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Returning from the peak at night

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Returning from the peak at night

Having visited Hong Kong last year with my husband as a stopover we only saw the Peak during our 1/2 day tour of Hong Kong, I am returning in May with a girlfriend and would like to see the Peak at night

We are staying at the New World Renaissance at Kowloon and I know we can walk and catch the star ferry over to central but once there which bus do we get to take us to the bottom of the tram as we would like to go up in the tram in the late afternoon and see the lights come on, what is the best time to go in May and when we want to return, how much would a taxi cost or otherwise what bus would we get to take us back to central and then catch the ferry back, we dont want to come back down on the tram

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Abbey

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1. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Take Citybus no. 15C from the Star Ferry pier to the Peak Tram Terminus. I believe the bus stop is on Connaught Road outside the City Hall.

On your return, you may take Citybus no. 15 (note NOT 15C) from the Peak bus terminus back to Central, alight at Pedder Street outside Wheelock House. Take the Star Ferry back to Kowloon or the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui. Bus fare HK$9.20 single.

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2. Re: Returning from the peak at night

P.S. I believe New World First Bus also operates route 15 and 15C.

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3. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Thanks TebbyBTraveller

I will put this in my folder, much appreciated

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4. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Sorry another question, does the Octupus card cover the ferry, the peak tram and the buses and also I read somewhere that it can be used in convenience stores, do placed that use it have a sign up or do you just offer it first and see if they take it

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5. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Yes, you may use the Octopus card on most public transportation as well as purchase of goods and services at many vendors, e.g., 7-11. Usually, there are prominent signs. If in doubt, just ask if you may pay with the Octopus card. For further information about the Octopus card, go to www.mtr.com.hk, click "MTR Train Service" and then "All about the Octopus Card". BTW don't forget to return the Octopus card on departure to obtain your refund for the deposit and any unused value in the Card, unless you want to keep it for souvenir. There is a kiosk at the airport. Allow an extra 15 minutes.

Do you have transportation from the airport to hotel arranged, how long are you staying and will you be using the MTR a lot? The Tourist Transport Pass may be suitable for you. Again go to www.mtr.com.hk, click Airport Express Service and then "Hong Kong Tourist Transport Passes".

www.discoverhongkong.com is another very good site with a lot of information about Hong Kong.

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6. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Thanks TeddyBTraveller

I will check out the Octupus site, we dont intend to use public transport very often as we like organised tours, we both find it more convenient when we want to see as much of a new place as possible and time is limited, it is good to be able to just concentrate on what we will see without the hastle of getting there and finding connections - from the airport I am booking Tour East pick up service which we used last time and found it most convenient and problem free after a long flight especially arriving in the evening and just wanting to get to the hotel, we intend to split our days with 1 long day tours out of Hong Kong and the alternative days shopping and visiting markets and local sites - what would you say are the best places out of Hong Kong to visit, within reason we would like to see Chinese countryside and the more traditional way of life

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7. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Tour East Hong Kong (unrelated to Tour East Canada) is a reputable company, a joint venture of Holiday Tours which in turn is a subsidiary of Qantas. They will take care of you well.

I suggest that you go to www.discoverhongkong.com and click "Touring Around". There are several full day escorted tours to neighbouring Chinese cities. This is the official web site of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and vendors are supposed to have been carefully selected. There are also numerous escorted local tours listed.

BTW the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant at your hotel is one of my favourite. You should try it.

To go to the Peak, you may want to browse www.thepeak.com.hk to plan your visit.

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8. Re: Returning from the peak at night

But isnt the walk from the Star Ferry terminus to the Tram terrminus only about 10-15 minutes almost in a direct line behind the HSBC building (sorta). Getting off a ferry, waiting for the bus and then the bus journey - she could have been sitting in the tram by then.

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9. Re: Returning from the peak at night

It's an up hill walk.

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10. Re: Returning from the peak at night

Yes, it is within walking distance from the Star Ferry pier to the Peak Tram terminus. I carefully re-read Abbey's original post and confirmed that she was specifically enquiring which bus to take from the pier to the terminus, not walking direction. The shuttle bus no. is 15C that operates every 10~20 minutes. For the interest of those who may want to walk, would appreciate 6andy6 to provide detail directions, street name, building, etc. from the Star Ferry to the Peak Tram terminus.

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