Located in the western half of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak, also known as Mount Austin, is the summit of Hong Kong island, arguably the best place to view breathtaking Victoria Harbor and the surrounding islands. With its unbeatable geographic features and unparalleled landscape, Victoria Peak is a must-see for a fantastic Hong Kong trip, and attracts seven million visitors every year.
The elevation of 1,800 feet (554 meters) above sea level provides Victoria Peak captivating scenery and crisp, fresh air, which makes it an ideal home for considerable luxurious residential apartments. Night and day on Victoria Peak are quite different, each of which has its own features. In the daytime, standing on Victoria Peak, you can observe the numerous skyscrapers, bustling streets, and comfortable breeze. When the night falls, under the brilliant lights, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula resemble two dazzling pearls embedded on Victoria Harbor.
The best time to visit Victoria Peak is at dusk and at night when the scenery is the most enchanting, while the best place to enjoy the scene is the Peak Tower and the Lion Kiosk beside the Peak Tram terminals.
Taking the Peak Tram is the best way to appreciate the nighttime landscape atop Victoria Peak, on which visitors could capture a bird’s eye view of the city, the rolling Hong Kong islands, Victoria Harbor and Kowloon, and so on. It takes only seven minutes to get to the top, but there is often a long queue, especially on Sundays.
Location: On the western half of Hong Kong Island
Admission Fee: Free of charge
How to get to:Take the metro accessible to Hong Kong stop and get off at Exit D, then walk to the Central Bus Station at the Central Exchange Square and take the bus No. 15 to get there. It costs 35 minutes.
Or take the metro accessible to Hong Kong stop and get off at Exit F, then take the bus No. 1 to get there. It costs 25 minutes.