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Victoria Peak

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Hong Kong, China.

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Tiny, bright Hong Kong lays out before you when you’re standing on Victoria Peak, it’s the first thing most people want to do when they arrive - survey their new surroundings, and has become Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction. Visitor numbers equal facilities and two major shopping and entertainment centres have been built to keep the tourists happy.

A radio tower has been built on the very summit but the closest you can get to it is Victoria Peak Gardens, done up in a blend of traditional Chinese and Victorian style, part of the Governor’s old summer house.

The peak has always been a hub of luxury, it’s elevation means that as well as the views people who live up here get the cooling breezes and people living below sweat it out in the moist sub-tropical summers (obviously this was a larger factor pre-air-conditioning.). Where once you needed flunkies to carry you up the peak - or else you had to use your legs, now you can use the tram or funicular to take you up the 45+ degree slope.

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“We made our way up with the rest of the crowd to Victoria Peak...”

We made our way up with the rest of the crowd to Victoria Peak. The Peak Tram has been operating since the turn of the century and costs mere $36 HK Dollars for a return trip. If you can handle the lines, it is worth going up to have a bird’s eye… Read more...

Written by  Dave and Deb. Read more on theplanetd

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Peak Tram

There’s often a queue on the weekends and Hong Kong has an intermittently haze settled over it, but the Tram up Victoria Peak is still one of the ‘things to do’ in Hong Kong for two reasons: Victoria Peak is pretty steep – about a 45 degree angle – and there’s a pretty nice view once you get to the top. But even once you’ve paid your money to get the tram to the top you still have to pay to go up to the viewing platform or else admire the view from one of the restaurants that are dotted between the shops in the mall at the top.

The walk, on the other hand, can take you though pretty Pok Fu Country Park, but it does take about two hours compared to the trams seven minutes.

There are four stations on the way up. Kennedy Road, Macdonnell Road, May Road and Barker Road – the tram was originally built to make the lives of the posh peak dwellers easier.

The tram keeps running until midnight so there's plenty of time to decide.

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