Victoria Peak

After indulging in a bottomless champagne brunch, I made my way over to the other side of the harbour to visit Victoria Peak.

Victoria Peak
Hong Kong Island
Victoria Peak
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The walk from Central to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus was fairly short. I just followed the signs.

Victoria Peak
The Peak Tram Lower Terminus

The line to board the tram was pretty long, so I bought the express ticket to skip most of it. It also included admission to Madame Tussauds inside the Peak Tower.

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Tram Ticket

The old school trolley rides along a funicular railway that uses a single steel cable to pull the tram up the very steep slope.

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The Tram

The railway has been operating since 1888.

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Operating since 1888

The ride takes about 10 minutes and offers a uniquely spectacular view of the city.

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Funicular Railway

Once we got off the tram I walked over to Peak Tower, a multilevel complex with various stores, restaurants, and entertainment.

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The Peak Tower

I took the escalators to the top floor. Sky Terrace 428 is the highest 360° viewing platform in Hong Kong and offers panoramic views of the vibrant city.

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Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak, also known as Mount Austin or “The Peak”, has an elevation of 1,811 feet (552 meters). It’s the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island.

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“The Peak”
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Mount Austin

Victoria Peak

After walking around the terrace for a bit and admiring the peak views, I decided to go to Madame Tussauds since it was included with the pass I purchased.

Madame Tussauds
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Eric Tsang
Madame Tussauds
Huang Xiaoming
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Gandhi
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Jackie Chan
Madame Tussauds
Yayoi Kusama
Madame Tussauds
Michelle Yeoh
Madame Tussauds
Korean Soap Opera Stars
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Bruce Lee
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Chiyonofuji Mitsugu
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Muhammad Ali
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Stephen Curry
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Iron Man

The Peak started filling with more and more people. I went back to the tram station and lined up for a ride back down. I just wanted to go back to the hotel and chill out for a bit. I had a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant later that night.


Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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