As one of the landmarks in Hong Kong of China, Victoria Peak is also the highest point in Hong Kong, where you can overlook the panoramic view of Hong Kong. Visitors can take the retro red cable car to the top of the mountain, with a total length of 1,350 meters and 5 stops on the way. It is the earliest cable car system in Asia.
The Peak Tower is the most conspicuous building on the top of the mountain. It has a unique bowl shape and was designed by the famous British architect Terry Farrel. It is also a must-visit place in Hong Kong that integrates sightseeing, entertainment, and shopping.
Best time to visit Victoria Peak
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, with high temperatures throughout the year, and the average annual temperature is around 22°C, so Victoria Peak can be visited at any time of the year. We recommend going to the Peak in the late afternoon, so you can not only enjoy the city landscape during the day but also wait for the city to change in a moment as night falls. Hong Kong's night view is very impressive, and it is also one of the top night scenes in the world.
Sight to see and things to do at Victoria Peak
Madame Tussaud Hong Kong
Located at the Peak Tower on Victoria Peak, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a museum dedicated to the exhibition of wax figures of celebrities. Among them, about 100 wax figures of international, Chinese, and Hong Kong celebrities, including former President of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, famous movie star Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, football star David Beckham, basketball star Yao Ming, etc. were exhibited.
- Opening hour: 10:00 - 22:00 (Monday to Sunday).
- Admission fee: HK$ 225 for adults, HK$ 155 for children aged 3-11 and seniors above 65 years old. There are discounts for advance booking online, and more discounts for admission after 20:00 pm.
The Peak Tower
A characteristic building in Hong Kong, located on the Victoria Gap between Victoria Peak and Gefu Mountain on Hong Kong Island. It is also the terminal station of the Peak Tram. Here you can overlook the views of both sides of Victoria Harbour. This building has a total of 6 floors, of which the 1-3 floors are mainly for the food area, and there are dishes from all over the world. In addition, important attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the Peak Post Office are also located here.
- Opening hour: 10:00 - 22:00 (Monday to Friday), 08:00 - 22:00 (Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays).
- Admission fee: HK$53 for adults, free for children aged 3-11 and seniors above 65 years old.
Located in the Peak Tower, 428 meters above sea level, the Sky Terrace is the highest 360-degree observation deck in Hong Kong. Standing on this invincible viewing platform, from the most advantageous geographical position in Hong Kong, you can enjoy the fascinating city scenery, and feel like you are in the whole world. Whether you visit the peak during the day, at dusk, or in the evening, the viewing experience is very different and each has its own characteristics. Sky Terrace is absolutely the best viewing spot that cannot be missed!
- Opening hour: 10:00 - 21:00 (Monday to Friday), 08:00 - 21:00 (Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays).
- Admission fee: HK$ 52 for adults, HK$ 26 for children aged 3-11 and seniors above 65 years old.
The Peak Tram and Peak Tram Historical Gallery
The Peak Tram was officially put into service in 1888 and is the earliest cable car system in Asia. For more than 130 years, the cable car has undergone many renovation and modernization projects, from the original traditional coal-fired technology to a computer control system. The cable car has also changed from the original wooden carriage to a metal carriage. If you are interested in the history of the cable car, you can visit the "Peak Tram Historical Gallery" in the station before boarding at the Garden Road cable car station. Here are 200 rare exhibits that will give you an insight into the history of the Peak Tramway.
- Opening hour: 07:00 - 22:00 (Monday to Sunday).
- Admission fee: HK$ 52/Return and HK$ 37/Single for adults, HK$ 23/Return and HK$ 14/Single for children aged 3-11 and seniors above 65 years old.
The Peak Post Office
More like a tourist souvenir shop, but the main function of the post office is of course retained. Here you can choose your favorite postcards to post to your family, friends, or even future yourself. And stamp it with the special postmark here. There are also some mini-post boxes and post truck models, which look cute.
- Opening hour: 10:30 - 18:00 (Monday to Friday) and 11:00 - 14:00 (Saturday).
Built on a steep slope covered with dense vegetation with a length of 3.5 kilometers, it's a very suitable walking trail to feel the breath of nature, green trees, and the fresh air. The Peak Plaza is also at an intersection of this road. You can find a mountain road uphill from any direction of the east, south, west, and north of Victoria Peak, and sooner or later you will reach this ring road. There are a lot of hiking routes to choose from, visitors can choose the best hiking route according to the weather of the day, physical strength, and time.
Useful travel tips
- The Peak Tram + The Peak Tower package is cheaper than buying separately. You can choose the best tickets according to your own arrangements.
- The Peak Plaza and The Peak Tower integrate viewing and shopping. There are a number of restaurants where you can enjoy the scenery while having a meal, from western restaurants, Japanese restaurants, Chinese restaurants, outdoor cafes, and even fast-food chains, at all prices and grades.
- Riding the Peak Tram is the best way to reach the top of Victoria Peak to enjoy the night view. Take the cable car from the cable car terminus on Garden Road, Central, and you can reach the top of the mountain in just 7 minutes. We recommend travelers to choose the seat on the right side close to the platform for a better view.
- During peak seasons and public holidays, it takes a long time to wait in line for the cable car.