Victoria Peak in the night clouds and unique tram

Ideally, you should visit the Victoria Peak twice: in the afternoon and in the evening when it is dark. Then you will see two different views instead of one. Some go there for the whole day to combine. It so happened that in the afternoon I was once, moreover walked up, but the darkness did not wait, it was necessary to otherssights to watch. Therefore, the second time it was decided to go in the evening and on the tram, since we were with Egor, and the tram itself is a rather interesting design.

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Peak Tram Tram

Impressions

The most popular way to get to the top, andmore precisely to the observation deck, for it is not the top, is the tram (Peak Tram). It can be perceived as an additional attraction or entertainment. While he goes to the top, you can watch the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island remain below. It is advisable to do it in the afternoon, and not, as we do in the evening, otherwise you will not see anything.

The tram is unusual because of its tractioncable, that is, in fact, it is not quite a tram, but rather a funicular. However, I do not really understand the terminology and the title of the tram was fixed to Peak Tram. And they built it already in 1888, can you imagine? In those years it was a technical breakthrough. The cars had two classes, 30 seats, and there were as many as 5 intermediate stations on the line.

Now, of course, the cars are already different, they can accommodate 72human, but do not look modern. And the thrill of the trip is like moving in a trolley, because it is very hard. But the most unusual thing is that you constantly ride up the hill and the carriage is tilted because of this, so when you look at the skyscrapers, it seems that they are tilted :) Illusion. By the way, it is a bit hard to move inside the tram, and special recesses (steps) are made on the floor in the passage so as not to fall.

We go on the second levels

We go on the second levels

Signpost on the way to the tram

Signpost on the way to the tram

Peak Tram - entrance to the tram stop

Peak Tram - entrance to the tram stop

Tram to the peak of Victoria

Tram to the peak of Victoria

While waiting, we consider the model of the tram.

While waiting, we consider the model of the tram.

We are going in the tram and looking around

We are going in the tram and looking around

However, like everyone else

However, like everyone else

Information and map

Tram Ticket Cost
- for an adult 40 HKD for round-trip and 28 HKD one way
- for a child up to 3 years old 18 HKD for round-trip and 11 HKD one way.

If you immediately buy a ticket for the tram and entrance to the observation room (Peak Tram Sky Pass), you will get a total cheaper, 84 HKD per adult and 40 HKD per child. More on the off site.

The tram runs from 7 am to 12 at night, the frequency - every 10-15 minutes, it goes from Hong Kong Park, which also makes sense to look.

Getting to the tram stop is not difficult, sheIt is located near the station Admiralty or Central. If you have GPS, you can’t get lost, but to walk for about 10 minutes somewhere. But you can also take a bus, for example, there is a bus from Admiralty, there are direct signs to it.

Tram to the peak of Victoria

Tram to the peak of Victoria
Peak tram
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Peak Tram Read more about the tram and Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak at night

Impressions

Victoria's peak, in the place where she comestram, there are two shopping centers. One of them is called Peak Tower and on its roof is a viewing platform Sky Terrace 428. The height is 428 meters above sea level. But the summit itself is still higher and a little further from this place (in the photo on the right) and there are several residential buildings on it (I did not go there, although it might have been worth it). In any case, we arrived in the evening, and if we go somewhere, it is necessary in the afternoon.

From the roof of our house you can see the observation deck at the peak

From the roof of our house you could see the observation deck at the peak

It was a little sad that they broke freeHong Kong, we missed two days due to illness, and there was still Victoria Peak in the clouds. On the other hand, if you try to feel the surrounding space, then there is something in it. How often do you have the opportunity to visit the clouds? And why not now? :) In general, I liked it. You go, and around the fog, which periodically dissipates, but at the same time it is somehow tangible, like some kind of enveloping and living substance. People stand on the landing, rejoice at the gaps and immediately show with their fingers a glimpse of the opening view, girls with flowing hair, romance! Warm and good.

Observation deck on Victoria Peak

Observation deck on Victoria Peak

In the milky haze, very atmospheric

In the milky haze, very atmospheric

Night view from Victoria Peak

Night view from Victoria Peak

Lilac fog and attempts to view Hong Kong

Lilac fog and attempts to view Hong Kong

Yes, yes, we all love this peak

Yes, yes, we all love this peak

From the lower floor of the shopping center view without clouds, but through the glass

From the lower floor of the shopping center view without clouds, but through the glass

Dolls in the window

Dolls in the window

Since we arrived here rather late, it’s notbegan to walk around the neighborhood (there is a 3-kilometer track with a return to the Peak Tower shopping center), and just walked around the shopping center. People were enough even at a late hour, a popular place.

Ice cream here is a little expensive

Ice cream here is expensive

Couples, I hope, couples

Couples, I hope, couples

And you can not say that Hong Kong, France some

And you can not say that Hong Kong, France some

Information and map

Details about the price of a ticket to the observation deck and about where else you can walk upstairs, read my post. Victoria Peak by day.

Victoria Point Viewpoint (Victory Peak Viewpoint)

Victoria Point Viewpoint (Victory Peak Viewpoint)
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Read more about viewing

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