I almost forgot I was doing a series on Hong Kong. That’s because I’m now back in Riyadh and I did a lot of catching up to do. Catching up on stories from the fellow Pink Tarha ladies that is.
During the day, we went to The Peak where we got a full view of one stunning vista and an array of shopping and eating kiosks. The Peak Tower is located 396 meters above sea level. Its viewing platform known as The Sky Terrace gives tourists a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Hong Kong. It also provides views of the outlying islands of Cheung Chau, Lamma, and Lantau.
To reach the Peak Tower, we rode the Peak Tram. For over 120 years, the track has carried millions and millions of passengers. The views while riding the tram are breathtaking, with some track gradients leaning as far as 27 degrees. This is truly an experience you shouldn’t miss.
At night, we visited the Avenue of the Stars to watch the Symphony of Lights held every 8 in the evening. We weren’t able to see the stars of famous actors because there were already lots of people in the area waiting for the nightly spectacle but we were standing near Bruce Lee’s statue, woot!
44 key buildings dominating the Hong Kong skyline participate with their interactive lights and musical effects in the Symphony of Lights. The best vantage point to see this is along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront or from the sightseeing ferries in Victoria Harbour (we’ll try this next time!).
After our short adventure in the waterfront, we went to Mongkok and shopped at our hearts’ content. I scored bags, Chinese shoes, souvenir shirts, and colorful chopsticks for the family and friends.
Too bad we didn’t have time to visit Ngong Ping, one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong but there’s always a next time, yes?
We truly enjoyed our stay in Hong Kong. For the final highlight of this trip, what’s a tour without food?! That’s next on the last installment of Hong Kong Wanderlust!