A trip to Hong Kong is of special significance to family travellers, thanks to a range of thrilling adventure and theme parks that have ample avenues to keep every member of the family entertained, and in some cases educated. If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong soon, here are top five parks in the city that you must visit for a memorable time:
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
One of the largest amusement parks and oceanariums in the world, Ocean Park in Hong Kong is not only a child’s delight; it has enough lures for visitors of all kinds. Located in the Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong, the park boasts a cluster of thrilling rides, gripping shows, interesting eating options, plethora of shopping avenues as well as offers stellar opportunities for wildlife spotting. Divided into two parts by a giant mountain – The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland) -the park remains popular for rides such as Castle of Redd, Jungle of Giants, Mine Train, Hair Raiser, Arctic Blast and the Abyss among many others.
Hong Kong Disneyland
No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to the Hong Kong Disneyland, considered as one of the best Disney themed-parks in the world. The park is divided into nine different themed areas- Main Street, U.S.A, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Frozen Land and Marvel area -each of them complete with its own set of exhilarating rides, entertaining shows and great food options. Some of the most popular rides here include Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars in (Grizzly Gulch), Iron Man Experience (Tomorrowland), Hyperspace Mountain (Tomorrowland), Toy Soldier Parachute Drop (Toy Story Land) as well as Mystic Manor (Mystic Point) amongst many others.
A small theme park located in the New Town Plaza Shopping Mall, Snoopy’s World makes for a lesser-known and hence more rewarding experience in Hong Kong, especially for fans of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts. The amusement park is divided in six entertainment zones – The Doghouse Entry, School Plaza, Peanuts Academy, Boating Canal, The Baseball Playground and Mini Town. Across these areas, visitors can find life-size figures of Snoopy, Sally, Charlie Brown and Linus along with a host of other entertaining activities.
Located on the Ma Wan Island in Hong Kong, Noah’s Ark is an evangelical Christian theme park built around motifs of nature, art and love. A unique experience for visitors, Noah’s Ark in Hong Kong is the world’s first full-size interpretation of the legendary ark. The park boasts 67 life size figures of exotic birds and animals, a nature garden preserving native trees as well as a range of entertaining activities for children and young adults, including obstacle courses and climbing. The park also has a 180-degree, wide-screen theatre that features a film on Christian teachings and attempt to offer solutions to the modern problems the humanity is facing.
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Dedicated to the education and preservation of Hong Kong’s diverse wetland ecosystems, Hong Kong Wetland Park is an eco-tourism facility boasting a host of boardwalks, lily ponds, bird hide stations, mudflats, fish ponds, mangroves, and a beautiful butterfly garden. Children can learn a great deal about native flora and fauna and the whole family can spend some moments of quiet amidst the serene surroundings of the park. Although, the park favours wildlife-spotting whole year round, bird lovers will particularly enjoy their visit from October-April, when a number of migratory birds makes an appearance in the park.