Places in Hong Kong That Don’t Feel Like Hong Kong
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Incredible Spots Around Hong Kong That Don’t Feel Like Hong Kong

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Hong Kong offers more than just towering buildings and bustling double-decker buses. Beyond the skyscrapers lies a hidden oasis of breathtaking beauty. Pack your bags and let The Beat Asia join you as you embark on a delightful journey to these enchanting spots that feel like a faraway holiday, perfect for a quick getaway with friends and family away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.

Tai Tam Mound Falls

Tai Tam Mound Waterfalls
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Just an hour's journey from Central, kick off your journey by hiking your way to Tai Tam, and you’ll be welcomed by a trail that will lead you to the mesmerizing Tai Tam Mound Falls. Keep in mind that finding the way to the waterfall might be tricky, but this oasis is certainly worth the effort. Dip and paddle in the fresh water, and make sure you don’t forget to take photos!

Location: Tai Tam, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak Garden

Victoria Peak Garden
Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

Once an exclusive retreat for the governor, Victoria Peak Garden has been turned into an attraction atop the Peak. Fulfil your fairy-tale fantasies at this magnificent Victorian-themed park and feel like royalty inside this tranquil garden.

Adorned with century-old relics such as lamp posts and pavilions reminiscent of scenes from "Alice in Wonderland," the garden exudes an enchanting charm. Put on your finest attire and grace the flower-filled pathways with a princess-like stroll, all while admiring the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.

Location: Mount Austin Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Cape D’Aguilar

Cape D’Aguilar
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Delve deeper into the rich history of Hong Kong island at Cape D'Aguilar. Located in the southeastern part of the island, Cape D'Aguilar stands as the sole marine reserve in Hong Kong.

Spanning an impressive 20 hectares of coastline, be captivated by the breathtaking vistas of the ocean, stretching endlessly towards distant shores. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings for a quick breather, and make a short journey to the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse for a glimpse of an architectural marvel that dates back into pre-war times.

Location: Cape D’Aguilar, Shek O, Hong Kong

Tung Lung Chau

Tung Lung Chau
Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

Who would’ve thought that Hong Kong offers a perfect spot for rock climbing? Thrill-seekers will surely be delighted upon arriving at the island of Tung Lung Chau.

Equally sharing a piece of the history of Hong Kong, it now serves as an attraction where you can experience the sea breeze and indulge in the thrill of rock climbing at different spots located around the area. The best part? Apart from rock climbing, the island also boasts different scenic spots to explore!

Location: Tung Lung Chau, Hong Kong

Lantau Peak

Lantau Peak
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Another thrilling destination to explore is Lantau Peak, renowned as the second-tallest peak in Hong Kong, towering 934 meters above sea level. This trail will surely leave you breathless, both figuratively and literally, with the breathtaking views of the expansive Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong.

Pro tip: if you’re planning to brave the trail, try to start early to catch the sunrise! Lantau Peak is famous for offering a truly awe-inspiring sunrise view.

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Nature Harvest

Nature Harvest
Website/Little Monkey

Just a ferry ride away from Sai Kung, a rural retreat awaits you and your family at Nature’s Harvest for a quick escape from the city.

This area emanates a quaint countryside ambiance, providing a peaceful haven with farm animals and mountains as your backdrop. Delightful windmills dotting the landscape will make you feel as though you've been transported to the charming countryside of the Netherlands in an instant.

Location: Pak Shui Wun, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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