We got back into Hong Kong late in the evening so we chose to stay near the airport again and commute into the city as necessary. The subway system in Hong Kong is extremely fast and the trip to Central takes less than 30 minutes.
Since we only have two full days left we planned to start in the early day to pack all we could. Elliot is facinated with transportation so we made it theme of the day, headed straight to the Peak Tram for a trip up to the top of Victoria Peak.
After an obligatory photo with a wax statue of Bruce Lee we headed outside to check out the view.
At the top of the peak is an observation deck that provides panoramic view of Hong Kong and Kowloon. Unfortunately, it is smog covered most of the time so getting a clear view is a rare thing.
The #15 bus was our way back down the mountain and let us just a few blocks from Maxim's Palace at City Hall. We were in a rush because if we didn't get there before noon the wait for a table could be well over an hour. Fortunately there was no traffic and no wait.
Dim Sum is a traditional lunch where all foods are served from roaming trolleys, usually containing several items each. For kids it is great because the portions are small and they can pick out what they want by just pointing at it. We love this place and it was on our must-eat list.
Continuing with our transportation theme, we took a ride to Kowloon on the Star Ferry before heading back to Tung Chung for our cable car trip to see the Giant Buddha.
This is the best way of getting to Lantau Island to see the Giant Bronze Buddha.
For dinner we followed a tip that we got from a guy in an Internet Cafe. He sounded credible, so we took his advice and headed back into Central to Tsim Chai Kee. They only make one thing which is wonton soup and the restaurant was packed so we knew it would be great. We got the last two seats at a table with some locals and enjoyed the best noodle soup we had on the trip (mind you, we had lots of noodle soup on this trip).
We were surprised that he chose this as his favorite ride in the park.
One of the best things about that day was that there were absolutely no lines on any ride including Space Mountain. On the tea-cup we were the only people on the ride.
You could easily forget that you are on the other side of world, but there are some clues. This ice cream stand not only has the standard mouse bar, but also red bean, green tea milk and blackcurrant jelly bars.
At Tomorrow Land, Elliot was introduced to Buzz Lightyear.
He shot lots of Zergs to help save the universe so everyone is now safe. Since there were no lines we got to ride several times.
We were planning on taking to see Lion King on Broadway later this year but the 45 minute Lion king show was so good that we are going to save the $500 and apply it towards airfare for another trip.