We only had a few days in Hong Kong, so after a late night we were up early to ensure we could fit everything in and our first stop was The Peak and we did not want to have to queue! And it certainly paid off getting there for 9, we were on a very quiet tram to the top (very steep!) and then at the top it was peaceful and you could take some lovely photos of the morning haze over the city!! It was a great first thing to show mum and dad to get a sense of the city and how vast the landscapes are in Hong Kong.
We wandered back towards our favourite brunch spot and went through Hong Kong Park, which is beautiful! And I cannot believe we havent been there before. It also has a huge aviary you can walk through with so many birds... certainly a win with the parent twitchers.
Stanley was really easy to get to on the bus, the quickest one is the 6X and it got quite busy but most people get off at Repulse Bay or Deep Water bay for the beach. The views as you can see are stunning on the way to Stanley Market - try and sit on the top deck for these! All my photos of us all at the end of the pier in Stanley are not working...yet... so will add them when I have been to apple to sort out my laptop! But here are some more of the views...
Stanley itself has some shops and a promenade walk around the bay here and a great pier going out into the ocean which looks lovely. There are lots of market stalls you can wander around for souvenirs, art work, jewellery and clothes... just a lovely seaside town and well worth a visit.
We headed back to central and after a trip to Apple in the IFC we headed across on the Star Ferry to the Kowloon side of HK to see the city views from the other side. A good experience for mum and dad and I cannot believe how lovely the weather was.
We took the MTR over to Lantau Island for a Pret breakfast (we just love this homely treat!) and then up on the cable car to the Big Buddha. We were there for 10 and thankn good ness we were there early as they were queuing for an hour just to get a ticket when we came down later at 1230 ish!
Mum and Dad enjoyed the views on the way up to the top and then the temples and the Big Buddha itself at the top of about 250 steps!
After this we went for a quick shop in Central to stock up (Hot Cross Buns in M&S haha) and get some snacks for the train, then we embarked on the next part of the tour... GUANGZHOU!