Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Attraction 1 Lugard Rd, Hong Kong, China Published on: 30-07-2016

2 hours
07:00 AM - 11:55 PM
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Nature
Outdoor
Scenic
Must see
Kids
3.61 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Victoria Peak is the best place to enjoy the multi-colorful night scene that encompasses Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor.

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Why Victoria Peak (The Peak) is special ?

Officially named Victoria Peak, the Peak, as it's known locally, is a mountain directly above Central. Thanks to its height it was the residence of choice for many of the city's early colonial administrators, who were trying to escape the oppressive humidity and persistent mosquitoes in the city below. Nowadays, rock stars, politicians and the city's playboys call the Peak home. Property up here is the most expensive real estate in the world, a sale of 12 Mount Kellet in 2006 went for a very reasonable $5,417 per square foot. The Peak has continued to be attractive thanks to the lack of humidity, stunning views of the city and it's greenness

What to explore at Victoria Peak (The Peak)?

Primarily, Victoria Peak offers the best city view in the world. Hong Kong's stunning cityscape is no better seen than at the top of the Peak. This can be viewed via the Peak walk, which takes you on a circle of the mountain top taking in views of both the city and the South China Sea.

The cityscape view remains one of the greatest man made views on Earth.The Peak is also relatively underdeveloped, and apart from two shopping and entertainment complexes, it remains surrounded by greenery.

The two complexes, the Peak Tower and Peak Galleria, feature a host of restaurants and coffee bars. The Peak Tower, which has just undergone a multi million dollar redevelopment, also contains a viewing platform at its top and Madam Tussauds Hong Kong at its bottom.

The Peak Tram will deliver you right into the belly of the Peak Tower.A View From the Peak - A View From the Peak

Source: http://gohongkong.about.com/

How to get to Victoria Peak (The Peak)?

On Foot

From MTR Central Station

It’s a pleasant walk from Central to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus. Along the route, there are a few famous Hong Kong landmarks.

From MTR Central station, make your way to the J2 exit and walk up to the ground level. Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen's Road Central, and make your way up Garden Road. You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza on your left and St John's Cathedral on your right.

By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus

Board the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central(Near Star Ferry Pier 8) Bus Terminus.

Daily : 10:00 am to 11:40 pm(from Man Kwong Street outside Central(Pier 7) )

Daily : 10:15am to 11:55pm(from Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus)

Frequency : 15 to 20 minutes

Fare : HK$4.20

By Bus

Route No. 15(First Bus) Normal

Central Pier 5 to The Peak

Daily : 10:15 am to 12:15 am(from Man Kwong Street outside Central(Pier 5))

Daily : 9:10 am to 1:00 am(from The Peak)

Frequency : 7 to 15 minutes

Fare : HK$ 9.80

Route No. 15B(First Bus)

Causeway Bay(1 King's Road inside Park Towers) to The Peak Sundays and Public

Holidays only : 12:00am - 7:00pm(from Tin Hau)

12:40am - 7:40pm(from The Peak)

Frequency : 20 minutes

Fare : HK$9.60

(Available on Sundays & Public Holidays only)

By Mini Bus

Minibus No. 1

Central(Two IFC) to The Peak

Daily : 6:30am - 12:00am (from Central)

Daily : 7:10am - 12:25am (from The Peak)

Frequency : 10-12 minutes

Fare : HK$9.20

By Taxi

Taxis are plentiful throughout Hong Kong apart from remote areas, and can be hailed on the street(except restricted areas) or summoned by phone. All are metered, relatively cheap, air-conditioned and clean.

Source: http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/3_1.asp

Selling points

  • Stunning views of Hong Kong
  • Nice experience, nice view
  • Scenic victoria view
  • Great Place to enjoy Hong Kong's skyline
  • Great attraction worth a visit
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Tips for you

  • The most enjoyable and spectacular way to reach The Victoria Peak is to take a ride on the Peak Tram.
    Transportation
  • You can reach the terminus on foot from MTR Central Station J2 exit.
    Things to do
  • A lot of dining and shopping options are available
    Food
  • Plan to arrive a half-hour before sundown
    Timming
  • Make sure that the day isn't too cloudy or polluted; otherwise you'll have a wasted trip.
    Weather
  • Shuttle buses operate between the Central Star Ferry Pier and The Victoria Peak Tram Terminus at Garden Road.
    Things nearby
  • The view from the top of a ghastly shopping mall (extra cost) is just amazing and well worth the cost
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Reviews

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Place is crowdy, come earlier in the morning. The view is nice and probably worth $40HK

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One of the best views of the glittering Hong Kong skyline you have from Victoria Peak with an altitude of 552 meters. A funicular will take you up to the look-out point.

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Best view of Hong Kong! Also, how cool is it to be in the rainforest just outside of the city.

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Lovely views...a great snapshot of the city below..come to the peak to get a breath of fresh air

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We always walk up and have walked around the peak itself and further along to the park. Allow plenty of time if you decide to take the tram as there are often big crowds..less so if you only go down.The views are fabulous on a clear day..and even a not so clear day it is worth the trip to see over Hong Kong

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By all means visit the peak when in Hong Kong. We took the bus to the top- it takes a little while but the ride is beautiful. On the way down we took the tram. This was a beautiful ride as well, but going down you sit backwards! We did not see it at night but can imagine it is beautiful with the lights of the city. There is usually a long line for the tram in the evenings.

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We always walk up and have walked around the peak itself and further along to the park. Allow plenty of time if you decide to take the tram as there are often big crowds..less so if you only go down. The views are fabulous on a clear day..and even a not so clear day it is worth the trip to see over Hong Kong

FourSquare View more

One of the best views of the glittering Hong Kong skyline you have from Victoria Peak with an altitude of 552 meters. A funicular will take you up to the look-out point.

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