Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hong Kong sights

We've had two full days here in Hong Kong.

On Day 1 we (except Devon who was feeling too sleepy) went up to Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram inclined railway. We (all) then went down to the harbour-front and went back and forth on the famous Star Ferry (starting late afternoon, supper on Kowloon side, and back at night).

Viewed from the Peak Tram

Finally, some ice cream at Victoria Peak

Deric hanging around at Victoria Peak

The famous Star Ferry. Cruise across Hong Kong harbour for HK$2.2 each (about Cdn$0.35).

Hong Kong as viewed from Kowloon side

Hong Kong at night as viewed from Kowloon side

On Day 2 we went to Lantau Island via MTR and visited the Giant Buddha. Upon our return to downtown we rode the double-decker trolley back and forth.

The existing road across Lantau Island is 'single track with passing zones'; makes for an interesting ride.

The Giant Seated Buddha on Lantau Island

Hong Kong Trolley - HK$10 (Cdn$1.35) for the entire group. The top deck is a great way to observe the downtown hustle and bustle.

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