The Peak, Hong Kong's most popular attraction is more than just stunning vistas or great shopping and dining. It's an amazing collection of unique must-visit attractions, providing you with a diverse fun-filled experience of Hong Kong's living culture. Getting to the Peak by the Peak Tram is an unforgettable experience. One of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises to 396 metres (about 1,300 feet) above sea level. It is so steep that the buildings you pass look like they are leaning a gradient of between 4 to 27 degrees! Whether you are going up or coming down, you will love this trip.
The Star Ferry's ferry crossings at Victoria Harbour are acclaimed as an important part of the commuter system between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and essential journeys for visitors. The National Geographic Traveler named the ferry crossing as one of 50 places of a lifetime. The ferry ride is also well known as one of the world's best value-for-money sightseeing trips.
Catch a ride in one of Hong Kong's oldest forms of public transportation. Nicknamed "Ding Dings", these quaint trams start from Kennedy Town in the west, to Shau Kei Wan in the east, passing through shopping and commercial districts like Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, North Point and Tai Koo Shing. The slow pace of these trams is a big contrast to Hong Kong's fast paced lifestyle. The fees is cheap, only HK$2.30 for adults, therefore riding the trams is one of the best ways to experience the urban life of Hong Kong people. You will find the nearest tram stops just a few minutes walking distance away from the hotel!
Chi Lin Nunnery (traditional Chinese: 志蓮淨苑) is a large Buddhist temple complex located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Covering a space of more than 33,000 square meters, the temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, and a vegetarian restaurant. The temple hall have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and other bodhisattvas. These statues are made from gold, clay, wood and stone.
The Yuen Yuen Institute is made up of pavilions and prayer halls built in the 1950s to bring together the three streams of Chinese thought: Buddhism (which emphasizes nirvana and physical purity), Taoism (nature and inner peace), and Confucianism (following the practical and philosophical beliefs of Confucius). The main three-tier red pagoda is a copy of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and houses 60 statues representing the full cycle of the Chinese calendar—you can look for the one that corresponds to your birth year and make an incense offering. To reach the institute, take the MTR to Tsuen Wan and exit the station at Shiu Wo Street, then catch Minibus 81. Admission is free, and hours are daily 8:30-5