Health and wellness

Body, Soul: 2 ways to unwind in Hong Kong

Where to disconnect and re-energise in Hong Kong, by CATHARINE NICOL

Soul: Serenity, simplicity and silence

The ultimate antidote to Hong Kong’s frenetic pace can be found on Lantau Island. Plum Village is a Buddhism centre featuring meditation sessions and retreats, including day-long, English-language mindfulness sessions every Sunday. Monks and nuns offer talks on dharma, chanting, silent walking, and sitting and lying meditations. If you stay overnight, you’ll get to enjoy the silent vegetarian dinner and breakfast. You’ll leave feeling physically, mentally, emotionally light, and spiritually recharged. pvfhk.org

Young people do yoga indoors
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Body: Ascend and swoop

Join the team at Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure to zip line over the craggy coastline of Hong Kong’s beautiful Tung Lung Island, the city’s most popular spot for climbers. First you hike from the island’s ferry pier to the zip wire’s starting point on a cliff. Once you’re harnessed up, you look over the edge of the crag at the waterfall far below and launch off solid land. The group also offers canyoning, which involves scrambling, jumping and rappelling around rivers and streams. hkrca.com

Tung Lung Island sea cliff rock climbing

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