Senior Travel in Hong Kong
Unmatched highlights and care for seniors.
Now that you are retired, you may want to see the world. If you have the time, freedom, and money to see the world, why not see Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is known both for its great attractions and its care for seniors. You can easily get a special senior's debit card that will save you a lot of money on transportation, meals, and expenses.
Hong Kong's Attractions
Hong Kong is the third most popular city for international tourism in Asia. Along with the special discounts, you find a variety of world-class attractions and activities such as going on cruises, shopping in some of Asia's best malls, seeing some of Asia's most popular sights, dining at some of Asia's best restaurants, and going to nearby Macau for the casinos.
For adventures in Eastern culture Hong Kong, the “Gateway to China”, is the place to start in Asia.
Our Suggested Highlights
Cheap transportation to fine places such as.... Museums: Hong Kong History Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Teaware (free), and Hong Kong Museum of Art: These three museums in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong Island will give you a quick view of the history and culture of the region. Hong Kong has other good museums too that are either free or discounted 50% for seniors. You can use your Octopus Card.
Victoria Peak: Traveling up is easy via Bus 15 from Central or the Peak Tram. If you need to take a wheelchair, then it is best to take Bus 15. Along with scenery, there is a mall for you to shop and dine in. The Peak Tower Sky Terrace offers a discount at age 65.
Noah's Ark: This theme park on a small residential and resort island may be ideal for seniors because it is quiet and next to a quiet white sandy public beach with great views. The hotel rooms and restaurants are relatively inexpensive. It is near Lantau Island that has many attractions for senior tourists. The laid back theme park gives discounts for people over 65.
Get the Elderly Octopus Card
Can you beat 25 cents US for a train ride anywhere? It is a special electronic debit card you probably won’t even have to show ID for. Getting the card is easy, and you can save big bucks on many things such as transportation and meals.
If you are over 65, Hong Kong offers a special Octopus Card deal. Simply go to the MTR (the metro) ticket windows in the metro stations and pay 70 HKD or about 9 USD. The card is refundable when you want a refund.
The benefits are substantial: 2 HKD (25 US cents) for any MTR trip except those going to the border or the Airport Express and on most bus journeys. This is a substantial deduction considering the standard price for MTR rides is about 10 times more in general.
Almost all of the attractions on our Hong Kong Attractions page are easily and quickly accessible by seniors by Hong Kong's good transportation system. Even Macau is only about an hour away by fast ferry, and once there, you can get whisked away by free hotel buses from the ferry port.
At the Hong Kong Airport, there is a special "65 and Older" gate that will whisk you through faster than the regular gate. If you want to take the MTR, then go over to the MTR ticket counter and buy a senior Octopus Card. See above. On the Airport Express Line, it takes about a half hour to get to the IFC Mall.
The public transportation system is very good and high quality. Hong Kong’s buses are clean, state of the art, and safe. With an Octopus Card, 25 US cents per journey on most bus and MTR routes and free scenic Star Ferry crossings across Victoria Harbor, you can't beat it.
Hong Kong is probably the best big city in Asia for wheelchair accessibility and availability. Perhaps non-existent elsewhere in East Asia, about half of the buses are wheelchair lift equipped. If you are arriving in the airport, you can ask for free courtesy wheelchair use. This may prove invaluable after a long flight. The airport is big, but completely wheelchair accessible.
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Questions and Answers About Senior Travel in Hong Kong
You can ask the airport for free wheelchair use. Please contact with airline stewardess or air company in advance. They are happy to help you.
ChristyChristy Luo replied on 2014-01-04
I updated this article on October 14, 2013
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