Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
As you climb uphill, the landscape changes: the wide avenues give place to narrow winding roads, trees line the roads, and the skyscrapers appear as the exception to the lower profile of the houses, here and there, seeming a planned aggression to the landscape.
We made it by bus - Walking should be hard!
When you get to the peak tram station at the top, turn to the right (Most will walk ahead or off to the left) - at the end of the peak tram station there is a small road leading off to the right (Called Lugard Road).
Follow this road for a 2.5 to 3km walk around the peak - most people miss it and just take in the view form the peak tower or the viewing platform but you can get great views along the route around the peak.
The Road takes you in a circle and joins up with a path back to the peak tram so not much chance of getting lost.
Look out for the platforms that were built in the early part of the 20th Century and some of the original stone seats.
Enjoy the views.
If you go up Victoria Peak, most people may just visit the Galleria (the big building in this photo). It is full of souvenir shops and restaurants, and has a viewing gallery so see Hong Kong below.
However it is worth taking a little bit of time to stroll around some of the peak. This picture shows the Galleria from a spot only a few minutes walk away from the Galleria, but a view many people will never see.
A lot of the walks are circular, so you can either walk a little and turn back, or go all the way around. There have been unconfirmed reports of some muggings on these walks however so be careful. Also take insect repellent with you as I can certainly confirm the presence of blood thirsty mosquitos!
Lots of us know JACKIE CHAN in numerous wasy - stunt man, movie director & producer, comedian, snake style king fu fighting films from the days...
But little did we (at least I) knew that JACKIE has a cool mural wall with titles of different arts - some are his own drawings..others were provided...
These tiles depict what the worlld is to him or him to others - see for yourself...
take MTR to KOWLOON TONG staion...evryone knows JACKIE's place..
Ride the Peak Tram to the top and take one of the scenic hikes. Towering above the commercial heart of Hong Kong island, Victoria Peak is simply known as The Peak by locals. There are many nice, expensive houses up top. The inauguration of the Peak Tram, more than a hundred years ago, opened up The Peak to substantial development, and cut down the commute to Central to just 10 minutes. Besides the Tram, this region is served by a frequent and convenient network of both buses and mini-buses. The Peak is also the starting point for a number of fine walks, ranging from the gentle to the arduous.
High above Hong Kong Island on the 'back of the Dragon', Victoria Peak is the City of Life's premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbour and city views. Arriving late afternoon enables you to experience the dazzling panorama of Hong Kong Island, the harbour, Kowloon and the hills beyond. Later, you can thrill to the neon-dotted skyline by night. What's more, The Peak offers visitors a multitude of fantastic entertainment, dining and shopping options.
The best way to get to the top is via the Peak Tram, a funicular railway that carves a steep 373-metre swathe up the lush mountainside. The tram has been in operation since 1888, and once competed with sedan chairs as the most popular way up. Try to get seats at the front of the tram on the right-hand side for the journey skyward. The only way to describe the views from this vantage point is 'simply breathtaking'.
Most people go up to the Peak to watch the skyscrapers and the busy side of Hong Kong. It's also a great spot to watch the sunset.