Go up The Peak at dusk and see the city transform itself from a mass of concrete into a fairy land of lights. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants up there. The Peak tram (which is free) leaves from the Star Ferry to the Peak Cable Car (funicular railway) or you can take No. 15 bus from Central (Star Ferry Terminus). Its nice to go up the windy roads by bus and come back down by cable car. (be prepared to queue if you go up by cable.
Fondest memory: I miss everything about living in Hong Kong from the hustle and bustle, to the cooking smells of the street vendors, to the rattle of the trams on Hong Kong Island and the wonderful magic that Hong Kong exudes in the evening. I miss the local people. The girls at my sandwich shop where I faithfully bought my lunch every morning to take to work who could only speak in English - 'Good morning' and 'bye bye'. Their smiles every morning were a real joy and they always made sure that no local pushed in front of me. The local photo processing shop where they did a huge amount of business out of me and gave me discount. The local fruit stall lady who was amazed at my attempts to understand the prices in Chinese. The guards on my building where I was the only 'Gweilo' living there who thought it was great that I would say 'Jo San' every morning to them - they couldn't speak a word of English.... I could go on but I think my pages do that for me.
On Hong Kong Island, the main attraction is the view from Victoria Peak. The Peaktram brings you to the viewingplatform and be sure you go once during the day and once at nighttime. Both times the view over HongKong island, over the bay towards Kowloon is dazzling. Along the peak are several trails that can be followed to discover new angles and views.
Fondest memory: Doing my utmost to find a way making the picture on the openingspage at night ... with a simple camera. A true miracle that it worked out - hahaha. Only afterwards I could calmly enjoy the light of the city below.
Favorite thing: A trip to Victoria peak is recommended for spectacular views of Hong Kong and Kowloon. A good way to go to the peak would be taking the tram, which is a magnificient experienec. You can also go by car.
Take the cable car up the Causeway. This is very much on the beaten path which just about every tourists doing it. No wonder, the view up here of the city of Hong Kong and Kowloon on the other side of the Harbour is phenomenal. It is something that will be stuck in your memory for a long time.
Fondest memory: Eating exotic Cantonese dishes in a great restaurant at Kowloon. It's delicious but don't try to find out what's in it. Ignorance is bliss.
Favorite thing: If you are in Hong Kong, you must visit The Peak and must not miss it out during your stay in Hong Kong, as you can capture a splendid view of the world famous Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour. Do go up to the Peak Tower to get the best view, especially during the night, as it is simply magnificent, and you can enjoy the enchanting night scenery of Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour to the Kowloon Peninsula, known as one of the four most spectacular night scenes in the world.
You must visit the Victoria Peak.You can get there with the number 15 Bus from star ferry or you can take the bus to the tram station and go up in the tram.The peak is 552m or(1810 ft)above sea level.The views are beautiful in every direction on a clear day. Must bring a camera or camcorder or you will hate yourself for not bringing one. I highly recormend this visit.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Hong Kong is the over crowded steets of Tsim Sha Tsui. I had never seen so many people in a street.
Favorite thing: Visiting Hong Kong without a trip to Victoria Peak is like going to china without seeing the great walls. the Peak is 552M or 1810ft above sea levels, at the top of the Peak the views are beautiful in every direction 360 degrees, withe the view of the business district, Kowloon and victoria Harbour.The viewing deck is on the roof of a large shopping mall, make sure you make your trip on a clear day or else you will be very disapointed if you get there on a forgy day.You can get there by taking the # 15 bus from the star ferry pier,all the way to the peak or you can take the bus to the tram station and take the tram up to the peak (cost HK$20)about $3 US.
Well.. Victoria's peak was pretty cool. In every sense of the word :)
I went up with Chloe by cab, and we dined at this fine restaurant with a live blues band. I can't remember the name of the restaurant, but I think it was on the third floor of the shopping centre at the peak.
The restaurant looks out the peak, and we had a marvellous time eating in the cosy atmosphere whilst looking at the tourists outside. At that time, Chinese New Year 2000 was coming soon, so the skyscrapers that can be seen from the peak all had lights in the shape of dragons (It was the Year of the Dragon after all) along the side of the building. It looked like red glowing dragons clawing their way up to the skies from there.
After the dinner, we went out to the peak proper. It was freaking cold! I remember the coolest thing about it was, you would only feel cold on the peak, but when u stuck your hand out over the edge, man u feel the wind! Power man. :)
Fondest memory: You must also find time to shop at their famous streets, Lady Street and Temple Street. These would be on Kowloon side. Those who disdain fake goods would probably want to give this a miss though. I did not:)
Bought my family and friends some very nice LV and Gucci wallets and handbags. Do bargain a bit! I managed to, on average, bring down the price an average of HK$20 per item. It's pretty much peanuts, but you get such a high when u bargain sucessfully :)
The picture is of me having some noodles in a little shop in Temple Street.
take the tram up the side of the Peak on HK island. Views that will amaze you, both on the way up and at the top. The new, shiny complex built up there is a little tacky, but wander out of it and enjoy the public gardens near by........See pic below, taken from the Peak
Fondest memory: So many....attending a Tao ceremony in a tower block in Sheung Sui, visiting my ex's elderly relatives way out in the New Territories...And this isn't really fond but is VIVID.....having the world's worst hangover on the last day of my first visit there. Believe me, HK is the WORST place to have a hangover...the heat, smells, lack of public toilets...sorry!
The first to do is to take the shuttle to Victoria Peak - make use of the tram to the top. The ride and the view from the top of Victoria Peak is something which will stays forever.
Fondest memory: When sunsets over Hong Kong the best place to be is on the promenade. Seeing the lights comes on on the island overlooking the harbour is beautifull.
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