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“Panoramic views”

Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ranked #5 of 871 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Hong Kong's number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city's oldest mode of public transport.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Haven't been to the peak for almost a decade until recently accompanied a friend from overseas to this popular sightseeing spot again.

The most nostalgic and scenic means is to take a peak tram at Garden Road (opposite the St John's Cathedral). The Peak Tram Terminal is accessible from Admiralty or Central MTR (look for the Hong Kong Bank exit) within 15 minutes walking distance, or take a No.15C bus behind the International Finance Centre to the Peak Tram Terminal from Central. Alternatively, if you does not prefer the peak tram (mainly to avoid the queue), take a No.1 green minibus outside City Hall Carpark or a No.15 bus from the Central bus terminal underneath Exchange Square. A taxi ride from Central may cost around $70+, depending on the traffic conditions. Follow the signs or the crowd to the lookout which offer panoramic views.

Daytime may just shows the outline of the harbour and the skyscrapers. After dark the clusters of buildings will display like crystals in front of you. There are quite a number of shops/eateries and other sites of interest near the lookout to keep you busy for at least a few hours. During daytime, for those who would like to walk down the hill, look for Hatton Road - this is an 90-120 minutes walk, which will lead you to the deserted battery in the middle of the hill and finally the University of Hong Kong.

Enjoy!

Thank Bunnysnaky
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Took the bus up and the tram back down. Spent several hours and visited the free viewing areas atop the mall and the paid area above where the tram stops. It was dry but there was a light haze in the air. Breathtaking views all around.

Thank Mabuti
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Amazing views of Hong Kong. Be sure to plan your visit to avoid lengthy wait times. We booked a tour to drive up and then caught the tram down. We waited for 10 minutes to come down. there was a 2 hour wait at the bottom to come up. We visited the Peak during the day. You are able to see more this way and take better photos!

Thank Travel_Bug0003
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

if you don't have a spare hour or two to wait in line, take a taxi to the top. We took a look at the HUGE line and decided to leave straight away and went shopping instead. That night we returned to a hotel rooftop bar for an impressive view of the skyline instead. Much more enjoyable without the horrid crowds

Thank Dahee
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We went early on a Saturday morning - and it was busy even then but, upon seeing the lines later in the day we def made the right decision to go early. The pictures and views are worth the effort. It is a shame there isn't a better way of managing all the visitors to make the experience more enjoyable as, I would have gone back at night for some night shots if it hadn't have been sooooo busy and time consuming to actually get up there.

Thank Fleety74
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