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Victoria Peak Tram

3 Dec
View from the Lugard Road

Honk Kong’s Skyline from Victoria Peak

All Hong Kong visitors know that Victoria Peak has the best view of the city’s Skyline. Therefore It is always a must on their to do list. I visited the peak 3 times already and couldn’t  get enough of the view, I am sure i will be going there again before i leave HK. You can get to the top of Victoria mountain by hiking/walking up (you can read more about my hike up the peak here) or taking the Peak Tram. 

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

The Peak tram had been transporting residents and tourists from Central to the peak since 1888. It is the steepest railway system in the world.  It covers a distance of about about 1.4 kilometres and an altitude of 400m. Just 150m short of the highest point on the mountain which you can reach by walking up the rest of the way. The arrival point of the tram is the peak tower, there are a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes there. Most visitors recognize the Peak tower as the view point. So it is always crowded and people are pushing each other to take photos. However, you can get a better view of the city on Lugard road. You can get there by following the circular walking path on the right of the tram when you get off. The view there is amazing and there is barely anyone on the road. Continue reading


Hiking Up to Victoria Peak

7 Oct

I arrived to Hong Kong in early September and this year, the temperatures were above average. In the first couple weeks the weather was so hot that i would think twice before going out. This made any day hikes out of question, so i decided that my first Hong Kong hike would be a night hike to Victoria Peak.

Ps: You can also go up Victoria Peak by Tram.

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Since i am new in town and it would take a lot of effort to explore trails I have never done before. Therefore I chose to sign up with the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup 香港遠足覓合團. This group allows you to register for group hikes with individuals who are familiar with the trails and act as your guide.

Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island with an altitude of 552m. It is one of the biggest touristic attractions in hong kong offering views over Central, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island Continue reading