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Kids Attractions in Hong Kong- A guide to a family trip

Travelling with kids can sometimes be a challenge as it will require you to find child-friendly places and attractions. Here are some activities to do when in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Disneyland

This is almost every child's dream. Purchase your tickets online in advance to avoid the hassle of standing in the queues. Some of the popular roller-coasters that are available are the Hyperspace Mountain, Iron Man Experience, Big Grizzly Mountain and Mystic Manor. Instructions are given in English as well as Cantonese and Mandarin. Though the Hong Kong Disneyland is relatively smaller than in other countries, even a half-day of exploring this magical land is worth it.


Lantau Island

This is the largest island in Hong Kong and is a one and a half hour away from the Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, which is a popular, family-friendly_ Hong Kong boutique hote_l. The island is home to the Big Buddha, also locally referred to as the Tian Tan Buddha, an iconic spot, as it is the world's tallest (85-foot high), seated bronze Buddha statue. The statue is on a plateau in Po Lin Monastery which can be accessed by a scenic cable car journey from Ngong Ping. If the children would prefer to walk around, do take a peek of the Wisdom Path where you will see a group of wooden steles with prayers are found. Do not forget to enjoy a vegetarian meal from the restaurant in the monastery to wrap up your experience at the monastery.


Go Pink Dolphin Watching

Yes, you read that right; pink dolphins, an animal that is increasingly becoming rare as they are threatened. So, do see them while they are here. The experience will take less than 4 hours and the children are bound to get excited at these beautiful creatures. Do make sure you take some sea-sickness medicines, just in case! Travelling with children means carrying a first-aid kit at all times!


The Nightly Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong is home to the Guinness World Record-breaking 'World's largest permanent light and sound show'. Children are always intrigued by colourful lights and this is surely a way to keep them in awe for at least a couple of hours. The light show takes place every day at 8 pm where multiple, vibrant laser lights light up the entire sky. Along with the light show, there is music as well which definitely will get even the adults hooked.


Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Opened not too long ago, this Ferris wheel is a great way to appreciate the central Harbourfront and the Victoria Harbour. The ride is twenty minutes long and you are allowed to spin on it thrice. This is enough time to soak in the view. A great time to visit is during the Golden Hour; which refers to that one particular moment the sun reflects off the rays of the many skyscrapers around, proving a stunning and spectacular view of the whole city that is stretched below.