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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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