by Katharine Schroeder
High above the shiny buildings of bustling downtown Hong Kong, Victoria Peak (known simply as "the Peak") is a place where cool breezes and magnificent views welcome visitors. In order to get to the Peak, most people ride the Peak Tram, a funicular (that means pulled by a cable) railway which has been operating since 1888. Riding on the Peak Tram is thrilling because on the way up you can see all the sights of Central get smaller and smaller as you climb higher and higher. And the climb! The Peak Tram runs at a very steep incline - you feel like you're riding straight up to the sky!
At the top of the Peak you can enjoy the views, shop, visit Jackie Chan's wax figure at Madame Tussaud's, or eat a wonderful meal. You can also feel a connection with Jackie since Victoria Peak is where he spent the first years of his life. Here's what Jackie had to say about the Peak in I Am Jackie Chan:
©2003 Katharine Schroeder/Jackie Chan Kids Corner
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