One of Hong Kong's star attractions and one of the deepest container ports in the world, the harbor is shielded on both sides ... More
One of Hong Kong's star attractions and one of the deepest container ports in the world, the harbor is shielded on both sides by stunning skylines - skyscrapers and Victoria Peak on one side, and the Tsim Sha Tsui shoreline on the other. Every day hundreds of ferries, tugs, junks, speed boats, and barges chug up and down the shore. The scene is best viewed from the famous Star Ferry or a Harbour Cruise.
first day, the sun was shinning down... way too hot. Guess i wasnt the only one thinking going up the peak, cause the queue for the tram was mega long weaving like a snake. I did cheat i caught the bus from the star ferry, i beleive i could have walked in in 5 mins. i dediced to try walking it, boy how wrong was i. i got to the second tram stop and was exausted, and beleive me i consider myself fit and plenty of stamina. well the second day i attempted it again, but i was told i could catch a 16 seater bus up with was less used by tourist and cheaper than the tram, but id get the same view if i can down, so i thought why not.
With so many people vouching for Hong kong, i looked forward to see this heaven on earth
But my picture of paradise underwent a change. It seems heavens is not meant for humans for the Hong Kong airport had no human beings. There were people around but they were sans emotions. No one smiled. At visa counter I learnt how a worm feels under the microscope. The airport was the size of a small town, what with buses, trains running through or under it. One had to walk miles, go up and down the escalators, ride lifts, walk or rather stand on conveyers. No one seemed to be keen to help you, not even to help you pull your suitcase.
Getting into the cab (Have foresight to book through a travel agent who arranges everything or else you might have difficulty in getting a/to hotel) I marvelled at the God�s ability to create such beautiful pictures. Green Mountains, Blue Sea, Cloud fringed sky but as soon as we crossed the bridge over the sea I was confronted by man created monstrosities. Blame the impersonal, bordering on indifference welcome, at my imaginative worst. I thought the buildings resembled the maimed fist of an unfortunate leper, raised to God to ask for mercy. No travel magazine had prepared me for the claustrophobia. Walking down the streets in the milling crowd i felt suffocated. All I heard was cacophony of rudeness. No one bothered to help you find your way, they literally moved away. They just scowled. Even the shopkeepers were not keen to show you if you asked the price of second item before buying the first. Either they don�t know English or pretend not to know and would show you the price on calculator. you type your price and it goes on till you reach consensus. Browsers are unwelcome.
I had heard of a restaurant where robots served food. I had planned to visit it but after seeing people on streets I thought why pay for something which i am seeing for free- robots. People were mechanical, going about their business without any emotion on their face.
Hong Kong looks beautiful by night. It is breath taking. The magic of lights at night is spectacular. Standing atop the hill you feel its starlit sky at your feet. The simmering waters add to the charm. Hong kong has its tourist places- the Disney Land, Ocean park, tram ride to the Victorian peak shopping arcades for people wanting branded goods at reasonably cheaper rates
Food was non-vegetarian and unpalatable. Courses were many that we had lots of leftovers. But we did not take them as my friend said � There might not be a doggy bag but yes there could be dog in the bag� as our guide had jokingly told us that Chinese eat dogs and cats.
As I loved rest of China and its people I will go back but would give Hong Kong a skip .
Victoria Harbour pulses with life, with old and new ships everywhere, going every which way and the backdrop of HK's outrageous skyline (itself backdropped by the Peak). It is magnificent and I have not yet seen a collision! One senses the vitality and fast-growing economic might of all Asia in this raucous hubbub. Also, on the train to and from the airport, one gets a close-up look at the container loading and unloading areas of the port. Good stuff, for those into that sort of thing. HK is definitely one of the world's great cities and Victoria Harbour is as indispensable to HK as SF Bay is to . . . well . . . SF!
Wow..talk about a perfect spot to view Hong Kong's skyline. Victoria Harbour not only shows a viewstrip of the great skyscrapers in Hong Kong but also provides a place for people to relax from the busy day, be it work or leisure. From Kowloon side, stroll the avenue of stars and walk your way to Harbour City and the rest of Tsim Sha Tsui. A great way to enjoy a busy day..
It is the Victoria Harbor at night that would captivating onlookers and tourists. The colorful lights reflecting from the high-rise buildings onto the pitch-dark water cespecially around Christmas time creating a breathtaking view for anyone who sees it. You have to be there to truly understand how spectular it is.
The best place to see the Island of Hong Kong from Tsim Tsa Tsui. It was outstanding as the sky was clear and the dark sky provided the building a nice canvas to display their lights.
Boats tugging along the Harbour gave a very nice touch to the scene. One should spend at least an hour here to enjoy and absorbed the beautiful scene here. Best of all it is FREE! Nothing come close in providing the best up and personal view of Hong Kong during the night.
Great place to chill out after a shopping spree to relax and unwind.
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