Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Peak :: a walk with a view

What better way to start our Spring Break Staycation?

The Peak - the highest point in Hong Kong.

The Peak is, of course, a highlight for tourists.
As self-respecting residents of Hong Kong - we haven't been there much.
But why not!?
It's gorgeous. And a totally do-able mostly-flat hike with plenty for kids to see and do along the way.

It's stroller-friendly.  And it's FREE.

Tarzan trees!

This time, we didn't even bother with the tram ride or the observation deck. We took the MTR into Central and then a quick taxi to the top (plenty of bus options too). Circumnavigating the peak takes about 45 minutes ... in other words ... 1.5 hours with little ones as they investigate each fallen bamboo branch and turn over each leaf.

Walking the entire circle means that you get to see HK from 360 degrees... ocean on all sides of the island. Fantastic!

you can see the ferry boats zooming off to Macao

Since the 1860's, privileged residents have lived up here. There used to be a hotel! The tram came later and with it - eventually - the shopping tourist mecca that it is today. Plenty of restaurants to choose from below the observation deck (including fast food) - and our family favorite: gelato! Such a sweet way to end our adventuring afternoon.

Look at all those people on top of the observation deck!
This, our first sunny day in at least a month. The sky is still there!

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