Amongst the best things to do in Hong Kong is to travel by ferry which not only is a convenient mode of transport but is ideal for sightseeing too. Here’s more on what you need to know.
The Star Ferry
The iconic and historical Star Ferry in Hong Kong offers the best way to journey across Victoria Harbour; it connects the terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (in Kowloon) that’s walking distance from Park Hotel Hong Kong to terminals in Wanchai and Central. It takes around 10 minutes to get from Kowloon to Central and ferries operate regularly as well.
A Unique Experience
Using the Star Ferry, one can gain a unique perspective of the city be it during the day or at night. Those at Tsim Sha Tsui-based family-friendly hotels in Hong Kong can easily plan a ferry ride with the kids too. From the upper deck, you can take in stunning views, while there are also special Star Ferry tours including one to observe the spectacular ‘A Symphony of Lights’ nightly show from the harbour.
Travel to the New Territories
Hong Kong Ferry operates services to Outlying Islands in the New Territories as well; these include places like Lantau Island home to the famous Tian Tan Buddha as well as other islands like Peng Chau and Lamma. Such ferries embark from Central’s Exchange Square, though on weekends you will find connections to Cheung Chau and Lantau from the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui too.
Travel to China
Those looking to head further afield can consider taking ferries to Macau as well as destinations in mainland China. Such journeys can be taken from the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, which as you may have guessed is a popular transport hub too. Amongst the places in China, you can head to are Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Guangzhou.