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Travel Guide of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong by Influencers

Victoria Peak is a hill on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m, it is the highest hill on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of elevation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Travel Tips for visiting Victoria Peak

It is a must-see during a trip to Hong Kong. The Victoria Peak,

The Peak culminates at 554m: it is the highest summit of Hong Kong Island. From there, a breathtaking view of the skyscrapers, coiled between the jungle, the slopes of Peak Victoria, and the bay of Hong Kong. Enchanting at night, romantic at dusk, and impressive on a clear day (you can see up to the hills of the New Territories!)

How to reach Peak Victoria?

  • The most "folkloric" is to choose the Peak Tram. It is a historical funicular (130 years of existence!) which goes up in 7 minutes towards the top and allows us to admire some impressive skyscrapers in the passage. Unfortunately, this streetcar is often taken by tourists: the waiting time sometimes exceeds one hour!
Anyway, if you don't mind, you can go to the Lower Peak Tram terminal in the Central district, on Garden Road. The Peak Tram runs from 7 am to midnight every day, even on holidays.

  • You can also take a bus. Often not expensive, but you will have to find the right bus and the right place... The most "obvious" is to take the bus 15 which leaves from central pier 5 and passes by central and Admiralty... Much cheaper than the Peak streetcar but slower (although there will be a less waiting time to take the bus!). We advise you to choose a place on the floor! You also have minibus 1 (island) which leaves from Hong Kong MTR station.

- Any cab on the street can take you there. It is, of course, more expensive than the streetcar or the bus... To have an idea of the price, count about 9 dollars from Admiralty.

By foot to the Victoria peak. We advise you of 2 options:

  • Old Peak Road: It is the most direct option and also the steepest. We advise you to have a GPS: it is not always obvious to find your way in the jungle of skyscrapers. The Old Peak Road starts at an intersection with Robinson Road. This road climbs quite steeply at times and is closed to traffic on its last stretch (just behind the buildings called Hillsborough). At the end of this road, you will end up near Peak Tower a little further north and below it.

  • Lung Fu Shan Trail: This is a 2.8km trail that gently climbs the PEAK. It starts next to the University of Hong Kong (MTR station HKU) and ends at the Peak Tower passing by the Pinewood Battery. Count 60 minutes to finish the route one way.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Victoria Peak

Why is Victoria Peak in Hong Kong famous?

The summit of Victoria Peak offers the most remarkable view of Hong Kong.

With more than 1,500 skyscrapers over 100 meters high, Hong Kong has been called "the most vertical city in the world". 

For a breathtaking panorama and thrill of watching the view from above 

Admiring the view of Victoria Bay from The Peak is an absolute must in Hong Kong.
Once at the bus or streetcar terminal (almost at the same place), it will take you a few more minutes to walk to the viewpoints. Besides, the surroundings of the summit are not really a haven of peace or nature that you would expect: the place is very commercial. It will be necessary to dare to move away a little to find quietude...

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