Hong Kong Tour (Day 1): The Peak – Sky Terrace 428, The Peak Tower, The Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds

List of tourist attractions visited today:

The Peak, Top of Hong Kong
The Peak Tram, over 120 years of tramway excellence
The Peak Tower, the most iconic landmark in Hong Kong
Sky Terrace 428, the highest 360° viewing terrace in Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds, wax museum

The Victoria Peak, Top of Hong Kong

We decided to go to the Peak after we checked in the place we had booked through Airbnb (Airbnb 2 bedroom apartment at Temple Street). Standing at 552 meters above sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. It has been almost universally called simply “The Peak” ever since Hong Kong’s early days when it was used as a signaling post. For more than a century, Victoria Peak has witnessed Hong Kong’s transformation. Along with Hong Kong’s development into an international metropolis, the Peak has become a world renowned tourist hot spot, well known for its many attractions such as the Peak Tram, Lions Pavilion, Victoria Peak Garden and Mount Austin Playground, which have been popular among both locals and visitors.

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram, one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, rises to 396 meters above sea level, has served Hong Kong since 1888. The Peak tram is arguably the most enduring emblem of Hong Kong’s unique past. It has seen war, been featured on films and television and played host to numerous dignitaries. If you are thinking to take the Peak tram to the Peak, forget about it unless you are willing to queue for an hour or more. FYI, it is very hard to get a Taxi at the Peak Tram Lower Terminus entrance. We waited more than half an hour there and many people just grabbed the Taxi without queuing. We then walked to the other side, there was a Taxi stand there and more taxis stop by. Taxi fee from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus to the top cost us HKD $45.5.

How to go to The Peak

You can reach the Peak Lower Terminus:

  • On foot, Exit from MTR Central Station J2, or walk across the Hong Kong Park from Admiralty (takes approximately 10 minutes).
  • By bus 15 C in Central (near Star Ferry Pier 8).
  • By taxi.

Bus 15C to the Peak

Peak Tram Lower Terminus:
33 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0922
Fax: (852) 2849 6237
Email: info@thepeak.com.hk
Website: www.thepeak.com.hk
Operating Hours: 7am to 12 midnight daily
Frequency: Every 10 to 15 minutes.

The Peak Tower

Perching on the Peak at 396 meters above sea level, the Peak Tower is the most stylish architectural icon and landmark in Hong Kong. With an avant-garde design representing the epitome of modern architecture, the spectacular tower has been featured in millions of photographs and postcards across the world. Inside the Peak Tower, there is a dazzling array of restaurants (Bubba Gump Shrimps Co Restaurant and Market, Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant, Kyo Hachi Japanese Restaurant, Pearl on the Peak, Burger King, Pacific Coffee, Jungle Juice, Hong Kong Day), shops, entertainment venues and the highest 360° viewing terrace set against the beautiful backdrop of the city.

The Peak Tower

Sky Terrace 428

Standing at 428 meters above sea level, Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing terrace in Hong Kong offering stunning 360-degree panoramic views across Hong Kong. Whether you visit in the morning, afternoon or night-time, Sky Terrace 428 is a scenic spot not to be missed.

Sky Terrace 428

Opening Hours:
10am to 11pm (Monday to Friday)
8am to 11pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)

Entrance fee:
Adult HKD $40
Children and Senior HKD $20

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a unique celebrity-inspired attraction that connects guests with famous people, famous events and famous times. Featuring six themed areas, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong provides guests with the opportunity to meet their idols and do the things that famous people do. The attraction features over 100 local and international celebrity wax figures with exciting audiovisual effects and interactive experiences to create truly magical moments for all guests.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Opening Hours:
10am to 10pm daily
Tel: (852) 2849 6966
Location: P101, Level P1

Madame Tussauds Combo Package

Madame Tussauds Combo customers get access to Peak Tram Special Lane. Please proceed to Madame Tussauds Kiosk for purchase of combo package (Peak Tram Lower Terminus)

Madame Tussauds + Peak Tram Special Lane (two-way Package)

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Peak Tram (two-way) Original Price Special Price
Adult $225 $40 $265 $250
Child (3-11) $155 $18 $173 $160
Senior (65 or above) $155 $18 $173 $160

Madame Tussauds + Sky Terrace 428 + Peak Tram Special Lane (two-way Package)

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Peak Tram (two-way) Sky Terrace 428 Original Price Special Price
Adult $225 $40 $40 $305 $280
Child (3-11) $155 $18 $20 $193 $173
Senior (65 or above) $155 $18 $20 $193 $173

What we had for lunch and dinner?

Lunch at 德園粥麵食館, HKD $120

  • Chinese sausage glutinous rice
  • Fish noodles soup

De Yuan Porridge Noodle Restaurant

Address: 旺角花園街壹號 (Mong Kok Fa Yuen Street)
Tel: 2322 8273

Dinner at 南龍粥店, HKD $82

  • Rice porridge
  • Dumpling
  • Stir-fried noodles

Nan Long Porridge Restaurant

Address: 旺角花園街 (Mong Kok Fa Yuen Street)

How much we spent on foods and transport?

Taxi HKD
Airport to Soy Street $250
Soy Street to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus $98
The Peak Tram Lower Terminus to The Peak $45.50
The Peak to Soy Street $175
Meals
Lunch $120
Dinner $82
Total $770.50

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