The Peak Tower is a great place to spend an enjoyable time in Hong Kong. It is located at Victoria Gap, close to the famous Victoria Peak. This complex also has the Peak Tram upper terminal within itself, which is one of the most visited attractions in Hong Kong. The terminal is one of the oldest means of public transportation in this country. Both the tower and the terminal are under The Peak brand. There is also another great attraction in Hong Kong called Sky Terrace 428. This is the highest outdoor observation deck of the city.
Height of Peak Tower
The Peak Tower is situated at an altitude of 396 meters (1,300 feet) and it is just 156 meters (511 feet) below the Victoria Peak summit. The height of Peak Tower is notable on the skyline; however, it doesn’t disrupt the natural line of the mountains. The Peak Tower sits on a dip in the hills, which makes the height of the tower 428 meters (1,404 feet) above sea level.
Peak Tower Architecture
It is designed by Terry Farrell, a British architect in 1997. Later in 2005 and 2006, the building expanded; as a result, shopping space and observation deck on the roof added. You can spot the Peak Tower from areas as far as Victoria Harbor if the weather is sunny and clear. The tower is often jokingly referred to as the wok and rice bowl by locals.
Inside The Peak Tower
You don’t need to pay for visiting the Peak Tower since it is a giant shopping mall with many restaurants and stores. There are also famous attractions inside this complex, such as the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Peak Tram Upper Terminal, and Sky Terrace 428.
Peak Tram is located on The Peak Tower ground floor. This tram is also the best and fastest way to get to the peak complex. A ride on the Peak Tram can bring a great view of Hong Kong. The Peak Tram has been among the first cable funiculars in Asia. It connects The Victoria Peak to the Central district and also provides a direct route to The Peak. because of its popularity, you may face a long queue to take the tram. To avoid this, try to visit it on weekdays or early in the morning. You also have the option of getting a fast lane ticket.
The Peak Market
The Peak Market is an array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. You will reach there as you leave the Peak Tram platform. This area somehow resembles the style of Hong Kong traditional Street Markets like Temple Street Night Market or the Ladies Market of Mong Kok.
You can find a broad range of products here such as electronic gadgets, antiques, watches, and typical Hong Kong souvenirs. However, keep in mind that many of these souvenir products are also presented in other locations of Hong Kong.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museums
Located on Level P1 of the Peak Tower, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is the first branch of Madame Tussauds wax figure museums in China established in 2000. The museum is divided into ten various interactive zones, themes, and areas on different floors.
In each section of this museum, you can see different figures of TV celebrities, artists, actors, and politicians. Here, you have the chance to closely see the figure of David Beckham, Pablo Picasso, Lady Gaga, and Bruce Lee, beloved Hong Kong martial artist and actor.
You need to buy a ticket for the museum, but if you buy the combo ticket for the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Sky Terrace 428, and Peak Tram, it makes more sense.
Restaurant and Shops
In the Peak Tower, you have many different options for food. The choices here range from known brands such as Burger King and Pacific Coffee to multiple high-class restaurants with beautiful views from The Peak. Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant, Tien Yi (a Chinese restaurant), Kyo Hachi (a Japanese restaurant), and the Pearl of The Peak Restaurant are the high-class choices you have available there.
Sky Terrace 428
When are you finished with the many shops and restaurants in the tower, you need to pay to visit the Sky Terrace 428. There are many escalators for you to visit the Sky Terrace 428 entrance.
As the name hints, this open-air observation deck is located at an altitude of 428 meters (1,404 feet) above sea level on top of the Peak Tower. Sky Terrace 428 helps you to have a spectacular view of Hong Kong. Also, you can see highlights such as the Hong Kong skyline, Victoria Harbor, and Aberdeen from the Terrace.
How to Get to the Peak Tower?
You can reach this place by the Peak Tram, Bus Number 15, Minibus Number.1, or simply a taxi. Keep in mind that due to the mountainous location, the Peak Tram is the best and fastest way, as the other means of transportation have to go through winding mountain roads.
|How to get to?|
|By Tram||You can find the Tram in Garden Road. You should take bus no.15C, MTR Tsuen Wan Line, or Island Line to reach the garden to reach there. Leave from Exit 2 in the central station. You will have 10-15 minutes of walk to reach there.|
|By Bus||Bus No. 15 to the Central Bus Terminus close to the Star Ferry Pier 5. You can also take green minibus no. 1 tp the|
|Monday to Friday||10:00-23:00|
|Saturday, Sunday and public holidays||08:00-23:00|
|Children 3-11 y/o and seniors +65 y/o||HK$ 26|
|One-way Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428|
|Children 3-11 y/o and seniors +65 y/o||HK$ 38|
|Round-way Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428|
|Children 3-11 y/o and seniors +65 y/o||HK$ 47|
|Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussauds + a meal at the Peak|
|Children 3-11 y/o and seniors +65 y/o||HK$ 386|
|Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussauds + Sky Terrace 428|
If you are planning to visit the peak tower, try it twice; once in the daytime and once at night. Both day and night have their special view; however, the night view is more popular. Do you have more information to add? Feel free to leave your comments for us. Besides, our professional guides will reply to your questions in the comment section as early as possible.