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“Old-fashioned popular outing - watch the lines”

Victoria Peak (The Peak)
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Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak
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5-Hour Group Tour: Hong Kong City Overview with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon
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Ranked #3 of 840 things to do in Hong Kong
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Hong Kong's number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city's oldest mode of public transport.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is one of those Victorian-era outings, where people would visit an attraction, have tea, and stroll around. Unfortunately, it's very popular, the lines can be long, and the peak is a shopping mall now. Also note that this doesn't actually go to the peak, but to a shoulder that affords some views on both sides of Hong Kong island.

If visiting during daylight hours, I recommend getting there before 10 AM, when the lines are 20 - 30 minutes. Like Disney, the line is longer than it looks, as you are admitted to new wait zones every few minutes. Also like Disney, the last few zones have historical exhibits to distract you. You will be standing outside in the sun/rain some of the time. I didn't visit at night.

Buy a return ticket even if you plan to walk down. It's a small price difference. The separate admission to the tower at the top costs as much as the funicular ride, but I'd recommend it. You came all this way, right?

Good stuff:
Tram ride. It's pretty steep, and the cable-based tow system nicely bounces occasionally. The cars are fairly period.
The exhibits at the beginning aren't bad.

Bad stuff:
The commercialization at the top is a turn-off.
Crowds and commercial photographers will gum up the viewing points.
The trams may be standing room only at times!

Note for railroad buffs: the up and down direction share the middle rail. They diverge just at the crossover in the middle. You can also see some pulleys at the corners, to direct the cable.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This view is what epitomizes any visit to Hong Kong. If you don't like heights and can't face the tram journey to the top.(Or if you just don't want to queue to get on it) There is the number 15 bus which runs from outside pier 7 in central. Only 10 HK dollars each way it takes a winding route up to the peak.
The shopping centre at the top was a bit of a surprise...but why not have one there if that's what people like to do? Spectacular views. You really shouldn't miss this.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Well worth the wait to travel to the peak on the tram ride. We had a great day at the peak enjoying the fantastic views and the scenery around with inspiring view of Hong Kong and out over Kowloon

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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Superb view at night. Really awesome experience. The most ofthe hong kong island can be seen from the top. But really crowded. People were crashing against each other.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is a must do - a fantastic view from the top. Lots of people but definitely worth the trip. There is a line up to buy tickets so you may have a small wait.

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