The Victoria Peak in Hong Kong is a must visit when you are in this magical city. It is a mountain that is located directly above central and is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. In the past, it was home to the early colonial administrators, but today it is a residence of choice for politicians, rock stars, and the city’s playboys as it has some of the costly real estate in the world. Most importantly, it is the most exclusive city that you will find in the area.
Why is is a top tourist destination Tourists and residents alike love the peak for its stunning views, lack of humidity, and greenness?
A view that will leave you speechless
The cityscape view people enjoy here remains one of the greatest man-made views on earth. You have probably never seen such a view as during the day your eyes will be lucky to stretch across the Victoria Harbor and sparkling skyscrapers into the green hills of the New Territories. As the night sets in, the panorama melts into orange and pink before it reincarnates into a dazzling galaxy of light that shimmers warmly beneath you. If your ears are wide open, you will be lucky to hear the city humming at a distant. People also like the fact that it is relatively undeveloped with entertainment complexes, and only two shopping malls known as Peak Galleria and Peak Tower that feature a host of coffee bars and restaurants
How to get to the Peak
There are two major ways the Peak can be accessed, one of them is the Victoria Peak Hong Kong Tram. This is a traditional, and undoubtedly the most scenic way of climbing this Peak. It was built more than a century ago, and it used an improbable angle to climb offering some of the best views of the city below. The scenic bus route is another option available if you want to get to the Peak. Take the number 15 bus that weaves its way up the Victoria Peak. Although it is a little slower than the tram, rest assured that the stunning views it offers over central and Happy Valley Racecourse are more than worth it. To get pleasure from the best of both worlds, it is advisable that you use both means of getting to the Peak, one going up, and the other going down.
When you are done with the Victoria Peak something that you are bound not to have enough of, there are other interesting activities you can take part in the city to create unforgettable memories, and some of them include:
Shopping – Hong Kong brings the phrase “shop till you drop” to life. It offers an extensive range of shopping malls and markets where you can find almost anything that you would like to purchase.
Try the delicious local cuisine – Prepare to tantalize your taste buds if you have never tried authentic Asian cuisine. There are numerous restaurants where you can pop in and try local cuisine to your heart’s content.
Enjoy a relaxing massage – after a long day sightseeing, your body will appreciate a massage that is professionally done allowing you to reach new relaxation heights. You will be spoilt for choice when looking for a relaxing Hong Kong spa where you can pick the one that has the type of massage you are interested in. Hong Kong has a long history with ancient massage techniques and tradition, chances are you have never experienced a relaxation like they can offer and that is one more reason you should visit their spas and get the most out of you holiday trip.
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