Hong Kong Victoria Peak

Turned loose in Hong Kong, we first headed for the subway to the waterfront in Kowloon, took a Star Ferry (in a subsequent post) across the harbour to Hong Kong, and climbed the steep Hong Kong streets to the entrance of the tram which takes you to the top of Victoria Peak.

You emerge in a touristy building….from which you can see down the mountain.

View from inside the inverted pyramid at the end of the funicular railway.

View from inside the inverted pyramid at the end of the funicular railway.

You can ride escalators to the top of the building – if you have paid the extra fee to do so. We didn’t.

Those who paid for a better view, get it.

Those who paid for a better view, get it.

Alternatively you can walk around a path just below the peak and look across to Kowloon, down on the densely populated business centre of the north-facing part of Hong Kong Island, or westwards to the shipping lanes.

Looking over built up Hong Kong towards Kowloon and the New Territories.

Looking over built up Hong Kong towards Kowloon and the New Territories.

Looking over built up Hong Kong towards Kowloon and the New Territories.

Looking over built up Hong Kong towards Kowloon and the New Territories.

That must be one expensive piece of real estate!

That must be one expensive piece of real estate!

From the west side of Victoria Peak was another shopping area and viewing platforms towards the west, where it was quite hazy over the China Sea.

From the west side of Victoria Peak was another shopping area and viewing platforms towards the west, where it was quite hazy over the China Sea.

Next Hong Kong Post: the Star Ferries.

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