Excerpt from Insider’s Guide, InFlight January 2012 Issue by Margie Francisco
“For first time visitors, I would recommend watching the daily light shows from The Peak at 8pm, a cable car ride to the Big Buddha, a dim sum meal with a local friend or tour guide, a 20-minute ferry to Lamma Island for a local seafood meal. And don’t forget to unleash the power of your credit card on many of the local and international designer clothing retailers. What I love most about Hong Kong is that it is one of the best ‘East-meets-West’ cities in the world. You can sit at one place and feel like you’re back in the West and then after a 20-minute bus trip you’d think you are in the heart of China.
The Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island at 552 meters above sea level and one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist destinations and the best way to get to it is by getting on the historical Peak Tram (Garden Road, in Central, just a short stroll from the Central MTR station), an unforgettable experience. The Peak gives you a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city skyline, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon.
The Peak Tower, standing about 396 meters above sea level, is a most unusual building, with its iconic wok-like top. At the top of the Peak Tower, you get the highest 360 degree view of the Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour. Inside the Peak Tower, you will find some shops, restaurants, and Madame Tussauds, London’s famous wax museum.
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