In almost every city I went to there was an opportunity to climb up its highest hill and look down at the city/town below it. Hong Kong was no different. I waited online for the the Peak Tram that took me to the top of Victoria Peak.
The tram was incredible and what was most incredible was that it was built in 1888. A forward thinking developer built it so that they could develop Victoria Peak. The peak is 5 degrees colder than the city of HK so a lot of the wealthy people wanted to live on the peak and it is still a very wealthy area.
In my opinion The Peak tram is not for the faint of heart. A woman sitting next to me who was in her mid 70s marveled at the tram. Then as soon as it started to ascend towards the top, at what felt like a 90 degree angle, she began to tell her husband how it just didn’t feel natural and could this really hold all the people and make it up the steep hill? I was with her, amen sister, it was one of those moments where you just have to trust that someone who knew what they were doing designed it and someone who knows what they’re doing still checks up on it every now and then.
Once you’re up on the top, about an 8 minute journey, you are delivered to a mini mall which has places to have a coffee, lunch or shopping. You can also go to various levels and see the city below you. The Peak is the #1 tourist destination for a reason — it truly is beautiful on a clear day.