Victoria Peak – usually known as just The Peak – rises 552m over Central and Victoria Harbour. Since the 1870s, The Peak has been the premier address for Hong Kong’s elite – which these days usually means Chinese tycoons – and reasons to come up here include not just the superb vistas and forest walks, but also the ascent in the Peak Tram. This is, in fact, a funicular railway, which runs from the Peak Tram terminal in Garden Road in Central. The track is incredibly steep, climbing the 386 vertical metres to its upper terminus in about eight minutes.