Once you’ve got over the stunning views and breathed in the fresh air, there’s much more to explore on the Peak.
As if the spectacular scenery, many walking trails, and ample wining and dining options weren’t enough, the peak is also home to numerous attractions that will keep everyone entertained!
Here’s our favourites.
THE PEAK GALLERIA
Built to withstand winds of 270 km/h and therefore likely to be the last thing standing on the Peak in a super typhoon, the Peak Galleria is home to tourist shops, galleries, and restaurants. The Galleria has its own free viewing deck on level 3, offering views over the south of Hong Kong Island. There’s also a Park n Shop International on level 2 – super useful for grabbing drinks and snacks for hikes and picnics.
The Peak Galleria, Open 10:00 – 22:00 each day
THE PEAK TOWER
This slightly ugly anvil-shaped tower is where you’ll arrive if you take the historic Peak Tram to the Peak. There are a number of restaurants, shops, and attractions. At the bottom you’ll find the Peak Market which is the perfect opportunity to get all your Chinese artwork, silk collectibles, and souvenirs in one fell swoop (though you may not be getting the best price). In honour of James Rebbek, who came to Hong Kong over 100 years ago to help design the Tram, fell in love and got married just before the Tram opened, you can also post a love letter to the future at the Peak Tower. Simply put your letter in one of 365 boxes and it will be mailed up to a year later.The Peak Tower, Open 7:00 – 24:00 every day
SKY TERRACE 428
The top of the Peak Tower is home to the Sky Terrace 428 which offers stupendous views of Hong Kong, the Harbour and across to Kowloon. Entrance to the Sky Terrace is HK$40 for adults and HK$20 for kids but can be bought in conjunction with the Peak Tram to save some money. An added bonus to the terrace is the Sky Gallery which displays photos and information on Hong Kong’s History. Visit at dusk to get both a day-time and night-time view and to witness a stunning sunset south over the islands.
Sky Terrace 428, Open 10:00 – 23:00 Monday to Friday 08:00 – 23:00 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays | Entrance HK$20 – HK$40
Located on level 1 of the Peak Tower is Hong Kong’s branch of Madame Tussauds. With uncanny wax replicas of international figures and local heroes it is certainly a novelty at the top of Hong Kong. Gain an insight into Hong Kong celebrity culture with figures of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, and Kelly Chen. Prices are quite steep at HK$170 for kids and HK$240 for adults, but a 10% saving can be made if you book online. There are also packages for groups, couples, families, and for late visits.
Madame Tussauds, Open 10:00 – 22:00 with last admission at 9:45pm
PEAK TRAM HISTORICAL GALLERY
The Peak Tram is certainly the best way to get to the Peak and an important part of Hong Kong’s history. Completed in 1888, the Tram was built in just 3 years and replaced the back-breaking work of sedan-chair bearers who had been responsible for carting Hong Kong’s elite to the top of the Peak. As if the Tram wasn’t an attraction enough, the Peak Tram Historical Gallery opened in 2007. Technically not on the actual peak, the ‘time tunnel’ is on show as you wait for your tram at the lower terminus. With over 200 items exhibited in 15 different sections, it’s a must for any history buff and the perfect way to while away your time as you wait for your tram.
Peak Tram Historical Gallery, Open 7:00 – 24:00 every day | Free for Peak Tram Passengers
TRICK EYE – 3D MUSEUM
Make sure to check out the Trick Eye Museum! The museum is split into 5 different zones into three dimensional illusions. World of Masterpieces, Neverland, Secret Garden, Great Adventure and Hong Kong Discovery.
Trick Eye – 3D Museum, Open Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 22:00 with last admission at 21:00