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Tram (funicular) ascends the steep incline of Victoria Peak, offering visitors a
convenient way of getting to the peak and all its sightseeing amenities. The
Tram, which is itself an attraction, dates back to 1888. New, larger cars were
installed in 1989. Passengers sit back for a literally vertical ride enjoying
panoramic views as the car steadily makes its way to the top. Trams leave every
10-15 minutes from the Peak Tram Station between 7am and midnight. Admission
St, Mongkok, Kowloon.
street market specializing in birds, singing crickets and intricate cages gives
a glimpse into the traditional Chinese way of life. Visits to the Bird Market
are not recommended at the present time, due to bird flu concerns.
Botanic Gardens are also above Central, but to the west. Lively monkeys and
enjoy watching their visitors.
Wed-Fri 1-8 (longer on Fri.) and Sat,Sun 10-9.
museum has one of the largest and most advanced planetariums in the world. It
has many hands-on exhibits including the actual Mercury space capsule piloted by
Scott Carpenter in 1962. The Space Museum is the massive white dome in Tsim Sha
Tsui, a short walk
Star Ferry. Itâ€™s in three parts: Planetarium, Exhibition Hall and Hall of Solar
Sciences. Short films run in the theater.
Tsui East, Kowloon
exhibits that will interest adults as well as children.
Ngong Ping Tea Gardens
above Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island
Hong Kongâ€™s only tea plantation. Itâ€™s on top of a mountain with only one road up
and down. It offers horseback riding, barbecue pits and a roller-skating rink.
The ferry for Lantau Island leaves from the Outlying Islands Ferry Pier, west of
the Star Ferry terminal in Central. On the island, directions to the Tea Gardens
are available at the ferry pier.
Disneyland Hong Kong
+852 1 830
Lantau Island (as is the airport), Disneyland Hong Kong opened for business in
the Fall of 2005. Mickey Mouse, along with his friends Donald Duck, Aladdin,
Peter Pan, and Buzz Lightyear, offer something different for travelers in Hong
Kong: a Disneyland theme park. Rides include Space Mountain, Jungle River
Cruise, and the twirling Tea Cups . A Magic kingdom with an Eastern flair, the
park is designed with the principles of feng shui in mind and is filled with
waterfalls and fountains. Experience the magic of Disneyland, Hong Kong.