Hong Kong is a modern, busy economic hub and sovereign territory, located in the south of China and this beautiful island is considerably relatable to most Asian romance movies. Thanks to the booming film industry, there are many famous romantic places and activities immortalized on the silver screen. Therefore, take a look at this list of romantic date ideas for a lovely spring or summer weekend in Hong Kong.
1. Enjoy a playful date with celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong was the first Madame Tussauds museum in Asia, which opened in 2006. The wax museum is home to almost 100 wax figures of internationally known personalities. Strike a pose with the intricately realistic wax figures for a playful and memorable time.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Hong Kong
Address: Shop P101, The Peak Tower, No. 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm, times may differ so please check website for more information
2. Soak in the sunset view at the Sky Terrace 428
Take pleasure in the unrivaled 360-degree panoramic view of the orange sun setting over the skyline of Hong Kong at the open-air Sky Terrace 428. Standing at the altitude of (yes, you are right) 428 meters (1,404 feet) above sea level, it is notably known as the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong and the sunset view from the platform will be magnificently beautiful.
Sky Terrace 428
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm (Monday - Friday) and 8am - 11pm (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
Website: Sky Terrace 428
3. Indulge in a romantic dinner at The Peak Tower, Victoria's Peak
Slightly below the Sky Terrace, the avant-garde design of the Peak Tower will certainly catch everyone’s attention at 396 meters (1,299 feet) above sea level. This spectacular infrastructure at Victoria’s Peak symbolizes the epitome of modern architecture. This leisure and shopping complex holds a range of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues as well as houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram. Enjoy a hearty candlelit dinner from a wide range of dining choices, while enjoying some of the most remarkable views of the city.
The Peak Tower
Website: The Peak Tower
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4. Stroll along the Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront Promenade for the magical Symphony of Lights
The promenade is exceptionally well known for the Avenue of Stars, with a trail of hand prints, sculptures and information boards displayed as a tribute to Hong Kong’s film and TV industry and its stars. In the evening, a dazzling performance is put on in the form of an impressive sound-and-light show, involving 44 buildings on the Hong Kong Island skyline. This beautiful Symphony of Lights show has been dubbed by the Guinness Word Records as the “World’s largest permanent light and sound show”.
The Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
Website: The Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong
Website: Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong
5. Ride in a helicopter with Heliservices
Get ready for the latest form of sightseeing: flightseeing! Fly in a helicopter for a spectacular birds-eye view of the Hong Kong Island. Helicopter Tours Hong Kong or Heliservices offer these aerial sightseeing tours in their fleet of MD902 helicopters, that can seat up to 6 passengers. Currently, they provide five main tours which are: 1) The Hong Kong Island Experience, which lasts approximately 15 minutes for 1,999 HKD (258 USD) per seat on a shared tour, or for 9,995 HKD (1,287 USD) per entire private charter. 2) Kowloon & Hong Kong Island Experience, which covers sights of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island with beautiful Victoria Harbour in between. 3) Hong Kong Island Experience, which lasts approximately 30 minutes for 18,000 HKD (2,317 USD). 4) Complete Hong Kong Experience, which is a complete 45-minute aerial tour of Hong Kong including Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, New Territories and Lantau Island for 26,500 HKD (3,411 USD). 5) The Michael Wong Experience, a 20-minute private flight piloted by one of Hong Kong’s most prolific and respected actors and certified aviator, Michael Wong.
Heliservices, Hong Kong
Website: Heliservices, Hong Kong
6. Unleash your inner child for the ultimate fun day at Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland first opened its doors to visitors on 12 September 2005 and is one of the two largest theme parks in Hong Kong, with the other being Ocean Park Hong Kong. This magical theme park is incorporated with Chinese culture, customs, and traditions in the designs and construction, while adhering to the concepts of Feng Shui. Enjoy yourselves at their themed areas such as Fantasyland, which features the Sleeping Beauty Castle as its icon, and Frozen Land, which is set in the fictional Kingdom of Arendelle in the movie Frozen. Their latest attraction is the Marvel Area, which will be opening in phases with the first expansion, known as The Iron Man Experience, rolled out in January 2017. Be entertained by their daytime parade “Flight of Fantasy,” night time parade “Paint the Night,” and night time fireworks performance “Disney in the Stars”. There are also seasonal performances that are held in conjunction of major holidays such as “Disney’s Haunted Halloween,” “A Sparkling Christmas,” and “Disney’s Chinese New Year”.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 8.15pm, may differ, so please check website for more information
Contact: +852 1830830 (reservation hotline)
Website: Hong Kong Disneyland
7. Savor a cocktail at bars with the best views of Hong Kong
Situated at a prime location on Peking Road, Aqua offers one of the best views of Hong Kong at its penthouse lounge and bar, which has a slanted window. Aqua concocts an impressive list of signature cocktails, from classic favorites to novel creations. Sit back and sip a cocktail as you both cuddle and watch the Symphony of Lights from the comfort of the couch. OZONE in Kowloon is located on the 118th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is known as the highest bar in the world. In short, walk into the mesmerizing azure surroundings of OZONE and be wow-ed by Hong Kong’s most celebrated rooftop sky bar. You both can even participate in a Cocktail Master Class taught by their expert mixologist.
Aqua, Tsim Sha Tsui
Address: 1 Peking Road Shopping Arcade, 29+30F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website: Aqua, Tsim Sha Tsui
Address: Level 118, International Commerce Ctr, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 5pm - 1am (Monday - Wednesday), 5pm - 2am (Thursday), 5pm - 3am (Friday), 3pm - 3am (Saturday) and 12pm - 12am (Sunday)
Website: OZONE, Kowloon
8. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at Hong Kong Park
This public park is one of the island’s “lungs” providing some welcome green space amongst the concrete jungle. It was opened in May 1991 and covers an area of 80,000 m2 (20 acres) as a fine example of natural landscape blending seamlessly into the surrounding cityscape. Munch on a sandwich while strolling along this beautiful park which is equipped with waterfalls, streams, ponds and cliffs made from artificial rocks. Go hand-in-hand on one of the free guided bird-watching walks, held every Wednesday by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.
Hong Kong Park
Address: 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong Island
Contact: +852 25215041
Website: Hong Kong Park
9. Pamper yourselves in a luxurious spa such as MiraSpa and I-Spa
MiraSpa comprises of nine treatment areas such as Wet Zone with sauna, steam, whirlpool and experience showers for instant rejuvenation, and Aura Room, which is a customized treatment room with special color therapy, complete with mood-lighting and personalized iPods for dreamy music. I-Spa was one of the first spas to open in Hong Kong, and its design is heavily influenced by Feng Shui. Located in the Intercontinental Hotel, let your stress melt away as you both enjoy absolute privacy in luxuriously spacious private spa suites, that come with their own sauna, steam shower, hot tub and massage facilities.
MiraSpa, The Mira Hotel
Website: MiraSpa, The Mira Hotel
I-Spa, Intercontinental Hotel
Website: I-Spa, Intercontinental Hotel
Create fun memories during a trip-for-two on lovely Hong Kong Island
Do take that romantic trip-for-two to Hong Kong for a dainty date or even an anniversary celebration. An unforgettable date at Disneyland or an aerial sightseeing experience will definitely generate sparks, as well as create a memorable experience for you both to share in years to come.
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