After indulging in a bottomless champagne brunch, I made my way over to the other side of the harbour to visit Victoria Peak.
The walk from Central to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus was fairly short. I just followed the signs.
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.
The old school trolley rides along a funicular railway that uses a single steel cable to pull the tram up the very steep slope.
The railway has been operating since 1888.
The ride takes about 10 minutes and offers a uniquely spectacular view of the city.
Once we got off the tram I walked over to Peak Tower, a multilevel complex with various stores, restaurants, and entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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