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The Peak Experience

THE PEAK TRAM

OVER 130 YEARS OF TRAMWAY EXCELLENCE

The Peak, Hong Kong's most popular attraction is more than just stunning vistas or great shopping and dining. It's an amazing collection of unique must-visit attractions, providing you with a diverse fun-filled experience of Hong Kong's living culture.

 

Getting to the Peak by the Peak Tram is an unforgettable experience. One of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises to 396 metres (about 1,300 feet) above sea level. It is so steep that the buildings you pass look like they are leaning a gradient of between 4 to 27 degrees! Whether you are going up or coming down, you will love this trip.

 

The Peak Tram illusion

According to a study* by The University of Hong Kong, passengers riding on The Peak Tram will experience a spectacular visual illusion; when going uphill, the high rises of the right ride of the tram appear to fall toward The Peak. This Peak Tram illusion is induced by a change of the subjective vertical caused by the tilted visual environment and reclining body position of observers inside the tram.

 

Take a ride and experience The Peak Tram illusion.

 

 

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*The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science in 2013.
 

 

wifi

FREE Internet access!

The Peak Tram & The Peak Tower offer free Wifi service. You can share your photos and unforgettable experience at The Peak with your friends in real time through the air!