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The Peak as Hong Kong Panorama Viewpoint

The Peak Hong Kong located at Mid Levels in Hong Kong Island. This place was opening and closing scenes of 1955 movie on Soldier of Fortune. This is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and been the city’s of most exclusive neighborhood since colonial times. The view is also makes The Peak become one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. When you visit and look around and you will see sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama will melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath.

The Peak Tower of Hong Kong is No. 1 destination and one of the most stylish architectural icons in Hong Kong. The Peak Tower has a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 428. Nearby have a galleria on free entry observation deck, shopping store and dining options. Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience and can see skyscrapers slide past on the window. The Peak Tram is also heritage and the history of Hong Kong since 1888. They are many memories for local visitors and overseas visitors

Not only the Peak that you can see in this place. You can visit The Peak Tram Lower Terminus, Peak Tram Historical Gallery that have history from begin to present, Peak Tram Historical Gallery, Sky Terrace 428, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Madness 3D Adventure. All of them close around 10 pm to midnight.

How to get there?

  1. You can take bus no.#15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Central Station on Exit J1, J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road
  2. From Central Station take Exit F or Star Ferry Pier 7 take the bus No. 15 C then get off at Peak Tram or take the line 15 to get to the Peak.
  3. Take bus no.#15 from Exchange Square bus terminus which is near MTR Hong Kong Station and Exit door D
  4. Take minibus no.#1 from the public transport interchange at MTR Hong Kong Station and Exit door E
  5. Ride the boat from Kowloon Island near the harbor city shopping mall to Central side after that walk to the Peak. But this will take you about 20-30 mins to get there. This is long distance to reach but good for exercise.

Peak Tram is a tram used to travel up and down hill. The Peak has been in service for more than 120 years. Most tourists often choose to go and see the top of view. The tram seat up to the top of hill and can observe the view outside. There will be an event called “The Peak Tram illusion”. When we ride the car up to the hill will see tall buildings from far away. If you notice that view on the right hand side feel like the building is falling to the front of the phenomenon and unlike other trams.

The Peak Tower is one of Hong Kong’s famous architectural buildings that has modern style building. They’re design with unique and unique shape. The shape is like half of circle on facing up and stand on the top of the hill which is about 360 degrees above sea level. Inside the building have shops and restaurants. There is also a scene of Hong Kong photography.

Sky Terrace 428 is the best view point and must not missed when you come to The Peak. The 360 ​​degree view can be seen in this direction because the terrace is 428 meters height. Therefore this is the origin of Sky Terrace 428 name. At this point you can see the view around Hong Kong city and each time will see different view.

The Peak Tram Historical Gallery is like a small museum that located on the top of The Peak. Inside the gallery have story of tram and divided into 15 zones. A collection of history is about 100 years ago including the history of the peak, various forms of trams in each era. Also they have rooms that show style of dress on passengers and tram staff. If anyone uses tram service the this gallery can visit for free. The gallery open every day from 7.00 am to 12.00 pm.

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