It was pouring rain with gusty winds and some thunder when we woke up. Fortunately, it didn’t stay this way for the entire day. We got to leave early and took the metro. It’s very breezy in there. And we also took a bus that was jerky as we were going around to the top of the peak. Keep reading to find out what we did on Day 3 of our Asia Adventures!
Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps are all done. Enjoy!
Day 3 – Monday, June 3
– Breakfast of leftovers
– MTR to X15 to Victoria Peak
– Lunch at Wildfire+
– Wing Yuen Chops and Printing
– Longest escalators
– Dinner from Yat Lok Restaurant
– Temple Street Night Market
Summary by: Melody
Captions by: Emily
Extra comments (in italics) by: Joyce (mom)
Photos by: Joyce (mom) + Norm (dad)
Note: Some links in the post will direct you to our reviews of the places. Links to all related/previous posts are at the bottom of this post.
It was pouring rain with gusty winds and some thunder when we woke up. Fortunately, it didn’t stay this way for the entire day. We got to leave early and took the metro. It’s very breezy in there. And we also took a bus that was jerky as we were going around to the top of the peak. There’s a tram that goes up but they are doing an upgrade so the trams were closed. Luckily, we got to sit down for a while once we arrived at the Peak Tower. There was a fun 3D adventure that was free which is like the 3D Museum in San Francisco. There were about 6 floors of escalators at the Peak Tower. You’ll see why this is important if you keep reading. We ended up not going to the Sky Terrace for a view because it was way too foggy that day. We did see some of it from Wildfire+ which is a pizza place where we ate lunch.
After getting down from Victoria Peak, we went to look for an alley where you can get stamps. It is a special chop stamp made with our last name. While we waited we went to get some cold drinks and air conditioning at McDonald’s. Then, we went to take the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system. Actually, they called it a travelator, and it was slanty, so really it wasn’t one full staircase like normal escalators. We had to walk super far to Yat Lok Restaurant which is well known for its roasted goose. Since there is only laundry service at the hotel, Daddy went to the laundromat to do our laundry. While he waited, he went to visit the Temple Street Night Market. Today was probably the most escalators I’ve ever walked in my entire life combined.
MTR to X15 to Victoria Peak
The way and wait for the train was very long.
These look like “Tetris” buildings. The one in the middle is the Bank of China tower, the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, is nicknamed One Knife. The one on the right is actually one of two buildings that look like that and it is The Lippo Centre which is nicknamed ‘Koala Tree’ because it resembles koalas climbing a tree trunk.
GO WARRIORS GO!!!!!!!!!! While waiting for the bus up to the Peak, we saw that the Warriors won.
We made it to Victoria Peak but too bad it was foggy.
We took a photo in front of the old tram.
The view of HK from inside the Peak tower.
At the pagoda
Madness 3D Adventure
The funniest pic ever!! This is a free experience inside the building. We took all sorts of 3D photos.
Lunch at Wildfire+
So many escalators!
Tea + pizza = Yummy!
Wing Yuen Chops and Printing
Getting name stamps!
We went to McDonald’s while we waited for the stamp to be made.
Then, we went to pick up our name stamp.
Lee Kum Kee is a company that makes sauces. You can find them in American stores too.
The longest escalators in the WORLD!!!
Dinner from Yat Lok Restaurant
Back at our hotel after LOTS of uphill and downhill walking.
Temple Street Night Market
I did not go here. Daddy did. Norm went to get some laundry done at the laundromat and he visited the Temple Street Night Market while he waited.
Related Posts: Hong Kong Trip 2019 Recap
Have you been to Hong Kong before? What were some highlights from the trip? Do you have any travel tips?
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