SOUTHERN DISTRICT

If you’re all about the staycation life, the Southern District is for you. Lovingly dubbed the “Southside”, the coastal district is brimming with charm and seaside delights. The relaxed pace of life here is restorative for any city slicker looking to get away, and there’s plenty of beaches, markets, and boat rides to help you unwind. Explore the lush country parks on a hike or two, or take a stroll along the picturesque Aberdeen promenade and gaze at the old sampans bobbing gently on the water. Indulge in one of the district’s many private kitchens which serve up everything from Italian home cooking to delectable Mediterranean cuisine and refined French-Israeli fare. The recent MTR expansion means the Southside is more convenient than ever, with Hong Kong’s iconic Ocean Park a mere four minutes’ train ride away from the city centre. Spend an afternoon exploring the hidden gems the Southern District has to offer, like the enormous mosaic statues of Taoist gods in Kwun Yam Temple, or the criminally underrated wholesale fish market.
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