How to Survive Hong Kong’s Summer Heat

Don’t let the heat ruin your summer, cool off with these four easy summer activities

Summer in Hong Kong is, in a word, scorching. In fact, it can feel almost unbearable. On those days when the temperature is climbing up to the 30s, and the humidity is hovering far too close to 100%, there are a few tried-and-true tips to stay cool.

Read on to find out you can beat the heat in Hong Kong this summer.

Go to the Beach
beat the heat in hong kong this summer

Of course, the beach is our number one tip for escaping the heat in Hong Kong. While we normally love a good hike, sometimes it’s just too darn hot. For those days, we say jump in a taxi and go to one of the super-close beaches on Hong Kong island. Repulse Bay is a crowd favourite because of all the great restaurants on the boardwalk, while South Bay Beach is a bit further and more subdued. Big Wave Bay is a great if you’re looking to rent surf boards!

Stay Inside
beat the heat in hong kong this summer
This one seems obvious, but hear us out. You don’t have to stay in your own flat to stay inside. Go to the cinema, grab a delicious meal, or just wander around one of Hong Kong’s many malls. We vote IFC, where you can do a little bit of everything! Grab an early dinner at LA RAMBLA by Catalunya before watching the latest release at Palace IFC. They show Chinese films, Hollywood blockbusters and even National Theatre Live.

LA RAMBLA by Catalunya
3071-73, Level 3, ifc, 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 2661 1161

Shop 1058B, ifc, 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 2478 9966

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Educate Yourself
beat the heat in hong kong this summer

Why not take advantage of hot summer days to learn a little something? Hong Kong has a wealth of fascinating – and well air-conditioned – museums that are well-worth checking out. We love the Museum of History, which covers an astonishing 400 million years and has tons of exhibits on local history and folk culture. Space-nuts should head to the Hong Kong Space Museum for interstellar information, gadgets and an amazing planetarium. Many are free to explore on Wednesdays, if you happen to have a mid-week day off.

Museum of History
100 Chatham Road S, Tsim Sha Tsui East 

Hong Kong Space Museum
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 

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Get Fit
beat the heat in hong kong this summer

Sure, this seems counter-intuitive on a super-hot day, but Hong Kong has so many fun ways to work up a sweat. Two of our favourite ways are ice skating or trampolining (complete with obstacle course)! Both are great for groups of all sizes, and they even make cute date ideas. Word of advice: book late or early, because these spaces fill up quickly!

Ryze Hong Kong
Sports Complex 3, 1 Kodak House, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay; +852 2337 8191

The Rink
Elements, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; +852 2196 8016
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