The Star Ferry is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It carries passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
The ferries' carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though the harbour is crossed by railway and road tunnels, the Star Ferry continues to provide an inexpensive mode of harbour crossing. The main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tel: +852 2367 7065
Fax: (852) 2118 6028
Tsim Sha Tsui
Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Central Pier, Central, Hong Kong Island
Wan Chai Ferry Pier, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山頂) is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island. It is a major tourist attraction that offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands.
The Peak Tram
Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience in its own right — Hong Kong Island’s skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles as you make the ascent to The Peak on the city’s historic, funicular railway. The lower terminus station, Garden Road, is located on Garden Road near St. John's Cathedral.
花園道 - 堅尼地道 - 麥當勞道 - 梅道 - 白加道 - 山頂 (太平山)
Tel: +852 2849 0668 (The Peak Tower)
Tel: +852 2522 0922 (The Peak Tram)
Tel: +852 2849 4113 (The Peak Galleria)
The Peak Tram is a funicular railway, with the following technical parameters:
Length: 1,364 metres (4,475 ft)
Height: 368 metres (1,207 ft)
Maximum Steepness: 48%
Track Gradient: 4–27 degrees
Cars: 2 two-car train sets
Car Builder: Gangloff AG, Switzerland
Capacity: 120 passengers per train set
Configuration: Single track with passing loop
Journey time: average 4.9 minutes
Maximum speed: 6 metres per second (19.69 ft/s)
Track gauge: 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) Russian gauge or 4 ft 11.85 in (1,520 mm)
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