Sunday, February 19, 2012

Discover Hong Kong with Kess - The Peak

A visit to Hong Kong is not complete without a visit to the Peak, the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, at 552 metres high. There are many transportation options up to the Peak - buses, taxis and cars. A popular tourist option is via the Peak tram. You can catch the tram from the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on board the tram, so this beagle and my humans decided to hike up to the Peak via the Old Peak Road. As you can imagine, hiking up the Peak meant going up a very steep path.
After the 30 minute climb, we reach the Peak. What's at the Peak? Well, on a lovely clear day, you can go up the Peak Tower (dogs not allowed unfortunately), and see this stunning view of Hong Kong.

Apart from the gorgeous view, the Peak ia a cool place (literally as it's so high up, as well as figuratively) to hang out. There is a lovely old style brick cafe that could be in a countryside somewhere in Europe. Instead, it's located right here in cosmopolitan Hong Kong.

You can sit and watch the world go by, or in our case, catch our breath after our very steep climb...

You can also shop and dine. We decided to stop by Starbucks for a cup of coffee...well my humans had their cuppa whilst I had water and liver treats.

Rejuvenated by caffeine and a short rest, we head down the very steep path and back to home sweet home where this beagle has a well deserved rest.

A perfect way to spend the weekend, don't you think?


The Black and Tans. said...

We really enjoyed reading about your walk and seeing the lovely views of Hong Kong. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Molly,Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Molly the Airedale said...

The hike is much more fun than the free ride! Good for you, Kess!

Love ya lots,


Pawsome pictures. You sure deserved the rest though.

Essex & Sherman

Sapphire said...

Having so much fun discovering Hong Kong! Can't wait to read more :D

Bowie said...

Must have been quite a hike! My Mom's been there so she knows how steep it is.


Jake of Florida said...

Our mom was there! Long before we were both born though. And it is spectacular.

Also she just read John Le Carre's Honorable Schoolboy part of which was set there.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Unknown said...

hi Kess – I'm just loving your "Hong Kong tours"! :-)

it was very good of your humans to hike all the way up, just so you could go with them. What a shame that they don't allow dogs on the trams!

My humans were in Hong Kong very briefly on a stopover – just seven hours between their flights– and they rushed out of the airport to try and do a bit of sightseeing. They went up to the Peak but unfortunately on that day, it was so foggy that all they could see was a big white wall fog! It was a huge disappointment because they were so looking forward to the view. Oh well – another time! :-)

Honey the great Dane

Shane Kent Louis said...

Thanks for being like our tour guide in Hong Kong. Looking forward for more of your posts. :D

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River said...

Much better to hike so you can sniff around! We really liked seeing all the pictures.

love & wags,

Cinnamon and Mint said...

What a lovely weekend you had! Our mum also went up to the top of a famous hill in Auckland called One Tree Hill this week. But, she climbed the 182 metre hill IN A CAR! How lazy she is!! And she didn't even take us with her!

tiffany_keep_going said...

thanks for your guide. I've been living in hk since I was born, but i had never visited The peak *_*

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