When it comes to Hong Kong’s premier tourist attractions there is no other point of interest that dominates the conversation quite like the Peak experience. Dubbed the most popular attraction on the island nation with an annual influx of seven million visitors, this one of a kind, gravity defying encounter with Hong Kong’s living culture is at the top of most travel itineraries by no coincidence. As a collection of some of the city’s most exciting and engaging attractions exploring the nation’s one and only Peak has become a tried, tested and accepted appeal to visitors.
Traveling to the top of the Peak is an experience in itself as the journey takes visitors on board one of the globe’s most ancient and popular funicular railways. The tram cars are known to rise up to 1,300 feet above ocean level and go through steep tracks that gives the impression that the buildings on either side are leaning towers with a 4 to 27 degree gradient.
After an exhilarating trip to the top of Peak Tower guests can marvel at the stunning beauty of one of the country’s foremost architectural landmarks. Perched on a wok-like platform at an altitude of 396 meters the avant-garde structure offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the bustling metropolis from the Sky Terrace. Towering over the city at 428 meters above sea level the Sky Terrace gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the cityscape and the Asian powerhouses’ lush green spaces. A new addition to the Sky Terrace has also made the iconic viewing platform a hotbed for art lovers as the newly-installed Sky Gallery showcases the prized works of the city’s premier artists. Lined with a plethora of shopping venues, fantastic restaurants and entertainment hotspots the highlights inside Peak Tower are also worth exploring for their variety of engaging distractions. A photographic look back at the evolution of the country is also displayed at the venue which also exhibits historical photographs tracing the nation’s rapid progress.
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