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Top 3 Spots For A Stunning Bird’s Eye View Of Hong Kong


Nasreen Nasir •  Nov 01, 2016


Many of us flock to Hong Kong for a shopping spree and of course, their food! How about stopping by these places to catch the city's stunning view from above for a change? Those who have a fear of heights, we dare you!
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1. The Peak
If you can’t decide where to go on your first day, go to The Peak. Known as the pinnacle of Hong Kong, the lookout boasts a panoramic view of the Hong Kong island, offering breathtaking views of the harbour and the city.  The best way of arriving at The Peak is undoubtedly by riding the iconic Peak Tram, and the most stylish too! ?
Go up to the Sky Terrace 428 (only acccessible to Peak Tram Sky Pass holders) to take in the best views of Hong Kong from the lookout, which since colonial times has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood.
Credit: @madametussaudshongkong on Instagram While at The Peak, look out for Madame Tussauds, where you’ll be able to see the wax figures of your favourite celebrities ? #HHWT Tip: Skip the queues with the Peak Tram Fast-Track Pass, and opt for a combo package that includes a Madame Tussauds entry ticket for even more savings! Price: For return trip, ticket is priced at HK$88 for adult, HK$42 for child (aged 3-11). For single trip, ticket is priced at HK$75 for adult, HK$34 for child (aged 3-11). Address: 118 Peak Rd, Hong Kong How to get there: You can reach The Peak via the Peak Tram that departs from its terminus on Garden Road. The nearest MTR station would be Central. Visit before sundown and watch as the city lights sparkle at night. Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday,  7am - 12am.
2. Ngong Ping 360
In need of an escape from the busy city? Look no further and unleash your inner adventurer and travel on a cable car to Ngong Ping village. While on the way, you’ll be able to take on the nature milieu from the lush mountains, miles of nature trails and a wide canvas of tranquil green.
Credit: Master Octa on Flickr Once you disembark at the Ngong Ping village, you’ll be welcomed by the sight of the renowned Tian Tan Buddha (or also knowns at The Big Buddha) that sits at the peak of Mount Muk Yue.
Credit: Xiquinho Silva on Flickr Conclude your Ngong Ping Village day-out with the breathtaking weather and also some delicious kebabs and pizzas at Ebeneezer's. Price: Standard Round Trip Cable Car ticket, HK$225 for adult, $170 for child (aged 3-11), $200 for senior citizen. Crystal Cabin Round Trip ticket, HK$325 for adult, HK$245 for child (aged 3-11), HK$275 for senior citizen. Address: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands How to get there: Take the MTR and disembark at Tung Chung Station via Exit B. Walk for five minutes to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. Operating Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 5.30pm. [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3691.684780658898!2d113.93656991395328!3d22.28992744890628!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x3404007be2f66a2f%3A0xf17ae176ac93ea10!2sNgong+Ping+360+Cable+Car!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1473753877145" width="100%" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe] [inlinewidget id=33399]
3. The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Credit: Kenneth Leung on Flickr Get stunning day-and-night-time views of the spectacular Victoria Harbour on the 60-metre-high Hong Kong Observation Wheel.
Take on the stunning view of the amazing Victoria Harbour by embarking on a 60-metre high Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Whether you opt for day or night view, get comfortable on the luxurious gondola. The best part about the wheel is that it comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi so there’s definitely no excuse for you not to take pictures! ;) Price: HK$100 for adult, HK$70 for child (aged 3-11), HK$50 for senior citizen, Free for child below 3. Address: 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong Direction: Take the MTR and drop at Hong Kong Station. Walk towards Exit A2 and walk to the site along Man Yiu Street. Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10am - 11pm. [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3691.8044721990664!2d114.15926541395335!3d22.285395349069614!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x340400622b9b5177%3A0xd11e65cffe9dac01!2sHong+Kong+Observation+Wheel!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1473753923359" width="100%" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe] Know of any other amazing spots to see a bird's eye view of Hong Kong? Let us know in the comment section so that we can add to this list!