Exciting Things to Do in Hong Kong for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Hong Kong

Exciting Things to Do in Hong Kong for Thrill Seekers

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  • Robinhood
    Philippines5 contributions
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    1 day was not enough to explore Disneyland.
    Be there before they open the rides and we were there around 10:10am.
    They have great performances/ show that you won't like to miss. I do recomend you to download the disney app, waiting time from each rides will be shown in the app. The newly opened "Frozen" rides and show is a must try! take note that everything has timings not all rides operates till evening.
    Foods inside is a bit expensive, but in our situation that day, we don't have time to eat because we're trying to ride everything and watch all performances/ show that they have but unfortunately in the end of the day, i guess we only missed 2 rides.
    Fireworks in the evening is worth waiting for! It will start at 8:30PM so you have to look for a good spot!
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • RoverP
    Inverness, UK740 contributions
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    A lengthy cable car ride with sensational views. Unfortunately for us, we climbed into cloud halfway up, but we still had some fantastic views on the lower part of the run. It's a great way start your trip to see the Big Buddha
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Seasonedtraveller
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates58 contributions
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    We visited here with our young daughter.

    Overall it was a very good experience and worth visiting. Yes, it’s tired and has not changed in the last decade but it still delivered.

    Mix of animals and roses gave a great balance and variety. Queues were very long so we invested in a Fast Pass which was well worth the money.

    More entertainment and shade is needed for the long queues.

    F&B expensive and limited on variety. Nearly nothing for vegetarians.

    Worth the visit and definitely a big improvement on Disneyland.
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,650 contributions
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    We were lucky to book a table (2 People) at the Adrenaline Bar for the International Jockey's Championship.. We were given a great table and this package included one drink, racing book as well as a gift.
    As advertised the venue closed at 10.30pm before the last race, but as a sign of goodwill we were offered a complimentary drink. They also provided corn chips all night which were warmly received.
    The atmosphere was exciting and all the staff we encounter were super friendly & helpful.
    The bar opens one hour prior to the first race and there are plenty of places to put your bets on.
    The races can be viewed outside on the viewing platform or on the many screens around the room.
    Cost per person 200HKD ($35.00 AUD) well worth it for any horse racing enthusiast.
    Written 11 January 2024
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  • ezukoko
    Hong Kong, China6 contributions
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    Sha Tin Racecourse held many exciting events!

    One of them is Sasa Ladies' Silver Bag Day, which is one of the annual horse racing events.

    The theme this year was fashionable horse racing, and the participating ladies dressed in gorgeous outfits and adorned various types of hats and accessories 👒, showcasing their charming style.

    Moreover, this year they invited the Malaysian goddess Lin Mingzhen to join, allowing people not only to enjoy the horse races but also to catch a glimpse of her beauty and elegance. It is definitely a double delight for both the eyes and the soul! In addition, WHIZZ was invited to perform songs, adding to the lively atmosphere.

    There are also many themed photo spots and specialty foods waiting for the audience to enter. Watching the exciting horse races 🐎 while savoring delicious food is definitely an unforgettable experience.

    The audience entering the event can also receive a commemorative lapel pin to wear, making you the coolest member of the entire event!

    #ezukokolife #ezukokoshatin #ShaTinRacecourse #SasaLadiesSilverBagDay
    Written 18 November 2023
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  • ckm818
    Hong Kong, China256 contributions
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    This is the longest and most famous hiking route in Hong Kong. Not many of us will cover the entire route - spanning 100 km - all in one go (unless for the charity walk, known as Trailwalker).
    I recommend Section 2 if you only get one day to try this twisting and winding route. Be prepared for going for 4 hours including ascent. You won’t forget the majestic view at Chek Keng, which is one of the four beaches. I love Chek Keng, surrounded by mountains on three sides, with wetland in the foreground. The YHA Bradbury Hall Chek Keng Youth Hostel on the sea inlet gives a splash of colour.
    Instagram-perfect site.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • serenescene1818
    Boston, MA25 contributions
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    Nice break from urban HK. Very well maintained. Good visitor center. Hike to Sheung Yun House Museum is not too taxing and good scenery and photo ops.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    This is Hong Kong's very first designated country park (1977) and home of what is probably the city's most iconic natural landmarks, Lion Rock, a 495m high cliffside mountain peak that from many locations around the Kowloon Peninsula resembles a Lion's head. There are numerous entryways into the country park and a handful of popular hiking trails that crisscross the rural mountainside range that essentially separates Kowloon from the New Territories.

    One trail route that is interesting takes in both Lion Rock and another interesting landmark boulder called Amah Rock, in the northern sector of the park, facing Sha Tin. You can start the trails on the Kowloon side, first taking inLion Rock before proceeding north to Amah Rock. You then finish in Tai Wai where you find a new mall called The Wai. Here you can stop for lunch or coffee break before making way home by way of the Tai Wai MTR Station.

    Alternatively start from the north, entering the country park through the Hung Mui Kuk BBQ Area, proceeding up to Amah Rock first. Then proceed south across the park following signs to Lion Rock which you will encounter around 60-70 minutes later depending on your hiking speed, strength and stamina. Do take rests, the ascends on this hike are long and steep at times.

    When finished with Lion Rock, proceed east along suggested trails to the park entry points nearest Wong Tai Sin. From there I suggest taking short bus 18M down to the Wong Tai Sin Square next to the MTR Station. Same if doing hikes in the reverse direction. Save yourself the leg strength and take 18M up to the Sha Tin Pass Road first, park entrance and trails up to Lion Rock are nearby. Y

    Note: you can find these trails easily on Google Maps as well as the very helpful HikingTrailHK app which is highly recommended if you are planning to do hikes in Hong Kong during visits to the city.

    Note: There are no facilities inside the park and limited public toilets at some of the park entrances. Best to prepare yourself in advance for taking on the trails. Have plenty of water, good walking shoes, hat and plenty of sunscreen if its sunny outside.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • R L
    Hong Kong, China56 contributions
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    Annual rugby weekends in Hong Kong for over 30 years, it’s not only for rugby fans but also for business executives or party going. Packed sports action, great vibe and a lot entertainment. Many visitors come to Hong Kong for this and it’s well worth.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China4,603 contributions
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    …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by starting at Fat Jong Temple (get a minibus from Wong Tai Sun or a taxi).
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    One of the four beaches that you can visit as part of the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail in the Sai Kung East Country Park is the Tung Wan Beach, which is the fourth if starting from your hike from the trailhead at the Sai Wan Pavilion.

    Starting with (1) Sai Wan Beach, (2) Ham Tin Beach and (3) Tai Wan Beach, you finally reach (4) Tung Wan Beach. The trail between the first three beaches is well trafficked, wide and easy to follow. However, past Tai Wan Beach, it eventually becomes more natural, unmarked and slightly overtaken by vegetation. Yet, it is still easy to follow, you can't get lost, eventually making your way to a small cliffside that you have to descend before crossing over a cluster of boulders and finally reaching the beach.

    Tung Wan is much smaller than its three sister beaches but is a neat place to find. There is a good chance you'll have the beach all to yourself. If not, there won't likely be more than a few others there, even on busy weekends when small crowds descend upon the larger and more convenient to visit beaches you will have already passed.

    The beach is photogenic with nice sand and blue waters. It is backed by hilly environs and flanked by rocky shores. There is a small freshwater pool that breaks the sand in half. Once here, you are about as isolated from the mass crowds of Hong Kong as you can find.

    Note: there are no public facilities at Tung Wan Beach. Do make sure to stock up on drinks or snacks at the shops at San Wan or Ham Tin Beaches prior to continuing onward to this location.
    Written 10 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    The Kowloon Peak Viewing Deck is located alongside Fei Ngo Shan Road (Wilson Trail Stage 4) around half way through the Ma On Chan Country Park. Here you find a large opening in the mountains and spectacular views of Kowloon, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The walk up to the Kowloon Peak can be entirely by way of road from the south, making it very much accessible for any level of hiking experience.

    Just to the south you will also find Kowloon Peak and the famous Suicide Cliff. This requires some more challenging hiking either from the east by way of Fei Ngo Shan Road or if you are an experienced hiker with good shoes, gloves and decent skill, an approach from the south near the start of Fei Ngo Sha Road and scrambling up the cliff side, first to Suicide Cliff and then further upward to Kowloon Peak (602m).

    There are world class views of the Kowloon Peninsula from the Kowloon Peak area. Just below the TV and Radio transmission stations, you will find some flat area and quite a few spots to take a seat upon rocks overlook much of the city of Hong Kong down below you. Views are excellent when sky conditions are favourable.

    Many locals enjoy doing the Kowloon Peak Viewing Deck and/or Kowloon Peak in the evenings allowing them to catch sunset and view the city lights down below. Early morning hikes before the sun is too harsh can provide rewarding views and a good bit of exercise as well.

    Note: When it comes to hiking in Hong Kong, make sure to have proper shoes, hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks and know the weather situation on the day of your hike. Make use of hiking trail apps like Hiking Trail HK and check in with forum posters on the TripAdvisor Hong Kong forum for help if you're unsure about anything before starting out on your own somewhere.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • ReneeT
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Ocean Park on 24th Oct 2019 Thursday, it was not that crowded given the current situation in Hong Kong.
    Most of the attractions no need to queue long except the night time Halloween attraction.
    However we did not participate the Halloween Fest as we are with 2 small young kids with us, never play those thrill rides also. But my kids love the Halloween Trick or Treat because they got lots of candy, haha...

    If compare Disneyland to Ocean Park, I would recommend Disneyland, more fun for us.
    That's my two cents!
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    The Wilson Trail is one of Hong Kong's four long distance trails. It transverses the territory from south to north and is around 78 kilometres in full distance, broken up into 10 different sections of various lengths and difficulty. The trail was created in 1996 and is dedicated to former governor David Wilson who served Hong Kong from 1987-92.

    Section 1 of the Wilson Trail is around 5.6 km in distance and covers the area between the Stanley Gap Road and Wong Nai Gap Chung Road within the Tai Tam Country Park. This is a fairly challenging section with a lot of up and down climbing over the Twin Peaks and Violet Hill. The trail is in very good condition and paved most of the way. There are around 1200 steps, making this trail popular for runners and those seeking exercise in addition to walkers and hikers wanting to spend time in rural country parks and interested in the trail's viewpoints, which are very good when sky conditions are favourable.

    Note that there is very little shade along this trail section so best to prepare accordingly with hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes and plenty of water on warmer days. I always recommend downloading an app like Hiking Trail HK so that you have a quality map to follow when hiking in HK. However, this is a trail that requires almost no navigation skills. You really can't get lost on Section 1 of the Wilson Trail. It is also a family-friendly. While being a bit challenging physically, you will often find families with younger children taking in the trail on weekends.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • Len D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The BEST VR experience, great fun, great staff and a workout too ;) (let's ignore the fact that I came last in my group :( )
    Written 23 February 2023
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