|Hong Kong has one of the highest population densities in the world. One would expect an apocalyptic congestion at street level doubled by strong pollution. However, this was not the case. How does that work? Urban planning experts could say. One thing I know is it was very relaxing to be some 300 meters above everything and just enjoy the views. So we went to all observation platforms available, on Hong Kong and Kowloon.|
|This is the Ocean Park. Nice rides, nice aquariums and nice setting.|
|Being away the focal point, Lantau island is even more relaxing. There is a very long and spectacular gondola ride. Magnificent views!|
|Not too many fishermen are left in today’s Hong Kong. Some of them are crowded inside 2 fishing villages on the Lantau island.|
Earlier transport methods up the Victoria Peak (such as humans or animals hauling cargo or passengers up the hill) proved unfeasible so in 1888 this funicular railway was inaugurated, opening the area for development. Today it is an important tourist attraction, allowing unobstructed and spectacular views of the surroundings.