Victoria Peak (The Peak)

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Hong Kong's number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city's oldest mode of public transport.
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,620 contributions
Tourist guides universally recommend the Peak as the best vantage point for seeing the city skyline. It is a stunning view and catching the Peak tram up is an iconic thing to do. From here, you have a panoramic, birds-eye view down over the city and harbour. However it all depends on the weather. On a clear day, it’s spectacular but if the weather conditions are hazy, misty or there is a lot of pollution in the air, you may not see much at all. If you have several days in Hong Kong, try to pick a day when the sky is clearest and the weather is decent. The Sky Terrace428 is a ticketed viewing point but there are a number of excellent, free viewing points that have similarly expansive views. The Lion Pavilion has a wonderful outlook and is my favourite spot. Other spots include the Galleria viewing deck, inside Pacific Coffee and along the Peak Circle Walk (a circular trail that loops around the Peak).
Written September 26, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,620 contributions
Most tourists go to the Peak for the tram ride & the panoramic views over Hong Kong city and Victoria Harbour. Many tourists therefore automatically buy the Tram/Sky Terrace428 combo ticket which is slightly discounted.
Having done the Sky Terrace with visitors a couple of times, I'm not sure it's worth paying extra for the view from that deck.
There are other equally good viewing points that are free. An alternate (and I think much better) option is to walk the Peak Circle Walk, a circular trail that loops around the the Peak.
At various points on the path, you get the same expansive views down over Hong Kong city and Victoria Harbour and because it is a circular path, you also get to see the other sides of the island too.
The path also takes you through typical lush forest growth. Banyan tree root systems grow, tentacle-like, over surrounding walls and aerial roots from several Indian rubber trees meet in the middle to create a creepy curtain. If it has rained recently, Lugard Falls will be in full flow, cascading down the mountain.
The path is easy to get to. It starts at the junction of Lugard and Harlech Rds, right beside the Peak Lookout Cafe. It's flat the whole way, making it quite manageable for small children with little legs and pushchairs.
After finishing the walk, head over to the Lion Pavilion (just below the Peak Tower) or The Galleria’s viewing deck where you will get another birds’ eye view over central Hong Kong. Both are also free.
Written October 6, 2020
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Sung W
Hong Kong, China50 contributions
In my view, this is the number 1 place you must go in Hong Kong. You can either take the peak tram which is highly recommended, or a bus, to reach the Peak. There you can have a gentle walk which lasts about an hour to enjoy the fantastic view of the city, the harbor and the more quiet and yet scenic view at the other side of the island. There is an attractive shopping mall with quite a few good eating outlets of various price level. The best time to go is about an hour before the sunset. You can first have a clear view of the beautiful city and harbour, then enjoy the sunset, followed by the fantastic night view of the city which I think must be a good competitor for the best night view in the world. If you like, you can have dinner there which of course carries a price for the view, or you can take the tram down, the trip lasts about 10 minutes only, and you can have all sorts of restaurants at your choice in the city.
Written February 16, 2020
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane2,410 contributions
My wife and I undertook an afternoon and evening Grayline HK tour of Hong Kong Island on 29 December 2019 which culminated in a Bauhinia Harbour Dinner Cruise incorporating the nightly Symphony of Lights experience.

The tour covered a number of key attractions of Hong Kong Island commencing with a ride on the famous Peak Tram (reviewed separately) to the top of Victoria Peak to witness the apparently magnificent panoramic vista of Victoria Harbour, the city, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands.

Victoria Peak is a hill with an elevation of 552 metres on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak.

It was not a pleasant day when we visited, with it raining on and off. This was for us the only opportunity we would have to experience this world renowned view of all views, as our time in Hong Kong was very short. When the Tram arrived at the top of the Peak we could see absolutely nothing but a complete blank grey canvas – no harbour, no buildings and no WOW moments. It was a huge disappointment. The message is clear for travellers, as many reviewers have already advised – Don’t bother if the weather is cloudy or raining and wait another day if time is on your side. It was not on our side unfortunately, but as they say “Them’s the breaks”.

Our tour guide offered some small consolation to us by pointing to a huge poster which showcased the view we would have experienced had it been fine and sunny. We could see it would have been quite a sight.

My wife and I did have a picture taken of ourselves at the very top viewing area under a special archway constructed for the purpose which showed the complete blank grey canvas in the background. We felt we had to have evidence that we did make it to the top of the Peak.

Our guide left our tour group to its own devices for about an hour so we could visit the many shops and restaurants in the viewing area. Many of these shops were very touristy selling at best very tacky souvenirs and they totally lacked appeal. It was raining and our time here was miserable. One hour to wait was too long under these circumstances. We just wanted to leave the place as there was nothing to enjoy here. It would have been good if there were seats outside the shops to sit on – sadly there were none. I know I cut a sad picture for passers-by when sitting on the floor along with other tired tourists until a lady attendant eventually came along and said I could not continue to do so. She did offer to let me sit on a seat in one of the shops, however, by then it was almost time to leave. We left by tour bus instead of the down Tram journey. We were glad it was all over.

We were well aware that this attraction would be sensational for the view it offers on a sunny, cloud free day. However if it is raining it can be a lousy experience.
Written July 20, 2020
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tinhau
Hong Kong, China758 contributions
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The panoramic views of Victoria Harbour don’t get any better than this! Hong Kongers, don’t miss the chance to visit this city’s national treasure stress-free and tourist-less! Take a leisurely walk around the lap and don’t forget to stop to smell the flowers - the faurna and flora of Hong Kong. The Peak team is always fun but a bus ride (no 15 from Central) is equally exciting for a fraction of the cost. Be sure to take tons of photos without having to battle crowds at the Peak Pagoda.
Written October 20, 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
This is the fabled lookout at the top of Victoria's Peak with an outstanding view of Hong Kong Harbor. On a clear day you can see forever. Most tourists take the tram to the top but as long as you don't get car sick, I highly recommend you take the #15 bus for a much more interesting and beautiful view of the mountains and living areas that back up the mountain behind downtown HK. Get off when the bus enters what appears to be the parking garage of a mall at the top of the mountain. Simply ride up the escalators and you will pop out at the entrance to the viewing area for the peak for which there is an additional charge. For an interesting souvenir there is a post office in the basement of the shops surrounding the stairs to the top of the peak. They sell postcards and stamps and will mail your card home stamped at the Peak.
Written March 20, 2020
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ladodgerone
Los Angeles, CA690 contributions
I strongly advise avoiding the peak tram terminal and just taking a cab all the way up. With a fully-stocked queue in the underpass area, you’re looking at 1.5 hours to get to a nice vista with poor food options.

I know the peak tram is an experience. Just be prepared for a long wait.
Written January 27, 2022
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TravelGuy
Italy18 contributions
I came here the first day I visited Hong Kong and I recommend all travelers to do the same. It gives an amazing view of the city and to get here you have the chance to travel through and see a lot of Hong Kong. The tram ride itself is an experience for sure. Be prepared to walk!

I've been there in November 2019, the weather was perfect.
Written February 16, 2021
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Scott Johnson
Cheshire, UK163 contributions
Victoria Peak (Tai Ping Shan), also known locally as The Peak. It is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island with an elevation of 552m. With around 7 million visitors per year. It has views of the city and its waterfront which are amazing to see anytime of the day, It is busy so booking in Advance is recommended,
Written April 30, 2020
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ilove2xplore
The Bund, China1,544 contributions
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Went to Peak thru hiking and the most easiest hike I been experienced.. but can also take the Peak Tram ( but for now its under maintenance since no tourism yet ) is a railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong..
Many restaurants to choose in the Peak if you're looking for foods with a gorgeous view of HK ..and from the Peak tower walk up the hill ( Mt Austin road 20 mins walk ) all the way up (make sure you pass the mountain lodge guard house and go again all the way up until you reach the parking area and from there a beautiful Victoria Peak garden Pavilion enjoy the beautiful view and pretty sunset ..just love ❤️ this place..amazing
Written May 22, 2022
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