I should probably finish this #HKMacau2016 blogs. So let’s go look at our Day 3!
View from Sky Terrace
We had the same breakfast for our second morning in Hong Kong, choco drink and some bread we bought from 7-Eleven, which is not bad at all for a budget trip like this. Then after getting ready for yet another freezing day, off we went and started our multi-destination schedule for the day!
THE PEAK (via Tram), SKY TERRACE AND MADAM TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM
These three attractions are located conveniently in the exact same place. There are also packages where you can avail of all three for a much cheaper price. We got ours at HKD230 (The Peak Tram (roundtrip) + Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum + Sky Terrace). Website packages sells at HKD 295. TIP: Cheap destination tickets are usually available at guesthouses/hostels.
Tsim Sha Tsui to The Peak – Cost: HKD 9.4 (MTR)
1. Wherever you come from, it’s very easy to go around Hong Kong via MTR. For this route, just get to Central Station and the rest will be on foot.
2. At Central Station, Exit at J2.
3. Walk through the Chater Garden and turn to the right where you have to cross the street.
5. Before reaching the flyover, cross the street and walk through the Bank of China until you reach the street on the other side. Cross that street as well. And walk to the right.
6. Along the street, you’ll see a stairs/steps to your right called Battery Path. Walk up the stairs until you reach St. John’s Cathedral (photo below).
St. John’s Cathedral
7. Walk around the cathedral til you reach the main road again. Walk straight til you find the building below. The signages will lead you to the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus where you can ride the tram to get to The Peak.
The Tram will take you to the Peak where the rest of the attractions are located. It was an awesome experience riding the tram overlooking the whole of Hong Kong on the way!
Once you get off the tram, cheap souvenir shops will be at the entrance. In our case, we just moved on to the Sky Terrace first before we went to the Wax Museum and shop a little.
At Sky Terrace, they provide electronic guides for free to listen to some podcasts about the country’s history and culture.
Look at all those escalators going to the highest point in Hong Kong!
At Sky Terrace
View of Hongkong from Sky Terrace
It was really cold so we had to rush back inside the building and move on to Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, a collection of life-size wax statues of famous people from movie actors and TV personalities to historians and politicians. Of course, I was very much excited about the Korean corner of the museum.
Who would ever forget Bae Young-Joon of Winter Sonata? <3 Not I.
I have always been a fan of Super Junior. I was actually sad they only had Siwon. Well, I couldn’t really blame them. Super Junior has 13 (original) members!!! That would be a lot of waxes! hahaha
Out of all the wax statues, I was the happiest when I found Jackie Chan!!! I watched a lot, if not ALL, of his movies since I was young. When we entered the museum, they already had a Jackie Chan statue but we were not allowed to take pictures. I was so disappointed not knowing there’s another one inside. Imagine my delight when I came across this!!! I went totally and embarassingly crazy! haha
We spent our whole morning in the area and I still find it a little rushed. We were not able to go around the garden at the Peak and explore more shops.
HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
From The Peak, just go back through the route you took until you reach the MTR Central Station.
Central Station to Hong Kong Disneyland (Central – Lai King- Sunny Bay – Disneyland) – Cost: HKD 27.9
- You have to go through 3 MTR Lines to reach Disneyland from Central Station.
- Take the Tsuen Wan Line from Central Station towards Tsuen Wan and alight at Lai King Station.
- Transfer to Tung Chung line, Tung Chung-bound and get off at Sunny Bay Station.
- Transfer to Disneyland Resort Line and enjoy the Mickey inspired train. ^^
Make sure to get a map! There are lots of interesting rides and theatre performances in Disneyland but they close a little too early so you have to choose wisely which rides you want to try. When it comes to the rides, I’d say Disneyland is more for the “kids” based on my preference where I enjoy very challenging rides which usually entails stomach-churning, heart-stopping, upside-down rides! If you like them, too, go ahead and run to HK Ocean Park (stay tuned for my next blog).
Still, being young at heart and a Disney baby, I enjoyed the park a lot. It’s every child’s dream, right? And I am soooo thankful I get to experience it.
DON’T EVER MISS the Parade of Lights at 8PM to see you favorite Disney characters up close dancing with beautiful lights and the Fireworks display at 9PM. TIP: Find a spot in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle for the best view. Stay there even if you have to wait an hour or else, you’ll lose that spot. There’s wifi so you won’t get bored. ^^
ENJOY THE MAGICAL NIGHT :)
For the detailed breakdown of our itinerary and budget, visit my previous post: HK MACAU ITINERARY AND BUDGET
There you go! If you have any questions, leave a message :)