Did you know that you can view the amazing skyline of Hong Kong at the Victoria Peak without the crowd? Like really, you get to enjoy the view all by yourself. I was lucky to have come across a blog prior to my trip to Hong Kong that gives a detailed direction on how to get to a secret pathway in The Peak leading to a spot with an unobstructed view of Hong Kong. It’s not really a secret spot, but it’s a spot that most tourists don’t know about.
Take the MRT Island Line and get off at Central Station. Take Exit D, go to Exchange Square Bus Terminus which is just beside the MTR station and take Bus 15. Bus fare is HKD 9.80. Victoria Peak is the terminus station. The bus will stop at the Peak Galleria.
Once you get out of the bus terminus, you will find the Sky Terrace 428. It is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong. But viewing there is not free. If you want to have a panoramic view of Hong Kong without spending a dime, then take a walk to the secret path.
Walk towards the left side of the Sky Terrace and towards Lugard Road. This is the secret path. You will walk past Peak Tramway Company Limited. Just continue walking. Along the way you will hit a junction, just follow the path with railings. About 20 minutes into your walk, you will come across a spot with an unobstructed view of Hong Kong. If you’re happy with the spot, then that’s it. You may now stop, enjoy the view and take lots of photos. I went to the spot at night alone and though the path was dark, I could say that it is very safe. Most of the people I encountered going to this part of The Peak are photography enthusiasts. There are also people jogging on the path, mostly expats.