Aside from operating direct flights between Brussels and Hong Kong, four times a week, Cathay Pacific flies to no fewer than 29 destinations in Southeast Asia. This, of course, includes well-known hotspots such as Singapore and Bangkok, but also many hidden gems that probably do not ring a bell. We've listed the six most unknown destinations the 5-star airline flies to and tell you why Hong Kong does not have to be the final stop for a spectacular holiday.
1. Enjoy unlimited active enjoyment in Cebu
The Filipino island of Cebu is a paradise for beach and nature lovers. Go on a hike to the highest point of the island, Osmena Peak or visit the breathtaking Kawasan Falls in a lush jungle. Do you like action? Then discover the waterfalls through canyoning while swimming, climbing and jumping. Afterwards you can rest on one of the pearly white beaches.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers a direct connection between Hong Kong and Cebu, 14 times a week.
2. Car paradise in Nagoya
Nagoya is a prosperous city in Japan, known for its beautiful parks, industry and historical sites such as the imposing Nagoya Castle. Have you always been fascinated by cars? Then you are in the right place in Nagoya, the home base of Toyota, and a visit to the Toyota Automobile Museum should not be missed.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers a direct connection between Hong Kong and Nagoya, 14 times a week.
3. Cultural and culinary incentives in Busan
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and enjoys a spectacular location between the mountains and the sea, overlooking Japan. At the Jagalchi fish market you can stimulate your taste buds with almost every imaginable sea creature or take a walk through the colorful cultural village of Gamcheon. Going to the movies is probably not on your to-do list, but definitely visit the modern Busan Cinema Center.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers direct connection between Hong Kong and Busan, 7 times a week.
4. Perfect stopover in Surabaya
Surabaya is on the popular route to the active volcano Mount Bromo on the Indonesian island of Java and is an ideal stopover. Discover the strong Dutch influences in the street scene of Surabaya, relax in one of the many hostels, enjoy the typical Indonesian cuisine and certainly taste the delicious ice cream from the oldest ice cream parlor in Surabaya, Zangrandi.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers a direct connection between Hong Kong and Surabaya, 7 times a week.
5. Top culture in Yangon
Are you going out in Myanmar? Don't miss out on Yangon, the commercial and artistic center. The absolute must-see is the Shwedagon Pagoda, an important Buddhist temple covered with 50,000 kilos of gold leaf, 98 meters high and more than 2500 years old. Do you have time left? Then hop on and off the Circle Train and discover all the corners of the city for three hours and experience how the locals use the train as a sort of moving market.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers direct connection between Hong Kong and Yangon 11 times a week.
6. Spotting pandas in Chengdu
In a Chinese city of millions you don’t instantly think about green nature, but in Chengdu you will be amazed. With many open spaces and green zones, the city was chosen as the second most livable city in China, and not without reason. Animal lovers often know the Chengdu because of the Panda Breeding Center. Pandas are bred here to prevent their extinction. It is best to pay a visit early in the morning when the pandas are the most active.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers direct connection between Hong Kong and Chengdu 25 times a week.