Categories: Hong Kong

Touring Hong Kong – The Victoria Peak

A main attraction in Hong Kong’s Central, the old tram will take you up the hill to arguably the best view of Hong Kong from above – The Peak (AKA – Victoria Peak).

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Hong Kong currently hosts an ever increasing smog that only rarely clears up. You need to be extremely lucky to be able to catch more than just the nearby buildings, even though when you’re actually there you can somehow get a taste of what it probably looks like when it’s all clear. Either way, this is what it was like that day :

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This is what it –should- look like at night (from Wikipedia), though still smoggy.

Victoria Peak (太平山) is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 552 m (1,810 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island proper, but not in the entirety of Hong Kong, an honour which belongs to Tai Mo Shan. Because of its view, history and spectacular location, Victoria Peak is strongly attached to an air of prestige.

So that’s what an air of prestige is like, I was wondering about that. Yet, the tram is pretty cool and the view from up there is an awesome combination of nature and urban scenery, showing what central Hong Kong is all about.

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  • safrina - really depends on what you're into and how much time you have. Check for some of their highlights.
    There are some nice museums (History, Science, Coastal Defense) and parks (HK Zoo, HK Park), the Ngong Ping and Big Buddha are terrific, shopping at Monkok is always interesting and Ocean-Park/Disney-World are obviously great for families. Most of those are within the Central/Kowloon area.

  • One of my favorite places in Hong Kong. I've put it down again on our itinerary for our second visit but we will be visiting during night time since the last time we were there, the sun was up.

  • Victoria Peak looks fantastic. Thanks for the pictures! Woa. :)

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