You don’t have to limit travel to the twenty plus days of your annual leave. In 2023, there are many long weekends in Hong Kong, you can leave work early and catch an evening flight to your destination.
Travel has started, new resorts are welcoming guests, and frankly, you’re tired of scrolling through everyone else’s vacation photos (#blessed, #dayslikethese #vitaminsea). The long weekends of 2023 require a break close to home so you don’t wear yourself out from the travel. Still, they’ll spoil your options. Here is the full list of Hong Kong long weekends:
Long weekend in Hong Kong: where to travel in 2023
New Year holidays
Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 2 – New Years Holiday
consider: Okinawa, Japan
Do you want to spend some time in the sand and sun? Then, head to Okinawa, Japan, home to vibrant coral reefs, lush rainforests and beaches. Okinawa feels very different from the urban vibes of Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka. This tropical paradise is an alternative to Hawaii that’s close to home. In addition, January is the best time to visit Okinawa, with sunny days and moderate temperatures.
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Lunar New Year Holiday
Sunday, January 22: Chinese New Year
Monday, January 23rd to Wednesday, January 25th: Second, third and fourth day of Chinese New Year
A stunning island-hopping destination in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is home to coral reefs and rolling rice fields. Travel through Palawan and Boracay and use your long break to discover lesser-known spots. Are you looking for seclusion and privacy? The Philippines has many off the beaten track destinations to explore. The lesser-known province of Ban Asan is the best choice for island hopping. Come here for vacation, stay for sunny white sand beaches and epic surf.
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Good Friday and Easter Monday
Friday 7 April: Good Friday
Monday, April 10: Easter Monday
Bali is a long-haul destination worth the hype (the Obamas seem to agree). Accommodations are plentiful and affordable, fantastic and highly Instagrammable. And if that wasn’t enough, there are awe-inspiring temples, endless beaches trimmed by aquamarine waves, and miles of verdant jungles with waterfalls. All things considered, it’s almost impossible to leave Bali feeling happier, healthier and tanned.
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Monday, May 1: Labor Day
Head to Macau and you’ll find food inspired by centuries of cultural exchange and well-preserved colonial architecture. Macau’s historic center is full of cobbled streets and colorful facades. What is consistent throughout Macau is the gastronomy born from the fusion of Chinese and Portuguese flavors. There are few places where the interaction between East and West is so evident as in Macau. Yet the twinkling lights and casinos attract 32 million visitors and generate roughly six times the annual revenue of Las Vegas.
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Friday, May 26: Buddha’s birthday
consider: Seoul, Korea
Planning a weekend excursion with friends? The streets of Seoul can feel like an excited Times Square, perfect for throwing a big party with friends. With great nightclubs, food and shopping options, Seoul has something for everyone (be sure to drink the popular rice wine soju). Now, here’s something for that history buff in your group. Five palaces dot the center of Seoul, each one breathtaking.
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National Day compensatory leave
Monday, October 2: National Day holiday
consider: Taipei, Taiwan
Your next vacation close to home should include a stop in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It is set against an idyllic backdrop of mountains. Taiwan’s most important city, Taipei, is a melting pot of cultures, offering a variety of unique experiences – from modern architecture to ancient temples and authentic cuisine.
Fast Fact: Taipei was once home to the world’s tallest building before the Burj Khalifa brought it down. The soaring Taipei 101 pays homage to Chinese culture in its eight sections.
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Double Ninth Festival
Monday, October 23: Double Ninth Festival
The Maldives could be a great option for a 3 day excursion. Sun-dappled white sand beaches and turquoise Indian Ocean: this is paradise in the Maldives. In the Maldives, luxury embraces nature, where affluence and sustainability go hand in hand. With more than a thousand islands and 26 coral atolls, the Maldives is a paradise for nature and peace lovers.
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Monday, December 25: Christmas Day
consider: Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Before describing the beauty of Phi Phi Island, let’s figure out the pronunciation: “pee-pee”. Yes, you read that right! Just a two-hour boat ride from Phuket, Phi Phi Island consists of six islands. Phi Phi Don and its picturesque beaches will amaze you!Maya Bay, where Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed beachis one of the highlights of Phi Phi Island.
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Bookmark long weekends in Hong Kong and plan your holiday calendar!
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