September 06, 2010
Hong Kong Trip Day 5: Victoria Peak
Part two of our Day 5 in Hong Kong, we went to Victoria Peak and I wasn’t really sure what’s there as we just relied on Cindy to tell us that it’s a great tourist attraction especially at night. Boy was I foolish to just shrug this destination.
view from the Victoria Peak
After our Ocean Park adventure, we proceeded to Admiralty and took the 12A bus to Victoria Peak. Cindy told me that we needed to get down after one stop alone. However, we didn’t get to because we were so preoccupied with the scenes outside our bus window — so many buildings and pubs and establishments around. We stepped down after the next stop and we were figuring out how we could go back to the previous station in order to start over.
Luckily, we met two Filipina workers who gave us directions on how to get to Victoria Peak from where we were standing. We knew ahead that they were our kababayans as they were chatting loudly in Filipino while they were walking their master’s dogs. I’m glad I didn’t have to resort to my broken English in order to communicate with them effectively — I only had to resort to broken Tagalog this time. haha.
True enough, we waited for the peak tram on the tram stop and when it arrived, we were happy that we were able to catch up on the schedule. We stepped in and it was full of people (businessmen, backpackers, tourists and others) who were heading to the same direction as we were.
inside the Victoria Peak Tram
We stopped and we were following majority of the passengers who were heading to the Sky Terrace in order to catch a 360° view of Hong Kong Island. Along the way, we passed by some shops and I bought some souvenirs as I remembered a colleague requested to buy her some chopsticks.
sky terrace sign and Chinese souvenir shop
We headed to the top of the building and was amazed at the beauty of Hong Kong. If you want to see a breathtaking view of the island and its skyscrapers at night, then Victoria Peak is definitely the place for you.
There’s a view in every corner. I tried to use of telescopes provided and it was no luck; I didn’t know how to use the darn thing. All I could see were a few lights and aside from that, it was pitch black — that was 5 HKD gone to waste. hehe
lights and more lights
My camera’s battery ran out on my but I’m glad I was able to take in a few more shots.
We headed back to our favorite place which was the Mongkok Center and checked out some souvenir items as well as clothes and shoes. That was our last night there so we maximized as much as we could.
Food: 30 HKD – Dinner KFC
Transportation: 60 HKD – Victoria Peak Transportation including Sky Terrace Entrance Ticket
Miscellaneous: 554 HKD – Shopping for Souvenirs/Gifts
* 1 Hong Kong Dollar at 6 Philippine Pesos
Check out my blog posts about my Cebu to Hongkong trip here:
- Hong Kong Trip: From Cebu to Hongkong
- Hongkong Trip: Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok Computer Center
- Hong Kong Trip: World Trade Center & Times Square in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai
- Hong Kong Trip: City Gate Outlets and Disneyland
- Hong Kong Trip: Ocean Park
- Hong Kong Trip: Victoria Peak
- HongKong to Cebu
- Modern Toilet Restaurant in Mongkok
- Tips and Things to Know about Hong Kong
- Total Budget Expense of our Hong Kong Macau Trips
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