When does winter hit Hong Kong? Mid-December to February. In this time period, the city-state is pleasantly cold. Clear weather with little precipitation beckons many a traveller. Hong Kong conducts fun activities for people of diverse tastes and preferences. Don’t be surprised if you end up believing it is your own personal playground!
We have mentioned a few exhilarating experiences below. Give them a shot!
Breathe in the Mountain Air at the Tai Mo Shan
Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak of Hong Kong with an elevation of roughly 960 metres. It is made of volcanic rocks of the Jurassic era. During winters here, temperatures drop to about freezing point. People head to this place to see the frost and enjoy the cold air which blows constantly. Creatures such as freshwater crabs, feral dogs, oxen, wild boar, butterflies, and snakes can be spotted.
Watch an Entertaining Show in the Cirque Mechanics
Founded in 2004, the Cirque Mechanics is a premiere American circus with mind-blowing performances, inspirational storytelling, and inventive mechanical staging. As per the official website, the ‘stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.’ The shows reveal raw quality.
Participate in the Hong Kong Food Festival
The Hong Kong Food Festival is held annually in December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Organised by the Hong Kong Asia Exhibition Limited, it sells and promotes a wide range of food, drinks, and snacks etc. The delicious journey has already been undertaken by 6 million local and overseas visitors in the past 13 years. Hong Kong Food Festival will be conducted from 24th to 28th December, 2016.
Become Laid-Back in Peng Chau
Peng Chau, a tiny island situated off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong, is known for its laidback lifestyle and holy temples. The locals here take pleasure in ultimate noiselessness and untampered wilderness, barely found elsewhere. The whole island measures less than a square kilometre and there are just no motor cars! This is heaven for those who want peace and tranquillity.
See Colourful Butterflies at the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve
In Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve more than 200 kinds of butterflies, accounting for 80% of the entire 240 species, have been documented till date. Among them, nearly 50 species are rare. To monitor the variety in the reserve, experts record the number of butterfly species every year. You must not miss the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve. The spectacular butterflies will amaze you for sure!