World’s longest bridge links the best tourist attractions in Hong Kong, Macau and China

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world’s longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing, is officially open.

At 34 miles long, it spans the sea from an artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.

It is 20 times longer than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. It contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers and is designed to last 120 years.

The bridge connects Hong Kong to cities throughout the Greater Bay Area of southern China, bringing the attractions of Macau and Guangdong within easy reach and making Hong Kong a hub for visitors from around the world to explore the fascinating and diverse region.

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View of the bridge from Nong Ping 360 cable car. Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Connecting Hong Kong to Diverse Destinations

Now, visitors from the Hong Kong International Airport can reach Zhuhai in just 45 minutes from the four-hour drive before.

Visitors can now conveniently combine Hong Kong and attractions across the Greater Bay Area into a single multi-destination itinerary.

A fast and convenient cross-border bus service is also available to take travelers over the iconic new bridge between Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai, which cost USD 8.

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Exterior view of Passenger Clearance Building. Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

The first port of call for visitors using the new bridge is Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, home of the city’s international airport and Disneyland, an enthralling and beautiful destination in itself.

Travelers can ride the famous Ngong Ping 360 cable car (Check the tickets on Ngong Ping 360 here) to the Big Buddha statue and Po Lin Monastery and take a walk along Wisdom Path, a peaceful and spiritual trail featuring carved wooden pillars.

For an authentic cultural experience, visitors can call in on Tai O Fishing Village with its distinctive stilt houses. The bridge will be clearly visible during the boat trip from Tung Chung to Tai O or from a ride on the cable car.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge puts a wealth of diverse cultural attractions in Macao and Guangdong within easy reach of Hong Kong, including the stunning ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau, the Statue of Fisher Girl in Zhuhai, the Kaiping Diaolou, the Seven Star Crags in Zhaoqing and many more.

READ: A Journalist’s Experience Crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

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