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This Family Vacation, How about Hong Kong with the Kids?

Maryann Taylor

Last updated: Apr 3, 2017

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See

Meet your favourite Disney characters at Disneyland Hong Kong and enjoy an eagle eye view of Hong Kong from the Victoria Peak

Do

Hong Kong Biking Tour, Dragon's Back Hike and Duk Ling Ride

Shop

Clothes and souvenirs at Temple Street Night Market and clothes and accessories at Ladies Market

Eat

Dim Sums, Seafood and Hot Pot (a soupy dish with a variety of vegetables and meat)

Trivia

The residents of Hong Kong eat noodles on their birthday so that they can live a long, blessed life

Want To Go ? 
   

If you think of Hong Kong, a family vacation with the kids might just be an excuse. But then, you’re talking about exploring one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world. So why not? After all, what’s life without some wanderlust? Hong Kong has plenty of attractions and activities for kids and grown-ups alike, making it a great choice for a family holiday. Right from Disneyland and Marine Park, to the Zoological Park, there’s enough to keep you and your little ones occupied while on holiday in Asia’s World City. 

What’s in It For Your Kids:

Disneyland:

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Enjoy the magical world of Disney with your little ones at Disneyland Hong Kong

 

This one’s a no brainer! Disneyland Hong Kong promises a day of fun and adventure for all age groups. Embark on a magical experience into the legendary fairy tale kingdom that celebrates the spirit of fantasy and the world of tomorrow. Meet your favourite Disney characters and enjoy Broadway-style musical extravaganzas. To add to that are food courts, specialty stores for souvenirs and Disney memorabilia. That’s not all, you can also choose between two Disney-themed hotels to stay in.

If you wish to skip the long queues outside Disneyland, buy your tickets in advance and pick them up at the Central MTR (local train) Station, or a Disney Ticket booth at the park.

Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 10 am to 8:30 pm, daily

Entry Fee: Adult: HK$ 350; Child (3-11 years): HK$ 285; Senior (over 65 years): HK$ 100

Ocean Park:

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Enjoy a fun-filled day with the munchkins at Ocean Park

 

This family-friendly marine theme park features animal exhibits, exciting rides and shows that offer its guests an unforgettable experience. Explore the North and South Pole in a day, interact with King Penguins, visit Aqua City - a grand aquarium with three levels of viewing galleries, and enjoy a scrumptious meal at Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience.

A favourite amongst many is the Dolphin Encounter Programme where you have the chance to get into the water and play with the Dolphins.

Address: 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm, daily

Entry Fee: Adult: HK$ 208; Child (3-11 years): HK$ 103

Hong Kong Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens:

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Observe a wide variety of wildlife at the Zoological Park

 

Among the oldest zoological and botanical gardens in the world,  the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens occupies an area of 5.6 hectares. With more than 100 plant species, the botanical gardens are a pleasure to visit. Some exotic flora that you can find here include Conifer, Fig, Palm, Gum Trees, Dawn Red-Wood and the local Ailanthus.

The wildlife exhibits at the zoological garden are especially loved by kids  and you can find around 300 birds, 70 mammals and 20 reptiles here. Some of the animals you will spot here are Giraffes, Ruffed Lemurs, Golden Lion Tamarin and Orangutans. Chinese Alligators, Malaysian Giant Turtles and Burmese Pythons are some of the reptiles you can spot here. Among birds you will find Red-Crowned Cranes, Peacock Pheasants and Flamingoes.

Address: Albany Road, Central, Hong Kong Island

Opening Hours: 5 am to 10 pm (Terrace Gardens) and 9 am to 4:30 pm (Greenhouse)

Entry Fee:Entry free

What’s in It For You:

A Symphony of Lights:

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Enjoy the spectacular Symphony of Lights

 

As the clock strikes 8 every evening, Hong Kong’s already impressive skyline comes to life thanks to A Symphony of Lights. A spectacular multimedia show involving more than forty buildings from both sides of the harbour, A Symphony of Lights is an orchestrated light and laser show comprising of five major themes that is an absolute delight to watch. The show has gone down in the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show!

Address: Harbour

Opening Hours: 8pm every night

Temple Street Night Market:

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Shop the night away at the famous Temple Street Night Market

 

Experience the drama and festivity of a typical Chinese market at the Temple Street Night Bazaar and Ladies Market. Amuse yourself with some fortune telling, savour delicious street food and test your haggling skills as you shop for wares in the narrow lanes of this bustling market. Some of the things you can pick up here are electronics, watches, clothings and antiques. Don’t forget to grab a snack, some of the delicacies you can try here are noodles and seafood.

Address: Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Opening Hours: 2 pm to 11 pm, daily. The best time to go is after 8 pm, when the market is in full swing.

Where to Eat:

Tandoori Nights Indian Restaurant:

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Enjoy delicious Indian food at Tandoori Nights

 

One of the best places to enjoy Indian food in Hong Kong, Tandoori Nights offers fine dining in a comfortable and warm ambience. Must try items on their menu include Dum Aloo, Malai Kofta, Kadhai Prawns and Chicken Pepper Masala.

Address: 2/F, Eastern Flower Centre, 22 – 24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 3 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm, daily

Where to Stay:

BP International Hotel:

BP Hotel is centrally located and is close to the popular Temple Street Market, Avenue of Stars and Legends of India (an Indian restaurant). The hotel is also 5 minutes away from the railway station and the tube station. Enjoy your stay here in comfortable and spacious rooms, complete with a Coffee Shop that serves a delicious breakfast buffet.

Address: No.8 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Amenities:

Wi-Fi| Business Centre| In-house Restaurant

Tariff: Approximately Rs. 7,500 per night

Kings Hotel:

Kings Hotel is located near Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Park. The hotel has comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. There is also an in-house restaurant where you can savour delicious Chinese food. If it’s Indian food you’re craving for, then head to Khana Khazana, an Indian restaurant, only a short walk away from the hotel.

Address: 303 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong , Wan Chai

Amenities:

Cable TV| Wi-Fi| Air-conditioning| Personal Safe

Tariff: Approximately Rs. 7,000 per night

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Total Cost

Approximately Rs. 53,000 per person (inclusive of airfare and hotel stay for 4 nights and 5 days)

Current Exchange Rate:HKD 1= INR 8.05

(Please note that these rates are subject to change)

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