The Peak Tower is one of Hong Kong’s most stylish and modern architectural buildings. Sitting at 396 meters above sea level on the Victoria Peak, The Peak Tower blends perfectly in the natural environment of The Peak and its surrounding. On clear sunny days you easily can spot the spectacular shaped Peak Tower even from the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade at Victoria Harbour. The Peak Tower is also jokingly referred as the “Rice Bowl” by local Hong Kong people.
Inside the Peak Tower
Access to The Peak Tower is free of charge. The Peak Tower is basically a large shopping mall with lots of shops and restaurants, as well as the famous attractions such as Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sky Terrace 428 and Peak Tram Upper Terminus in it.
The Peak Tram Upper Terminus is located at the ground floor of The Peak Tower. If you took The Peak Tram up to The Peak, you will notice that shortly after you exit the arrival platform of The Peak Tram you will be led into The Peak Tower and its array of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The Peak Tower offers a unique shopping experience called The Peak Market.
The Peak Market can be somehow regarded as a re-interpretation of the traditional Hong Kong Street Markets such as the Ladies Market or Temple Night Market. You are able to find all sorts of products ranging from the typical Hong Kong souvenirs such as postcards and magnets to Chinese artworks, watches, silk collectibles, antiques and electronic gadgets. As a matter of fact, most of the souvenirs are coming from Mainland China and are charged premium prices at The Peak Tower simply due to its location. There are plenty of opportunities to purchase the Hong Kong souvenirs at other locations around Hong Kong for cheaper prices (e.g. Victoria Harbour in TST or at the Street Markets in Mongkok or Stanley. Basically, there is no need to buy unless you desperately want it or don’t have the time to shop around in Hong Kong. In case you really want to buy, remember to bargain with them as much as you can. Some items can have even 50% LESS. It is also a good idea to stroll around the stores and compare prices and then start bargaining.
If you purchased one of the combo packages, you will find the entrance to the famous Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wax Museum (Shop P101) also on Level P1 of The Peak Tower. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wax Museum offers the unique opportunity to touch and feel over 100 national and international celebrity wax figures. Please read our related article for more information about Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wax Museum.
Furthermore, you are able to find various dining options inside The Peak Tower including not only the chain stores like Burger King and a Pacific Coffee Shop, but also some high class restaurants with a view from The Peak such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant, Tien Yi (Chinese cuisine), Kyo Hachi (Japanese cuisine) or the Pearl of The Peak Restaurant. Last but not least, we would like to point out that there is the Hard Rock Café Rock Shop located on the ground floor which sells the popular Hard Rock Café souvenirs. Or you could dine at the Hard Rock Café you have to do this one at the popular Lan Kwai Fong location. For details, please read our related article “Back in Town– Re-Opening of the Hard Rock Café in Hong Kong” for more information.
When you made your way through the vast variety of shops and restaurants you should find your way up. Half a dozen escalators lead you through The Peak Tower to the entrance of the Sky Terrace 428, the best location to enjoy the spectacular views from The Peak.
Besides, we highly recommend exiting The Peak Tower. If you exit The Peak Tower you find yourself just in front of The Peak Galleria at The Peak Piazza. On the right front side you will see one of the historic Peak Trams which is a famous photo spot and houses The Peak Visitor Information Center in it. The Peak Galleria itself hosts several restaurants, shops and even a kindergarten and serves as the Bus Terminus for e.g. the Bus No. 15 and The Green Mini Bus No. 1 as well as a taxi stand. If you are not interested in shopping or dining you also can walk the popular Peak-loop along Lugard Road and returning via Harlech Road. Encircling the summit gives you the chance to encounter more terrific and astonishing views over Hong Kong’s skyline, islands and harbors. If you turn left when you exit The Peak Tower will take you Lions Pavilion, a two-story Chinese-Pagoda-style viewpoint with fantastic photo opportunities.
How to Get to The Peak Tower:
For more details about how to get to The Peak Tower, please refer to the article “The Peak – Hong Kong Top Attractions.
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