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Peak Tram, Hong Kong

Peak Tram Historical Gallery, Peak Tram Lower Terminus, 33 Garden Rd, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2849 7654. Adult tickets cost HKD62 one-way or HKD88 return, and HKD31 one-way or HKD44 return for kids and seniors. It’s recommended to purchase online tickets in advance. Wheel-chair accessible entrance.

During the days of British colonial rule, The Peak was reserved only for westerners, who were carried up the hill in sedan chairs. The original tram had three separate classes of seating – one for the white foreigners who lived in these exclusive addresses, one for police and soldiers charged with keeping the area safe, and the last for servants of the grand Peak houses.

Reopened on August 27, 2022, the Peak Tramway is now in its sixth incarnation, after it underwent a refurbishment that cost HKD799 million ($102 million). In just a few minutes’ time, visitors climb to 396 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level, with a maximum gradient of 25.7 degrees. The attraction now features longer cars, to hold about 200 people per ride. The cars have also been changed from its signature deep-red to green.