Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

I got to cross something off of my bucket list in February 2013. We went to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year!

As you can imagine, Hong Kong was packed and so were all of the tourist attractions. We had been to Hong Kong previously for a weekend getaway, but the weather was bad so we didn’t bother with The Peak or the Big Buddha because we knew the views would have been terrible.¬†Fortunately, we had fantastic weather most days this time around!

Our first big outing was The Peak. There is a tram that takes you up the to the top, but we knew the line would be hours long and the tram would be cramped so we decided to take a taxi. It was the right decision!

There’s a mall at the top so we did a bit of browsing and then headed out to enjoy the views.

The top of The Peak

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We headed back to the hotel in the early evening to try to reserve the best place in the house to watch the fireworks.

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I think it was worth the wait!

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The view from above…

This morning we woke up, had breakfast and I made my way to the spa for a facial. While I was being pampered, Dave swam some laps. We were going to have another lazy day, but the weather was so nice that we decided to venture out to The Peak. There is a tram that takes you up to the top, but we decided to skip the long wait and take a taxi. The top is 428 meters (1404.2 feet) above sea level.

It was much clearer today than yesterday so the views were really great!

The top of The Peak

The top of The Peak