TRAVEL GUIDE: PEAK, REPULSE BAY, HONG KONG
On our third day we got up early in the morning and realized that the sky is completely clear. That was the perfect day to climb the peak.
For this we drove on Hong Kong Island and took the mountain railway "Peak Tram" up to the 552 meter high Victoria Peak. The entrance is located on Hong Kong Island, Central, 33 Garden Road. It takes about 10 minutes by foot from MTR Station Central, 20 minutes from Star Ferry Pier (just follow the signs)
At the top of Victoria Peak, the highest mountain in Hong Kong, we could hardly believe our eyes. The view from the top of the glittering skyscrapers is even more impressive than from the ship. Since there was no fog, you could also see the other side of the bay, Kowloon, and the island of Lantau.
On Victoria Peak itself there are several viewpoints such as the observation deck "Sky Terrace 148". This viewing platform costs money and is not much better than the same view next to it on the walk.
Highly recommended is the "Peak Circle Walk". The trail is 3.5 kilometers long and rewards you with an impressive panoramic view of the city. A particularly beautiful tour, on which I think the most beautiful view of the skyscrapers and offshore islands of the city, is to bed had. Turn right at the exit of the Peak Towers and after 50 meters turn right into the small Lugard Road, which leads west without any steep incline around the mountain.
After visiting Victoria Peak we drove to Repulse Bay beach. The bus ride was a great chance to tour through the landscape and offered some great views.
Repulse Bay Beach is one of Hong Kong's most popular and lively beaches. The coast of Repulse Bay has twists and turns, like a crescent moon. A long and wide beach, soft sand and the sea make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. You can swim in the sunshine in the bay. It is also a fantastic place to watch the sunset.