Hong Kong – Part 3: The Peak

It’s Day 3! Our plan is to visit Hong Kong’s most famous scenic spot – The Peak!

To get to The Peak, we took the Peak Tram which is one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways. The Peak Tram station is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from MTR Central Station. Given the cool windy weather, it felt so good to walk outdoor. Unlike Singapore, it will make you sweat in less than 5 minutes!

The tram ticket including admission to The Sky Terrace costs HK$65. The tram ride is truly a unique experience. The tram rises to 396 metres above sea level. It’s so steep that the buildings we passed look like they are leaning a gradient of between 4 to 27 degrees! It’s also slightly bumpy as it climbed laboriously up the slope.

Due to safety reasons, strollers are not allowed to be pushed onto the tram. We had to fold it up before we board the tram. It was a Saturday, thus the queue was slightly overwhelming and the tram was fully packed with passengers. It took us about ten minutes to reach The Peak.

Here we’re at the Peak Tower! There is a dazzling array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues here. We had our lunch at Hong Kong Café in the Peak Tower. We tried some of their classic dishes including Hong Kong style milk tea and stir fried rice noodles with beef. Taste good and reasonably-priced.

The Peak Tower boasts the highest 360° viewing platform called The Sky Terrace. Standing at 428 metres above sea level, it offers spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline. Here are some delightful pictures taken at The Sky Terrace. As you can see, the weather was quite hazy on that day.