Victoria Peak (also known as Mount Austin) is a mountain situated on the western part of Hong Kong Island. Everyone who has traveled to Hong Kong would have visited The Peak at one point or another. One my first trip to Hong Kong, about fifteen years ago, I never made it to The Peak, but luckily on our most recent visit this year, I finally made it up there!
The Peak is the best place to see spectacular views of the surrounding city skyline. The Sky Terrace 428 offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Hong Kong. From The Peak’s various vantage points, you’ll see (depending on the weather) as far as the green jagged mountains of the New Territories, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, and even Macau. Hong Kong at ground level can be quite overwhelming with all the towering skyscrapers and con traffic. Being up there at The Peak was a real breath of fresh air – it was so calm, peaceful and quiet – you couldn’t hear the busy city down below.
Not only does The Peak offer incredible views, you can also find dining, shopping and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
How To Reach The Peak:
- Take the Peak Tram from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road (Bus 15C from the lay-by outside Central Pier 6 or walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2).
- Bus 15 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D).
- Green minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange.
- Taxi! We took one on the way down since the Peak Tram was so busy. Well worth the reasonably priced metered cab fare.
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