By gallusboy

Peak Time

Today's highlight was a trip by bus up to Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. As the bus scaled the heights by a circuitous route glimpses of the view we were going to see from the peak were revealed.

At the top, 552 metres/1181 feet, we went up to the viewpoint on the roof of the anvil shaped building that is the Peak Tower.

On a clear day you can see for ever or at least as far as Macau! This view is in stark contrast to the ancient fishing village of Tia O (previous post). It is more than likely the image that most people would have in their mind's eye of being representative of Hong Kong.

It takes in the skyscrapers of the Central district, across Victoria Harbour over to Kowloon with the hills of China in the far background.

We descended by taking the gravity-defying Peak Tram, Hong Kong's original thrill-ride which 127 years old. It is Asia's oldest funicular railway.

Mrs CBL and I parted company with SweetArt, a fond farewell to our delightful and generous hostess. Then we revisited the wonderful rainforest aviary in HK Park and later strolled through Central to visit Man Mo Temple before returning to the hotel to sit at the rooftop bar and sip cocktails ... way to go!

*Yesterday my iPad 'froze' hence the further delay in posting this image as it has taken hours to defrost!

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