Hong Kong --- the peak tram & cable car
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Oh.. it was already 11 o'clock when we woke up..oh ..men.....It would be a late day...grrrrrrr.
"Hey, we were on vacation, no rush" Siomn reminded me with smile ...
Today , the plan was going up to the peak by Peak Tram. When we arrived the tarin satin ,Simon was very interested in something like cable car (well , to me ,it is cable car). After he checked the railway which be set in the station, he told me, hey ,it is a railway system which named FUNICULAR, and very good with moving on the very steep sloop. He gave me an english word class and engineering explan ...(thanks Teacher Bear)
What is funicular ? very good question, according to the Wikipedia, it says , its a type of self-contained cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a very steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other.
Well, i got a bit problem with height, but i was enjoying the ridding , the view turns more wide, soon, we were already arrived. Up to the Sky Terrace and looked down form it was a nice experience. We decided come again at night, if the weather is okay.
What is our Dim Sum place for today, we picked a tea house ,namely Luk Yu by travel guide. WOW.... It is the style i like it sooo much , its decor is reminisce of the 50' chinese tea house, very old elegant, i felt that i was satying in the past...hohoho... The waiters were cool , its their style... cool , friendly and MOVING SO FAST. They dressed in traditional clothes, which consists white mandarin collared shirts and black baggy pants.... i really want to ask them , do you know KUNG FU.
Lantau island would be our next stop after Central. We would travel with Ngong Ping cable car.The journey starts at Tung Chung ,crossing a bay ,keeping up till reach the peak station which you got a veiw on Airport land,then keeps up to the top station ,in the end , turns in the air towards Lantau Island.
I saw the skies turn orange ... yess , Sunset time....We down stairs in the chilli wind.... Panda needs something warm ,I got a puppy nose and freeze fingers...Let's go get something sweet...OH YA!!! I bought self a chinese sweet soup with coconut milk and red beans and pudding ,Simon got a chocolate cake and coffee,we sat outside of the Starbucks, share the dessert under the sunset.......
We got a very nice sunset during the return journey of cable car,the skies turns indigo and dark , glimpses of the lights form the buildings , harbour and airport, birds flew cross the bay , fish men were on the way home, the young funny students shared the cable car cabin with us ,and we were above the sea , what a lovely journey.