Despite being a fast-paced region, Hong Kong provides many leisure activities. Find out more in this article.
If you have decided to move to Hong Kong, you will probably be working there. Indeed, the population has a fast-paced lifestyle which goes along with development and modernism. But after their long working hours, they do manage to find some time to relax by choosing from a range of leisure activities, including traditional festivals, sports and cultural events, places of interest to visit, etc. Indeed, there is something for all tastes and ages, whether paid or unpaid.
Hong Kong is, with no doubt, one of the most popular destinations in Asia in cultural terms. In fact, many events are held there all year round. The Hong Kong Summer Fun and the Hong Kong WinterFest, for instance, are seasonal activities which are held in summer and at the end of the year respectively. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, which consists of dragon boat races led by drum beats, is one of the most popular events. Huge crowds gather on the shores of Hong Kong Bay in a festive atmosphere.
Chinese New Year is also celebrated every year through parades and fireworks which spread happiness all around.
Several sports events are also held all year round in Hong Kong. So if you love sports, why not enjoy horse racing at Hong Kong's Happy Valley or in Sha Tin which is found in the New Territories. Note that horse racing is especially very popular with residents.
On the other hand, Hong Kong hosts badminton open leagues, sports dance festivals, the Harbor Race competition (crossing the Victoria Harbor by swimming over 1,8 km), etc. Finally, amateurs of cricket will be delighted by the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes.
Culture and shows
Hong Kong also provides a wide opening to artists. Indeed, several shows such as the Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Chinese Opera Events are held there. On the other hand, feel free to visit the tea, cinema, arts and archives museums where you can learn more about culture.
Besides museums, Hong Kong also hosts other cultural and arts places such as the Broadway Film Library, the Fringe Club Art Gallery, the Innocentre Exhibition Center and the Hong Kong Cultural Center, etc.
Hong Kong regularly hosts many exhibition related to various fields such as new technologies, flowers, food, literature, brands, video games, and many others, for all tastes.
Visit Hong Kong
You must not really have an agenda to visit Hong Kong. Indeed, feel free to visit the region the way you want and anytime. For instance, you can explore Chinese temples and other places of worship which have been marked by history. Nowadays, these are surrounded by huge skyscrapers, hence enriching the region's magnificent cultural legacy.
Among the Chinese and British historical sites, you have the Cheung Po Tsai caves, the historical Lung Yeuk Tau trail and the Ping Shan which is a great heritage. The Blue House, the Clock Tower, the High Court, as well as Murray House, are also worth a visit.
Discover the Hong Kong culture
Finally, you can get closer to Hong Kong residents' lifestyle and culture during your stay by experiencing urban life. In fact, Hong Kong is deemed to be a real hub for Asian cuisine, with more than 12,000 restaurants along almost all streets.
As regards shopping, you are likely to find many shopping malls, markets and shopping streets. You can also enjoy several sales periods, especially at the end of year, that is from December to February.
Expat.com – Directory of Leisure activities in Hong Kong
Discover Hong Kong www.discoverhongkong.com
Discover Hong Kong – Events and festivals www.discoverhongkong.com/us/see-do/events-festivals