I visited the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal…Hong Kong’s previous smaller airport before the current Hong Kong International Airport. It’s a great place with a park on the full top deck of the building (Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park) as well as the old runway (Kai Tak Runway Park).
I went during my first week in Hong Kong while it was still extremely humid (think 90% humidity) and overcast with the occasional shower. I also went again on the last Saturday of my trip when it was hot and sunny when a friend came to visit Hong Kong for that weekend.
Things sure look different without the cloud coverage. I love that Hong Kong does what it can to preserve it’s history and trying to keep the greenery through their renovations. Who says a city can’t be green?
The cruise terminal is quite small…quite…in comparison to the massive Hong Kong International Airport. From either the terminal park or the runway park it’s got great views of the Hong Kong skyline, Tsim Sha Tsui, and various nearby islands.
Because of the nature of the place, it’s pretty ideal for photo shoots and ceremonies. There’s high end shopping stores within the terminal as well as a cafe. The terminal park deck is also home to a restaurants, great for banquets and such. Or you could just make it a date and relax with your friends and family in the park. During the week, it’s a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving the city.