Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

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    Victoria Peak:Looking Down From The Heavens

    by Aidy_p Updated Dec 21, 2011

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    Building Lightings Add To The Glitter

    The last time I'd visited the Peak was in 1999. At that time, finding how to get there was a challenge as the road signs were not very well defined.

    Circa 2011, the road signs were all there though the challenge this time was a carry my son who was sleeping, up the hill and towards the tram station. My take to you if you have young children is to take a cab!

    Upon arriving at Victoria's Peak, we were told that it was hazy. Still, after such a long trek to the station, we just want to get out there and to soak in the atmosphere. When we arrived at the Peak, we still had to take the escalator all the way to the top.

    The experience was totally nostalgic for me. Definitely worth the money.

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    Do it if you get a clear day !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Written Jun 15, 2011

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    This is one of the most spectacular view anywhere on planet earth, the problem is that one rarely gets a chance to really enjoy it .. The fog and pollution usually ruin the views from the top .... but if you wake up and get a clear day than do it, and do it early because the lines can run into hours long if it is a clear day ... A MUST DO WHEN IN HONG KONG !!!!!!!

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    The Peak

    by skatzcatz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Peak Tram and Victoria Peak are famous sites on Hong Kong Island. A short walk from the Central MTR station or board the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central Bus terminus(Pier 7).

    By Foot: Take the MTR to Central and make your way to the J2 exit of the Central MTR station. 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 before arriving at the terminus, which is to your left.

    A great view although locals believe the price is somewhat high.



    Costs are as follows:
    Adult
    HK$22 (Single)
    HK$33 (Return)

    Child (3-11)
    HK$8 (Single)
    HK$15 (Return)

    Senior Citizen
    (65 or above)
    HK$8 (Single)
    HK$15 (Return)

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    Views from Victoria Peak

    by Gypsystravels Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bird's eye view of Hong Kong skyline
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    Known all over the world for its stunning views, Victoria Peak will definitely take your breath away! It should be on everyone’s list of places to pay a visit while in Hong Kong.

    The panorama stretching as far as the eye can see on a clear day is just the reason why you would pay this place a visit. If you want to have a fantastic view, pay attention to the weather and make your way here on a clear day. Why not come during the evening and enjoy the stunning views of Hong Kong skyline at dark. You will definitely be happy you did. During my visit in March of 2006, the Peak Tower was under construction. According to my research, the Peak Tower was scheduled for revitalization and should be open in the summer of 2006.

    While you are up at Victoria Peak, pay a visit to their shopping center where you will find restaurants, shops with all sorts of goods along with the Hard Rock Café.

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    The Peak - not to be missed!!!

    by blue_sky04 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    View from the Victoria Peak in the evening

    The Peak is a MUST when you visit Hong Kong. It offers spectacular view of Hong Kong - the harbour, the skyscrapers, and the surrounding nature. Whether you visit it in the day time or in the everning, the Peak is an unforgetable experience in my opinion.

    Another experience which you can enjoy is the Peak Tram ride. The tram runs daily between 7AM to midnight. It's fun.

    You can also find shops and restaurants which open to 11pm.

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    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    View from the Peak Circa 1970

    Victoria Peak Tram is one of the most popular Must Do's for visitors - over 6 million snap happy tourists have taken the 7 minute, 396m journey on the furnicular railway, built in 1888, to the top of HK island's peak for stunning views over the city and harbour.

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    The Peak

    by June.b Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the most fascinating skyline, the HK skyline can be best viewed from The Peak.

    I came here 3 or four times already and though nothin's change, but I always love the exciting funicular tram ride going up and down which reaches 27 degrees of horizontal steepness. You can see a full view of the Hongkong and it's fantastic harbour from the wok-shaped building, the mountains & hillsides, the skyscrapers - wonderful both at daytime & nightime. Plus The Peak attractions - Ripley's, Madame Tussaud's house of wax, the simulation ride, and the Nature Walk around the Peak.

    According to latest news, The Peak is having a major facelift or revitalization for a bigger and exciting Peak!

    The Peak Tram is operational from 10am til midnight at HK$30 for return journey (20 for single), Child HK$9/6.

    Best time to go would be in the afternoon until dusk.

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    Make your map...

    by Tripack Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    HKG from the Top

    Victoria Peak is a good way to to find one's bearings on Hong-Kong. Some trails offer you nice strolls over the city. You could enjoy the view and some fresh air... Of course there is also a shopping center on the Peak(what a surprise?).

    To go up take the Peak Tram with a maximum gradiant of 27 degrees. Remember me the Swiss funicular railway (in fact the constructor of this carrier is the Swiss company VonRoll).

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    take the tram up Victoria just before sunset

    by frank_delargy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The transition to night from the peak

    It's an interesting ride up to get to a great view of the city and island, If you go up near sunset, you can see the city transition from day to night.
    The Peak Tram runs every day, including Sundays and public holidays, between 7:00 am and 12:00 midnight. The tram departs every 15 minutes.

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    Victoria Peak

    by bellatrix Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Victoria Peak is high up in the mountains behind the city and gives an excellent view of the environs below. Definately don't miss this popular landmark and all the photo opportunities that go with it. I took the tram up the mountain and then walked down as the sun set; it's an excellent way to get the most from the experience!

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    The Peak Bus & Cable Car

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Peak bus leaves from the Star Ferry at 15 minute intervals to the Peak Cable Car (funicular railway) or you can take No. 15 bus from Central (Star Ferry Terminus). Its nice to go up the windy roads by bus and come back down by cable car. (be prepared to queue if you go up by cable car).

    The cable car has been in operation since 1888 is the city's oldest and most reliable form of public transport and takes about 7 mins to get to the top. It runs every day, including Sundays and public holidays, between 7:00 am and 12:00 midnight.

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    The Peak Tower

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Peak Tower is an unusual design which has been likened to a ‘wok’. There are viewing located on different levels of the tower where you can get a fabulous view.

    Inside the Tower you will find lots of shops, restaurants and amusements including Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator and Madame Tussaud's - London's famous wax museum.

    There are several walks down the summit which start a the Peak Tower.

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    Amazing views, Day or Night

    by johnaalex Written Feb 5, 2011

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    The views from the Peak are are sometimes spoilt by cloud and smog, but on a clear day they are fantastic. At night they are even better IMHO. Whether you get to the top by the Peak Tram, taxi or bus - it is worth the fare and effort.

    The best view is from the Sky Terrace which is on the roof of the station for the Tram.

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    Victoria peak

    by MrG27 Written Sep 10, 2010

    The one obvious one is Victoria hill, there is a tram that goes to the top, or you can hike, but it is a long way and there is traffic. Go there towards the evening, and get to see the sun set and the lights of the city below - nice view!

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    Journey into the clouds

    by al2401 Updated Jul 12, 2010

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    My view on The Peak
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    At 552 metres, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mt Austin and referrred to by locals as 'The Peak'. There is a communications centre built on the actual summit and it is closed to the public. 'The Peak' actually refers to the area of expensive real estate and parks that are around the summit.

    In the early 19th century the European residents of Hong Kong would build their homes on the mountainside because of both the spectacular view and the cooler climate that the peak afforded them. These residences were accessed by rickshaw or sedan chairs which kept the developement to a minimum until the Peak Tram funicular was opened in 1888.

    Today there is also a winding road up to the Peak tower viewing site where visitors can see panaromic views of Kowloon, Victoria Harbour and even the outer islands. This of course depends on the weather!

    The Peak tower is the site of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Hong Kong.

    The preferred way to ascend The Peak is still the Peak Tram or funicular. The lower terminus is at 33 Garden Road and can be reached by MTR to Central J2 exit and walk through Chater Garden, by taking a 15C bus from near the Star Ferry Pier 7 or by taxi.

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