HONG KONG: VICTORIA PEAK
Victoria Peak or The Peak as it is commonly known, has only gained in popularity since the opening of the Peak Tramway in 1888. Before this time, very few people would venture up to see the sights. The panaromic view from Victoria Peak is quite stunning at night with a myriad of lights lighting up the harbour, skyscrapers and various areas of Hong Kong. On a clear day, the views are spectacular and areas as far away as China and Macau can be seen in the distance.
The Peak is one of Hong Kong`s major tourist attractions and the Peak Tram can be quite busy at times. The Peak Tram is open from 5.40am to 1am at night and takes visitors upto it`s upper terminus at around 395 meters above sea level. The Peak itself is 554 meters high & the rest of the journey from the tram stop to the top of the Peak Tower is carried out by walking & lifts inside the Peak Tower. The surrounding area is filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants including the Peak Cafe.
Victoria Peak is a beautiful forested area with a variety of tree species. To make the most of the surrounding area, visitors can take the 3 km walk from Lugard Road to Harlech Road and take in some of the breath taking views of the harbour. An alternative walk which takes the same amount of time is from Green Island to Peng Chau.