Ideally, you should visit the Victoria Peak twice: during the day and in the evening when it is dark. Then you will see two distinct views. instead of one. Some go there all day to to combine. It so happened that in the afternoon I was once, and walking up, but the darkness did not wait, it was necessary to others sights to watch. Therefore, the second time it was decided go in the evening and on the tram, since we were with Egor, and myself tram quite interesting designs.
The content of the article
- 1 Peak Tram Tram
- 1.1 Impressions
- 1.2 Information and map
- 2 Victoria Peak at night
- 2.1 Impressions
- 2.2 Information and map
Peak Tram Tram
The most popular way to get to the top, or rather 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 will go on the top, you can watch as the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island remain down below. It is advisable to do it in the afternoon, and not, as we do in the evening, otherwise nothing really see.
This tram is unusual because it has a rope, that is in fact it is not quite a tram, but rather a funicular. However, I do not I am very familiar with the terminology and the title was fixed for Peak Tram exactly the tram. And they built it in 1888, can you imagine? In those years it was a technical breakthrough. The carriages had two classes, 30 seats, and on the branch there were as many as 5 intermediate stations.
Now the cars, of course, are already different, can accommodate 72 people, but look not modern. And the thrill of the trip is like moving in the trolley, because it is very hard. But most of all it’s unusual, that you are constantly going up the hill and the carriage is tilted because of this, therefore, when you look at the skyscrapers, it seems that they are tilted Illusion. By the way, moving inside the tram is a bit hard, and special grooves (steps) were made on the floor in the passage so as not to to fall.
Signpost on the way to the tram
Peak Tram – entrance to the tram stop
Victoria Peak Tram
Everyone is looking around
Information and map
Tram ticket price – for an adult 40 HKD for round-trip and 28 HKD one way – for a child up to 3 18 years HKD for round-trip and 11 HKD one way.
If you buy a ticket for the tram and the entrance to the observation room (Peak Tram Sky Pass), it will be totally 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, frequency – every 10-15 minutes, it is sent from Hong Kong Park, which also makes sense to look at.
Getting to the tram stop is not difficult, it is close from Admiralty or Central station. If GPS is lost it is impossible, but to go about 10 minutes somewhere. But you can take a bus, for example, there is a bus from Admiralty, there are straight signs to it there is.
Victoria Peak at night
Nor the peak of Victoria, in the place where the tram comes, there are two shopping centers. One of them is called Peak Tower. and on its roof is the observation deck Sky Terrace 428. The height 428 meters above sea level. But the top itself is even higher and slightly At a distance from this place (in the photo on the right) and there are several residential buildings (I did not go there, although it may be worth it). In any case, we arrived in the evening, and if you go somewhere, it is necessary in the afternoon.
From the roof of my house you could see the observation deck on dive
It was a little disappointing that here and so broke out to Hong Kong, missed 2 days due to illness, and there is still Victoria Peak in the clouds turned out to be. On the other hand, if you try to feel like you space, then there is something in it. How often do you have opportunity to visit the clouds? And why not now? In general, I liked.
You go, and around the fog, which periodically dissipates, but when In this he is somehow tangible, as if she was enveloping and alive substance. People stand on the site, rejoice at the gaps and immediately show with their fingers a glimpse of the view, girls with flowing hair, the romance is the same! Warm and good.
Observation deck on Victoria Peak
In the milky haze, very atmospheric
Night view from Victoria Peak
Lilac fog and attempts to view Hong Kong
Yes, yes, we all love this peak
From the lower floor of the shopping center view without clouds, but through glass
Dolls in the window
Since I came here quite late, I did not walk on surroundings (there is a 3-kilometer track with a return to shopping center Peak Tower), and just looked like shopping center. There were enough people even at a late hour, a place popular.
Ice cream here is expensive
Couples, I hope, couples
Information and map
Details about the price of a ticket to the observation deck and about where else You can walk upstairs, read in my post Victoria Peak by day.
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