Victoria Peak, known as The Peak, is the highest mountain in the western side of Hong Kong with an elevation of 552 meters (1,811 feet) above sea level. This is the place where every tourist who comes to Hong Kong should visit. The Victoria peak is where the perfect nature meets urbanization. Here, you can see specifically the outstanding view of Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon.
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History of The Peak
During the 1870s and 1880s, Victoria Peak was the favorite summer destination for wealthy residents of Hong Kong where they could take advantage of the cool and humid climate of the Peak. Later in 1881, Mr. Alexander Findlay Smith started a petition to the Governor, Sir John Pope-Hennessy to build tram routs. Thus, it was easier for pedestrians to move throughout the mountain and more people tended to visit Victoria Peak due to easier transportation. Then, gradually the Peak became famous for its amazing view of the city and Victoria Harbor.
The Peak Tram
The fastest way to reach the Peak is by taking the tram. It’s been more than 130 years that the unique tram experience has attracted and impressed people who visit the Peak from around the globe. The Peak Tram transports approximately 12,000 people daily and the passengers travel a distance of 1.4 km with Tram.
As people ride this amazing tram, they can relax and observe the marvelous sight below. The tickets (including Peaks Tram Sky Pass which is for both Peak Tram and Sky Terrace 428) are sold at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus. Also, at the Peak Tram upper terminus, the single and return tickets are sold.
|Working Hours||7 am to 12 midnight (Monday-Sunday and public holidays)|
|Frequency||Tram departs every 10 to 15 minutes|
|Journey time||8 to 10 minutes|
|Elevation||from 28 meters to 398 meters above the sea level|
Sky Terrace 428
At the Sky Terrace 428, the whole of Hong Kong is under your feet. Here, you stand right 428 meters above sea level and this is the highest viewing spot in Hong Kong. Interestingly, your eyes will be flattered by the fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of the city. You can reach the Sky Terrace 428 with the Peak Tram Sky Pass which is sold at the lower terminus of the peak tram.
|Monday-Friday||10 am to 11 pm|
|Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays||8 am to 11 pm|
What To Do in The Victoria Peak?
When you visit this beautiful place, take the tram throughout the mountain to reach the Peak, and see the fascinating nature. It feels like you are actually living in a fairy tale!
Madame Tussaud Hong Kong
This is one of the places where a lot of celebrities are gathered under one roof (of course the wax version). You may walk around the hall and see the world’s most prestigious artists, historical and political leaders as well as demonstrated people.
|Monday – Sunday & Public Holidays||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
Madness 3D Adventure
Some of the most memorable pictures of your life will be taken here. There are 3D artworks in this place, which represent cool scenes of beautiful segments of Hong Kong and the Victoria Peak itself. All you got to do is to fit yourself within the frame and then camera clicks!
|Every Day||10 am- 11 pm daily|
The Peak Tower
The Peak Tower is located on the Victoria Peak at 396 meters above the sea level, which is also the upper station of the Peak Tram. This tower is one of the most demonstrated architectural icons of Hong Kong representing the city on lots of postcards and itineraries. Surely, the wok shaped tower with the unique and avant-garde design which also offers visitors the incredible views of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor is a place you don’t want to miss.
There will be various dining options in the Peak Tower. Do you prefer to dine with the dazzling view of Hong Kong? Then we suggest you choose one of the four delightful cuisines which offer the beautiful sight of the city. Besides, there several casual options all over the tower to enjoy your favorite foods.
Peak Tram Historical Gallery
The Historical Gallery was opened in 2007 and the whole history of Peak Tram can be seen in this gallery. There are more than 200 memorabilia, which brings you the history of the 19th and 20th centuries in Hong Kong. In fact, the Peak Tram Historical Gallery is a tribute to preserve the history and memories of the Peak Tram and Hong Kong.
|Mon-Sun & Public Holidays||7 am to 12 midnight|
|For Tram passengers at Lower Terminus||Free|
Here, green is the most beautiful color and you can never have enough of it! While walking the mountain through nature walks, you are surrounded by the tropical forests and birds voice all over the area. Surely, you can have a joyful walk breathing the cool breeze of the mountain. The whole fun is not just about the Peak itself, you can enjoy the path which takes you to the destination as well. Actually, a part of the fun is getting to the Peak.
The Peak at Night
Hong Kong has the most of its beauty at night and you can have a fantastic panoramic view from The Peak. You can see the stunning symphony of lights at this time from The Peak.
|How to get to|
|By Bus||Bus 15C Helps you to reach Garden Rd. Besides, you can take Tsuen Wan Line or Island Line to Central and walk about 10 minutes toward the south to reach the Garden Rd. Then, you should take the tram to Victoria Peak.|
|By Bus||bus 15 or minibus 1 helps you to reach The Peak.|
If you decided to go have a trip to Hong Kong, make sure to plan one day for the Victoria Peak in your itinerary. Besides, If you like to do some shopping and buy souvenirs, there are interesting shops located in the Peak Tower, so you should not worry about it. Have you ever visited Hong Kong and The Peak? Feel free to share your experiences and thoughts with us. Also, if you need more detailed information, leave your questions and our professional guides will reply as soon as possible.