Victoria Peak Hong Kong – Must go in Hong Kong
About Victoria Peak Hong Kong
The Peak Hong Kong attracts millions of people every year, it is one of major tourist attractions. It offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and surrounding areas.
Victoria Peak is located in the west of Hong Kong Island. It is the highest mountain on the island with an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft). The area can be subdivided into Victoria Peak, Victoria Gap, Gough Hill and Mount Kellett.
The Peak Tower and the Peak Galleria set viewing, shopping and dining in one. The Peak Tower houses the terminus of the Peak Tram. Other than souvenirs and handicraft shops, there you can find the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, which is the first branch of Madame Tussauds London in Asia. The rooftop of the Tower is a paid viewing platform.
The Peak Galleria is a 2-storey shopping mall, with a public transport interchange on the ground floor. There is a free-entry observation deck on the top floor where you can overlook Lamma Island and Lantau Island.
Walking the Peak Hong Kong
If you are not in a hurry, taking the walking trail encircling the summit at the level of the Peak Tower will be a pleasure. You can enjoy the cityscape of both sides of Victoria Harbour and also the green hills of the New Territories. The easy 3.5 km long loop walk, formed by Lugard Road and Harlech Road, will take around an hour or so to complete.
You may want to reach the summit to enjoy the panorama, but it is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, you can go to the Victoria Peak Garden, the closest publicly accessible point to the summit. It had a summer residence built in the 19th century for the sixth Governor of Hong Kong. Now, only the Gate Lodge is left. The park can be reached from Victoria Gap by walking up Mount Austin Road.
There is another famous viewing platform for you to enjoy the stunning harbour view – the Lions Pavilion. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the Peak Tower following the Findlay Road.
How to get to Victoria Peak Hong Kong
- Peak Tram Hong Kong from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road (walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2). Peak Tram is under maintenance from 23 April to July 2019.
- Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D)
- Minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station public transport interchange.
Interested in Peak Tram Fast-Track Combo, click here.
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If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak.