Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hong Kong 2013 Day 2: The Peak

Day 2: 31 October 2013 (Thu)

After a short rest in the hotel room, we left to visit The Peak. You can take MTR to MTR Central station. However, we wanted to experience the Star Ferry, so we need to get to the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier. Good thing that our hotel provide free shuttle bus services between the hotel and Tsim Sha Tsui. We booked our seats in advance and took the 530pm shuttle bus which will drop us at The Sun Arcade. From there, it is a short walk to the Ferry Pier.

Past by 1881 Heritage.

Star Ferry

At Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier. Sky darkened very early. Think we started abit too late and will be missing the sunset at The Peak.

Open-top Bus

We took the ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central. After that we boarded the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central Bus Terminus (near Star Ferry Pier 8). We were lucky to board the Open-top Sightseeing Bus! The ride was very enjoyable during night time!

Peak Tram & The Peak

Reached the Peak Tram Lower Terminus where we will take The Peak Tram to The Peak. The queue for the peak tram was crazy. Super crowded! We waited for close to an hour before we boarded the Peak Tram.

The ride up to The Peak on the Peak Tram is a must-try experience in Hong Kong. The slope upwards is so steep that the buildings below all become tilted! DO sit on the right side of the tram cos there are more buildings to see. Actually it's better to go during day time and come back during night time so that you can view Hong Kong's day and night scenery.

We left at 530pm and reached The Peak at 8pm! Took such a long time! Everyone was so hungry. So we quickly settled our dinner at a Hong Kong Style Cafe.

After that, we went outdoors for a view of Hong Kong at the top! Super cold and windy up here! So sorry for the low photo quality. It was hard to take photos at night time using my normal phone.

Walked around the place for a while before we were back to the long queue for the Peak Tram again. Worse it had to be outdoors. No fun queueing so long in the cold weather.

Taking the Peak Tram down. This time we will be moving backwards because it is a one-way track! More fun! Again, please choose to sit on the right side too. But I only got the left seats as there were too many people on the tram. There was nothing much to see, only trees in the dark. But better than standing. :)

So, then we took the same route back, by bus 15C, then star ferry... Too late to catch the last shuttle bus. So we took the taxi back. It happened to be Halloween night. Still many crowds around at this time. The taxi queue also very long. By the time we were back to hotel, it was already 11pm. Dead tired and very sick of waiting and waiting for the whole night.

Next: Traditional Dim Sum