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“Quite an experience”
Review of Peak Tram

Peak Tram
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Peak Tram Sky Pass: Tram Ticket, Hong Kong Sky...
Ranked #91 of 864 things to do in Hong Kong
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Since 1888, this tram has been Hong Kong Island's most reliable form of public transport between Central district and The Peak
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I loved the tram, I go often to the peak, but using the tram adds a charm that you can hardly find anywhere else. Ride the tram and share your thoughts!

2  Thank lonely g
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Waiting in line for tickets and then the tram is a pain in the tail. You can spend a little extra and cut the line by buying a ticket to Madame Tussaud's - definitely worth it if the line is long. Make sure to pay for the observation deck as part of your ticket.

When you get to the top, you then go up to the top floor of the tramway station, where the observation deck is. Looking down the steep hillside on Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Kownloon is spectacular, even when visibility is poor. If you like to hike or walk distances, you can then follow Lugard Road around the summit of the peak - it's about 6-km (my guess), and gives you not only great views, but an insider's view of fancy Hong Kong houses.

At the top of the tram, and nearby, there's a small mall with eateries and souvenirs ...

Thank T9-Orca
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We picked up the tram going up the peak from Mid Levels (as we had just been to the aviary), so the tram was busy when we joined it. But seats were found and the ticket nominal. In fact this might be a good tip as there were no queues at the stop, so no waiting time.

Great fun to ride this historic track to the top and the take in the breathtaking view of the harbour and city beneath you (assuming of course it is a clear day!).

The peak has shops and restaurants and makes for a nice place to relax and look around for a while before taking the tram down again.

We also got off at mid levels, just beware if you do the same, the track here is very steep and so getting off can cause amusement for your fellow passengers if you get it wrong!

Another HK must!

Thank Alex-cdl
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The tram offers different prices schemes so check that against whether you might want to take the bus in one of the directions. Tram is a much shorter ride. Interesting experience. Take some time to read their website to explore your options.

We went right after lunch as we had a couple hours to kill between appointments in Central and the sky was clear. If you are taking the MTR exit J2 (stairs). At the top of the stairs hook a right and proceed across the park to Queens Rd. (you'll see double decker buses) and cross the street straight and then right, if you continue straight you run out of sidewalk. Follow the signs to "Peak Tram". When we arrrived there wasn't a line however when we came back down at 3pm there was a line and the chaos of tour buses. I think it is nice to do one time. We did go to the top of the building as my companion had never done it before. The top of the viewing platform was very windy and if it were sunny you'd have that to deal with (hint: jacket, glasses, hat) or you'll be a mess in photos. We were shocked to find that we could not pay for the tram with a credit card-this definitely needs to be changed. They did accept the Octopus card (pre-paid HK card). I live out near the Ngong Ping cable car which I take more often and you can see forever. This ride has a couple views of the city but mostly groundcover and buildings.

Make sure you look at the tram/history display before you get on the tram as you cannot after. The ride up is nice enough if you have a genuine appreciation for the tram itself. Once at the top there is a "Peak Market" with all sorts of HK trinkets. A bit commercial since my last visit. The tram lets out into the Peak Market and then a mini mall (HK standards) and there are escalators to the viewing platform. On the viewing platform is a history of the tram, ok really. Telescope viewers are available on the platform for HK5/Octopus. I used Octo. so I'm not sure if it took coins. Next door to this building across an open area there is also a mall complete with a grocery and coffee shops. There are many food/coffee options both in this building and next door or the grocery. Personally I liked the little healthy juice bar which is near the exit that is near the tram car display outside.

Getting back on the tram you go through some silver doors which are not on the same level as when you came off the tram. This could be better marked. We did not have time to visit the wax museum, also not our thing.

After the tram ride we followed the signs to the WWF Hong Kong visitor center. There we learned alot about some of the more natural wonders of Hong Kong and bought a few goodies. They had quality products made from HK recycling programs.

2  Thank SubicChick
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We went to the top of the peak by tram and back to H K by bus for the cost of the tram I I think you might be better going by bus both ways as for what you see on the tram I am sure you could see the same on the bus

We like others did not go to the viewing platform on top of the building but walked out side and had the same view,the day was as bit overcast and hazey it could have been smog though .
The view is great and you can see so much it is a bit pricy up their for food and ice cream.

Thank honestdoug1
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