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Why The Peak Tower is special ?
The Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at Victoria Gap, near the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It also houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram. Because the architects sought a design which would be prominent on the skyline but would not interrupt the natural line of the hills, they chose a site in a dip along the line of the hills, and restricted the tower's height to 428 m above sea level.
The current Peak Tower was the work of the British architect Terry Farrell, and was completed in 1997. It has seven floors with a total area of 10,400 m² (112,000 ft²) with a wok shape at the top. A viewing platform located on the third floor overlooks Victoria Harbour.
What to explore at The Peak Tower?
Apart from the Peak Tram terminal, viewing terrace, and gift shops, the tower also included several attractions: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Hong Kong's Historical Adventure (a journey through scenes of the Hong Kong's early history, and the first computer-operated entertainment ride in Hong Kong) and the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator.
In 2000, after the closure of Hong Kong's Historical Adventure, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong moved in to occupy the former vacated premises to become the first Madame Tussaud's permanent outlet in the Asia-Pacific region.
Furthermore, you are able to find various dining options inside the Peak Tower including not only the chain store like Burger King and a Pacific Coffee Shop, but also some high class restaurants with a view from the Peak.
How to get to The Peak Tower?
Peak Tram from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road (reach it by taking bus 15C from the lay-by outside the Central Pier, or walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2).
Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D).
Minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station public transport interchange.
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