, Hong Kong which has statues of famous celebs like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jet Li, Adolf Hitler, Pablo Picasso and many more. Marie Tussauds from France is the founder of this wax museum.
Hong Kong Space and Science Museum
You can travel from public transit to Tsim Sha Tsui station or you can take a ferry from Star Ferry Pier. The museum has two halls such as hall of space science and space of astronomy. You can take public transit from Hung Hom station. The museum has to offer great knowledge about intergalactic space to our kids.
If you are a hipster then this is a must to visit place in Hong Kong. Take a break from hustle bustle of the city and step to the other side of this city. Tourists can visit Hung Shing Yeh Beach and enjoy basking in the sand with your kids and family. Lamma Winds is a wind turbine built which stands 71 meters tall that generates electrical energy.
Cheung Chau Island
This Island is also called as Dumbbell Island because of its shape. One can visit this place during Cheung Chau Bun festival which is a Chinese festival celebrated in the month of April and May. People are dressed as modern heroes in parades or wear lion and dragon costume, dancing on the beats of drums to scare away the negative energy. You will find great deals on hotels and restaurants in Cheung Chau Island. You can dress up your own kid as one of the superheroes or other modern legends and become a part of the parade
Hong Kong Zoological and botanical gardens
It is one of the oldest zoo and park which lies on Victoria Peak. Kids can discover 1,000 species of plants which has plants like bamboo, camellia, magnolia, palm, azalea and many more gardens. Apart from plants, you will find various species like 600 birds, 70 mammals, and 40 reptiles. It is also called “Bing Tau Fa Yuen” where “Bing Tau” means the captain of the soldiers and “Fa Yuen” means Garden.
Are you a shopaholic? If yes then do visit this market where you can buy traditional stuff like silk clothing, toys, ornaments, Chinese paintings, arts and crafts by bargaining at good prices. After shopping, you can kill your family’s hunger by eating delicious food at local food stalls or in restaurants.
Hong Kong Railway Museum
This station was built in 1986 whose sole purpose was to provide better traveling experience is now kept as a display in Tai Po. It has architectural style and design which was made in British period that has an essence of Chinese temples. It is owned and operated by Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation. The train has six coaches and museum includes artifacts and pictures denoting the story of an old era.
Ten thousand Buddha’s Monastery
The temple is located in Dha Tin, Hong Kong is the famous Buddhist temple visited by locals as well as tourists. The corpse of Reverend Yuet Kai is displayed in the glass case. He was the famous poet and a talented lyre player of ancient times. There are 500 golden statues which leads us to the monastery. The ten thousand Buddhas Hall is decorated with small Buddha statues placed properly on shelves.
Happy Valley Racecourse
After touring around Hong Kong take a break to relax and get indulged in some sports activities. Nothing will be better than riding horses in Happy Valley Racecourse with your kids. If you don’t prefer riding than you can watch horse races which takes place yearly where international horse riders showcase their talents. You can enter from Wong Nai Chung Road and you can also get a tram to Happy Valley.
Nan Lian Garden
It is a classic Chinese garden situated in Diamond Hill, Hong Kong. It has hills, water features, rock and wooden structures which were designed in Tang empire-style. You can explore Nan Lian Garden Pavilion and eat tasty food and try Chinese teas in teahouses. Kids will learn about the food culture after trying out the famous traditional Thai food.
Chi Lin Nunnery
Chi Lin Nunnery is also designed in Tang dynasty-style which offers wooden architectures, artifacts and lotus ponds. The temple halls are decorated with gold clay and wooden statues. The whole temple is situated in between an artificial pond which gives us a scenic view if looked from the sky.
Visit these soul soothing places and get to know the culture and history of China. While visiting every corner from shrines to gadget shops, you will notice each place has uniqueness and specialty. This place is the ideal destination for your kids to learn about the history of Hong Kong. It is a fascinating city where you can party at nights and explore its beauty in the day. So get ready to be surprised and plan your trip to Hong Kong.