NileGuide Expert Says:
The Giant Swing stands three storeys tall, and swinging on it eight metres above ground is bound to be a child's dream.
33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
tel: (852) 3411 8888
fax: (852) 3411 8889
NileGuide Expert tip:
Closed every first and third Wednesday of the month except Public Holidays. The main transport to Noah's Ark is as follows: Ferry Services (To & from Park Island & Central Pier No.2) -- Recommended
The Ark is on a 270,000-square-foot site on Ma Wan Island overlooking the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma Bridge. The path leading to the Ark will be lined by 67 pairs of sculptures of endangered or rare wild animals to teach visitors about their characteristics. The sculptures, waterfalls and ponds in the garden surrounding the Ark are supposed to remind you to love animals and treasure the environment.
There are five levels each with a different theme, including Ark Expo, Treasure House, Ark Life Education House and a seaside restaurant.
The top floor is Noah's Resort. The hotel offers double / twin rooms and hostel dorms with their own bathroom for groups of four to eight people. This is actually one of the best hostels or Guesthouses in Hong Kong if you aren't bothered about bad transport. Staying in the Noah's Hotel, you'll be able to experience life on the Ark enjoying sunshine and greenery in Ma Wan Park and see the historic Ma Wan village. Fancy sipping Coffee on the coffee lounge?
The Ark Expo will allow visitors to experience an exciting adventure. They will be able to watch a 180° screen showing the connection between the Ark and the future of mankind, and also reminiscence about the flood that covered the earth. There will be models of the ark and a colourful animal kingdom including the only honey-pot ants in Asia, allowing you to appreciate the wonders of nature and see and understand the challenges the earth is facing in the 4D theatre.
Noah's Adventureland Adventure Land will challenge visitors' courage. With an eight-metre giant swing, challenging participants to a 'leap of faith' and a rope ladder by the sea. You get to experience 'walking on air'. A rock climbing wall will test physical and mental strength.
Treasure House Treasure House is for training young minds. 15 fun-filled galleries with themes covering life education, development of the mind and liberal education. Supposedly encourages children to think and be creative and learn through interactive games and activities.
The Harvest Restaurant is the best part of it all, where you will be able to see both the Tsing Ma and Ting Kau bridges in the distance. Serves mainly international cuisine, just remember that its a Hong Kong styled western restaurant.