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No visit to Hong Kong would be complete without a trip up Victoria Peak, the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, known locally simply as “The Peak.”
The most scenic way up is the tram, a steep funicular railroad in operation since 1888.
There is, naturally, a shopping mall at the top. But the best was to enjoy the Peak is to stay outdoors. Ascend to the Sky Terrace for a higher vantage point, and if you have kids in tow you might want to walk to the playground that’s up Austin road. If you have time, walk the circuit formed by Lugard and Harlech roads, for vistas that change at every turn. It takes about an hour at a leisurely pace.
For a different way down, walk the steep, switch-backed trail that starts under the tower. It ends in the Mid-levels, not far from the escalator that will deliver you to Central.