The Peak Tram
For many, the Peak is the most spectacular place in Hong Kong - even the way there is quite challenging. During the 8-10 minute ride, the cogwheel streetcar climbs from 28 meters to 396 meters on the 1,365-meter route - an unforgettable experience and ideal video subject as the skyscrapers glide past each other at seemingly impossible angles as the streetcar struggles up the mountain. The Peak Tram was put into service in 1888 to help the British governor and residents of the Peak get home. Today, it has a track record of over 130 years and is one of the oldest funicular railroads in the world. As one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions, it counts more than 6 million passengers every year.
The Peak Tram runs every 15-20 minutes from 7am to 10pm between the Peak Tram Lower Terminus in Central and the Peak Tram Upper Terminus on the Peak. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through the official Peak Tram website for priority access.
The Peak Tower with the Sky Terrace 428
The wok-shaped Peak Tower is famous for its observation deck, Sky Terrace 428, which rises 428 meters above one of the most breathtaking cityscapes in the world. Take your partner to the highest peak of Hong Kong Island and assure him/her of your love at the giant heart of Sky Terrace 428, and don't forget to capture the special moment by photo and share it with your family and friends! If you want to learn more about Hong Kong's different neighborhoods, architecture, culture and history during your stay while enjoying the spectacular view of the Hong Kong skyline, we recommend the free interactive audio tour - Hong Kong Sky Tour - only available at Sky Terrace 428.
And if hunger strikes, even when you eat here you get the wonderful view of Victoria Harbour to go with it - you can get a taste of it on the escalator that goes up next to a massive glass wall. The numerous restaurants offer everything from American and Japanese cuisine to Chinese and Italian specialties, as well as simple cafés - and lots of stores and entertainment, such as Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong Cabinet with over 100 lifelike figures - the opportunity par excellence for the ultimate selfie.
Peak Circle Walk
The Peak Circle Walk circles the highest point of Hong Kong Island and offers breathtaking views of the city in many ways. If you start walking about 90 minutes before sunset, you will experience the south side of Hong Kong Island in the golden afternoon light. Start from Peak Tower and walk along Harlech Road and Lugard Road, reaching the starting point as dusk gives way to night and the city becomes a galaxy of glittering lights.
Lugard Road Lookout and Lions Point View Pavilion.
Built in 1913-1914, this road is named after Hong Kong's 14th governor, Sir Frederick Lugard. The sections, which consist of narrow pathways on the hillside, are called "Plank Roads". After about a 20-minute walk, you will reach the Lugard Road Lookout, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the city from Sheung Wan to Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as Victoria Harbour. Continue to follow the road until you reach Harlech Road. Soon you will see the Lions Pavilion, which is a little hidden next to the Peak Tower and is extremely popular with tourists because of its (free) view.