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February 2, 2011

Hong Kong: THE PEAK, way up to the luxurious hill

I personally think that going up to THE PEAK is an excitement that you should try if you're travelling to Hong Kong.

The venerable Peak Tram is, as most passengers agree, the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong's natural wonders. Tens of millions of people from every corner of the globe have taken the ride, which affords a uniquely spectacular perspective of the city.

Located also at the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus is The Peak Tram Historical Gallery. Open in September, 2007, The Peak Tram Historical Gallery is like a time tunnel with more than 200 memorabilia exhibited. Divided into 15 theme sections, it will take you back to Hong Kong in the 19th and 21st century. The first day of commercial operation on May 30th, 1888, attracted 600 passengers.

At the Peak Tram Terminal. Mom-in-law, mom, myself and grandma.

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At the Peak Tram Lower Terminus, junction of Garden Road at Central.

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You can check the special combo tickets at the ticketing counter. If you plan to visit Madame Tussaud's wax museum (of course you don't want to miss it), get a 2 in 1 or 3 in 1 combo package. View the ticket price here.

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The Peak Tram Historical Gallery.
Location: Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Opening Hours: 7 am to 12 midnight (Mon - Sun & Public Holidays)
Admission: Free for Peak Tram passengers at Lower Terminus

It was opened in September 2007, taking you through a time tunnel of 120 years with more than 200 memorabilia exhibited. You'll see the heritage Hong Kong in the 19th and 20th century.

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The queue is always long.... take time to enjoy the gallery while waiting for your turn to get into the tram.

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Peak Tram arriving.

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The interior of Peak Tram.

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The track gradient is from 4 degrees to 27 degrees. Quite steep. So remember to give way to the elderly.

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I actually prefer to stand than to sit. If you go up before the sunset, you'll have the chance to enjoy nice scenery of Hong Kong.

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Wonderful colors at the upper terminus when you disembark from the tram.

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Here! Reaching the Peak Tower.

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The first spot you'll come to is Peak Market. A place to get nice souvenirs.

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Like this. ^.^ The symbolic street name keychain/magnet.

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I love Hong Kong! Live it Love it~

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Hong Kong Disneyland promotion booth.

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The Peak Tower. The famous phi shape building 396 metres above sea level.

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Dining with a view, enjoy the great view of Victoria Harbour in the signature restaurants. Choices of restaurants here.

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The Peak Lookout. Serving al fresco meals.
Open Daily 10:30am - 11:30pm
Friday, Saturday, & Eves of Public Holidays till 1:00 am
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8:30am - 11am

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One of the signature spot to snap a photo of you with the bird's eye view of Victoria Harbour and sky scrappers.
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Spectacular view at night!

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Now where's the Madame Tussaud's part??

HERE!

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