The Southern District is nestled outside of Hong Kong’s gleaming skyscrapers and luxury malls, where you can find a tranquil escape from the urban jungle. This peaceful region features steep mountain trails, country parks and picturesque beaches.
Things to do in Southern District
Trek to Dragon’s Back, which showcases Hong Kong’s rural tranquillity along a moderate hiking trail. The route winds along the mountains in Shek O Peak and ends with majestic views over the stunning Tai Tam Bay and South China Sea.
Step back in time at Murray House, a 160-year-old restored colonial building featuring restaurants with sea views on its first floor. Afterwards, visit Stanley Ma Hang Park to explore boardwalks, a butterfly garden and birdwatching platform.
If you want to soak up the sunshine, head to Turtle Cove Beach. Located in a quiet part of the island, it’s a great place to marvel at the beautiful bay surrounded by steep woodland or have a summer cookout on the barbecue pits.
One of the most family-friendly attractions in Hong Kong, Ocean Park blends natural coastline scenery with a diverse zoo. You can get up close to furry koalas and giant pandas or ride on a thrilling roller coaster.
Getting around Southern District
The Southern District can be explored on foot, while buses, taxis and the metro are useful when travelling further afield. The easiest way to reach Hong Kong International Airport is by metro, which takes around two hours.