Victoria Peak or simply known as The Peak is a mountain in the western side of Hong Kong , and is the highest mountain in the city with an altitude of 552 meters (1,811 feet) above sea level. Of course, we assert that this is the place which every tourist who comes to Hong Kong should visit. The Victoria peak is where the perfect nature meets urbanization. Actually, here you can see specifically the outstanding view of Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon as well. After all, if you are looking forward to have some extraordinary experiences in Hong Kong, then The Peak is the place you don’t want to miss. This place is available for visit, from 7:00 am to 12 midnight (Monday-Sunday and public holidays).
History of The Peak
At first, during 1870’s and 1880’s, 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 on, 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 the Victoria Peak due to the easier transportation. Then, gradually the Peak became famous for its amazing view of the city and the Victoria Harbor.
The Peak Tram
The fastest way to reach the Peak is riding 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 kilometers 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 or by your travel agent. 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 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.
10 am to 11 pm (Monday-Friday)
8 am to 11 pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
What’s There to Enjoy and Have Fun?
When you visit this beautiful place, get to ride 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!
Below, the interesting and joyful things you can do in Victoria Peak are listed.
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 world’s most prestigious artists, historical and political leaders and demonstrated people you would love to meet face to face.
Working Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday – Sunday & Public Holidays)
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!
Working Hours: 10 am- 11 pm daily
Dining options: 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 to choose one of the four delightful cuisines which offer the beautiful sight of city. Besides, there several casual options all over the tower to enjoy your favorite foods.
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 and represents the city on lots of post cards 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.
If you like to do some shopping and buy souvenirs, there are interesting shops located in the Peak Tower. In addition, there more things to do for having fun in this building.
Peak Tram Historical Gallery
The Historical Gallery was opened in 2007. Indeed, the whole history of Peak Tram can be seen in this gallery. There are more than 200 memorabilia which brings you the history of 19th and 20th century 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.
7 am to 12 midnight (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)
Free for Peak Tram passengers at Lower Terminus
Here, green is the most beautiful color, you can never have enough of it! While walking the mountain through the 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, part of the fun is getting to the Peak.
If you decided to go on a Tour to Hong Kong , make sure to plan one day for the Victoria Peak in your itinerary. This is the unique experience which makes your trip unforgettable.