Hong Kong Stadium is located centrally on Hong Kong Island, near Causeway Bay. Redeveloped from the old Government Stadium, the new Hong Kong Stadium was re-opened in March 1994. With a maximum seating capacity of 40,000, the stadium comes alive during the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament, which itself has a wonderful history. The annual Tournament is now considered the "Jewel in the Crown" in the Series and still continues to grow in popularity with players and spectators. The Tournament itself has a unique atmosphere with a sea of costumes, anthems to sing along to and furiously fast rugby games to watch. Outside the stadium; nearby Happy Valley offers a number of excellent expat pubs that are usually crowded on match days and have their TVs tuned to the action.
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. As the highest point on the Island, it is Hong Kong's most popular attraction. Getting to the Peak by the Peak Tram is an unforgettable experience. One of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises to 396 metres (about 1,300 feet) above sea level. The Peak Tower has a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 428, in addition to dining and retail outlets. Nearby, The Peak Galleria has a free-entry observation deck, as well as shopping and dining options. Offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong, the Sky Terrace 428 standing at 428 metres above sea level, is a scenic spot that visitors can enjoy.
Stanley Market is one of the must-go places for tourists when they visit Hong Kong. You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs. It's probably best to go in the morning before things get too hot and crowded. A hard morning of shopping is also nicely finished off by a good lunch at one of the many restaurants, which are the reason that Hong Kong locals also frequent the area. Stalls start to pack up and close around 6pm or 6:30pm, by 7pm almost everything is closed except for the nearby restaurants and cafes. Stanley is actually an old fishing village, one of the oldest in Hong Kong, and there is more to see than just the market.
Once merely a remote monastery hidden by lush, mountain scenery, the Po Lin Monastery made it to the world map when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the Big Buddha) was erected in 1993. Sitting 34 metres high and facing north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia. Opposite the statue, the Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents. You can also enlighten your appetite at their popular vegetarian restaurant. Getting to Ngong Ping Village and the Big Buddha with the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is in itself an attraction and the recommended way to get to see the statue.
What are the Hong Kong Sevens?
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament is considered to be the jewel in the crown of the IRB Sevens World Series. Spanning three days the tournament will see twenty-eight national teams take part in seven-aside matches.
When are the Hong Kong Sevens?
The Hong Kong Sevens will take place in Hong Kong between 8 April to 10 April 2016.
Who goes to the Hong Kong Sevens?
The tournament is loved by all rugby fans. Although renowned for its party atmosphere, Hong Kong Sevens is still very much a family affair, with large families and groups of friends alike travelling to enjoy this unique experience.
Can I still buy a ticket?
Yes! England Rugby Travel offer two ticket-inclusive packages to the tournament which include flights, hotel accommodation and an official Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens three day ticket. Prices start at
Why should I go?
There is one thing that makes the Hong Kong Sevens different from every other tournament – and that's the sensational atmosphere. From the mix of local and international fans around the hot spots of the city to the legendary 'South Stand' in the Hong Kong Stadium (famous for its party fever, fancy dress and three days of non-stop partying) the Hong Kong Sevens is a must for all rugby fans who like it wild, relentless and fun. Click here to view our package options.
What can I do in Honk Kong?
The Hong Kong Sevens is more than just a rugby party – it's where east meets west and is a combination of colour, cuisine and great sights. Here are our top three places to visit before or after the Sevens tournament to make the most of your trip to this amazing city.
The Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong, giving you great views of the harbour and the city skyline. Take the tram to the summit, relax with a beer and soak up the mesmerising vista. The Bubba Gump shrimp restaurant is a must.
LAN KWAI FONG
In the central business district and among the hustle and bustle of the city you can wine and dine at a variety of bars and restaurants. Work your way up the hill, taking in the local culture and sampling a variety of refreshments. This is a great place to mix and mingle with everything that makes this city magical.
DAI LONG WAN
One for fans who want to get away from it all – Dai Long Wan is away from the city and a great place to experience a different part of Hong Kong. Hike through the park trails or take a relaxing walk on the beach. The highlight is a speedboat ride back into the city where you can sample some of the great seafood restaurants.
Where is the Stadium?
Hong Kong Stadium is located in So Kon Po on Hong Kong Island, very near Causeway Bay. With a maximum seating capacity of 40,000, it is not surprising that the stadium is renowned for its party-like atmosphere.