Final part of my video game tourist feature on touring Hong Kong tour with the 2012 open-world adventure game, Sleeping Dogs. I’ve saved the best of Hong Kong Island for this part!
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Central & Victoria Peak
Once More, Our Esteemed Guide for Touring Hong Kong, Officer Wei Shen …
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Trip Itinerary 3: Central & Victoria Peak
Central is the business district in Hong Kong Island, but in Sleeping Dogs, it encompasses the Sheung Wan, Wan Chai and Causeway Bays areas too. The most international and modern district of the island, some of Asia’s tallest buildings are found here. Central is also where Lan Kwai Fong, one of Hong Kong’s most famous nightlife areas, is located.
One of the first places to be developed by the British, there are quite a few colonial-style buildings here. For tourists, the most recognizable ones are probably the Cenotaph and The Court of Final Appeal at Statue Square. With Central also having a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments, and with direct transportation to the airport starting from Central Station, the area is a must-visit for practically anyone touring Hong Kong. One more thing, the famous Peak Tram is located at the fringe of Central. If you are going up to Victoria Peak that way, you have to pass through this affluent heart of Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak (太平山or 山頂)
In my opinion, no visit to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to Victoria Peak. Known as “san deang” in Cantonese, this is a major tourist attractions of the ex-colony and of Asia. Arguably, the view of Victoria Harbour from the Peak beats even that seen from Tsim Sha Chui.
Once the residential area of Europeans during colonial times, Victoria Peak is nowadays an assortment of public parks and VERY high value residential properties. The area surrounding the actual summit is also a tourist playground with many attractions, all centred around the oddly shaped Peak Tower. So I’ve been told, that wok / bowl shape is intentional. Capping the highest point of Hong Kong Island, it symbolises the best of Hong Kong capturing the riches of the world.
Sleeping Dogs: Central (Day)
Sleeping Dogs: Victoria Peak
Sleeping Dogs: Central (Night)