Stunning Views fromThe Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

For an unforgettable nightlight Hong Kong experience, we’ve decided to take a peak into one of Hong Kong’s popular tourist destinations – the stunning views from the Victoria.

Hong Kong Island

The Victoria Peak is located in Central Hong Kong. For you to be able to get to the Peak, you have to ride the Peak tram, one of Hong Kong’s oldest trains. Getting there you just have to remember that the Peak Tram lower terminus is just near St. John’s Cathedral, one of the most known landmarks in Hong Kong.

Lucky for us for the day that we’ve went to St John is a Sunday, which means we could attend a Sunday mass at the Cathedral. Another thing is that during that same Sunday is also the celebration of the feast of St John the Apostle.

At 2pm during Sundays they have a Filipino Mass. You’ll be surprised to see the church filled with fellow Filipinos. I guess it’s also a way for them to bond with one another on their day of rest. One will really able to feel the closeness and Filipino ties, makes me wonder why in foreign lands Filipinos are able to unite regardless of their differences, but here in our own native land, we’re always in disunity.

St John’s Cathedral Hong Kong

St John’s Cathedral Hong Kong

– MTR, Central Station, Exit K which leads you to HK & Shanghai Bank HQ. Cross the HSBC building through the open Ground Floor to Queens Road Central; Cross Queens Road Central at the traffic lights to the Cheung Kong Center; Go up the escalator, then the stairs to the Cathedral.

Or From MTR Central station, make your way to the J2 exit and walk up to the ground level. Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen’s Road Central, and make your way up Garden Road. You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza on your left and St John’s Cathedral on your right.

Getting to the Peak:

  • By Bus to the Peak:
    • Route No. 15(First Bus) Normal ; Central Pier 5 to The Peak
      Daily : 10:15 am to 12:15 am(Pier 5 or Exchange Square, Central)
      Daily : 9:10 am to 1:00 am(from The Peak) ; Fare : HK$ 9.80
  • The Peak Tram (Fare/Rate: Adult HK$22 single, HK$33 return)
    • From Lower Peak tram Terminus Garden Road in Central

*Suggestion: Take the Peak Tram up to The Peak, then return via bus

The Peak Tram

This is one unforgettable trip. There’s nothing in the world like the Peak Tram. Pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 373 metres (about 1,200 feet). It’s so steep that the buildings you pass look like they’re leaning! Whether you’re going up or coming down, you’ll love this trip.

The Peak Tram

If you want to take pictures of your ascent to The Peak Tower in, sit on the right side of the tram.

The Victoria Peak

There’s a reason why The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong: It is absolutely incredible! Looking down from The Peak you’ll be amazed by the spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, and the towering skyscrapers in lively night lights.

The Victoria Peak

The Peak: Do I Have To Pay for The SKY TERRACE?

For 1st timers, this is recommended for the best view but YES there is a price to pay. For those on an extremely tight budget (like us), you can go to the roof of the Peak Galleria Mall for a free view (it’s just equally awesome!).

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Be sure to visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong after the Peak viewing experience. Open from 10am to 10pm daily you’ll surely be engrossed with an interactive entertainment experience!

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

With over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong delivers a fun and interactive celebrity experience where everyone can become a star. Located at Level P1, The Peak Tower, the attraction delights guests with exciting audio visual effects and interactive experiences.

For more information, please visit www.madame-tussauds.com.hk

This 3-day escape to the land of fragrant harbour happened last June 24-26, 2012. Here is a series of posts on our trip to one of Asia’s World Class City, Hong Kong. Discover the places we’ve been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained in this remarkable escapade.
Hong Kong 3 Days Budget Tour Itinerary | Ngong Ping 360 Experience: Cable Car, Walking with Buddha, & Po Lin Monastery | A Hong Kong Disneyland Adventure | Dream Come True: Jason Mraz Live in Hong Kong | Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery | Insightful Dialogue In The Dark Experience | Stunning Views fromThe Victoria Peak, Hong Kong | A Symphony of Lights, Victoria Harbour Light Show, Hong Kong
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