The Peak Tram, Sky Terrace, & Madame Tussauds

On our third day, we only had until 6 pm to enjoy. We left at around 8am, right after our heavy breakfast. Off we went with our maps, to the nearest train station.

Our first stop: The Peak Tram. I have seen and rode many trains and subways, but this ought to be different. As most passengers agree, this is the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. The best part is the illusion, which we all highly enjoyed. The children together with us were all screaming excitedly when we were going up.

According to a study* by The University of Hong Kong, passengers riding on The Peak Tram will experience a spectacular visual illusion; when going uphill, the high rises of the right ride of the tram appear to fall toward The Peak. This Peak Tram illusion is induced by a change of the subjective vertical caused by the tilted visual environment and reclining body position of observers inside the tram. -The Peak website

Upon reaching the end station, we were greeted by an array of souvenir shops. We didn’t buy any, as we are planning to go later to a much cheaper option. We continued our way through the crowd until we saw the way going to the Sky Terrace. We queued as well.

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After several escalators, we finally reached the top. LITERALLY. It was awesome.

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We were given an audio device to listen to (that’s the red thing hanging on my neck) about the history of the Peak. I only understand a little of it because I mostly enjoyed the videos. After which, we took turns taking photos.

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As we were heading out, we gave back the device and proceeded to Madame Tussauds. I was really excited about this. We checked our cameras if we have enough batteries, and luckily we did.

The line was short, but inside it was packed. Flashes of camera everywhere. I was astounded. It was as if I am surrounded by famous stars waiting to have their photos taken (with me?lol).

 

I didn’t know which image to use here, as there were TOO MANY of them. I guess these three would suffice. I don’t want to flood this post, anyway. But rest assured that you’d enjoy there when you visit someday. Make sure to charge your batteries and phones in full. There were many categories — Hollywood, Asian, sports, anime, etc — to choose from. We went out tired (from smiling at the cam mostly, haha) but satisfied. We went downstairs for a short snack at KFC and proceeded to our last stop: Ladies Market.

I wished to have roamed more at other markets, but we lacked time to do so. This was the last time to buy souvenirs. We bought I ❤ HK T-shirts, keychains, magnets, and local goods.

And that was it. Our trip was almost over. We went back to the hotel to wait for our coach. Until next time, HK! 🙂

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