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A trip to Victoria peak is...

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.

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Sep 07, 2002

Take the cable car up the...

Favorite thing 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.

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Aug 26, 2002

If you are in Hong Kong, you...

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.

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Aug 26, 2002

You must visit the Victoria...

Favorite thing 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.

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Aug 25, 2002
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Visiting Hong Kong without a...

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.

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Aug 25, 2002

Well.. Victoria's peak was...

Favorite thing 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.

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Aug 25, 2002

take the tram up the side of...

Favorite thing 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!

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Aug 25, 2002

The first to do is to take the...

Favorite thing 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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Aug 25, 2002

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Going up Victoria Peak at...

Favorite thing Going up Victoria Peak at night!
It's beautiful! But bring a good camera to take night scenes. My photos didn't turn out well! boo hoo!

Aside from the Peak Tram, you can take the MTR to Admiralty Station. Take Bus no. 15 to go straight up to Victoria Peak. Seat at the upper deck of the bus and you can enjoy the scenery along the way. The roads are winding (like going up Genting Highlands, Malaysians!) but I think it's worth the ride up. Peak Tram runs till night. I got down about 10pm, sitting with my back going downwards first. Hmm, they should make the position of those seats interchangeable so that people can go up and down facing the right direction. (Like the ones on the Star Ferry!)

Fondest memory Locating Planet Hollywood at Tsim Sha Tsui by chance and meeting a fellow Malaysian there. She's an employee there and hails from Puchong, Selangor.
Told us to check out Shum Shui Po (take the MTR) for cheap, 'night market'-style shopping. Bought lots of stuff there!

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Aug 25, 2002

Go up to Victoria Peak. If you...

Favorite thing Go up to Victoria Peak. If you go late afternoon/ twilight, you can get some great photos both day and night. There's shops and restarants up there so you can make a night of it.

To get up there from Hong Kong Island, you can get a bus from the Star Ferry terminal straight up to the top (not for the faint hearted I should say, white knuckle ride. Maybe it was just our driver?!?) or take a bus to the fenicular tram station. We went up by bus and came back down by tram.

Aug 24, 2002

Fondest memory One of the highlights of Hong Kong for a tourist/ visitor is to spend a lovely evening at Victoria Peak. The best time to come is just before sun set. Take the funicular (Peak Tram) right to the top where a panorama of modern skyscrapers awaits you. En route to the top of The Peak, you will also be passing some of the city's poshest new residential towers!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 24, 2002

Take a chance to go to the...

Favorite thing Take a chance to go to the peak and see the night view of Hong Kong, it is one of the most famous in the world. Also you should go to the Temple Street to buy extremely cheap price of sovernior.

Fondest memory Her good food and cheap necessities.

Aug 24, 2002

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