Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak, is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. With sweeping views over the city, it has become Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction – and its most expensive residential area! So how did this hill become so popular?
Hong Kong is one of the most unique cities in the world, and one of the most densely populated! Once part of China, but then occupied by the British for many years, it is now a fusion of East and West, of tradition and modernity. So, what’s the whole story?
Towering high on a mountain top, far from the skyscrapers of Central, sits the beautiful Po Lin Monastery, and its Big Buddha, or Tian Tan Buddha, statue. It’s one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world – so how did it get up there in the first place?