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Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Sunday, November 8, 2009

View From Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Many people want to know how to get to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, so this may help. While visiting Hong Kong, there are many things to do to keep you busy throughout your vacation. However, the number one thing that every tourist must accomplish, is riding, walking, taking a bus or taxi to the top of Victoria Peak.

View From Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the kind of city that has many vistas from just about any location, but Victoria Peak beats them all. The number one way of reaching the top is by taking the Victoria Peak Tram. As of the time of this writing, tickets run $48 HK ($6 U.S.) for Adults and $23 HK ($2.75 U.S.) for Children.

The tram only takes about five minutes or so to ride to the top and leaves about every 10 to 15 minutes. However, during peak times, the lines to get on can be very long, not to mention the high heat and humidity that is common in Hong Kong can make the wait uncomfortable. You can get more information about the tram by clicking on this link "".

View From Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

There is a bus "15C" that will take you to the tram entry point and one place to pick it up is on the main road outside of the "Central" Ferry Terminal. However, if you want to take the bus all the way to the top, then take bus "15" from the "Center" metro stop. Buses in Hong Kong are cheap and easy ($2-3 HK dollars). There is a bus schedule you can access HERE at the city's official website. Just type in the bus route and it will tell you where you can pick it up.

There are shops and places to eat on the top of the peak, along with a long path than can be walked around the peak. I think it would take about 90 minutes to walk the whole thing, but you can just take a short stroll to see the other side of the hill, before walking back the way you came.

View From Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Lastly, just be aware that if it's a foggy (or smoggy) day, then it would be next to impossible to get a good view from the top. Try to schedule your journey for when the sky is pretty clean. Oh, yes, Taxi's are pretty reasonable in Hong Kong, and would run maybe $5 HK from Central, but keep in mind that Taxi's are Taxi's and prices can vary depending on your location, the driver, etc.. I would say that Taxi drivers in Hong Kong are pretty honest, so I wouldn't worry too much about taking one to the top.


Pauline said...

I've enjoyed reading of your experiences in Hong Kong, it's one of our favourite cities we're now planning trip no 7 for later this year, thanks for sharing and for the fantastic photos, amazing - I must get my husband to see them! His are just not up to your

Luther Bailey said...

Hi Pauline!

Thanks for the note...that's very kind!! :-) I certainly understand why you continue going back to Hong Kong. It's such a magical place, and much different than most people imagine. Every time I go there, I find new and interesting things to photograph. Thanks again!

Luther Bailey

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