Sightseeing in Hong Kong: The Peak Tram and Victoria Peak - Vikingess Voyages

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sightseeing in Hong Kong: The Peak Tram and Victoria Peak

While in Hong Kong you might want to take a short trip up to the Victoria Peak to get a magnificent panoramic view of the metropolis. As a plus, this destination gives you the chance to take a ride on Asia's oldest funicular, the Peak Tram. The funicular dates back to 1888, and has been one of the symbols of Hong Kong for many years. 
Waiting for the Peak Tram
The view from the funicular is good, and when you reach the final stop you can see even more of the area. And if the regular view is not enough a small extra fee will give you access to the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, the Sky Terrace, at 428 meters above sea level. 

View towards the greener areas of Hong Kong
The Peak Tower where you can pay an entrance fee to get access to the Sky Terrace with a 360° view of Hong Kong
Hong Kong seen from the Sky Terrace
A panorama showing the view of Hong Kong
Hong Kong seen from inside the Peak Tower

All in all it was nice to see the view of Hong Kong from the Victoria Peak, and for people who want to see more of Hong Kong than the inside of a shopping mall it would for sure be a well spent afternoon. We didn't stay until after sunset, but visiting during the evening might be an alternative if we ever get the chance to come back to Hong Kong again in the future.

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