HONGKONG – The Peak is a tourist attraction here that draws an average of 11,000 visitors every day, making it one of the must-do activities in this special administrative region of China.
It has a ride called The Peak Tram, a cable pulled car designed not just for tourists but also for local commuters from Central to Victoria Peak.
The Peak Tram has been operating since 1888, making it one of the oldest continuously operating cableways in the world.
It is one of the most famed of public transport in Hongkong, sharing stage with the one-of- a-kind Star Ferry ride.
This cable car takes you up to get to Victoria Peak, also known as Mount Austin. It has an elevation of 552 meters above sea level, the highest mountain in this former British colony.
Dubbed as Hongkong’s most spectacular tourist attraction, this tram ride is spellbinding, running up and down the side of Mount Austin, reportedly the steepest funicular railway in the world.
The ride takes you only eight minutes with a guaranteed visual experience like no other as Hongkong’s famous harbor and dizzying skycrapers glide past at what appears to be impossible angles while the tram makes it ascent on a controlled speed.
Getting up there can be fun with a 360 degrees spectacular view of the city. The Peak Tram together with the Star Ferry are two of Hong Kong’s iconic institutions that have been around for over a century.
On an early evening, the Peak is a panorama of dazzling galaxy of lights down there – right at the heart of the city that never sleeps.
And if a single image could paint Hong Kong, it would be the beautiful scene from Victoria Peak. Down below, you will see a kaleidoscopic skyline and perhaps one of the finest harbors on Earth.
Undoubtedly, Hongkong is a combination of history, modern city, shopping getaway, and fine dining at its best.
In fact, everything about this city’s restlessness and energy is dramatically reaffirmed by the view from the Peak. A journey to Hong Kong is not complete without experiencing Hongkong’s spectacular mountain ride.
The Peak Tram is indeed a ride on a piece of history. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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