The Peak is a mountain in Hongkong, also called Victoria Peak or Mount Austin. The Mountain is located in the western half of Hong kong Island. With an altitude of 552m, it is the highest mountain on the island. As early as 19th century, the Peak attracted prominent European residents because of its panoramic view over the city and its temperate climate compared to the sub-tropical climate in the rest of Hong kong.
The Peak is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Many visitors from all over the world come here each year and accordingly help to promote a more richful and perfect facilities in this scenic spot.
The Peak Tower incorporates the upper station of the Peak Tram, the funicular railway that brings passengers up from Hong Kong’s Central district, Pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 373 metres (about 1,200 feet). It’s so steep that the buildings you pass look like they’re leaning! Whether you’re going up or coming down, while the Peak Galleria incorporates the bus station used by the Hong Kong public buses by the HongKong public buses and green minibuses on the Peak.
Once on The Peak, there are a number of locations providing magnificent views of the city below. Victoria Peak Garden is located on the site of Mountain Lodge, the Governor’s old summer residence, and is the closest publicly accessible point to the summit. It can be reached from Victora Gap by walking up Mount Austin Road, a climb of about 150 metres. Another popular walk is the level loop along Lugard Road, giving good views of Hong Kong’s Central district and Kowloon.
?Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road (reach it by taking bus 15C from the lay-by outside the Star Ferry pier in Central, or walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2.)
?Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D)
?Minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station public transport interchange