Day Trips from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Day Trips

Here is the list of 17 Day Trips from Hong Kong

1. Cheng Chau

Cheng Chau

A panoramic view of Cheng Chau will let you see the dumbbell shape of the island, thus also nick-named as the dumbbell island. With small beaches around, numerous temples like Hung Shing Temple, Pak Tai Temple, short hiking trails, witnessing the rock carving near Tung Wan beach - a trip to Cheng Chau will be a lifetime memory of happiness and exploration.

Distance - 19.7 kms
Duration - Approx. 2 hours
Recommended mode of transport - MTR + Ferry

2. Macau

Macau

Macau represents a splendid amalgamation of the beauty of the former Portuguese enclave with the Chinese culture and enigma. The ruins of St Paul’s will keep you spellbound, the history of Macau Museum and Fort Monte will make you speechless, the glory of Senado Square and the view from Macau Tower make this trip worthwhile for a lifetime.

Distance - 66 kms
Duration - Approx. 1 hour to 2.5 hours
Recommended mode of transport - MTR + Ferry

3. Sai Kung

Sai Kung

The beautiful city of Sai Kung is filled with country parks, isolated beaches and less of the urbanized appeal. The MacLehose Trail attracts hikers for a short, engaging experience, a visit to the Hong Kong’s UNESCO Global geopark and the occasional waterfalls and freshwater pools will help you be serene and calm in this short trip to Sai Kung.

Distance - 17.4 kms
Duration - Approx. 32 minutes
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive or taxi

4. Shenzhen

Shenzhen

The majestic appeal of Shenzhen on the east bank of Pearl River Estuary is a UNESCO awarded city. A perfect gateway for tourists, Shenzhen offers you multiple destinations to savour the flavour of the city, be it the Nanshan mountains, OCT Loft Creative Culture Park, Shenzhen Museum and beaches like Dameisha and Xiaomeisha. 

Distance - 29 kms (Road distance - 43.8 kms)
Mode of transport and approx. duration 
Bullet trains - 15 mins
MTR - 30 to 40 mins
Ferry - Approximately one hour

5. Lantau

Lantau

Lantau islands, famous as the fishing harbour homes the iconic Tai O Fishing Village and many little uninterrupted picturesque beaches. A visit to Tian Tian Buddha and Po Lin Monastery will undoubtedly add to the experience, as well. To get the essence of Chinese architecture and history, Ngong Ping village will enrich your soul.

Distance - 32.1 kms
Duration - Approximately 28 to 42 mins
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive or taxi

6. Lamma

Lamma

Lamma Island also called the Pok Liu island is the perfect getaway for day-trippers, wishing to explore the peace, serenity, and beauty of Lamma. Adorned with natural scapes and enchanting beaches lined with irresistible seafood restaurants, this island has ancient village trails along other hiking trails. The iconic Kamikaze cave is one of the offbeat highlights of the place. 

Distance - 13.7 kms
Duration - Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours
Recommended mode of transport - Train + Ferry

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7. Zhuhai

Zhuhai

Resting in the west bank of Pearl River Estuary, Zhuhai of Guangdong province, with its subtropical climate is one of the most touristy spots of the region. An utterly enthralling place with numerous islands like Dong’ao Island and Hebao Island, Zhuhai is an exceptionally artistry palace of New Yuan Ming and a lovely food hub. 

Distance - 63 kms (Road distance - approx. 90 kms)
Mode of transport and approx. duration
Ferry - 1 hour and 10 mins
Bus - 2 hours and 15 mins to 3 hours
Shuttle bus - 2 hours and 12 mins
Self-drive or Taxi - 1 hour

8. Guangzhou

Guangzhou

Along the shimmering water of Pearl River, Guangzhou dazzles with the aura of 600 Metres high Canton tower, the beauty of the ancestral temple of the Chen family, and visiting the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Seeking adventure in the heart of Guangzhou is easy, too. The hiking trail of White cloud Mountains, many parks and gardens will make your experience memorable.

Distance - 129 kms
Mode of transport and approx. duration
Train/Subway - 2 hours
Bus - 2.5 hours
Self-drive - 2 hours

9. Shunde

Shunde

Also known as Shuntak, Shunde is located at the Pearl River Delta. It is quite well known for its well-decorated Qinghui garden filled with flora and the iconic Bruce Lee Memorial Museum. Must visit is the Shunfengshan Park and the Baolin Temple of Shunde. A ferry ride across will definitely add to the experience of Shunde.

Distance - 105 kms
Mode of transport and approx. duration -
Train - 2 hours
Bus - 2 hours and 15 mins to 2.5 hours
Self-drive/taxi - 1 hour and 50 mins

10. Tai O

Tai O

Out there on the western side of Lantau lies this famous and little fishing village known as Tai O. Existing from the stone age, this tiny fishing village, as the name suggests, is filled with history in all its alleys and pathways. The ancient Kwan Tai Temple and Hung Shing Temple, the tasty salted, dried fishes and also the view of the rare pink dolphins are some highlights. 

Distance - 52 kms
Duration - Approximately 1 hour
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive

11. Ngong Ping

Ngong Ping

Ngong Pong is a highland of the Lantau island which is a perfectly designed village with beautiful Chinese authentic architecture. The Buddha of the Po Lin Monastery is one of the biggest tourist attractions here. The enchanting Bodhi Shrine and trying out Li-Nong Tea House’s famous tea is a must-try in Ngong Ping. There is a Monkey’s Tale Theatre, too.

Distance - 50 kms 
Duration - Approximately 1 hour
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive

12. New Territories

New Territories

New territories, being one of the most critical regions of Hong Kong, is a complete package of vivid experience. Besides undeniable cafes to the visit to Po Lin Monastery, the cable car tour at Ngong Ping 360, some other highlights of the place include the Hong Kong Wetland Park, Pat Sin Leng Country Park, the Ching Chung Koon Buddhist temple and the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.

Distance - 10.9 kms 
Duration -  15 to 30 mins
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive

13. Moi Po Marshes

Moi Po Marshes

The best resort to get into tranquillity is the Mai Po Marshes, a part of the Deep Bay, in San Tin of Hong Kong. How beautiful nature can be and how essential is co-existence, can be fully understood in the lap of Mai Po Marshes, managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Nature guides at Mai Po Marshes will guide you through the biodiversity and you will learn some insights too.

Distance - 40 to 42 kms
Duration - 45 to 60 mins
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive

14. Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery

The mighty bronze statue of Buddha amidst the lush green mountains right along with the Po Lin Monastery is one of the most popular spots in Ngong Ping of Lantau islands. Tourists flock around the place from around the world to visit this isolated beauty of Lantau. The majestic Buddha behind took 12 years to be completed, which now glows enigma, all the year through.

Distance - 51.2 kms
Duration - Approximately 1 hour
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive/taxi

15. Peng Chau

Peng Chau

For a pleasant day trip in the neighbourhood of Hong Kong, the outer islands of Peng Cha offer you serenity and happiness. The innumerable options to keep yourself busy in this off-beat scenic spot of Peng Chau are exciting and happening, be it shopping in the famous Sun-Sat store, visiting Tin Hau temple or hiking at the Fing Hill. Also, the mouthwatering seafood choices are a must savour delicacy in Peng Chau.

Distance - 13.8 kms
Duration - Approximately 1.5 hours
Recommended mode of transport - Ferry

16. HK Disneyland

HK Disneyland

Undeniable is the Hong Kong Disneyland, filled with fun, frolic, and excitement in every corner. Located in Penny’s Bay, Hong Kong’s Disneyland, with its seven appealing themes, remains crowded from people of all ages. HK Disneyland has its own exotic daytime and night-time parade, involving all the attention of the visitors. Major holidays like Christmas are celebrated with pomp and fun, too.

Distance - 19.4 to 20 kms
Duration - 20 mins (car) to 1 hour 40 mins (transit line)
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive/taxi

17. Hei Ling Chau

Hei Ling Chau

Formerly called Nai Gu Island, Hei Ling Chau is one of the most beautiful and isolated islands of Hong Kong, situated east of the famous SIlver line Bay. Interesting is the ‘L’ shape of the island which attracts a large number of tourists, from around the world. With famous Tin Hau temples and pleasant flora and fauna over the area, Hei Ling Chau is perfect for a short and refreshing day trip.

Distance - 45 kms
Duration - Approximately 1 hour to 2 hours and 20 mins
Recommended mode of transport - Self-drive

This post was published by Sreyashi Paul

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