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 travelers and tourists to take the historical tram up to the top and see Hong Kong from a different perspective. It is one of my favorite 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 traveler 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
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 meters 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 to hike from the MTR Central Station to The Peak Tower; with this route takes you around an hour and a half.
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.
Sky Terrace 428
The Sky Terrace 428 is a viewing platform in Hong Kong, offers 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 on weekdays and 8am to 9pm on weekends.
Tickets cost HK$75 for adults and HK$38 for children.
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Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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.