After Class Activities
Our program allows you plenty of time to discover your new country, culture, traditions and everyday life after your class is over.
Probably most famous for its unbeatable variety of merchandise and value, Hong Kong has every type of shopping available, from the open-air markets, street side vendors and cool glitzy shopping malls to choose from.
For the more adventurous traveller, Hong Kong is one of the easiest cities in which to get around. With an extensive transportation system that will satisfy any visitor, you can create a fascinating itinerary for your spare time on weekends or after lessons are over for the day.
Get yourself started for a trip to Hong Kong with the links below:
Main Sights: Get to Know Hong Kong
One of Hong Kong’s probably most favoured attractions is The Peak. It offers an incredible lookout over the city and Victoria Harbour, therefore also known as Victoria Peak. To reach the top (554m) you'll need to take the convenient and scenic Peak Tram.
It's one of Hong Kong’s oldest forms of transportation and only takes no longer than 7 minutes. At the summit you'll find The Peak Tower as well as other attractions like Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium and the Explorer Motion Simulator.
Sung Dynasty Village:
To take a trip back in time and experience how Hong Kong was like over 1000 years ago, Sung Dynasty Village would be the place to go. You can see the Chinese dressed traditionally and performing life of the ancient world.
Try a snack of Chinese food and enjoy a wedding parade, a demonstration of kung fu or other traditional Chinese acrobatics. This attraction was opened 1979 in the area Kowloon and is a great historic site worth to be seen.
What Hong Kong is probably most known for is Victoria Harbour. Its history began when in 1843 Hong Kong became British colony. Due to its great geographical location, it developed to be the main base for the English maritime trade in East Asia and also today it is one of the World’s most important economic centres.
Victoria Harbour’s popularity increased when the World Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show was launched. Every night at 8 pm, over 14,894 light effects flash Hong Kong’s sky for about 15 minutes. It's an incredible spectacle nobody should miss while being in Hong Kong, especially during Christmas and Chinese New Year.
Hong Kong Park:
To get a relaxing environment in the busy city, Hong Kong Park is the place to visit. Located in central Hong Kong you can find various gardens, lakes and waterfalls in natural landscape. Due to the British heritage you can also find colonial buildings here.
One of them was the former magnificent home of the British Commander but has since been repurposed as the Tea Ware Museum. Furthermore the Hong Kong Park offers a squash court for athletes and in if you are a bird lover, you can find the city’s largest aviary with over 90 species of native birds!
Excursions: Explore More of The Region
Macau with Venetian Casino:
One most exciting excursions from Hong Kong is a trip to Macau. Back in the 16th Century, Macau became a Portuguese colony which lasted until 1999. It was the first and last European colony in China. Today Macau is famous for its gambling, which became legalized back in 1847.
Besides the tourists, it attracts many Chinese visitors as Macau is known as the Las Vegas of the East. From gambling to various restaurants and shops you can find just about everything your heart desires!
Aberdeen: Sampan Harbour Cruise:
The area Aberdeen is located southwest Hong Kong on the East Lamma Channel. This area and especially Aberdeen Harbour were developed to be one of Hong Kong’s main fishing ports. The most famous aspect of this places is that Aberdeen Harbour is a floating village. Most of the citizens here live on boats and likewise many of the famous seafood restaurants are boats as well!
Some of them also act as tour guides and offer trips to foreigners. Usually these trips are 20-30 minutes and take you along the waterfront and to nearby small islands. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the area as well as an enjoyable cruise in a traditional fisher boat called a "Sampan".
Museums: Experience The History of Past Generations & Cultures
HK Space Museum:
If you are interested in Space Science and Astronomy, you should definitely visit the Hong Kong Space Museum. It is an eye-catching building which was opened in 1980 and is located in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.
In the east wing which is the Stanley Ho Space Theatre and the Hall of Space Science. The west wing presents the Hall of Astronomy as well as the gift shop. All together the Hong Kong Space Museum is an area of 8,000 square metres and was the first local planetarium of its kind.
HK Heritage Museum:
The biggest Museum in the city of Hong Kong is the Heritage Museum. Here is the best place to extend your knowledge about Chinese history, art and culture. The six galleries are used to show temporary exhibitions, but most are dedicated to local history and artifacts. The Heritage Museum features traditional Chinese architecture styles with quaint courtyards that overlook the Shing Mun River.
Museum of Tea Ware:
The Museum of Tea Ware is very unique. It is specialized in the history of Chinese tea and follows you through from tea planting over tea making to tea drinking. See the famous Yingxing purple clay teapots, that are known for their ability to absorb the aroma of tea with each use due to the specially processed clay.
The Museum is located in the Flagstaff House in Hong Kong Park. This was the former residence to the British Commander and since 1984 it's displayed everything about tea and the culture that grew around this simplitic beverage.