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Victoria Peak (The Peak)
How to go to the Peak:
- From Star Ferry, you can catch bus
no. 15C or bus no. 125 from Admiralty (if weather is good, they will
use an open double-deck bus) to the Peak Tram terminus. Then catch
the Peak Tram (HK$30 for return tickets) or
- catch bus no. 15 from Exchange Square from Central to the Peak
(no Peak Tram) or
- catch bus no. 15B from Tin Hau to the Peak (no (Peak Tram) or
- catch bus no. 515 from Sai Wan Ho to the Peak (no Peak Tram) or
- catch mini bus no. 1 outside the Star Ferry near to the City
Hall (though I have to warn you the road is very winding, you may
want the Peak Tram if you suffer car motion sickness)
What is on the Peak?
- Wonderful view of Victoria Harbour: you will be at about 400
meters above see level and this gives you a good view of the harbour.
Strange enough, you will find the tallest building International
Finance Centre (IFC) level with you!
- The Peak Cafe: it is a landmark in the Peak.
- There are two big malls on the Peak. The Peak Tram will take you
to the Peak Tower and opposite to the Peak Tower is the Peak
The Peak Tower is extremely confusing, make sure you've picked up a
leaflet for the building. The Peak Tram takes you to level 3 of the
Peak Tower where you will also find the "Ripley's
Believe It Or Not" Odditorium. The Odditorium is a bit
spooky and it may not be suitable for young children.
You will find the Madame Tussaud's HK
at level 2 of Peak Tower. The entrance fee is $95 for adult and $55
for student/children. It opens from 10am till 20:00 daily. The HK
version retains the French Revolution section (similar to the one in
London), HK famous people, stars and important people worldwide.
Level 4 is where you need if you want to leave this building.
REMEMBER THIS because the whole thing
doesn't make sense. Your leaflet of the building won't tell you
this and you will end up going up and down the escalators several
times until you have walked through the whole building!
Level 4 is also where the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator is, if this
is your sort of thing. You can get an American coffee from Pacific
Coffee or pizza from Grappa's Pizzeria. Then you can move on to
level 5 for the Viewing Terrace to have a good look of the Peak and
There is a restaurant on level 6 and 7 called Movenpick Marche
Restaurant. It's only when I sat down the waiter told me that I had
to get my own food and drink as 'Marche' means market, you have to
shop for yourself! They will give you one card per person and you
have to go to their market layout counters to choose your food. It
may take the chef 10 to 15 minutes to cook your food. The food is
ok and is comparatively cheaper than, say, the Cafe Deco on the Peak
Galleria building. Though you have to guard your food very well. I
don't know if their kitchen has run out of plates or not. There are
at least 3 times the waiters/waitresses come and both take away or
try to take away our plates when there is still a little bit food
left. At last we were mad, we shouted and asked him to pXssed off!