Another Stroll Round Victoria Peak, Kong Kong

I have taken my readers for  “A Stroll Round Victoria Peak” in my earlier post https://retireediary.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/a-stroll-round-victoria-peak-hong-kong/.  A stroll round the Victoria Peak is something I always like to do whenever I have the chance.

This stroll takes you to see the views of the quieter parts of the territory, the trees and fauna and other things that I came across in my recent stroll, as well as some interesting views of the area around the harbor.

Our stroll as usual started near the Peak Tram Station. This is where we have the “bowl” shaped building where tourists love to go onto the roof platform to have a good panoramic view of Kowloon, on the other side of the harbor.DSCF3216

The tram which took us from Central to the peak station has been running for over a hundred years, I usually take the tram up but not going down as the downhill trip will be  reversing and you can only see receding views from the tram windows.DSCF3219

In each of the strolls, we were delighted to discover something new. This is the first time we saw the big roots of a pine like tree.DSCF3189

Apart from the breath taking views on the other side of the harbor, this stroll also let us see some of the fruits on a tree.DSCF3214

Most visitors will note that the hill slopes on the side of the walking paths are covered with moss or other green plants. The peak usually has a higher humidity and a lower temperature than at ground level.DSCF3215

This stroll also took to this bright red color Victorian post box of a grand heritage mansion which will be converted to become a hotel in the midst of objection from many parties.DSCF3213

We passed by many view points where we would pause and take in  different views of the harbor.DSCF3202

Many tourists will find the view with the tall buildings zooming up from the CBD interesting.DSCF3199

We were walking in a westerly direction. As we walked, we could see more of the western parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.DSCF3197

The northern coastal strip of the Hong Kong island came to an end as we walked further in the westerly direction.DSCF3220

Walking further, the path turns south and we get to see more of the southern part of Hong Kong. The southern part of Hong Kong is quite a contrast. For one, it is the absence of concentration of tall buildings.DSCF3192

Walking further south, we enjoyed the quiet views of outlying islands with the hills in foreground in a silhouette.

Once we turned enough south, we would be heading back north to the starting point.

It is a stroll which I am never tired of taking – for each stroll brings new perspective and uncover new things!

66 thoughts on “Another Stroll Round Victoria Peak, Kong Kong

  1. Michael, whenever you post pictures of this place, I vow to visit with my own camera. It is breathtaking! Thanks for the mini-vacation.

  2. I love the sharp contrast between bustling city and tranquil nature. Thank you for the tour! The dramatic tree roots you showed us remind me of a tree I saw in the botanical gardens in Bogor, Indonesia — I don’t know tropical trees, don’t know that it’s the same one, but they are both very striking in a similar way.

    • Yes, there is a sharp contrast between the city view and the mountain view along the path, and also between the northen and southern view. many thanks for your perusal and comment. Regards, Michael

  3. I never miss a chance to see Hong Kong in TV travel shows.

    Sky scrapers, hills, and harbor everything so close by.

    I want to visit this place one day 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your splendid shots.

  4. Hi Michael Lai, After a long time i’ve seen these types of pics, Thanks for sharing with us.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 Mr. Michael Lai .

    • I tend to disagree – the stroll I wrote about cost nothing – it gives you the best view of the harbor and the harbor front and also the trees, flower, fauna along the way.

    • what i meant was i went here and paid just to go in the deck…i rode the tram peak and went to the rooftop…we paid something like HK$ 150. But when i was up, there was nothing special and my sister and I were very disappointed. I didnt mean your blog or your experience..this is just my opinion/view about this place. 😉

    • Yes, the view you get on the platform is not much different from the view you get at high levels on the peak and the entrance fee is a bit high. Also, dining on the peak could also be expensive. regards, Michael

  5. Thank you for the stunning pics….planning to visit Hong Kong again….we’ve been there once…but didn’t get the chance to go to Victoria Peak….sadly we lost our hard drive along with all the pics we took of Hong Kong

  6. One of the best views in the world …. but I know there has been a lot of changes on the top those days. Had my heat in my throat when I did that train ride. Wonderful pictures again. *smile

  7. Thank you Michael, for sharing your wonderful pictures with us! Although I don’t make it around to see all of your posts, I so enjoy the ones I have seen.
    Best wishes to you for a wonderful 2014!
    Debra

    • Hi Jack, my WordPress Report for 2013 indicated that my previous post “A Stroll Round Victoria Peak” was one of the 5 posts that have been most visited last year. This is a sequel to that. Many thanks for your continued support. have a great rest of the week!

  8. I was in Hong Kong in 1985. Unfortunately, I don’t remember much about being there as it was the end of a three week trip to China and I was pretty exhausted. I still have the jade ring and the malachite chop that I bought there though. I’m pretty sure I never made it up to the peak. I’ll have to come back! Thanks for liking my latest post on Muse-ings.

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