Monday, February 23, 2009

Victoria Peak, Hongkong: Day 4 (Feb. 8, 2009)

Our last day in Hongkong, we checked out from the hotel by 11:30am. Then rushed to the Holy Rosary Church on Chatham Road for the 12:15pm mass.

We took a taxi to get to Harbour City for mom wanted to buy a small item, some last minute shopping. As I stated earlier, this trip was more like a rediscovery of Hongkong's tourist attractions not a shopping trip because the last time we were in Hongkong was in 1982 when it was still a colony of the UK.

From Harbour City, we walked to the ferry station where we boarded a Star Ferry to take us to the Hongkong island side specifically alighting at the Central ferry station.

Then it was time to get to The Peak, Hongkong. We get to the lower Peak tram terminus to ride a funicular train which takes about 8 minutes to reach the upper Peak terminus. The tram departs every 10 to 15 minutes.

At the Peak, there is a mall with numerous restaurants for dining. We had a quick lunch at Burger King. It is also the location of the famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds. We went to the Sky Terrace which offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong. It was really windy, the air was chilly but the view was spectacular!

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