On a flight of birds, the tram stop to climb to the peak is behind and left of the church St John. However, he is not very easily located. From Central Metro Station you have to move to Hong Kong Park, cross the Cheung Kong Park and move on the left where it is indicated. The Peak Tram climbs the Victoria Peak (554 m altitude), a spectacular site to be missed under no circumstances. The climb of Victoria Peak makes it possible to enjoy an exceptional panorama. Prior to the setting-up of Peak tram in 1888, eye montaient were anxious to live above the malaria zone. It was built in the chair chair or on foot by a steep trail. Under the British colonial empire, Peak was reserved for English residents only. The Chinese were required to obtain a special permit to have access to them, the English nurses were also obliged to show a pass signed by the British Governor. A rumour even tells us that a Japanese billionaire lost his entire fortune after landing at one of Peak residences. He would have been the victim of bad feng shui, and negative energy… The mountain was reserved for the elite of the colony. A symbol of social ascension, first live in Mid-levels, then at Peak, and then in Repulse Bay. Today Peak houses homes with the highest rents, after Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Wealthy Chinese prefer to live in Repulse Bay. In fact, the top of the mountain does not protect them, feng being bad. In addition, in the peak at Peak Peak, the fog is immersed in a good part of the year. The view of the summit is astonishing, the night above all, when Hong Kong burns thousand lights. Facing the island of Hong Kong appears Kowloon and the New Territories. The panorama opens on Central, the port, Kowloon, and when you walk along the Peak trail, the island of Lamma and the chimneys of its power plant are signposted. The numerous cruise boats anchored in "fragrant bay" contribute to this spectacle urban. Near the terminus of the funicular, the Peak Tower offers massive architecture and not very successful compared to the Shanghai opera. The restaurant, the Café Deco, offers a breathtaking view of Hong Kong, while not far from there, Peak Lookout is located in a former cottage at the foot of the new tower (see «Restaurants»). Through the platform, the view to the south of Hong Kong Island overlooks a lush countryside, beaches and bays…
If you have enough time, several circular hiking trails around Peak have been arranged as well as access to the Hong Kong Island hiking Trail. You can walk down to Central on the Old Peak Road (next to the terrace and the long view) or to Pokerflat Fu Lam. In addition, Peak is the starting point for Hong Kong Trail, passing through the four Hong Kong island parks, for terminus, Shek O Beach.
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