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Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Overview

At an altitude of 1811 feet, Victoria Peak is regarded as the highest hill in Hong Kong. Commonly known as the Austin Peak or ‘The Peak’, it is a must-visit attraction in the metropolitan. From the highest point of the peak, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Central Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island.

Victoria Peak has a viewing platform that features a telescope from where tourists can witness the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s skyline, which looks even more stunning as the sun goes down, making it the highlight of this attraction. It also houses the two most popular leisure shopping centres in Hong Kong - Peak Galleria and Peak Tower. Not just the commercial areas, the Peak also has a serene garden, the Victoria Garden. This Chinese style garden is actually the closest accessible spot to the summit, and one will have some spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour and the colourful buildings of the city at night.

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Victoria Peak Attractions

The Peak Tram: Opened in 1888, the Peak Tram is regarded as one of the steepest funicular railways across the globe. The funicular railway takes commuters to the upper regions of the island and it is one of the most spellbinding journeys.

Victoria Peak Garden: Originally the private garden of ‘Mountain Lodge’ (the residence of Hong Kong’s Governor), it is currently managed by the Government and is a major tourist spot in the city. One can meander through the winding path and embrace solitude amid the verdant hues.

Sky Terrace 428: A massive viewing platform located at the Peak Tower that offers spectacular harbour views. In order to reach the highest level, they charge an additional fee.

Peak Galleria Viewing Terrace: Another viewing platform that is absolutely free of cost. This is an open terrace and benches are placed at vantage points where visitors can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the harbour and the skyline. This observation deck is set at a lower level compared to Sky Terrace, but the views are almost similar.

Peak Walking Trail: To enjoy wandering, head to Level 3 of the Peak Tower. It has a well-marked trail where one can engage in a leisurely stroll. There is also a map that contains a detailed guideline of the trail

Lion’s Pavilion: This is another viewing terrace from where visitors can soak up the majestic sight of Central Hong Kong as well as the Victoria Harbour. This place is not as crowded as the Sky Terrace and one can spend moments of solitude while savouring the views.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong: This museum features a number of celebrity wax figures and offers numerous photography opportunities. If you are travelling with kids, this is the place where you should head to.

Madness 3D Adventure: It is an interactive platform in the Peak Tower. This gallery features 3D artwork of the well known Hong Kong tourist attractions.

Shopping at The Peak

Victoria Peak is a shopping paradise to purchase trinkets and Chinese paraphernalia. There are a number of unique items at a discounted rate which is not available anywhere else in Hong Kong.

Peak Market: This is a shopping centre with a typical cosmopolitan vibe. It is filled with products ranging from Chinese artworks to souvenirs, knick-knacks, and silk collectables. This arcade is often regarded as the modern version of Hong Kong’s traditional street markets. 

Peak Galleria: This is another impressive shopping arcade right next to the Peak Market. This complex is overflowing with a number of stores that offers clothing, souvenirs and gift items.

Souvenir Shop: Located near the Sky Terrace 428 is Victoria Peak’s official gift shop. This small boutique store sells adorable souvenirs that suit every budget. Hence, one can take home these tokens of love and relive memories of The Peak.

Victoria Peak Restaurants

Bubba Gump is one of the legendary restaurants at Victoria Peak that specializes in seafood. It is one of the perfect places to enjoy the panoramic views while relishing a plate of fish and shrimp.

Lu Feng takes foodies on a culinary journey around old Hong Kong. They offer an authentic dining experience in a classic setting that is an amalgamation of old and new. From traditional dim sum to wok-fried dishes, you will find everything here.

Wildfire Pizzabar and Grill treats the taste buds to lip-smacking grilled meat, pizza and pasta.

Fujiyama Mama brings to the table an authentic Japanese experience with a unique twist. This is a cosy place where diners can absorb spectacular views while gorging on delicious food.

Peak Lookout is regarded as the oldest restaurant in the region. In 2001, a new restaurant opened in its place and today it is known as Peak Lookout. This eating joint is frequented by tourists as well as locals alike.

Apart from fine restaurants, Victoria Peak also boasts some of the popular eating joints that are loved by people across the globe. One can find a Burger King and a Starbucks outlet here. There is another local coffee shop named Pacific Coffee.

How To Reach Victoria Peak

Bus: Board Bus No. 15C from pier 8 or start walking from Exit J2 (MTR Central Station) to take the funicular railway from the Lower Terminus located at Garden Road. Alternatively, from the Bus Terminus located at Exchange Square, board Bus No. 15 to reach the designated spot.

MTR: From Exit E at MTR Hong Kong Station, take Minibus No. 1.

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