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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2018
2015 Calendar below for reference
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 21 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
The day following Good Friday 4 Apr
Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > Victoria peak

Victoria Peak (The Peak)

How to go to the Peak:

  • From Star Ferry, you can catch  bus no. 15C or bus no. 125 from Admiralty (if weather is good, they will use an open double-deck bus) to the Peak Tram terminus.  Then catch the Peak Tram (HK$30 for  return tickets)  or
     
  • catch bus no. 15 from Exchange Square from Central to the Peak (no Peak Tram)  or
     
  • catch bus no. 15B from Tin Hau to the Peak (no (Peak Tram) or
     
  • catch bus no. 515 from Sai Wan Ho to the Peak (no Peak Tram) or
     
  • catch mini bus no. 1 outside the Star Ferry near to the City Hall (though I have to warn you the road is very winding, you may want the Peak Tram if you suffer car motion sickness)

What is on the Peak?

  • Wonderful view of Victoria Harbour: you will be at about 400 meters above see level and this gives you a good view of the harbour.  Strange enough, you will find the tallest building International Finance Centre (IFC) level with you!
     
  • The Peak Cafe: it is a landmark in the Peak. 
     
  • There are two big malls on the Peak. The Peak Tram will take you to the Peak Tower and opposite to the Peak Tower is the Peak Galleria.

     

    The Peak Tower is extremely confusing, make sure you've picked up a leaflet for the building.  The Peak Tram takes you to level 3 of the Peak Tower where you will also find the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" Odditorium.  The Odditorium is a bit spooky and it may not be suitable for young children.

    You will find the Madame Tussaud's HK at level 2 of Peak Tower.  The entrance fee is $95 for adult and $55 for student/children.  It opens from 10am till 20:00 daily.  The HK version retains the French Revolution section (similar to the one in London), HK famous people, stars and important people worldwide.

    Level 4 is where you need if you want to leave this building.  REMEMBER THIS because the whole thing doesn't make sense.  Your leaflet of the building won't tell you this and you will end up going up and down the escalators several times until you have walked through the whole building!

    Level 4 is also where the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator is, if this is your sort of thing.   You can get an American coffee from Pacific Coffee or pizza from Grappa's Pizzeria.  Then you can move on to level 5 for the Viewing Terrace to have a good look of the Peak and Hong Kong.

    There is a restaurant on level 6 and 7 called Movenpick Marche Restaurant.  It's only when I sat down the waiter told me that I had to get my own food and drink as 'Marche' means market, you have to shop for yourself!  They will give you one card per person and you have to go to their market layout counters to choose your food.  It may take the chef 10 to 15 minutes to cook your food.  The food is ok and is comparatively cheaper than, say, the Cafe Deco on the Peak Galleria building.  Though you have to guard your food very well.  I don't know if their kitchen has run out of plates or not.  There are at least 3 times the waiters/waitresses come and both take away or try to take away our plates when there is still a little bit food left.  At last we were mad, we shouted and asked him to pXssed off!

     

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