Hong Kong Journals

Walking in Hong Kong

An April 2005 trip to Hong Kong by qes

Quote: Spending three days with my family in Hong Kong was a great bonding experience!

Marco Polo Hong Kong

Hotel | "Marco Polo Hotel"

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This hotel is right-smack in the middle of a huge shopping mall. If you want a view of the sea and the cruise ships then this is the perfect place to stay at. The rooms were kept clean and even though there were 5 people in one room we had plenty of space. It was only a hotel suite so no kitchen facilities but they provided a hot pot.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2006

Marco Polo Hong Kong
Harbour City
Hong Kong
+852-2113-0088

Victoria Peak

Attraction | "Hong Kong Island Walk - Round the Peak"

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Since we were staying in the "mainland" a.k.a. Kowloon, we had to cross over to Hong Kong Island to get to Victoria's Peak. We took the cable car up to the peak. There are some parts of the ride where the incline was so steep that you'll be almost flat on your back. It seemed that the minutes crept by until the cable car evened out again. The view was fantastic at the top! My sister and I decided to walk the peak to enjoy a 360 degree view. We thought it was an easy walk - okay, it was easy because the path was paved but it took over an hour and a half until we completed it. You'll definitely need comfortable walking shoes and a jug of water. I really like the part where they had interesting stopping ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2006

Victoria Peak
128 Peak Road.
Hong Kong
+852 2807 6543

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After touring the peak, we decided to go up the longest flight of escalators. The escalator ride was okay but what came after when we reached the top was more interesting. So when we finally completed the last flight of escalators, my family decided to ride a bus down to the harbor so that we can return to Kowloon. With no bus in sight, we decided to start walking down but not take the same route of the escalators. Somehow, after crossing a pedestrian underpass we stumbled upon the back entrance of the zoo! We absolutely had no idea that it was there until we came to the first of the viewing cages. Since it was totally free and we still had a lot of time on our hand, my family and I decided to explore...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2006

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Albany Road
Hong Kong
+852 2530 0154