November 17, 2013

The Peak - Hong Kong

Site Name: The Peak
Site Type: 360 degree viewing terrace
Location:  Central, Hong Kong
Highlights: One of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong
Nearest Train Station: MTR Central 
Nearest Airport: Hong Kong
How to reach: Easily accessible by road; Plenty of buses and mini-buses; MTR located nearby
Hotel: Plenty of options in this area as this is one of the most prominent places in Hong Kong
Restaurants: Again, a plenty of options in this area as this is one of the most prominent places in Hong Kong
Opening Hours:  7 am - 12 mid-night
Ticket Fare: Adult - HKD 75; Child - HKD 36; (For complete details on fare, check the website)

The Peak is undoubtedly a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. The Peak experience is one of its kind with various attractions such as peak tram, wax museum, nature walks, 360 degree aerial view, dining and shopping. There is so much that the site offers. Let us explore all the destinations briefly which might serve as an itinerary too.

Start your journey at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus. You need to buy Peak Tram Sky Pass here. If you are interested, visit The Peak Tram Historical Gallery located behind. Now, get ready to get an unforgettable experience in Peak Tram. Around 10 million people across the globe come over here every year to experience this one of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways. It rises to about 1300 feet above sea level. It is so steep that the buildings that you pass appear as if they are leaning. It is definitely a thrilling and amazing experience.

After you get down at the Peak, the first attraction would be Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. It features around 100 local and international celebrity wax figures which include Jackie Chan, Obama, Amitabh, Tyson, Gandhiji, Hitler, Sadam, Einstein and others from different fields. 

The Peak Tower is one of the most photographed architecture of Hong Kong. You can find a lot of entertainment centers, shops and restaurants located here set against the beautiful backdrop of the city. Moreover, it has The Sky Terrace 428, the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong. It is located 428 meters above the sea level and offers 360 degree panoramic view of Hong Kong. This scenic site is something which you should never miss to visit in this city. There is an added advantage - Sky Gallery, which has 17 historical photographs to give the visitors an idea about old Hong Kong.

There are four trails of Nature Walks at the Peak which offers you one of the stunning countryside of the city and aerial view of various areas and landmarks.

Irrespective of age and taste, the Peak definitely attracts everyone. 

Happy travelling.

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