Day 5 - Hong Kong
Reach the for the Peak
No hangover and the sun is shining again.........happy days!
We got up at a good time today and took a taxi out to Hong Kong Disney World.We took our time outside the entrance snapping a few pics etc before getting to the ticket kiosk only to find out the park closed at 5pm due to a special event taking place.
It was $350 for park admission and we still had to get lunch so wouldn't have been worth the money for the short time we would have had.We decided that we would come back on Thursday when the park is open until 11pm due to being the first night of their Halloween Horror nights.
We used the MRT network for the first time and got the train back to Hong Kong Central and had some lunch. Was very easy to use and certainly saved us a few dollars on taxi fares.
After lunch we decided we would take the a trip up to Victoria Peak on the Peak Tram.
Few facts about the tram system.
Double reversible funicular system
Lower Terminus - 28 metres above sea level
Upper Terminus - 396metres above sea level
Length of Track - 1,365 metres
Track Gradient - From 4 degrees to 27 degrees
We get off the Upper terminal in a shopping mall where we spotted a wee man making wax hands. It was only $40 (about £4) so me and Laura got a wax mould of us holding each others hand. It turned out really well, although its going to be a struggle getting this one home without breaking.
After doing some more window shopping, we headed to the Sky Terrace, where you overlook the whole of Hong Kong.
Stunning views and a nice breeze so we ended up staying up there for an hour or so and read about the history of the Peak. It turns out, it was a Scotsman who built the tram system.
Another pretty busy day and time for dinner. We got the ferry back over to our side of Hong Kong and ventured into a new area of Hong Kong. It certainly looked like the tourist area as we were greeted by tailor after tailor trying to sell us suits and shirts.
No thanks pal soon turned to piss off as our patience wore old.
We ended up in a wee restaurant called the Spaghetti House where we hade some nice pasta and pizza before heading back to the hotel for a quiet night.