The Peak is probably one of HK’s biggest ‘attractions.’ This is the spot where you get the incredible views of the city – both the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon sides. We’d been to the top three times – all via cab or the tram – and while the view certainly was stunning, you’re so high up that the pictures can come out looking a little hazy.
Last weekend we decided to walk to Central, climb the stairs that take you through Soho and up to Midlevels, which is about half the trek up to the Peak. From there, we got on Old Peak Road, a paved pedestrian path that after about 30 minutes of an uphill battle, leads you right to the viewing tower at the Peak.
(Okay this doesn’t look steep. Think this was right at the beginning of the journey!)
Almost there! (See that tiny figure on the lower right.)
We arrived breathless and totally soaked (one of us), but it was SO worth it. The weather was absolutely perfect that day, and not only did we get some good shots on the vista, but we took the hour long ‘Circle Walk’ around, which gave us even better views.