Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Victoria Peak is a must because of the fantastic views of Hong Kong, the harbor and Kowloon. I also enjoyed the boat ride out into the harbor to see the boat people. The best thing also is to just walk the streets of Hong Kong.
Fondest memory: The people were all very friendly. They would help when you had that confused tourist look on youur face.
Favorite thing: go to THE PEAK at night to see the fabulous view of hong kong. A trip to Hong Kong without going to the peak is totally unthinkable. The best way to go to the peak and by tram, which runs from Admiralty all the way up the peak. It takes a few minutes walk to the tram station from Admiralty MTR station. You will get to see the view of Hong Kong during the ride. It's fun although a bit slow.
Fondest memory: To enjoy a break from all the shopping … I took a tram ride up to a lookout point, the Victoria Peak. My friends & I had dinner at the Peak Café, … well, the food wasn’t bad but it certainty doesn’t worth elaborating but the incredible view is …
Favorite thing: A wooded 552m - high hill that looks down on Central and Victoria Harbour from the centre of the island, is home to the wealthiest tycoons and commands the highest rents.
Favorite thing: Up the top of The Peak. The design is a bowl shape which was selected for its wealth of associations like the rice bowl or the wok. It actually caused some problems to erect.
Favorite thing: go to Victoria peak, but choose a bright, clear day. The views must be beautifull if it is not foggy.