Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山, or previously- 扯旗山) is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island proper, but not in the entirety of Hong Kong, an honour which belongs to Tai Mo Shan.

The actual summit of Victoria Peak 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 which offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, and the surrounding islands.

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Victoria Peak - Alternative Names
... Jyutping) Etymology 太平山頂 taai3 ping4 saan1 deng2 literally means "pacific mountain peak" or "mountain peak of great peace" 山頂 saan1 deng2 corresponds to the ...
Peak Tram - History
... Findlay Smith first put the project of a Peak Railway into shape and presented a petition for a concession to the Governor of Hong Kong ... After its opening to 1926, the Peak Tram divided into three classes First Class British colonial officials and residents of Victoria Peak Second Class British military and the Hong Kong Police ... to the Upper Terminus, originally named Dunheved, which they converted into the original Peak Hotel ...
High West
... High West (Chinese 西高山) is a hill next to the famous Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong ... a height of 494 m (1,621 ft), the hill is west of the Peak and north of Pok Fu Lam ... and Lugard Road end in the pass between High West and Victoria Peak ...

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