The Peak in Hong Kong & the 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.

Peak Tram Historical Gallery

The Tram

Before jumping on the tram at the bottom of the peak, take a look at this glimpse of history with over 200 memorabilia and 15 themed sections.

Sky terrace 428

At 428 metres above sea level, this is the highest viewing point in Hong Kong, giving you a panoramic view across the great city.

Food and cafes

Backpacking Asia

The Peak offers some great pictures for day and night, so it is always worth heading here late afternoon for some day shots, grabbing some food before taking some evening shots – for photographers this is a dream. There are some great restaurants in The Peak Tower that also offer excellent views. Kyo Hachi Japanese is a popular choice or tuck into some delicious fish at Bubba Gump Shrimp chain. However, tables in the evenings (especially with a view) book up quickly, so either ring ahead or reserve a table earlier in the afternoon. If you just want a quick eat, you can head to one of the chain fast food such as Burger King or coffee spots including Starbucks, with many dotted around the Peak.

Madame Tussauds

Taking over the world, there does seem to be a Madame Tussauds just about everywhere. If you are a fan you can spend a few hours checking out the wax works of Asia’s biggest celebrities and posing next to your faves.


Sky Terrace 428

As you arrive at the Peak via tram, you will immediately walk into the Peak Market, a shopping haven full of souvenirs, silk collectibles, Chinese artwork, various Buddha models and waving fortune cats. There are some other boutique clothes stores and gadget shops around the shopping centre that are worth a look at.

Nature walks

The tram line taken from Sky Terrace 428

There are some beautiful nature walks available from the peak, offering a stroll with a difference.

How much does it cost to go to the Peak?

Hong Kong at Night

Tickets for the Peak tram and Sky Terrace 428 costs HK$83 for a return ride, with the Peak tram open from 7am to midnight, every day of the year. Trams depart every 10-15 minutes and expect to queue from about an hour before sunset. The Sky Terrace is open 10am – 11pm from Mon to Fri and 8am – 11pm Sat, Sun and public holidays. The Peak Tram Lower Terminus is a short walk away from the MTR central station J2 exit or catch bus no.15 that drops you off just by the terminus.

Have you been to The Peak? Let us know your experience in the comments below, we would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to check out the other things to do in Hong Kong during your visit. 

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  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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