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Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山, or previously Chinese: 扯旗山) is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of elevation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an elevation of 957 m). The summit is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, the surrounding area of public parks and high-value residential land is the area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. It is a major tourist attraction that offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands.
  • Scotty Leach

    22 days ago

    We took the tram up, which is fast but also can be very very busy with tourists. Go early or later to avoid the crowds. A very cheap attraction with a gazillion dollar view at the top. Sky lounge is worth it to let the wind blow through your hair while enjoying the view. If you're craving an even higher view, follow Mt. Austin Rd up the mountain and take the steep path to the right when you can. Take the next right when the footpath forks, and follow for about 100m and climb the stairs and you'll have a pretty secluded place to yourself with a wonderful view, right near the radio towers!

  • Min Tee

    a month ago

    Definitely visit for the view! I'm only taking off one star because the place is really touristic and very busy when I went. Irony being I'm a tourist of course but would have been nice with less shops perhaps. Good visit anyhow.

  • Daniel Gutierrez

    11 days ago

    Fear not If you decide to undertake the arduous road to the top of the peak. It’s quiet a hike but you can walk at your own pace. In any event it shouldn’t take more than 45 to 60 minutes. Most portions of the road have sidewalks until the last stretch where you may want to be extra careful and keep an eye for incoming traffic. Then the road will narrow and three will be stairs all the way to the top. The entire hike was fun for me and I did it well after the sunset under a full moon. There was very little of the road I could not see. Once at the top the view is amazing, specially at night time. Bring some snacks, something to drink and enjoy the cool view and the solitude of the peak.

  • Nick Morris

    3 days ago

    Nice walk up (although beware that its another 20 - 30 mins past the Peak Tower and the directions aren't exactly clear) and a nice view but not quite as good as the Sky Deck in the Peak Tower because the view is partly obscured here by the hill. However, you can also see more to the south that you can't see from the tower. A lot quieter than I expected.

  • David Low

    20 days ago

    if you're not there with a tour group, be sure to choose a day with good weather and clear skies (if possible of course). Be prepared for long queues to buy tickets to take the tram ride up, which is quite an adventure in itself, going at about 45 degrees. Its' very windy up there so do have a windbreaker or jacket at hand. Head towards the pavilion to get the best shots! (see pic)