Hong Kong summers can be unbearably hot, from scorching sunlight to incessant humidity. But you don’t have to take the heat in stride; there are plenty of affordable public pools in Hong Kong where you can swim and cool off, helping keep you hydrated while providing opportunities to make splashes – here are our favorites!
Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) oversees Hong Kong’s 44 public swimming pools. There are nine on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories that you can visit; but entrance fees apply if applicable.
Purchase daily or monthly tickets for the pool of your choice; daily tickets start from HK$17 on weekdays and 19 on weekends (children, seniors, students and persons with disabilities may qualify for concession rates) with online ticket purchases available for some pools.
If your kids want something different from their traditional pool experience, check out Tsing Yi. Featuring large water slides suitable for older kids and teenagers alike! There’s also a circular stepping pool and toddler pool as well as training, Olympic, leisure pools.
Tai Po Swimming Pool provides another wonderful option for kids in Hong Kong, with one of the longest and highest water slides in town! A popular destination both weekdays and weekends alike. In addition, this government-run pool features teaching, diving, and children’s pools – plus even has one of the best sets of children’s swimming pools!
The Hammer Hill Road Indoor/Outdoor pool is ideal for young swimmers, featuring small slides, fountains and animals to climb upon. Conveniently located nearby the MTR, its opening hours run daily from 6:30am until 9:30pm (excluding Tuesdays).
Swimming can be both relaxing and an excellent workout, helping to maintain weight control and cardiovascular wellness. Establish a regular swimming practice even when it isn’t hot outside – the benefits will far outweigh any effort invested! So take the plunge – you won’t regret it.