Only if we are willing to step out of the door, we will notice how big the world is. When you start to think: what am I to do today, you would be overwhelmed with joy that you have so many choices around you.
Stretching and reaching out to the embrace of nature
Immersing yourself in the air of nature and feeling the breath of wilderness are great experiences which bring you new revelations. In this page, we will introduce some Local Eco-tourism Sites
. They are perfect spots to visit particularly with good old friends. You may also join the Guided tours
organized by eco-related associations or travelling agencies. Even if you are on a tight schedule or simply not too mobile, the District Parks near your home are also very good places to go. If you are not afraid of going a little farther, take MTR to Diamond Hill Station and visit the Nan Lian Garden
located at the north side of Chi Lin Nunnery
, or spend a few hours in the historical Kowloon Walled City Park
where you can stretch the muscles and read the poetry and calligraphy inside the Park before returning home for dinner.
Travelling back in time through traces of history
There are nearly 60 Museums
and quite a number of restored Historical Monuments
which are open to public, including Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum located in Central on Hong Kong Island, for revisiting the history of Hong Kong. Facilities managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department offer free admission to visitors over 60 years of age, with details in the related website
. If you are interested in guided tours, information is provided under Local Guided Tours
with links to organizations which initiate all kinds of cultural and heritage guided tours
Wandering around in shopping malls can be a rewarding experience
While it is convenient to order food and other daily necessities from home nowadays, visiting a nearby shopping mall in person can be beneficial to you in different ways. First of all, it gives you plenty of exercise by just strolling around in a big shopping mall. This can contribute to your physical fitness which is important for you to remain independent in later life. Visiting a shopping mall can also be a good social activity. Wouldn’t it be nice to chat away with friends while checking out latest gadgets or clothing items?
Shopping malls in Hong Kong are well air-conditioned and there are different types of displays all year round. Some shopping malls are really like art galleries!
Making your hobby also an outing experience
Hiking, fishing and organic farming are outdoor activities enjoyed by many people approaching 60 and beyond. We have put together some guidance notes on Hiking
and information on Organic Farms
, to remind them of what to be aware of and the Good Places to Go
Joy in the Countryside
In rural lands in northern Mainland, "outing" can be described as "walking without hundred diseases" or "leaving behind a hundred diseases". This actually means a walk in the countryside can eliminate a lot of diseases. There is even a "walk habit" custom during the Dragon Boat Festival in Guizhou. We can see that wandering around in nature is good for health.
In Hong Kong, there are a lot of places to consider for an "outing", some having even been introduced by world travel magazines. "Walking in the countryside" can wash away your tiredness and help to stretch your muscles. You can wander around with your family on Hong Kong's beaches, hills and villages. Looking at the blue sky and green bushes can wash away the dust and tiredness, and make you feel refreshed.
This page describes some of the suburbs in Hong Kong where you and your family can visit. You can surely complete the journey without spending too much time and effort.
Country Parks with barbecue sites under the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
(Chinese version only)
Camp-out and camp indoors recommendations
Hong Kong e-magazines
Hong Kong e-magazines
Discover Hong Kong
Asia Travel Media Group
Hong Kong Hiking Association, China
Ming Pao Travel
Apple Daily supplement: Travel
Headline Daily: Travel
Sina Travel: Other destinations
Sing Tao Daily Supplement: Travel
South China Morning Post: Travel & Leisure
National Geographic: Travel
A Day Magazine
The Travel Magazine
Travel + Leisure
Conde Nast Traveler
Food and Travel
Smart Travel Asia
The New York Times：Travel
United Daily News
Matcha Japan Travel Magazine
Hiking route – Cape Collinson to Siu Sai Wan (Isabel LEE)
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