International travel is still on hold and social distancing rules are still in force but there’s still plenty to do in the city. It may be time to finally book (or re-book) that much-needed staycation, savour a delicious meal at home, visit one of Hong Kong’s traditional villages to learn more about our city’s past, or even see the many Chinese New Year displays.
Whether it’s a relaxing celebration or a trip in the great outdoors, we’re breaking down how you can spend your Chinese New Year holiday in Hong Kong.
1. Venture into the great outdoors
Many describe Hong Kong as a concrete jungle and you’ll most likely conjure images of the skyscrapers across Hong Kong. But our beloved city is actually home to a number of places to enjoy the great outdoors, especially when it comes to hiking. From scenic hiking trails near country clubs, heritage hiking trails to trails on the outlying islands. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert hiker, there’s bound to be something here for you. You can also bring your furry friend along to some of the most dog-friendly hikes.
If you’ve already gotten your fair share of hiking, why not go forest bathing instead? Its holistic therapeutic effects on our mind, body and spirit are definitely things we need right now. Or if you just want to enjoy some greenery close to the city centre, there are plenty of green spaces to just lounge around and enjoy a day out in the sun.
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