At Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, your exploration of the city starts right at our doorstep. The visual spectacle of Hong Kong's modern skyline and busy Victoria Harbour, and the energy of Hong Kong’s shopping and sightseeing districts are just steps away.
The Peak Tram
Access to the Peak Tram Central Terminus is a ten-minute walk through Hong Kong Park, which is adjacent to the hotel. Guests can take a tram to Sky Terrace 428, a high observation platform in Hong Kong, to enjoy a fabulous panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Located at the Central Harbourfront, the 60-metre-high Hong Kong Observation Wheel offers spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Catch a ride at sunset to see rows of skyscrapers softly lit up and the horizons on both sides of the harbour come to life in glittering beauty.
The attraction is open from 12pm to 10pm from Monday to Thursday, 11am to 11pm from Friday to Sunday, public holidays and eves of public holidays.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland overlooks Penny's Bay on Lantau Island and is easily accessible via MTR.
This spectacular theme park brings together great rides, shows and attractions from Disney theme parks around the world.
Ocean Park and Ocean Park's Water World
Ocean Park Hong Kong is a theme park that is sure to provide fun for the whole family. From tropical rainforests and polar expeditions to educational exhibits and thrilling roller coaster rides, the park has it all. Take MTR or Citybus Route 629, which runs every day from Admiralty MTR station, to reach Ocean Park.
Ocean Park's Water World transports you into a a mystical, hidden civilisation at one with the wonders of water and nature. Visitors can take the Shuttle Bus directly from Ocean Park Main Entrance to Water World.
The Star Ferry has been transporting passengers for more than a century. For only HKD 2.80 to HKD 6.50, guests can enjoy this 7-minute ride and soak up the ambience of one of the world's busiest harbours with cargo, cruise ships and the occasional junk sailing by.
Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
With 70 bird stalls showcasing a variety of melodious songbirds, this garden of courtyards and moongates is a sensory treat for eyes and ears.
Songbirds remain a favourite pet of locals. Merchants stock items such as fancy teak cages and tiny porcelain water bowls.
The garden is open from 7am to 8pm, and accessible via Prince Edward MTR.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a former British colony which was reunited with the People's Republic of China in 1997, welcomes millions of international travellers every year for business and tourism.
The HKSAR is part of the Pearl River Delta region, a rapidly interconnecting economic area on the southern coast of China that includes booming cities such as Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Guangzhou, and China's other SAR, Macau.
Hong Kong Park
The hotel is just a stone's throw away from Hong Kong Park, an oasis of green in an urban landscape. The park features an aviary, a greenhouse, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, fountains, lily ponds, playgrounds, a restaurant and even a marriage registry. The aviary resembles a tropical rainforest and features more than 80 species of birds.
At 1,038 feet (322 metres), Victoria Peak is Hong Kong Island's tallest hill. Majestic skyscrapers and high-rise residential blocks encircle the harbour, which boasts views of the hills of Kowloon in the distance. Victoria Peak provides a breathtaking view during the day and at night.
A favourable way to get to the peak is by taking the Peak Tram, a historical funicular railway that carves a steep 1,223-foot-high (373-metre-high) swathe up the green mountainside. The tram has been in operation since 1888.
Lantau (Ragged Head) Island offers some of Hong Kong's spectacular surprises, including pristine beaches, dense forests, stunning hiking trails and the world's largest sitting statue of the Buddha.
The Po Lin Monastery and its remarkable Buddha is Lantau's popular attraction. The statue stands 85 feet high (26 metres high), weighs 202 tonnes and cost more than HKD 70 million to build. Visitors have to walk up 268 flights of stairs to visit this magnificent bronze sculpture.
Voted as the ‘Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia’ by Time (Asia Ed.), Dragon’s Back trail provides stunning views of Shek O, Tai Long Wan, Stanley, Tai Tam and the South China Sea. Located on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island, the trail can be accessed by going to MTR Shau Kei Wan Station and then riding a mini bus to Shek O Road.
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, is located in the city's Central District, which puts it within a short walk from numerous transportation options, including light rail transit, airport express trains and ferries.
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Hong Kong has long since been known as a destination for shopping. Be dazzled by an abundance of large malls, glamorous shops and independent boutiques.
Causeway Bay is considered one of the finest shopping destinations in Hong Kong. It features some of the city’s leading and prominent shopping malls such as Times Square, Lee Gardens and Sogo.
Other must-visit places in Causeway Bay include Windsor House, Hang Lung Centre, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay Plaza and Island Beverly Centre, to name a few.
Temple Street Night Market
The famed Temple Street Night Market comes to life at dusk. Traffic stops, people swarm and hundreds of little stalls magically appear.
Carts bulge with goods, from casual clothing to mobile phones and watches. Food stalls serving all kind of local snacks and dishes abound, all to the sound of Cantopop and live performances of Chinese street opera.
To the Chinese, jade has a spiritual value for warding off evil. At the Jade Market, hawkers sell various shades and qualities of the precious stone. Stones carved into different shapes can represent wealth (deer), good fortune (tiger) and power (dragon).
The Ladies Market in Tung Choi Street is the place to find inexpensive women’s wear. It is especially ideal if you are shopping for jeans and accessories. Also on sale are men's and children's clothing as well as a variety of toys and knick-knacks.
The Ladies Market is open from 12pm to 11:00pm and is accessible via Mong Kok MTR.