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Happy Valley Racecourse

Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #10 of 406 attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Horse Tracks
Activities: Gambling
Traveler Description:   Tickets can be purchased at the gate or the Hong Kong tourism Boardoffice at the Star Ferry in Kowloon, among other ticket issueing venues.  Happy... more »
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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British Columbia, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My bf and i had many funny things here. if u want to relax , go here and enjoin. Your feeling will become better

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Probably the most unusual racecourse in the world and not to be missed weather your a horse racing fan or not. The atmosphere is electric, bright and noisey and in the most unbelivable setting in the middle of the city on Hong Kong Island. Well worth the $10 HK addmission fee (80p sterling). Plenty of food and drink available. I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went here with friends and made an evening of it, our visit fell on the same weekend as Octoberfest so there was themed entertainment, food and drinks on all night, the racing is excellent with great views of the course, it's easy to get carried away with the bets! i'd recommend going with an allowance and leaving your wallet... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I've never really cared about gambling, but this was awesome. A nice beer with some snacks (food was cheap here) on a Wednesday, great fun to watch the race too.

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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Not a big gambler or horse racing fan but even so this is a great night out. Normally every Wednesday night through the season. Costs very little to get in and the beers are subsidised. Stand on the beer garden lawn and watch the night races against the backdrop of the floodlights and some iconic HK skylines. Put some bets... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We elected to go to the Wednesday Night Race evening on a night that there were no horses! They hadn't returned from the Arab States apparently! Went to the restaurant and prepaid for a meal which we had heard was a gastronomical delight but at best found it to be an self service buffet with a limited range of western... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great setting , great atmosphere A vibrant event with a real buzz Racing doesn't getter better than this !

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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234 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

One of the must-do experiences in hong kong. Great fun for a different evening out. We visited with a tour group, and enjoyed the general atmosphere more than anything else at the happy valley racecourse.

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Bacup, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our hotel was just over the road from course we're not racing fans but decided to take a look. It would be easy for any traveller to access by the fabulous subway ... although its a short walk from station its well signposted alternatively you could take a taxi ride. Travellers with passport can acess members stand. ... However we... More

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Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

In the time I was lucky enough to live in HK, I did as much as I could in that amazing city. Of all the things I did, the most fun I had was at Happy Valley. It's free to watch, though betting is fun and the jackpots are quite generous. There are multiple races and a tram goes right... More

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