No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without visiting the famous Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak has the distinction of being the highest point in Hong Kong with an elevation of 552 m above sea level. It is regarded as one of the city’s iconic landmarks and offers sensational panoramic views over Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. As you experience the sightseeing highlights of the area an attractive choice of accommodation would be a Wan Chai hotel in Hong Kong such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong. This fine establishment offers modern comfort and convenience in a highly accessible location.
You will find that the delightful views from Victoria Peak are very different when viewed at different times. In the daytime you will see many imposing skyscrapers and the vibrant activity at Victoria Harbour. On the other hand at night when the area is lit up by colourful lights the scene gains a fairytale splendour.
The well-known Peak Tram is the transportation option of choice for reaching the summit of the Peak. This charming tramway has carried innumerable tourists to the summit of Victoria Peak, providing visitors with scenic views of the picturesque sights below.
The Peak Tower which is situated on the upper reaches of the Peak is one of Hong Kong’s best known landmarks. This tower which resembles a wok features several viewing terraces which are ideal for admiring the local skyline. However the ultimate viewing platform at the Peak is the Sky Terrace 428 which is located at a lofty elevation.
Another popular attraction at Peak Tower is the well-known Madame Tussauds Hong Kong which features lifelike waxworks of some of the world’s most admired celebrities. Not to be missed is the Peak Galleria, a nearby complex which contains restaurants, cafes, gift shops, supermarkets and bookshops. Victoria Peak is also a delight for avid walkers, as you will encounter several serene and pleasant walkways which are always appealing to stroll through.
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