The Peak in Hong Kong & the View from Sky Terrace 428

the peak in Hong Kong

Heading to Hong Kong? We share this guide to visiting the Peak in Hong Kong; with its amazing view from Sky Terrace 428.

For that magic, iconic view of Hong Kong’s skyline, most people head to The Peak. Found up in the mountains, it has almost become a rite of passage for travellers and tourists to take the historical tram up to the top and see Hong Kong from a different perspective. It is one of my favourite things to do in Hong Kong but bring your camera because these views are stunning and make for that perfect selfie.

Hong Kong is amazing and everything it has to offer. Plus, it is super easy to visit as a solo traveller too!

The view isn’t the only thing to do whilst you’re up there! Here is a list of other things to do whilst you are up at the Peak.

What is the Peak?

Victoria Peak is a hill in the Western half of Hong Kong Island, locally referred to as The Peak. It is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island and offers stunning views from the summit. 

The Peak in Hong Kong is a major attraction, offering a viewing deck along with restaurants and shops to choose from. 

The Peak Tower Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm on weekdays, and 8am to 10pm on weekends. 

Getting to The Peak

the peak in Hong Kong

There are different ways to get to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. Most choose to take the Peak Tram; a tram ride that takes you up to the top, climbing 396 metres above sea level. This was first built for daily commuters in 1888 but is now used by tourists.

Tickets for the Peak tram and Sky Terrace 428 costs HK$83 for a return ride.

 

You can also choose to take bus 15, mini-bus 1 or a taxi to Victoria Peak. 

Some people choose from hike from the MTR Central Station to The Peak Tower; with this route taking you around an hour and a half. 

the peak in Hong Kong
the peak in Hong Kong

The Peak Tower

The Peak Tower is a modern architecture that sits atop of Victoria Peak. Inside the Peak Tower, you will find plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from, as well as the Sky Terrace.

There are restaurants that offer amazing views whilst you eat:

  • Wildfire Pizzabar  Enjoy fresh thin crust pizzas with plenty of flavours at this popular Pizza Bar. 
  • Bubba Gum Shrimp – The USA chain has made its way to Asia and has a great spot at The Peak. You can enjoy a western meal with a great view but make sure to book in advance for the good seats.

And other quick bite restaurants such as Burger, Pacific Coffee, Mimi Desserts and Hong Kong Day.

the peak in Hong Kong
the peak in Hong Kong

Sky Terrace 428

The Sky Terrace 428 is a viewing platform in Hong Kong, offer 360-degree panoramic views of Hong Kong. You can visit at any tie in the day, but we recommend sunset to catch views in the daylight and at night. 

Sky Terrace 428 opening hours: 10am to 9pm weekdays and 8am to 9pm on weekends. 

Tickets cost HK$75 for adults and HK$38 for children. 

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14 Comments

  1. Great tips . I’ve never been to Hong Kong, and the day I will , i’ll comeback to your website for sure

  2. Great tips and lovely photos. I’d love to visit HK one day!

  3. Stunning photos! I was lucky enough to visit Hong Kong a few years ago, but this post definitely brought a new light to it and reminds me how beautiful it was. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I thought that the peak is just a viewing point and nothing else! I didn’t know that you can actually spend a whole day there. Lol. Your photos are gorgeous!

  5. I definitely didn’t realize there were other things to do up there! This reminds me a lot of Sky Costanera in Santiago. I love finding great view points in big cities 🙂

  6. Wow I haven’t been to Hong Kong but planning trip for next year and was thinking of doing a one day stopover here! Are either of these within a short distance from the airport? They look like an we some way to spend the day!

  7. I’ve not been to the peak, but it looks like and interesting and fun day out! Great tip and good to know on our next trip.

  8. Love this post my travel buddy and I were just discussing about traveling to Hong Kong!

  9. Im planning to visit my best friend who’s now based in Hongkong. Your photos inspired me to plan the itenerary ahead of time. Haha! I’ll share this to her so that we can plan together.

  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Peak! I have been there twice: during the day and at night, and I couldn’t decide which was more beautiful! This post makes me want to go back there… this time, with my husband. He has never been and I’m sure it will be a visual treat for him! Beautiful photos! 🙂

  11. I was in Hingkong but never left the hotel because I got so ill. Seeing this makes me want to go back and experience it well.


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