Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hongkong: The Peak

How to get there?
From MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station, take Tsuen Wan Line, bound to Central. From Central station walk to Exit J2 leading to Chater Garden, (where Bank of China Tower is clearly visible adjacent to it is Cheung Kong Centre, between this two buildings is the Garden Road) turn right, cross Queen's Road Central and walk through the Garden Road where Peak Tram Lower Terminus is located.

The terminus is full of tourists piling up to buy tickets. We planned to avail their Return Peak Tram + Sky Pass Tickets (HK$56.00) but due to foggy weather the ticket officer advise that we'll not be able to see the overview of the city from the Sky Terrace, so they gave us Return Peak Tram tickets (HK$36.00) instead.



Though tram departs every 8-10 minutes to load and unload passengers, tourists bunch up in the waiting area. Above pictures (left-right) is an evidence of our enduring act of waiting...

Finally after almost 30 minutes, we found ourselves at the platform (still) waiting for the next tram for departure :D weee!

On your way to the top is a thrilling experience, where you could have a side view of the city lights and a neck breaking feeling while tram lift off the rail.

The Peak Tower

The Peak offers array of shops and restaurants to choose from.


You can also find Madame Tussauds on Level P1 of the tower where famous celebrities and icons come to life in wax figures. Admission is HK$160 for adults and HK$90 for children/seniors.



Though we were not able to savor the city overview at Sky Terrace, we had fun time strolling this 5 level tower and dining at Hongkong Day restaurant.

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