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Hong Kong Night Skyline, Hong Kong by ValterAndersson

Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山, or previously Chinese: 扯旗山) is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of altitude in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an altitude of 957 m).

The summit 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 that offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands.

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Victoria Harbor by Anek2910

Sunrise over Victoria Harbor as viewed atop Victoria Peak with Hong kong and Kowloon below

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Sunrise over Victoria Harbor as viewed atop Victoria Peak by Anek2910

Sunrise over Victoria Harbor as viewed atop Victoria Peak with Hong kong and Kowloon below

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