If one of your burning ambitions is to be photographed beside Jackie Chan (right), then head to the Peak and check out Madame Tussauds. In fact, they won't let you in until you've dutifully queued up to have your picture taken with Hong Kong's most famous living action hero. Yes, Madame Tussauds is touristy, but it's fun. From Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein to David Beckham and George Bush, the exhibits cover a wide spectrum. For children, it can bring a history lesson alive. After all, it's far more interesting seeing lifelike images of Henry VIII's six wives than reading about them. Part of the fun is identifying the figures and wondering whether they're really as short/fat/beautiful/balding as they appear in 'real life'. Is Kylie Minogue actually that tiny? And was Bruce Lee really that skinny? Some of the waxworks are spookily like their namesakes, while some are so different we had trouble identifying them. David Beckham, in particular, was a disappointment, as was Hugh Grant. But peer closely at any of the wax faces and you can only admire the craftsmanship. Skin, hair, and stubble are minutely observed. You can explore exactly how the waxworks are made in the 'behind the scenes' workshop that recreates the working environment of the sculptors. There we learnt how each waxwork takes six months to create with the help of detailed measurements and up to 200 photographs. It's certainly fascinating to realise real human hair is inserted strand by strand on to each figure and we were transfixed by the tiny red threads sculptors glue on to eyeballs to make eyes look lifelike. But the best thing about Madame Tussauds, unlike most museums, is that no one minds if you prod the exhibits. So you can drape yourself around the current 007 and no one will tell you not to touch. We stood next to George Bush in the White House and saw ourselves captured on 'satellite TV'. Unfortunately, where Chan is concerned, there is a price ($80) for your one minute of fame. You have to pay extra for your snap. Level 2, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road. Admission $90 adults, $50 children. Details: www.madame-tussauds.com.hk .