The current Peak Tower best China tours was built originally in 1997 but a major refurbishment took place over a two year period during 2005/6 which included the internal structure being completely rebuilt, panoramic windows installed and a new viewing terrace being built on the roof. The refurbished Peak Tower reopened during November 2006.
The tower opens from 7am to midnight and admission is free but there is a charge to enter the rooftop Sky Terrace 428. which is Hong Kong's highest viewing platform standing 428-metres above sea level. The tower has six levels and a roof terrace. Make a China Rail Travel
The lowest level, podium 2 has souvenir shops. Podium 1 is the arrival level for the Peak Tram and has Peak Market, souvenir shops, Tang Dynasty Costume fashion and accessories shop, post office, Travelex foreign currency exchange, cafe and Madame Tussauds waxworks.
The Ground floor is the departure level for the Peak Tram and has shops including Adidas, Crocs, Sunglass Hut, BSX, Giordano, Hard Rock Cafe Shop, Pacific Coffee, watch and jewellery shops including Swatch and Swarovski, juice bar, gelato shop, and jewellers. Level 1 is home to Burger King and Pearl on the Peak restaurants. China travel guide for more details. From level 1 a set of vertigo inducing escalators lead up the open central core of the tower to level 2 where there are gift shops, TonyMoly fashions, Bank of China ATM, Japanese restaurant and Chinese restaurant which extends to level 3. On level 3 are photo shop, candy shop, Bubba Gump restaurant and Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant.
SKY TERRACE 428 - From Peak Tower level 3 escalators lead to the Sky Terrace 428 which is open 10am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Access is via turnstile for which there is a charge of HK$40 (half-price concessions for seniors and children). Payment can be made by Octopus Card or tickets can be purchased from the customer service desk on the ground floor or at the Lower Peak Tram Terminus. Visitors arriving by Peak Tram can purchase a combined ticket for the tram and Sky Terrace 428 which results is cheaper than purchasing separately. For more information see “Peak Tram”. Views from the terrace, which is 428-metres above sea level and the highest viewing deck in Hong Kong, on a clear day are stunning. Visitors can see along the length of Victoria Harbour, the northern urban areas and harbourside of Hong Kong Island, all Kowloon and parts of the New Territories. There are fixed binoculars for which there is a charge and there are usually professional photographers touting for business. Also on Sky Terrace 428 is the Sky Gallery, an outdoor exhibition of local artwork.
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