The Peak Tramway is an inclined railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Central district to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, the venerable Peak Tram is, as most passengers agree, the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong's natural wonders. Tens of millions of people from every corner of the globe have taken the ride, which affords a uniquely spectacular perspective of the city.
Located also at the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus is The Peak Tram Historical Gallery. Open in September, 2007, The Peak Tram Historical Gallery is like a time tunnel with more than 200 memorabilia exhibited. Divided into 15 theme sections, it will take you back to Hong Kong in the 19th and 21st century. The first day of commercial operation on May 30th, 1888, attracted 600 passengers.
Hong Kong's diverse range of museums provides fascinating insights into the territory's colourful history and development, and includes one dedicated to one-time resident and China revolutionary Dr Sun Yat-sen. Others cover art, history, heritage, antiquities, film, medical sciences, housing, police and much more. There are also museums of science, space, and such special interest subjects as tea ware.
City Gardens & Parks
Wherever you stay in Hong Kong, you can usually find a green urban park nearby where you can go jogging, walking or enjoy other forms of recreation. Head out to the New Territories and you can see some amazing conservation projects at Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden and Lions Nature Education Centre.
- Hong Kong Park / Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
- Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Garden
- Victoria Park
- Kowloon Park
- Tolo Harbour
- Expo Promenade
- Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden
- Lions Nature Education Centre
Hong Kong has a good selection of beaches throughout the territory, some on outlying islands and in country parks, others close by on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Several provide opportunities for water sports as well as sun and sand. The beaches selected here offer a safe environment with facilities for relaxed seafront dining.
- Hong Kong Gold Coast
- Repulse Bay
- Deep Water Bay
- Shek O
Hong Kong Geopark
covers an area of 50 square kilometres across parts of the Eastern and Northeastern New Territories. It is divided into the Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region and the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region, with each region featuring four Geo-Areas, or eight in total. Within the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region lie Sharp Island, High Island, the Ninepin Group and the Ung Kong Group, whereas the Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region includes Double Haven, Tolo Channel, Tung Ping Chau, Port Island and Bluff Head.
The brand new Wonderfish! Spa located at The Peak Galleria, Hong Kong provides a totally natural spa experience where you dip your feet into a calming pool of water containing fun and friendly Garra Rufa fish. The unique dietary habit of this species of fish is to gently suck and nibble away hard and dry skin – the fish have no teeth so the sensation can be a little tickly at first but then feels like hundreds of little fish giving you a delightful foot massage. A Wonderfish session leaves your feet feeling wonderfully soft and smooth and other benefits include improved blood circulation which also helps promote healthy skin. It’s great fun for people of all ages and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and relieve stress and tension! The ONLY place in Hong Kong to enjoy the genuine Garra Rufa fish spa experience. Open every day from 10am until 9pm. 20/30/60 minute sessions available.