Antonio Graceffo, writer for Escape from America Magazine, reminds readers that Hong Kong is more than a bustling hubbub of people in his article The Adventure Side Of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is also a tropical island with all the delights and activities that one can offer. Everything from rock climbing to sailing is possible with the added bonus of being close to the luxuries of the city.
“Most visitors to Hong Kong know the SAR as a shopping paradise, famous for fine dining, luxury accommodations, and spending money. But Hong Kong is also a tropical island, covered in green peaks and surrounded by a stunning ocean.
Sailing, ocean kayaking, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, trekking and hiking, paddling, running, cycling, orienteering, paintball, horseback riding, martial arts, and some of the most developed gyms in the world, are just a few of the active vacations available. The island offers an excellent alternative for those seeking adventure, without sacrificing comfort. Imagine waking up in a plush hotel, driving forty minutes to a day of rock climbing, and then spending an evening at the theater, followed by a gourmet dinner, and topped off by dancing in a first class night club. You could spend the next day orienteering in the billowy foothills, and your evening sailing in Hong Kong bay.
If you are on a tight budget, you would be surprised at the number of sport activities that are available to Hong Kong tourists for little or no money.
For Hong Kongers, a trip to the hills is a good way to get some relief from the constant hustle of life in the economic tiger. With a population of 6,898,686 people crammed into an area of only 1,042 sq km, Hong Kong has one of the highest population densities in the world.”