Victoria Peak Hong Kong is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak (wikipedia). Either you go early in the morning, during sunset, or night time to see city light, it is one of Hong Kong destination you should go at least once.
Victoria Peak Hong Kong Attractions
- See Hong Kong city from the Peak Tower.
- Get the shot of ‘popular photo from the peak’ at the Sky Terrace. We bought the package with the ticket. So: tram + access to sky terrace is HKD 83 per adult. while if you only buy the tram ticket (return) is about HKD 40 per adult. I tell you, IT’S SO WINDY & COOL UP THERE! Prepare your jacket.
- The famous Madame Tussauds, ticket price is HKD 200 or 300+ something when you buy on the spot, but online is definitely cheaper (around HKD 150) ! And they have some bundling with other attraction, such as Hong Kong Observation Wheel (click to read our review about it). Unfortunately, we missed the online ticket chance. But we don’t think Lala will like it either; She will freak out to see those ‘people’ but cannot move, LOL!Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Location : Shop P101, Level P1
Tel no : (852) 2849 6966
Opening Hours :
10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)
- Shopping. They have Daiso, supermarket, shops, souvenir shops, etc, all in the building.
- Dining. They have many restaurants to choose, from burger, coffee, desserts, noodle, even ice cream! Ohh, ice cream, I hope their shop rental should not be expensive :p
- Post postcard to the future. At Level P2, they have postcard boxes for a year, which they will post in the next 365 days. Interesting, right? It’s free for those who shop HKD 100 or more.
- For nature lovers, you can also have a Nature Walk with the duration you can choose, varied from 5 to 60 minutes. Read about it here. When we come, the trail is closed. I guess because it’s too foggy.
- 3D Trick Eye Museum.
If you’re too confused, click here for their suggested itineraries for us to cheat :p
How to Go by Public Transport
By Peak Tram
Get on the Peak Tram (transportation like a train) to get different experience. After buying the ticket, you can also see the Peak Tram Historical Gallery. They said, passengers will also experience the Peak Tram illusion, read more here.
However, get to the Tram itself is easy, sign from the Central MTR station is very clear.
- Get into the Central MTR station.
- Take exit J or K follow the signs to the Peak Lower Terminus.
- In the Chater Garden, walk towards the Bank of China Tower is located.
- Cross Queen’s Road Central and Garden Road, then heading to Cheung Kong Center.
- Walk up Garden Road until you reach Lower Albert Road, you will also pass St. John’s Cathedral.
- Cross Lower Albert Road then Garden Road.
- Walk along the pathway surrounding the fountain and you will reach the Peak Tram Lower Terminus.
- Garden Road Garden Road runs between the Bank of China tower (the spiky one) and the Cheung Kong Building (the boxy one), you can use these two buildings as landmarks to guide you.
You can also download the PDF guide.
Route No. 15 (First Bus) Normal
Central Pier 5 to The Peak
Daily : 10:15 am to 12:15 am(from Man Kwong Street outside Central(Pier 5))
Daily : 9:10 am to 1:00 am(from The Peak)
Frequency : 7 to 15 minutes
Fare : HK$ 9.80
Route No. 15B (First Bus)
Causeway Bay(1 King’s Road inside Park Towers) to The Peak Sundays and Public
Holidays only : 12:00am – 7:00pm(from Tin Hau)
12:40am – 7:40pm(from The Peak)
Frequency : 20 minutes
Fare : HK$9.60
(Available on Sundays & Public Holidays only)
Minibus No. 1
Central (Two IFC) to The Peak
Daily : 6:30am – 12:00am (from Central)
Daily : 7:10am – 12:25am (from The Peak)
Frequency : 10-12 minutes
Fare : HK$9.20
Victoria Peak Hong Kong Opening Hour
- The Peak Tram: 7 am to 12 midnight (Daily)
- Sky Terrace: 10 am to 11 pm (Mon – Fri), 8 am to 11 pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Tips to Enjoy Victoria Peak Hong Kong
- Bring jacket, hat, hoodie, socks, or anything to warm you up.
- Find out the weather forecast some days before. Bring umbrella if necessary.
- When it rains or windy, it tends to be cloudy and foggy up there.
- We don’t recommend high-heels :p
- Spend at least 3 hours to enjoy most of the attractions.
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