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Top of The City: The Best Things to do at The Peak

  • Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
  • Guides


Standing on top of Hong Kong’s vibrant skyline, The Peak captures the City’s urban charm and natural beauty. It is an attraction loved by both locals and tourists and offers an unrivaled panoramic view that delights everyone. In this guide, we will delve into the myriads of exciting experiences and attractions that The Peak has for you. From beautiful walks to tasteful dining, here’s our curated list of the must-do activities at The Peak that are sure to enrich your visit with memorable moments.

Start Your Peak Journey: Take a Ride on Over 130-Year-Old Peak Tram and Enjoy Spectacular Views of Victoria Harbour

The easiest way to get to The Peak is aboard the renowned Peak Tram, a funicular railway that's been in operation for over 130 years.

While The Peak captivates visitors throughout the day, the journey to the top is an experience in itself. As the tram gracefully climbs to a remarkable height of 396 meters (1,300 feet), it treats passengers to unparalleled vistas along the way. The surrounding buildings appear to lean due to the steepness of the ascent, providing a thrilling visual spectacle with gradients ranging from 4 to 25.7 degrees.

Victoria Peak Opening Times

The Peak is a residential district, so it does not have a closing time. The first tram leaves for the Peak at 7:30am, and the last tram leaves at midnight on all days and public holidays.

Meet the Stars at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Once you step off the Peak Tram, you’ll be greeted by the iconic Peak Tower, a unique frying pan-shaped building where you’ll find the renowned Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Here, you can rub shoulders with lifelike wax figures of your favourite celebrities and historical icons.

The attraction features a variety of interactive exhibits, including an AR selfie experience featuring singer-songwriter, Jackson Wang. You can also get up close and personal with TVXQ! and Super Junior star Choi Siwon, recreate their favorite scenes from Korean dramas with Professor Doo Min-joon, admire Lee Jong Suk's neon pink suit, and be romanced by Park Hae-jin. Not enough fun? How about snapping a selfie with Korean sweetheart Suzy Bae, hearing the heartbeat of Andy Lau, practicing Martial Arts with Jackie Chan, mastering royal etiquettes with lessons from The Royal Family, and taking the stage and dancing with Michael Jackson? All of these interactive experiences are sure to dazzle you, leaving a trail of unforgettable memories.

Already housing over 100 famous figures from around the world, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong continues to grow. After the arrival of the international superstar Rihanna last December, Madame Tussauds brought another globally celebrated figure to its fans – Lady Gaga, who made a jaw-dropping entrance into the attraction after just 3 months! Not a big fan of Western pop culture? Look the other way in the Music Icons Zone and find the latest arrival of the supernovas of the East: the dazzling Indonesian singer and dancer Agnez Mo and the talented musical genius Hua Chenyu! In addition to admiring and taking selfies with these lifelike figures, you can share the stage with global icons and experience all interactives in this remarkable Music Icons Zone!  

Enjoy Culinary Wonders: Savor International Flavors at the Peak Tower

If you’re up for a break and feel like dining in, prepare for an adventure of the taste bud at the Peak Tower. Here, an array of international dishes awaits you. The Peak Tower serves up diverse options from Chinese to American and Italian foods, pleasing any palate. You’ll also find unique, casual dining spots and cafés that promise to delight—among them, the favorite Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant. Inspired by the film Forrest Gump, it displays memorabilia and photos from the movie, all while offering delicious shrimp dishes.

As many of the shops and restaurants in The Peak Tower are set against the backdrop of the Victoria Harbour, you'll be able to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the City’s beauty while you eat, adding a touch of excitement and fun to your Peak Tower adventure!

Beyond the Horizon: Mesmerizing Cityscapes from Sky Terrace 428

At The Peak Tower’s top, Sky Terrace 428, Hong Kong’s highest viewing platform, offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city’s vibrant life. Standing at 428 meters high, the terrace showcases everything from lively city scenes to the peaceful green around Victoria Harbour and towards the South China Sea. You can visit during the day to see the urban landscape under a bright sky or at night when skyscrapers are lit up – both will impress you with the City’s unique charm. Do you know who else can’t get enough of the panoramic views from the terrace? Justin Bieber! Last year, the wax figure of the popular singer made a thrilling surprise appearance at Sky Terrace 428. Joining his enthusiastic fans, the performers sang Justin’s hit songs such as "Baby", "Stay" and "Love Yourself" and ignited the crowd, making Sky Terrace an even more fun and exhilarating place to be.

The charm of Sky Terrace 428 extends beyond its stunning views. This spot provides a unique setting for events like none other. The Sky Terrace 428 West Deck, featuring an open space and captivating views, is the perfect place for unforgettable celebrations or significant business meetings. Imagine marking an occasion at the top of the city, where the sky blends with Hong Kong’s twinkling lights below - turning each event into an extraordinary celebration!



Shop and Play at The Peak Galleria

The Peak offers more than just breathtaking views; it’s also a renowned center for shopping and fun. The Peak Galleria, a trendy building across from The Peak Tower, welcomes guests to indulge in shopping and playing. It has a variety of stores and fun options to suit every interest and taste. Whether you want to explore the newest skincare products from the well-known local brand SaSa, find the latest gadget at DOMA Lifestyle, or look for special gifts at Team Green, The Peak Galleria meets all your needs.

Additionally, you can immerse yourself in the universe of Monopoly at Monopoly DREAMS™. Here, state-of-the-art holograms and innovative 4DX technology bring the classic board game to life and let you explore the hidden home of Mr. Monopoly for a unique, interactive journey. If you’re looking for a creative twist, the Build-A-Bear Workshop lets you design your own doll—a memorable memento of your trip!

Victoria Peak Garden

Victoria Peak Garden is a delightful, lush Victorian-style garden located above the masses at the Peak Galleria. It was once the site of the Mountain Lodge, the Governor's summer residence on The Peak, and it was converted into a garden in 1995.

The garden is home to a variety of plants and flowers, including camellias, azaleas, and rhododendrons. It also has a number of features, such as a pagoda, a sundial, and a children's playground.

Getting to Victoria Peak Garden

- You can walk or hike up Mount Austin Road or Harlech Road Fitness Trail.

- You can take the Peak Tram to the Peak Galleria and then walk to the garden.

Snap Insta-Worthy Photos While You Do the Peak Circle Walk

Your trip to The Peak Hong Kong won’t be complete without capturing Insta-worthy snapshots with the picturesque backdrops of the Victoria Harbour. The best location for shooting can be found on the Peak Circle Trail.

This hiking trail encircles the Peak and connects to Harlech Road and Lugard Road. Kick off your late afternoon journey near The Peak Tower on Harlech Road for breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island’s south side and catch a beautiful sunset photo at High West View Compass. As evening sets in, continue to Lugard Road, where the skyline and Victoria Harbour turn into a captivating display of lights, perfect for those stunning night-time shots.

Keep in mind, the weather greatly affects your night photography at The Peak. For vivid, clear views of Victoria Harbour, pick a night following heavy rain. Summer provides cleaner, less hazy air thanks to prevailing winds, resulting in more detailed and colorful photos than in winter. For those keen on getting the best pictures from The Peak, choosing the right moment and season is crucial.

The Peak is a place of never-ending discovery. From stunning views and beautiful scenery to delicious food, a visit here grants you a journey full of surprises. Delve into the excitement and discover the wonders of this must-see spot. Your adventure at The Peak is waiting – prepare to explore the best of Hong Kong!