Hong Kong Victoria Peak

Located at the northwest part of Hong Kong Island, the 554-meter high Hong Kong Victoria Peak stands as the highest altitude of Hong Kong. Before 1947, the Peak was exclusive only for the celebrities of upper society and the richest residents of the territory. But now the Peak is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong.

At the giant, wok-shaped Peak Tower atop Victoria Peak, you can get a bird-eye view of Victoria Harbor and closely built skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in the daytime. While in the evening, you can feast your eyes on the glamorous nighttime cityscape of the city. But you need to ensure yourself a clear weather so that the view will not be spoilt by thick fog or air pollution.

Taking the world's steepest tramway is the most common transportation means up to the peak. The tramway was open back in 1888, and it is Hong Kong's first mechanized mode of transport. The 1.7 km track up from Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road to Victoria Peak gives you the best angle to capture exceptional video footage of the city. However, during public holidays, the Peak Tram is likely to have very long queues of people waiting to board.

Sightseeing is not the only thing you can do at the Peak. With nearly 100 wax figures of widely-known personalities, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong at the Peak is also worth visiting. The shopping mall in the Peak Tower with various shops, fine dining restaurants also serves as a great place for leisure.