Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Star Ferry Hong Kong, Victoria Peak and Victoria Harbour at Night

Today, we take the Star Ferry, from the Kowloon side (the terminal is beside Ocean Terminal) to the Hong Kong island side.  From our hotel at East Tsim Sha Tsui, we walked all the way to the Star Ferry Terminal.  A very easy walk using the air-conditioned underpass.  Just follow the signs as you can see in the following videos.

Walking to Star Ferry pier.

Star Ferry - Kowloon to Hong Kong
In this video, follow us on our journey on the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour.  The Star Ferry  has a long history and has been serving passengers like us for decades.   We use our Octopus cards for this journey.  On the ferry, the views are wonderful.  It was a bright, sunny and very warm day.

Public Bus to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Once we reached the Hong Kong side, we looked for the public bus that would bring us to Victoria peak.  The bus is number 15.  This is the cheapest way to go up to the peak and the ride would take between 40 min to 1 hour, depending on traffic.  Price was HK$9.80 per adult and half price for kids. Turns out that the ride can get windy and passengers may get a bit giddy.

I made two videos to commemorate the bus ride up. Video 1

This is the second video, as we start the ascent.  This is where the road gets windy.

We walked around a bit at the peak, didn't do too much.  Saw some views, went to McDonalds at the Peak Galleria for a drink, and then found our way back to Hong Kong using Bus 15 again.

To be continued....

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