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About Hong Kong
Is this the first time that the Volvo Ocean Race has visited Hong Kong?
Yes! Despite several memorable visits to Asia, this stopover will mark the Volvo Ocean Race’s debut stay in Hong Kong in its 43-year history. The city is the perfect place to host the event – an iconic and cosmopolitan city, linked to a rich maritime heritage, and an ideal spot for the sailors to unwind after an epic but exhausting leg. We’re sure this will be an incredible stopover!
Is sailing popular in Hong Kong?
Surrounded by beautiful waters, Hong Kong boasts not only a vibrant sailing heritage, but also a rich history of shipbuilding and engineering innovation. Now one of the world’s leading maritime centres, the island has long been host to a myriad of guests: from trading ships full of porcelain, to Chinese pirates planning their next mission, tea clippers racing towards London with a stock of tea leaves, or British naval vessels building their defences.
So, what else can I do in Hong Kong?
Put it this way – in a place like this, you won’t get bored. Take the tram to the top of Victoria Peak – the highest point in Hong Kong, and the perfect spot to gaze upon the city’s stunning skyline at sunset. For a taste of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage make sure you don’t miss the Big Buddha (it’s pretty hard to!) and the Po Lim monastery, which can be reached in epic style, by the longest cable car in the world! And if you’re into theme parks, you’ll be at home in Hong Kong – there’s a Disneyland, and Ocean Park, two of the best on the planet.