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Hong Kong Free And Easy Trip – Day 2

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Hong Kong Day 2

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Special City Bus 629 at outside of Central MTR Station

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Ocean Park situated at Hong Kong Island.  The park has won several awards, including The World’s Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.

Ocean Park Main Entrance

The park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland) respectively.

The areas can be reached by a 1.5 km long Cable car system, a shuttle bus, or the Ocean Express funicular railway.  As the Headland comprises several hills, visitors can also opt to take the World’s 2nd longest outdoor escalator at 225m.

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THE WATERFRONT (LOWLAND) GARDEN 綠野花園

Sky Fair (Hot Air Balloon) 七彩升空天地

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Giant Panda Habitat

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Giant Panda

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Amazing Asian Animals 亞洲動物天地

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Giant Panda Adventure

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Whisker’s Harbor 威威天地

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Ocean Park View from Cable Car

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Beautiful Sea View from Cable Car

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THE SUMMIT (HEADLAND)

The Summit (Headland) View from Cable Car

Attractions included: The Dragon Roller Coaster 瘋狂過山車, The Abyss Turbo Drop 極速之旅, Flying Swing 飛天鞦韆, Crazy Galleon 沖天搖擺船, Ferris wheel 摩天巨輪, The Whirls Eagle 翻天飛鷹, Mine Train Roller Coaster 越礦飛車 and Raging River 滑浪飛船.

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MARINE LAND 海洋天地

Sea Jelly Fish Spectacular 水母萬花筒

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Colorful Sea Jelly

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Atoll Reef (4 Storey High Aquarium) 海洋館

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Sea Horse or Sea Dragon

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Nemo

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Pacific Pier for Seals & Sea Lions

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The Feeding Time

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View from Ocean Park.  Many Private Boats and Yacht on the Marina.

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THE VICTORIA PEAK 维多利亚山頂

Beautiful Hong Kong View

MTR: Take Island Line 港岛线 to Central MTR Station 中环站 Exit J2

Walk: walk to the Lower Peak Tram terminus on Garden Road (about 10 mins)

Peak Tram: wait 10-15 minutes per tram

Ticket: HK$33 (return) or HK$22 (single)

Open: 7am to 12 midnight

Alternative

Bus: Bus 15 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus at Hong Kong MTR Station Exit D (about 20 minutes due to the curvy mountain road)

Green minibus 1 from Hong Kong MTR Station Public Transport Interchange

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Sky-Scrappers in the HK Central District.

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This Way Please.  The Peak Tram Terminus is within Walking Distance from Central MTR station.

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Peak Tram Terminal

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At the Peak Tram Terminus, while you’re in the queue you can also learn about the history from the Peak Tram Gallery.

Its 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, including the tickets, uniforms, way of boarding and the statistics back then.

Peak Tram Gallery

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The Peak Tram 山頂纜車 is a 1.4 km historical funicular railway connecting the central business district to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels since 1888.

This popular cable railway ascends 373 metes in only 7 mins and it is so steep that the buildings you pass by looks like they are leaning at a 45 degree angle and offers excellent views of urban Hong Kong (skyscrapers) and the diverse heritage along the track.

Inside the Peak Tram

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THE PEAK TOWER 凌霄閣

The Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at an elevation of 396 m, 156 m below the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island.  It also houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram.

The Peak Tower

The architects sought a design which would be prominent on the skyline but would not interrupt the natural line of the hills, they chose a site in a dip along the line of the hills, and restricted the tower’s height to 428 m above sea level.

The Peak Tram Entrance

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Apart from the Peak Tram terminal and gift shops, the Tower also included several attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Hong Kong’s Historical Adventure, Mademe Tussauds Wax Museum and the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator.

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LIONS PAVILION

Walk: 5 mins walk from the Upper Peak Tram terminus.

Ticket: Free

The Vitoria Peak standing at 552 meters above sea level, the Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island and a natural signaling post for incoming cargo ships in the nineteenth century.  It offers spectacular views of the city and Vitoria harbors.

Lion Pavilion

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Hong Kong View

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Peak Tram Tower Side View.  The Sky Terrace is Actually the Roof of the Peak Tower, HK$30 per person

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This 3.5 km Victoria Peak Circle Walk offering extraordinary views of harbor and Kowloon peninsula from the 373 meters vantage point in all directions.

Outdoor Art Gallery

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THE PEAK GALLERIA

The Peak Galleria is another leisure shopping complex at Victoria Peak.  The complex includes the bus station used by the public buses and green minibuses that serve the Peak.

Beautiful Night View from The Peak

View of city from the Peak to the open-aired The Peak Galleria to photograph the night views of Hong Kong city around Victoria Harbor.   We are enjoyed the freezing cold!!  After about 40 minutes of freezing in the cold night air, we retreated to the shopping areas.

Nice Decoration inside The Peak Galleria.

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The Peak Tower incorporates the upper station of the Peak Tram, the funicular railway that brings passengers up from Hong Kong’s Central district.

The Peak Galleria incorporates the bus station used by Hong Kong public buses and green mini buses on the Peak.

A board showing the exact locations of famous buildings or monuments in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

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MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM 杜莎夫人蜡像馆

Location: Level P1, the Peak Tower

Open: 10am to 10pm

Price: HK$160 per person

Mademe Tussauds Wax Museum houses nearly 100 wax figures of internationally-known personalities, such as popular Hong Kong actors or actresses, presidents of several nations, Albert Einstein, James Bond, Singapore’s most famous Mr. Lee Kuan Yew & etc.

The Wax Figure of Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee

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CAUSEWAY BAY  铜锣湾

MTR: Take Island Line 港岛线 to Causeway Bay MTR Station 铜锣湾站

Walk: 3 mins walk

Alternative: Take Street Tram from Central and alight at Percival Street.

Famous: Times Square 时代广场 and Causeway Bay Plaza 铜锣湾广场

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Causeway Bay

This is the most popular shopping area on Hong Kong Island.  Malls, department stores, boutiques and street markets are everywhere to be seen! Shop in style or hit the stalls for bargains.

During weekends, some side streets are closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the huge crowds.

Times Square 时代广场

Many budget eateries featuring local snacks can be found around Jardine’s Bazaar, Tang Lung and Matheson streets.  Cosy and up-market restaurants, bars, sushi parlours and other fine eateries are found in Times Square, Lee Theatre Plaza and along Percival and Paterson Street.

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Hong Kong MTR Map

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Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Trip Day 3

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Trip Day 4

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Trip Day 5

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  1. Yin Yin
    October 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    This is very informative. We are planning a trip to HK, include Lantau Island and Disneyland, did you went there?? Looking forward to your next HK Post

  2. Dr Suman Das
    October 26, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Gr8, I think i had a virtual Tour Of Hong Kong.
    Thanks

  3. November 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    What a great travelog. Thanks for sharing and thanks for reading my blog.🙂

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