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The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

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The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

Hello we are staying at the Novotel Citygate for 2 nights and only have 1 full day. We have decided to see the Big Buddha in the first half of the day, and then The Peak in the afternoon/evening.

I have been told a bus can take us to the Big Buddha. What is the quickest way to get to The Peak from the Big Buddha and then back to the Novotel after The Peak.

Also is it worth us getting an oyster card for such a short duration?

Thanks.

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1. Re: The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

From Big Buddha, back to Tung Chung station by bus or cable car, then MTR to HK station, then bus (number 15) to Peak, or mixture of bus and Peak tram. Same way back.

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2. Re: The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

If you get the Buddha early I'd recommend taking the bus to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) and ferry to HKG as a more interesting route, but it does add about 1 hour to the trip.

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You can do an interesting circular trip. New Lantao Bus 23 goes to Ngong Ping for the Buddha from the outdoor bus terminus next to Citygate (not the bus terminus underneath Citygate). The journey takes about 40 mins. The timetable is here;

http://www.newlantaobus.com/road_23.htm

Alternatively take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car from Tung Chung (again it's almost next to Citygate) to Ngong Ping. It takes 25 mins but service can be affected by bad weather or maintenance closures.Timetable here;

www.np360.com.hk

From Ngong Ping take bus number 2 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier (about 35 mins). Timetable here;

http://www.newlantaobus.com/road_2.htm

From Mui Wo take the ferry to Central (HK Island). Fast ferry takes 30 mins, "Ordinary Ferry" takes 50 mins. It's better to take the ordinary ferry if convenient. It has a sundeck at the back of the top deck and you can enjoy cruising through the islands and Victoria Harbour. Timetable is here (ordinary ferries are marked with an asterix)

www.nwff.com.hk/engtext/schedule/route.asp…

The ferry arrives at Central Pier 6. From outside this pier you can take bus 15 (every 10 mins or so) all the way to The Peak (35 mins) and it's a scenic ride. Getting back from the Peak is easy. Either Peak Tram,bus or green minibus will take you back to Central (all operate frequent services until midnight) and you can take the MTR back to Tung Chung from Hong Kong Station (last train 00-58).

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4. Re: The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

...........and yes it's worth getting the Octopus Card which you can use all these journeys.

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5. Re: The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

Thanks for all this great info. Also I meant Octopus Card sorry - not Oyster. I've been on the London TA site too much lately!

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6. Re: The Big Buddha and The Peak - advice needed please.

Hi me again! We just got back from our trip and our 2 night stopover in Hong Kong was great. The octopus card worked very efficiently. We caught the cable car and after checking out The Big Buddha caught the No. 2 bus to Mui Wo. This was such fun. A bumpy ride but a great way to see the countryside. We then caught a ferry to Central, then the 15C bus to The Peak tram and up and away we went.

At The Peak we managed to find an internet cafe at the "Jungle Juice" bar (really friendly service here) to send some emails back home. There was also a couple of computers at "The Pacific Coffee Company" but it was always busy.

We loved The Peak and ended up having dinner at Bubba Gump which was surprisingly inexpensive. This way we were able to see the sunset whilst eating dinner.

We had a short but wonderfully sweet stay in Hong Kong. Thanks everyone for your input as we wouldn't have had half as much fun without your help!

Cheers!

Jane

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