+852 2849 7654
Peak Tram runs 7:00AM-Midnight
The Peak 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 charged.
Hong Lok St, Mongkok, Kowloon.
This 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.
The Botanic Gardens are also above Central, but to the west. Lively monkeys and
orangutans enjoy watching their visitors.
10 Salisbury Road
Open Mon, Wed-Fri 1-8 (longer on Fri.) and Sat,Sun 10-9.
This 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
from the Star Ferry. Itís in three parts: Planetarium, Exhibition Hall and Hall of Solar Sciences. Short films run in the theater.
Hong Kong Science Museum
2 Science Museum Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Hands-on exhibits that will interest adults as well as children.
The Ngong Ping Tea Gardens
Located above Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island
This is Hong Kongís only tea plantation. Itís 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 1 830 830
Located on 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.