After arriving at Starferry Pier in Central Hong Kong, it took us a while to get to the lower terminus of “The Peak Tram.” It was quite far and we had meander along the chaotic streets of Central Hong Kong. Luckily there were a lot of Filipinos in the area, who were very helpful in pointing us to the right direction. Central Hong Kong during Sunday looks more like Hong Kong’s “Little Philippines.” In the areas that we walked passed, it seemed 50% of the people there were Pinoys (or looked like they were from the Philippines at least).
Tsim Sha Tsui to The Peak Tower at Victoria Peak
To get to Victoria peak from Tsim Sha Tsui, we first had to take the Starferry crossing from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central Hong Kong. The from the Starferry pier, walk to the lower terminus of The Peak Tram, and lastly ride the tram all the way to the summit of Victoria Peak, where The Peak Tower and Madam Tussauds Wax Museum is located.
Walk from Starferry Pier to The Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Just remember that the Peak Tram lower terminus is just near St. John’s Cathedral, one of the most known landmarks in Hong Kong.
Entrance to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus
If you want to take pictures of your ascent to The Peak Tower in, sit on the right side of the tram. The one with three seats.
After arriving in The Peak tower, we went straight to the sky terrace to see the magnificent 360 degree view on the tallest point in Hong Kong.
Next destination was the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which is also located in The Peak Tower. The Wax Museum houses an impressive collection of life like wax sculptures. We just breezed through the wax museum since we wanted to spent more time in Ocean Park and we were lagging behind schedule. I think I wouldn’t have regretted it if we skipped going in the wax museum. For me, it was nothing more than an expensive photo op.
Took a break in the open areas outside the Peak Tram. There are actually a lot of nice gardens and hiking trails in Victoria Peak. I would’ve liked to spend a day just exploring the area and finding great angles to shoot the Hong Kong skyline but our limited time just didn’t allow for that.
Anyways, we then took Bus 15 to Admiralty and dropped off at the bus stop in Queensway St., which is directly in front of Admiralty Garden and near the Lippo Center. The bus ride downhill is very scenic and quite exhilarating because of the steep slopes. We sat on the second level of the bus and it was fun while it lasted.
Lippo Center (Right) with Bank of China (Left)
Next destination, Ocean Park Hong Kong!