Gate Lodge At The Top Of Mount Austin Road

When hiking up Mount Austin Road toward the peak you will come across the old gatehouse to the former summer residence of the Governor of Hong Kong, Mountain Lodge, known as Gate Lodge. Mountain Lodge was demolished in the 1940s but Gate Lodge remained.

Gate Lodge was originally built between 1900 and 1902 and is a small Renaissance style building. Originally it was the living quarters of the keeper of Mountain Lodge but in 1995 it was declared, as a monument. The inside of the lodge isn't accessible to the public because the staff and caretakers of Victoria Gardens use it as an office and storage space.

Beyond Gate Lodge, as you continue up Mount Austin Road, you will find Victoria Peak Gardens and the peak itself, which have many things for you to enjoy aside from the incredible views over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour.

You could, for example, visit Madame Tussauds, the Hong Kong branch of the popular Wax Museum in London. There are also many shops and restaurants to enjoy in the Peak Galleria or you could head for the top of Peak Tower, which boasts the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong. Entrance to the tower is free but to reach the rooftop Sky Terrace 428 there is a fee.

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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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