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Victoria Peak 太平山, Hong Kong – part 2 of 3

By on September 5, 2015 in Hong Kong

The view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak 太平山 is, well, stunning!!

Looking down in to the business district and onto the mainland is just wow wow wow…

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

View from Victoria Peak 太平山 Hong Kong

Victoria Peak and Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak and Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Looking south from Victoria Peak 太平山, Hong Kong, you get to see the ‘green’ areas of Hong Kong and the islands beyond.

Looking south from Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Looking south from Victoria Peak

The top of Victoria Peak 太平山 is a bit of a mess.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

And there are also some pretty amazing houses and apartments in the area. I bet these are all expensive?

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The peak is essentially a shopping mall with a rather spectacular viewing platform on the top.

From the train station, you move up to the viewing platform via a series of escalators that take you past all the shops. Sneaky.

The shopping mall, Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The shopping mall, Victoria Peak Hong Kong

There is an excellent free audio-visual guide using an iPod Touch like device and earphones that can be used to explain the view.

The guidel, Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The guide

Victoria Peak complex

Victoria Peak complex

Looking back down the train line from the peak makes you appreciate just how steep the train line is, and why the cable under the train is needed.

The train line - Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The train line

The viewing platform (entry included in my train ticket) is stunning, a wow! The views, as can be seen in the photos, were fantastic.

The viewing platform was very popular.

Tourists at the Peak - Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Tourists at the Peak

And is the place to pose for photos.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Not too sure about the ‘Say I love you at the peak’ though.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The Peak I love you

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Thank goodness they invented the selfie-stick.

Selfie time Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Selfie time…

But the thing is if you go up Victoria Peak 太平山 you are doing it for the views, and they are stunning. Totally amazing.

Panorama from Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Panorama from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Foursquare: The Sky Terrace 428 凌霄閣摩天臺428, Victoria Peak 太平山, Peak Tram Lower Terminus 山頂纜車花園道總站, Peak Tram Upper Terminus 山頂纜車凌霄閣總站, Tai Ping Shan Lions View Point Pavilion 太平山獅子亭 – Best free view spot, Sky Terrace 凌霄閣摩天臺

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