The Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island, but Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in all of Hong Kong.
The summit is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, the surrounding area of public parks and high-value residential land is the area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. It is a major tourist attraction that offers panoramic views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands.
At the Peak Tower, you can find Ripley’s Believe It Or Not or Madame Tussand’s Wax Museum, Cafés and Restaurants are around the corner.
It is popular with expatriates heads of large companies and even government officials, who dwell in expensive luxury detached houses, low-rises and mid-rises nestled in the parkland environment.
Public transportation is convenient that both buses as well as the Peak Tram which delivers commuters to Central in minutes.