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Victoria Peak


Chinese name:
太平山頂
Location: in the western half of Hong Kong Island.
Altitude: 552 meters.

How to get to Peak Tram Lower Terminus:

- On foot from MTR Central Station:
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 (It's a pleasant walk from Central to The Peak Tram Lower Terminus. Along the route, there are a few famous Hong Kong landmarks).

- By bus:
Board the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central (Near Star Ferry Pier 8) Bus Terminus.
Daily: 10:00-23:40 (from Man Kwong Street outside Central (Pier 7));
Daily: 10:15-23:55 (from Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus);
Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Fare: HK$4.20
Routing remark:
Half fare for Children under the age of 12 & Seniors aged 65 or over;
Open Top Sightseeing Bus is operated every 30 minutes approximately;
Upon unavailability of Open Top Sightseeing Bus, double deck or single deck air-conditioned bus will be deployed to substitute.

- By taxi:
Please show to the driver "中環花園道山頂纜車總站" (Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus).

How to get to the peak:
Apart from the Peak Tram, travelers can also reach the Peak Tower by buses, minibuses or taxis.

- By bus:
Route No. 15(First Bus) Normal
Central Pier 5 to The Peak
Daily: 10:15-12:15 (from Man Kwong Street outside Central (Pier 5))
Daily: 09:10-01:00 (from The Peak)
Frequency: 7-15 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: 12:00-19:00 (from Tin Hau)
12:40-19:40 (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$8.00

- 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.
 

Tickets:


 

Peak Tram Sky Pass
(The Peak Tram & Sky Terrace 428)

 

Single-trip

Round-trip

Adult

HK$ 53

HK$ 65

Children (age 3-11) & Senior (age 65 or above)

HK$ 24

HK$ 31

Peak Tram

 

Single-trip

Round-trip

Adult

HK$ 28

HK$ 40

Children (age 3-11) & Senior (age 65 or above)

HK$ 11

HK$ 18

PLEASE NOTE:
1. The tickets are sold at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus or appointed travel agents.
2. Peak Tram Upper Terminus (The Peak Tower) sells Peak Tram tickets only.
3. Service time of Peak Tram: 07:00-00:00 (Monday-Sunday, public holidays), departing every 10-15 minutes.

Sky Terrace 428

Adult

HK$ 30

Children (age 3-11) & Senior (age 65 or above)

HK$ 15

Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (Monday-Friday); 08:00-23:00 (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

Tickets of Sky Terrace 428 can be purchased at:
1. Customer Services counter (Ground floor), The Peak Tower;
2. Shop 302-3, 3/F, The Peak Tower;
3. Appointed travel agents.

Brief Introduction to Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

Known as one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hong Kong, Victoria Peak has been being seen to be the landmark of the city. The peak was previously called "Ce Kei", literally "pull the flag" in English, for hearsay goes that a pirate named Cheung Po Tsai living in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) once made use of the peak to be an observatory where he contacted with his confederates by pulling a flag.

Today, many viewing facilities have been equipped on the peak for visitors to overlook the Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon Peninsula. The best places for viewing are the Lion Pavilion near the Peak Tram Lower Terminus, the Peak Tower, and the Peak Garden. The night scene from Victoria Peak is so stunning that it is hailed as one of the "Four Most Beautiful Night Scenes in the World". If travelers plan to watch the night scene, it is suggested to visit the peak and its exhibition halls in the afternoon.

Beautiful city landscape of the Central from the top of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Attractions at Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

- Peak Tram

Put into use in 1888, the Peak Tram of Victoria Peak is known as one of the steepest funicular railways in the world. The whole journey from the hill foot to the hill top 1.4 meters and it takes about 15 minutes from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus to the cymbiform Peak Tower located at the mountainside (at an altitude of 398 meters). The tram has been keeping a safety record without any accident since its first operation .

The Peak Tram is carrying visitors to the upper Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.

- The Peak Tower

The Peak Tower at Victoria Peak was originally located near the previous peak tram terminus in 1960s. It was demolished in 1993 and rebuilt at the current address in 1997 with a unique boat-shaped appearance designed by Terry Farrell, a British architect. Standing on the viewing deck here, visitors have a chance to enjoy a view of: the Center, the buildings of HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Back of China on Hong Kong Island; the Star Ferry Pier, The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel, the Hong Kong Cultural Center and the former Kai Dak Airport on Kowloon Peninsula; even the amazing natural landscapes of southern Hong Kong Island.

The boat-shaped Peak Tower located at hillside of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

The second floor of the tower is famous to be the site of Madam Tussauds Hong Kong, which is the only permanent one in Asian-Pacific region. In this museum over 100 reputed internal and international celebrities including world leaders, royal families, Kungfu stars, pop stars, sports stars, cartoon figures… (Tickets: HK$ 165 for adult & HK$ 95 for children aged 3-11 and seniors aged 65 and above). The third floor is a "Believe it or not" exhibition hall where 450 rare articles from all over the world. And in Peak Explorer Motion Simulator on the fourth floor, you can experience a verisimilar virtual reality with the assistance of the advanced equipments. Finishing the visit in the tower, you can enjoy a meal or shopping at the Peak Galleria.

Wax statues of David Beckham,Marilyn Monroe,Barack Obama and Bruce Lee at Madam Tussauds Hong Kong at Victoria Peak.

- Lion Pavilion

Sitting at the hillside near the Peak Tower, the pavilion is a structure of traditional Chinese architectural style. It is one of the best viewing points at Victoria Peak.

- Lugard Road

Lugard Road is a pedestrian road located in the western side of the Peak Tower. It was constructed between 1913 and 1914 and named after Sir Frederick Lugard, the fourteen governor of Britain in Hong Kong.

Brightly-lit city landscape of the Central from the top of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

- Victoria Peak Garden

The Victoria Peak Garden on the top is the one at highest altitude in Hong Kong. The site was previously where the hilltop house of former Governors of Hong Kong located. After being damaged during the World War II, the house was taken down in 1946 and the area was developed to be the current garden. Today, the guardroom and the cornerstone of the house are still there, with the former being listed to be a legal historic site of Hong Kong.

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