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The Peak Tram Cableway

Peak Tram (山頂纜車in Chinese) is a funicular railway that not just carries tourists but local commuters from Central to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong since 1888. The lower terminus is located on Garden Road which you can get there by taking bus 15C from Star Ferry pier or bus 15 from Exchange Square in Central.  The upper terminus is located below the Peak Tower shopping complex.

Opening hour of Peak Tram: 
7a.m. to midnight (Mon - Sun & public holidays)

Opening hour of Peak Tower:
10a.m.- 11p.m. (Mon - Fri), 8a.m. - 11p.m. (Sat, Sun & public holidays)

Click here for Peak Tram ticket prices.

The funicular is so popular these days it carries an average of over 11,000 passengers every day.  To avoid long queues and crowds, you may want to avoid visiting on public holidays and weekends.

One of the most famous tourist attractions of Victoria Peak is the Peak Tram, a cableway or funicular service that has been taking visitors to the peak on a fast and safe journey since 1873 making it one of the oldest continuously operating cableways in the world.

Although good roads have made access to Victoria Peak easier the tram remains interesting as an attraction though only a few local residents still use it.

The tram is operated by a local property company who also owns the Peak Tower which is the upper terminus of the cableway, their official site can be found here: http://www.thepeak.com.hk/

Today it is the preferred way for visitors to reach the peak, although those wishing to avoid the long queues at busy times may consider taking the Bus or a Taxi which also offer great views.

 

FOOD AND DINING

While often visited for the view the visitor should not forget that The Peak encompasses a wide range of dining options, from the casual to the sophisticated.  Within The Peak area are examples of many of Hong Kong's most authentic and distinctive styles, as well as international choices to fit all palates and budgets.

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