We walked on a little bit more and we finally saw a sign that points to the left!
Yay, we found it! That's where we got our combo tickets to The Peak and Madame Tussauds. We saw a lot of people in suits and formal wear...we wondered why....probably attending some event 'cause we sure didn't see them up at The Peak...
While waiting for the tram, we 'chooped' our place otherwise we might get left behind and have to wait for the next tram. We're not 'kiasu' but there were a lot of tourists from China who were damn rude. They shoved and pushed their way in and teach their kids to do the same...and when we gave them a hard look and told them off, they acted like they did nothing wrong. There were a lot of 'ang mohs' too but they were very polite. Well, most of them at least. They don't push and shove their way through...but then again, they didn't need to...looking at their sizes....you have no choice but to give way or you'll get squashed like a cockroach.
Nope, I didn't tilt the camera...just that everything looked slanted when we were in the moving tram. We got a bit of ear pressure too at a higher point. We headed for Madame Tussauds first(see previous post on 'Meet the Stars' - May archive). After that, we went about 2 or 3 escalators up to the roof to reach The Peak. Once you're at the top, the view is TRULY beautiful. We were there at night so we could see the lighted up buildings and the moon shining over....oh I don't how to describe it but it was really pretty. The strong breeze and cold air probably froze our camera...so a lot of pics came out blurry. We loved The Peak. The view was magnificent...although I was afraid of heights...hehe...but i do wanna try jumping out of a plane someday :D ...with a parachute of course! Sky diving! Thrilling!
This is how Hong Kong Island looks like at night from atop.
There were these big houses on the hills like what you see in the picture above. We think it's where the super rich people live.
We came out of the washroom and discovered a door that led to a pathway where we can take a walk out and climb the stairs to somewhere...we didnt bother to explore around 'cause we were too cold and wanted to get back inside the buiding. The wind was very strong that night. Check out my latest lion hairdo. Haha.
Back in the building, we found this place that was nice to just relax and enjoy a warm drink for a bit. Especially after walking around so much for days and days...we appreciated the short break...our poor feet needed it. Shiella and I shared a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallow bits! Did I already mention that Hong Kong has some really nice yummy sweet stuffs? :D Oh and we brought home their serviettes as souvenirs! We were planning to put those together with our pics in a nice album...hmm...I wonder if we'll ever get that one done...From where we were seating, we could see the Symphony of Lights show which starts at 8pm nightly. Will tell you more about that one in my next post!
How we got there:
There are 3 ways to get there.
1) By Peak Tram *Recommended!*- Take the Peak Tram to the Peak Tower.
2) By Bus -
Route No. 15 - First Bus
Central (Exchange Square) to The Peak
Daily: 6:15am - 12:15am (from Central)
Daily: 7:00am - 1:00am (from The Peak)
Frequency: 13-30 minutes
Route No. 15B - First Bus
Tin Hau to The Peak
Sundays and Public Holidays only :
10:00am - 7:00pm (from Tin Hau)
10:40am - 7:40pm (from The Peak)
Frequency: 20 minutes
3) By Mini Bus - Minibus No. 1
Central (Two IFC) to The Peak
Daily: 6:30am - 12:00am (from Central)
Daily: 7:10am - 12:25am(from The Peak)
Frequency: 10-12 minutes
Opening hours: Viewing Terrace, Sky Gallery Roof Top (10am-11pm)
Admission Fee: Admission is free for Viewing Terrace and Sky Gallery Roof. The only fees you have to pay is the ride up to The Peak, depending on which of the 3 modes of transport you choose.
1) Peak Tram: HK$22 (Single), HK$33 (Return). We bought the package combo (Madame Tussauds + 2-Way Peak Tram Ride) which is much cheaper.
2) Bus: HK$9.2 (Route No. 15), HK$9.1 (Route No. 15B)
3) Mini Bus: HK$8
Taxis are also a convenient way of getting to the peak, although it's slightly more expensive compared to the other modes of travel.
For more information, visit http://www.thepeak.com.hk/full/en/peak_tram.php