Tag Archives: Architecture

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Victoria Peak – view of the HK skyline

Victoria Peak, (traditional Chinese: 太平山), which locals just refer to as The Peak, is a mountain in Hong Kong with outstanding views of the Hong Kong skyline.

View from Victoria Peak
View from Victoria Peak

 

The view from 1800 feet above sea level at Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong.

To get to Victoria Peak, most tourists take the Peak Tram, a scenic ride in a 100 year old train as they ascend up the mountain. At the top is a building that looks like a ship with all kinds of tourist traps – Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Odditorium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator. I’d head straight to the many viewing areas – they’re spectacular!

The Lion Pavilion offers a panoramic vista of the Hong Kong skyline, which was really impressive at night.

Macau!

It’s so interesting to see a place with both Portugese (It’s a former Portugese colony) & Chinese influences. The best site by far is the Ruins of the Church of St Paul (photos below).

The Ruins of the Church of St Paul
The Ruins of the Church of St Paul - built in 1617. Some consider these ruins to be greatest monument to Christianity in Asia. In 1835 a fire destroyed nearly everything besides the facade pictured here.

Purple eyes!
Hmmm...shall I order A Stomach of Ox or Pork Intestine?
you choose it, they cook it

Macau pics