The Peak offers a stunning 360-degree view encompassing the city’s skyscrapers, the Victoria Harbor as well as the New Territories. Hence, no matter what is on your itinerary, a trip to The Peak is mandatory.
Set at 522 meters above sea level, getting to the top is another treat for visitors as they take a ride aboard the iconic Peak Tram. Operational since 1888, it holds the distinction of being the oldest cableway service in the world. Yet despite its age, the tram remains an active form of public transport for local commuters. At the same time, it is a popular tourist attraction. No doubt, visitors are in awe of the Peak Tram illusion they experience while riding to the top. Indeed, you need to see it to believe it.
Once at the top, visitors have a lot of activities to choose from after they are done admiring the view. You can do a bit of shopping and sample local cuisine at any of the heritage restaurants. Visitors looking for something more adventurous can wander on a hiking trail.
Prior to its status as Hong Kong’s most visited attraction, The Peak once served as an exclusive locality for European expatriates. While it remains an area for Hong Kong’s elite to date, tourists along with locals are more than welcome to visit it to enjoy an amazing panorama and more. It is guaranteed to take your breath away.