January 22nd, 2010
You should have a hint by now that our next family getaway would be in Hongkong! As I was fixing some papers and budget for some travel emergency while we are away, I’m also doing a lot research on our itinerary. As you know, we will be bringing our two kids for the first time so our trip should be stressed-free!
I came across these 5 family friendly spots that are worth visiting in Hongkong…
1. The Peak
The whole family has been here a couple of years ago and it was a great experience for us. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Hongkong. Best to come here at night and never miss the tram ride!
The kids will love riding the vertiginous funicular railway to the wok-shaped Peak Tower for spectacular views of the world’s best skyline. There’s also a kids’ playground, virtual sports zone, Madame Tussauds wax museum, a shopping centre and dozens of restaurants.
2. Ocean Park
We’ve been to Ocean Park twice already and we still love it every time we were there. I read that this was built in 1977 to serve as a simple oceanarium, but now, Ocean Park is now considered to be one of the top 10 amusement parks in the world! Definitely worth visiting and kids would love this place.
This is the reason why we are going to Hongkong! Kids below 10 years old are the target market of this park. I can’t wait to check out Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Adventureland to meet all the kids’ favourite characters. Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3-D is something that we are looking forward to see.
4. Stanley Market
I have read that this place is is a mecca for cheap, well-made children clothes. Kids can swim at either Stanley or the bigger beach at the unfortunately named Repulse Bay. Except for winters off course.
The historic Murray House on the Stanley waterfront also houses the fantastic Hong Kong Maritime Museum and a number of Western and Asian eateries.
5. Hong Kong Wetland Park
I have read that this is a man-made oasis. They said that this place is flanked by ‘pigeon’s cages’ (community housing blocks). The 60-hectare wetlands area is alive with crocodiles, mangroves, birds and butterflies. Inside, it’s like miniature version of Canberra’s Questacon, full of interactive, educational games for kids.
I don’t know if we can visit the last two spots when we are in Hongkong but I’m thinking if it’s worth then we will!