Photo of the Week: Hong Kong from The Peak image

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On our way to Japan we spent a few days in Hong Kong. One of the most astounding features of the city is the skyline with miles of shiny skyscrapers backed by lush green hills. The best views are found on top of the Peak which can be reached by a short, steep tram ride up the mountain. The tram has been running since 1888 and is a popular tourist attraction so be prepared to queue (we waited over an hour on a Saturday).

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  1. I love that skyline – Hong Kong is so much fun! And yes, the wait for the tram is epic.

    I was lucky enough to have my sister visiting me when I was there and she sponsored my stay in a very fancy hotel – so no cramped hostel room for me :D


  2. A great side-lit photograph, with IFC2 tower at the left (Central), Tsim Sha Tsui, ferry docks and HKCC in Kowloon at the centre, and Kowloon Peak in the background!


      • I completely agree! Up on the Peak, it’s hard to focus on what part of the view one would like to get in a single photograph; I suppose a panorama-stich might do that view some justice :) Even when one is at ground-level, especially from the Kowloon side, it’s hard to know what part of the Hong Kong skyline to photograph!


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