after a most satisfying breakfast at tao heung mongkok 稻香旺角, fair weather returned so we made our way to central station & took 2 taxis (we had 6pax) to the peak 山顶.
taxi fare was about HK$60 to HK$62. this c/w HK$28 one way/HK$40 return by tram. more importantly, there’s usually a long queue at the peak tram going up & some distance to walk from central mtr exit. 🙂
of course it’s cheaper by bus, but taxi up is still the most convenient, & we had the option of tram down which we did.
taxi took us to peak galleria 山顶广场.
we got to the rooftop. sky little overcast. weather was perfect like 17degC. this direction seems to be looking out to aberdeen & deep water bay.
there was a trickeye museum for optical illusions. 🙂
& a replica of edvard munch the scream at the entrance to the museum.
1 level down there was tai cheong 泰昌饼家, a brand of tao heung group. this the one where the stall at lyndhurst terrace the last british governor chris patten claimed had the best egg tarts in hong kong. trust the guy to know what is a good egg tart? we tried the egg tart. i have done this more than once at tai cheong 泰昌饼家 including the one at lyndhurst terrace but it was still so-so for me, a little too sweet & nothing c/w the burnt portugese egg tart.
we took the lesiurely 1 hr peak circle walk. 🙂
nice view of victoria harbour & kowloon bay, & the 2 tallest buildings, ICC on kowloon side & IFC on HK island side. 🙂
& though we had quite many people shots, i do not post these on my public post.
great view of victoria harbour,
the anchorage & the bridge linking to tsing yi island.
& further the bridges from tsing yi to mawan island & from mawan island to lantau island.
a very relaxing & refreshing walk. nice air…good cheer…
we finished 2-ish. there was no queue for the tram down. so we took the tram & walked to yat lok 一乐stanley street to have our roast goose 烧鹅 fix!