Hong Kong: A view from The Peak

Victoria Peak is a mountain located on the western side of Hong Kong Island. It gained prominence as a housing development for wealthy European colonists during the 1800’s due to the unrestricted views of the city and the cooler climate. Residents commuted to and from their homes by having servants carry them in sedan chairs, until the creation of The Peak Tram Funicular in 1888. The tram had three classes of service: First Class, British colonial officials and residents of Victoria Peak;ย Second Class, British military and the Hong Kong Police Force personnel; andย Third Class, Other people and animals.ย During this time, Chinese residents were not permitted to ride the tram. Today, The Peak, as it now known, is primarily a tourist attraction, with over 4 million annual visitors.

The tram car… packed!

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As soon as you walk off the tram, you find yourself smack in the middle of a shopping bazar! Loads of knick-knacks and trinkets. It’s actually part of a multi-story shopping mall of sorts. I later found out that The Peak is home to two popular shopping centers, Peak Tower and Peak Galleria.

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Once outside there is a massive heart display, emblazoned with The Peak’s logo, “I love you.” Here you can leave a love note for someone special!

The Peak

“I love you like a love song, baby!”

The views were pretty spectacular. It was a great way to see the city.

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I’m getting pretty good at these self-shots!
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But if you’re not a self-shot pro, you can always do what these guys did! I don’t know if this is ridiculous or genius. Probably both (I wouldn’t want to lug one of those around!). They were pretty friendly though, and showed me some of their photos. Hilarious!
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9 Comments on “Hong Kong: A view from The Peak

  1. I liked most of the clicks you have successfully captured some amazing shots, and some are totally panoramic providing glimpse of the city in the most beautiful way. Keep doing good job…..

  2. Wow! Give my love to my old home town. Hong Kong will always have a special place in my heart, so thanks for posting these pics. If you get the chance, head over to the Jade Markets and pick up a couple of souvenirs ๐Ÿ™‚

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