Visit Hong Kong for Hong Kong Sevens

10 reasons to visit Hong Kong in April 2016

Take in the sights, sounds, smells and carnival atmosphere on the island. There is so much to see and do. Geoff, who grew up in the area, has picked out his top tips for making the most of a trip to Hong Kong.

Imagine mixing the culture, experiences and sights of Hong Kong, with rugby Sevens biggest tournament. It's not to be missed.

For packages to Hong Kong, which include tickets to the Sevens tournament, click here.

1 The Peak – Located on the highest point in Hong Kong Island, The Peak offers spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and the city below. To reach the summit, take The Peak Tram (open from 7am – midnight), the historic railway that has been carrying Hong Kongers to The Peak since 1888. 
 
2 The Star Ferry – Since 1888 the Star Ferry boats have been carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. It is still the cheapest way of crossing the harbour, with journeys starting from 25p!
3 Temple Street Night Market – After the sun sets and the rugby is over, visit this traditional Chinese market to shop for trinkets, souvenirs and enjoy lots of delicious street food. There are lots of bargains to be had!
4 Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – Take an evening stroll along the promenade, starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower, past some of Hong Kong’s best museums and onto Hung Hom. It is also where you can catch the nightly Pulse 3D Light Show or simply gaze at the city lights of the Hong Kong Island Skyline.
5 Bar on 15 – A great spot for a post rugby party - make sure you indulge in a cocktail (or two) at the glitzy roof top Bar on 15, overlooking the harbour. There are buy-one-get-one-free deals on all standard drinks from 5-9pm daily.
6 Big Wave Bay Beach, Shek O – Most people associate Hong Kong with the big city life, but Hong Kong is also home to ample stretches of beautiful golden beaches. With April being mostly sunny, low humidity and average temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees, the Big Wave Bay Beach is not to be missed.
7 Lantau Island – Soar over hills, forests and the coast in a cable car to reach the top of Lantau Island, where you’ll find the world’s largest outdoor bronze Buddha, as well as long sandy beaches and lovely fishing villages.
8 Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple – The Wong Tai Sin temple is home to three religions – Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The temple’s traditional Chinese architecture is a marvel and its claims to “make every wish come true” draw in crowds of all faiths. Give it a go and wish for an England win!
9 Lan Kwai Fong – One of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from stylist wine pairings to raucous jelly shots and the food on offer is as diverse as the clientele.
10 Symphony of Lights – the World’s largest permanent light and sound show, according to Guinness World Records, this spectacle involves more than 40 buildings performing a synchronised dance of lights, including lasers and sear lights. The show is free for the public to enjoy and best seen from the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade in Kowloon, or from a boat on Victoria Harbour.
 

Book a four or five night stay in Hong Kong, take in the exciting and atmospheric Hong Kong Sevens and see the world-famous sites. Click here to see the available packages. Packages from £1,679pp.