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Victoria Peak

1Overview

Perched 554 meters above Hong Kong, the Victoria Peak is no doubt an ideal place to gain a bird's eye view of the amazing city.

Adding to the charm is the world-famed Madame Tussauds, time-honored Peak Post Office, the Peak Galleria Shopping Center as well as the cafes and restaurants featuring exquisite environment, all making it a great choice for recreation.

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
2Popular Ways to reach the Victoria Peak

a. Peak Tram
Open time: 7 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Traffic guide:
1. Take the No. 15C shuttle bus in Central (near Star Ferry Pier 8) and get out at the Peak Tram Station, Garden Road.
2. Get out of the Central Station, MT from Exit J2, and then walk to the Peak Tram Station.
Cost: 45 HKD for a round trip; 32 HKD for one way trip.

b. Bus
Traffic guide: take the No.15 Double-Decker Bus or No. 1 Minibus at Central Pier.
Cost: around 10 HKD.

c. Taxi
Business Time: 24 hours.
Traffic guide: take a taxi at the Central Station or Admiralty Station; recommended for a small group of 3 or 4 people.
Cost: 60-70 HKD.

d. Trekking
A small trekking by following the direction boards is also interesting for being closer to the nature, and it only takes about 1 hour to reach the Peak.

3Top Things to Do on the Victoria Peak

a. Take in the Splendid Night View of Hong Kong

night

The Victoria Peak, as most visitors agree, is the top place to feel the natural beauty of Hong Kong, especially the night view praised as one of the three most glamour night views in the world.

Among all popular observation sites including the Lion Pavilion, Peak Square, Peak Tower and Luther Road, the Peak Tower’s Sky Terrace 428 is mostly frequented for offering a perfect 360-degree panorama of the city. From the stunning seaside landscape of Victoria Harbor, majestic neon-lit skyscrapers in Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui, to the peaceful island scenery of Lantau Island, it would satisfy all your fantasies of an amazing night.

b. Take a Ride in the Century-old Sightseeing Tram

tram

Since the operation in 1888, the Peak Tram has long been the top choice to reach the Victoria Peak for perfectly blending the fun of transportation with amazing mountain scenery and spectacular perspective of the city.

Stretching elegantly along the 1,365 m track built long the mountain, the vintage tram would bring you to the top in approximately 8 minutes with the steepest angle up to 27 degrees.

c. Take a Photo with Your "Idol" at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Madame Tussauds

Opened in 2000, the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a real pilgrimage site of global fans for housing over 100 vivid wax figures of pop stars, celebrities and dignitaries from Hong Kong, mainland China and many other regions and countries in the world.

Though the entrance fee is required, one would not be charged for taking photos with those wax figures of pop stars placed outside the exhibition hall.

4Good to Know

1. The best time to go is afternoon, so you could both explore the mountain scenery in the daytime, and the city landscape varying from the dust to night.

2. No entrance fee is required for the Victoria Peak and most observation sites except the Sky Terrace 428.

3. Tips for Peak Tram:
The seats on the right side are better for scenery for a upward route;
The queuing time might be as long as one hour in peak time if you have no guide to take you through the fast track.

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