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6 of the best vantage points on The Peak

The best vantage points on The Peak
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The Peak Tram service will close at 10pm and Sky Terrace 428 will close at 9pm daily until further notice.

The higher you go, the more you see. Each of these hotspots on The Peak reveal a brilliant perspective of Hong Kong, making for perfect photo opportunities. Visit them all during various hours of the day to take in the scenery under a different light.

Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

The Peak is often dubbed Hong Kong’s most spectacular destination, but even just getting to it can be almost as spellbinding. The journey takes approximately 8–10 minutes, rises from 28m to 396m above sea level along a 1,365m-long track and is a visual experience to remember, as skyscrapers glide past at what appear to be impossible angles while the tram makes its ascent. Ideal for videos, have your camera ready and steady to chronicle your ascent, as you defy gravity on this classic mode of transportation. With over 130 years of tramway excellence, the Peak Tram commenced operation in 1888 to serve the British governor and The Peak’s residents. Today, this is one of the world’s oldest funicular railways and can be enjoyed by everyone. It has become one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming more than 6 million patrons a year.

 

The Peak Tram operates from 7am to 10pm, departing at 15–20-minute intervals, and runs between the Peak Tram Lower Terminus in Central to the Peak Tram Upper Terminus at The Peak. Visitors can purchase tickets online through the Peak Tram official webpage in advance to enjoy priority access. 

The Peak Tower with Sky Terrace 428

The Peak Tower with Sky Terrace 428

Peak Tower , a wok-shaped structure, is famous for its viewing platform, Sky Terrace 428, which stands 428m above one of the world’s most stunning cityscapes. Take your sweetheart to the top of Hong Kong and express your endless love at the giant heart at Sky Terrace 428. Don't forget to take beautiful photos to capture the special moment and share with your family and friends! Do you want to explore Hong Kong's architecture, neighbourhoods, culture and history while you enjoy the spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline? A free interactive audio tour — Hong Kong Sky Tour — is only available at Sky Terrace 428.

 

Should you feel like a break, even the dining here comes with jaw-dropping beautiful views of Victoria Harbour — you get anticipatory glimpses of this vista from the escalator that runs up beside a huge glass wall. A wide range of restaurants serve all types of cuisine from American to Japanese to Chinese to Italian. There are also other casual dining outlets and cafes. And for those looking for indoor opportunities, shops and entertainment venues set against the beautiful backdrop of the city cater to all ages and tastes! The Hong Kong home of Madame Tussauds is also located here, with over 100 life-like figures for the ultimate selfie experience.

The Peak Galleria

Peak Galleria

While this is a shopping centre, photo-holics can take advantage of the Peak Galleria 's free-entry observation deck at L3. Make use of the telescopes and take snapshots of both the breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour to the north and the serene beauty of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir and the South China Sea to the south.

 

Aside from offering spectacular views, the mall is an iconic retail and entertainment destination, with personalised experiences and festive celebrations awaiting visitors. Wander through Mr Monopoly’s secret home and encounter holograms and 4DX technology at MONOPOLY DREAMS™ , create customisable furry friends at Build-A-Bear Workshop, or get your favourite candy treats from the iconic ‘Pick & Mix Wall’ at Candylicious. Look for fun souvenirs from local brands of artworks and handicrafts here too!

Peak Circle Walk

Peak Circle Walk

Winding around the highest point on Hong Kong Island, the Peak Circle Walk offers stunning vistas of the city in more ways than one. Start around 90 minutes before sunset, and you’ll be looking at Hong Kong Island’s scenic south side in the glow of afternoon light. Set off from the Peak Tower and go along Harlech and Lugard roads before returning to the start point at just the right time, when twilight gives way to night and the city becomes a galaxy of shimmering lights.

Lugard Road Lookout and Lions Point Views Pavilion

Lugard Road Lookout and Lions Point View Pavilion

Built in 1913–1914, this road is named after Hong Kong’s 14th governor, Sir Frederick Lugard. The sections that are narrow, cliff-side paths are called ‘plank roads’. Walk along for about 20 minutes and you’ll arrive at the Lugard Road Lookout , which offers a spectacular panoramic view of everything from Sheung Wan to Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as Victoria Harbour. Keep following the road until you reach Harlech Road, after which you will see the Lions Pavilion tucked away beside the Peak Tower, which is hugely popular with tourists for the views it offers for free.

Victoria Peak Garden and former Mountain Lodge

Victoria Peak Garden and former Mountain Lodge

If you go up either Mount Austin Road or Harlech Road Fitness Trail, you will find yourself at Victoria Peak Garden . What was once the site of the Mountain Lodge — the Governor's summer residence on The Peak — has been replaced by a delightful, lush Victorian-style garden above the masses at the Peak Galleria. Twisting paths navigate around sprawling lawns and pagodas, and there are Victorian features such as sundials and wrought iron, as well as an incredible vista of Hong Kong, which makes it an ideal spot for a photo op. The kiosk there also provides much needed refreshments for an afternoon break, as you kick back while awaiting the brilliant sunset.

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