Discovering Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

February 24, 2014

Our 2008 trip to New Zealand saw us visit the Emerald Lakes, Waitomo glowworm caves and Bay of Plenty. We broke up the journey home with a brief stop in Hong Kong. This photograph was taken from Victoria Peak – the highest point of the Island.

To reach it we took a tram on a funicular railway. Although hairy at times, it was an incredible ride and really the only way to experience the wonders of the City.

Designed by British architect Terry Farrell, the wok-shaped Victoria Tower is an architectural icon. The 360° viewing platform – Sky Terrace 428 – stood 428 metres above sea level and offered spectacular panoramic views of the city and its harbours. It’s said on a clear day you can see across skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour right through to the green hills of the new territories.

PODcast - Hong Kong Charly final

Unsurprisingly the restaurants at Victoria Peak catered for a wide range of tastes and offered jaw dropping views of Victoria Harbour.

There were also two major shopping centres – Peak Tower and Peak Galleria. We bought a selection of ground teas in one of the gift shops. The owner was so excited we’d stopped by and purchased something, he made us both tea!

PODcast - Hong Kong view final

After tea we took the Peak Circle Walk, which circled the highest point of the Island, before taking the tram back to the City Centre. We then enjoyed an interesting dinner at the hotel before embarking on the final leg of our journey.

PODcast - Hong Kong Peak Walk final

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  • Erica Price February 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Wonderful views from there.So many buildings in a small space.

  • Iona@redpeffer February 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Wow, your travelling experiences have been amazing!

  • The Reading Residence February 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Wow, such stunning views and sounds an amazing trip x

  • Notmyyearoff February 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wow look at the skyline. I’d love to visit Hong Kong one day. You can why people just pack up and travel around the region for months!

  • Capture by Lucy February 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Just incredible, HK is definitely on our to do list when the boys are older xx

  • Keri-Anne February 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This looks like such an amazing place and how sweet of the gift shop owner 🙂 x

  • VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood February 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

    What a fantastic view! Absolutely spectacular.

  • Actually Mummy... February 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I have been there! The most amazing trip ever!

  • Mummy of Two February 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I’ve always quite fancied Hong Kong it looks like an amazing place. Great post!

  • suzanne3childrenandit February 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I’ve never been to New Zealand but it’s one of the places on my bucket list. Looks and sounds amazing!

  • Karen Bell February 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Wow, looks amazing! Sounds like a fantastic trip x

  • Jen aka The Mad House February 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Oh I am so envious. Hong Kong is on our list!

  • spicers1976 February 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Wow at those views

  • Sonya Cisco February 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    My parents visited a few years back, and really enjoyed it. Looks fabulous- what views!

  • YouBabyMeMummy February 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    That looks amazing! I wish the shops over here would make us tea, that would be amazing x

  • Charlotte February 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Great photos as usual Charley! I hated HK when we went but it wasn’t a very nice area – and so humid you just felt sick all the time. I think we went at the wrong time to the wrong area! lol x

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I’d love to visit Hong Kong. That view is incredible!

  • Jenny February 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Wow you travels look absolutely amazing. What views!!! So jealous always wanted to go there, it’s on my list still! Thanks for hosting and sharing such an amazing trip. Great photos as always my lovely.

  • Lou's Lake Views February 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Wow those views are absolutely amazing!

  • Louise February 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Ah so that’s what it looks like. Will have to do a post of when I went. X

  • Aisha from expatlog February 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I’ve never been to Hong Kong but alway imagined it to be somewhat claustrophobic. It was nice to see an ‘escape route’ to some higher, less cluttered ground in your photos!

  • modelmummy February 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Hello Charly
    Now here is a part of the world i have never seen.
    Just had a little taster thanks to your post!
    Nice pic – looking good ; ) x

  • agatapokutycka February 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    What a view! Stunning.

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com February 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Funicular railways terrify me! It looks as though the view was wirth it, though. Stunning shots, as always.

  • MrsShilts February 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    What a stunning view! yet it makes me feel slightly claustrophobic. It’s amazing what they have done with the space though having managed to cram so much into such a small area. Great photographs as always

  • Pinkoddy February 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Have I mentioned that I’m in awe of all your travelling?! Great photos I would say it is on my travel bucket list but you have put so many places on there I don’t know where to start.

  • LauraCYMFT February 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I’d love to visit New Zealand and Hong Kong one day. They look like beautiful places to visit.

  • Hellie's Corner February 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I spent a great few days in Hong Kong and have been up the Peak, it’s a brilliant place to visit.

  • Katie Albury February 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, how amazing! I’d never really think of travelling somewhere like HK, but it sounds fantastic!
    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

  • Globalmouse February 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Hong Kong and am desperate to go back – I love everything about it, the sights, smells, hustle and bustle. Loved Victoria Peak too. Lovely!!

  • brinabird and son February 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    We stopped in Hong Kong on the way to New Zealand for 5 days…loved it…

  • Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown) February 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Wow – just wow! What a fantastic experience it must have been 🙂

  • Sam @happyhomebird February 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    So beautiful. I stopped off here too on the way to NZ. Love the landscape, it was nice seeing your pictures to remind me.

  • anna m February 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I would love to visit Hong Kong, it looks like such an interesting place

  • Kizzy February 25, 2014 at 5:38 am

    What an amazing place to visit and what stunning views!

  • Wicked World of Lucas February 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Always love reading your posts. So interesting and your photos are amazing. #whatsthestory

  • Funky Wellies February 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I had a holiday in Hong Kong with a trip into China many, many years ago. It was very interesting, good memories… Nice to read about it on your blog, but my photos were taken under sunnier skies! 😉 xx

  • Emma (My Little 3 and Me) February 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Wow, what amazing views! Those skyscrapers are phenomenal..just make me dizzy!

  • Emily @amummytoo February 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m in awe and a bit (a lot) jealous!

  • The 40 Year Old Domestic Goddess February 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    What a stunning view, my hubby has just come back from Hong Kong and has almost exactly the same picture but at night time. Great post Charly xxx

  • Cass@frugalfamily February 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Gorgeous photos – I’ve never really fancied Hong Kong until recently and you photos make me want to go all the more x

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault February 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    A girl at my school lived in Hong Kong and as I was from the Gloucestershire countryside I found the idea of all those people living in small place rather difficult to imagine. Seeing your pictures I still find it difficult to imagine.

  • Mummy Glitzer February 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Those views are stunning!

  • Afra Willmore February 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

    As always horribly jealous of your travels. I’m wondering about the “interesting” dinner at the hotel though. Interesting nice? or not so nice?

  • HPMcQ February 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    what a fabulous view! i have only passed through hong kong whilst catching connecting flights. must ensure that next time i plan some time in so that i get up here x

  • Becky Cowley February 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    What amazing pictures and what a view!

  • Kel March 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Wow, thats wow to the stunning photos and the amazing sounding trip!

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