Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Wax figures in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

I guess most of you end up on this article because you are planning the trip to the Victoria Peak, and somehow find out the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong coincidently locates on the Peak and is also among the popular attractions in Hong Kong. Now you are wondering whether it’s worth your time and money to pay a visit.

Needless to say that Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is always the popular attraction worldwide. It is located inside The Peak Tower on The Victoria Peak (the most visited sight in Hong Kong). Lots of visitors often visit it after enjoying the view from the Peak.

Maybe you would say that my city also has Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, I am not interested in this. However, you may think differently when you find out you have to wait hours to get on the Peak Tram to the Peak. Buying Madame Tussauds and Peak Tram combo tickets is a way to shorten the waiting time and skip the line.

Besides, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has certain local characteristics. It incorporates characters related to China and many local stars such as Jacky Chan (成龍), Bruce Lee (李小龍), Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and many others.

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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong opened in 2000 and is the first branch of the wax figure museum in Asia. Today’s Madame Tussauds provides 100 national and international lifelike wax figures that you can touch and feel.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong separates the wax figures into 10 different interactive themes, zones and areas in different floors.

Exploring Madame Tussauds on different floors

Exploring Madame Tussauds on different floors

Visitors will meet the figures of celebrities at Hong Kong Glamour, Royal Family, Historical and National Heroes, World Premiere, Kung Fu Zone, K-Wave Zone, The Champions, Music Icons and the latest addition Yayoi Kusama Gallery. In each theme, there are lots of photo opportunities with all kind of TV celebrities, Movie or Music Stars.

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In Hong Kong Glamour section, you are able to meet the most glamorous celebrities and popular movie stars from Hollywood as well as Asia hottest stars and VIPs.

Wax figures include e.g. Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Interestingly, Madame Tussauds is paying attention to details when displaying the figures. The figures of “Brangelina” are standing now separated after their real life divorce.

Angelina Jolie in Madame Tussauds

Angelina Jolie in Madame Tussauds (Behind is Aaron Kwok)

The latest additions to the Hollywood star section include Benedict Cumberbatch (better known as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Strange) and Robert Pattinson (who played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies and Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies). Since these two actors are extremely popular, prepare to stand inline for taking some selfies with these two.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Madame Tussauds

Benedict Cumberbatch in Madame Tussauds

Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson in Madame Tussauds

Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson in Madame Tussauds

Since Hong Kong is also known as the Hollywood of the East, you are able to find some local and Asian movie celebrities and stars in this themed section of Madame Tussauds. Wax figures include popular Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang (曾志偉), the pianist Lang Lang (朗朗), Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Kelly Chan (陳慧琳), Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Chi-Ling Lin (林志玲) or Hong Kong’s superstar Andy Lau (劉德華).

Andy Lau, Li Bingbing and Lin Chi Ling in Madame Tussauds

(from left to right)
Li Bingbing (Mainland China), Andy Lau (Hong Kong) and Lin Chi Ling (Taiwan)

Since this themed zone is dedicated to Hollywood’s most popular movie celebrities, Hong Kong’s superstars and Asia VIPs, there is hardly a place where you can be much closer to them than in this museum.

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If you would like to take some pictures with historic or political celebrities, then you should check out the Historical and National Heroes at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Where can you get a chance to meet so many world’s most famous and influential leaders and scientists? Barack Obama is waiting for you behind desk in the Oval Office of the White House. In a short time, the new president Trump’s wax figure will reside in the Oval Office instead.

Obama in the Oval Office in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Obama in the Oval Office

Besides, other leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indonesia’s first President Soekarno (Sukarno) and Indonesia’s recent president Joko Widodo are all around.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

As a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in China, it gives extra focus on the Chinese leaders, such as the present China’s Chairman Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, other previous leaders such as Hu Jintao, Deng Xiaopeng, Zhou Enlai and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (the founding father of the Republic of China).

Chinese Leaders in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Present and past Chinese leaders

In addition, there are plenty of national heroes, artists and scientists and you are able to take some some selfies with Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn.

Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein, Shakespeare and Vincent van Gogh in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein, Rembrandt van Rijn & Shakespeare in Madame Tussauds

Picasso in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Picasso’s wax figure

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It is not secret that Hong Kong has a high affinity to the British Royal Family (not only due to the colonial past). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II., the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Diana are waiting downstairs in the Royal Family section.

British Royal Family in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh

The Royal Family zone is the place to be if you love all the stories about princes, kings, queens and princesses. Princess Diana is one of the highlights of this themed zone. Be prepared to stand in-line in case you would love to take a snapshot with this iconic wax figure.

Princess Diana in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Princess Diana

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Movie lovers should definitely have a closer look at the World Premiere zone. This zone covers the who is who of movie stars. No matter if you are a fan of the old black and white movies or you are into the latest Asian movies, there is something for everyone. Popular wax figures include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, director and “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

Audrey Hepburn in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Check out the classic movie scene of Audrey Herpburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is sitting next to the table in the iconic black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy.

Audrey Hepburn in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Marilyn Monroe posing her famous gesture

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Hong Kong is also known as the Hollywood of the East. When talking about Hong Kong, the first thing coming into mind is Kung Fu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

If you are a fan of martial arts and local Kung Fu movies, then don’t miss the Kung Fu zone. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong pays tribute to the stars and celebrities of martial arts and hosts the first permanent Kung Fu wax figure display and movie scenes. Popular Kung Fu artists include Donnie Yen 甄子丹 (Ip Man) and Michelle Yeoh 楊紫瓊 (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as Hong Kong’s most famous Kung Fu superstars Bruce Lee 李小龍 and Jackie Chan 成龍.

Bruce Lee in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Bruce Lee

Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Donnie Yen is behind)

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Hong Kong loves Korean soap operas, movies and latest pop songs. Visiting the K Wave Zone pays tribute to the most popular Korean celebrities and superstars. You can take selfies with some of the hottest Korean models, singers and actors such as Choi Si-Won (Super Junior), Nichkhun Horvejkul (2PM), popular pop duo TVXQ!, model and actor Lee Jong-Suk, Suzy Wae, actor Bae Yong Joon and Kim Soo-Hyun.

Suzy Bae (from Miss A) is waiting you to complete the heart.

Kim Soo-Hyun, Nichkhun, Lee Jong-Suk and Suzy Bae

Kim Soo-Hyun, Nichkhun, Lee Jong-Suk and Suzy Bae

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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong also takes care of those sport lovers. Wax figures of Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohammed Ali, tennis star Maria Sharapova, swimming celebrity Liu Xiang and Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming are all in these section. You will also find Hong Kong’s Olympic Gold Medal winner Windsurfer Lee Lai-Shan (Hong Kong’s first Gold Medal Winner). The latest addition features NBA superstar Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors.

Mohammed Ali, Tiger Woods and Sharapowa and Stephen Curry

Mohammed Ali, Tiger Woods and Sharapowa and Stephen Curry

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In the Music Icons section international popular wax figures of Madonna, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury (Queen), Lady Gaga are around with the latest adding Taylor Swift.

The Beatles in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

The Beatles

Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson

Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson

Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift

Besides, there are many local singers, pop stars and all-time favorites including Teresa Teng (鄧麗君), Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), Anita Mui (梅豔芳) or Joey Yung (容祖兒). Recent additions of wax figures are Leo Ku (古巨基) and G.E.M (鄧紫棋).

Mirian Yeung and Leo Ku in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Mirian Yeung and Leo Ku

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The Fantasy Kingdom is a mixture of popular comic and animation characters. You can take pictures with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Donnie Yen as the Monkey King, Aaron Kwok as the Buffalo Demon King, the incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Iron Man, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Astro Boy, and one of Hong Kong’s most iconic comic and cartoon character McDull.

Hello Kitty in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

cute Hello Kitty statue

Doraemon in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Doraemon

McDull and his mom in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

McDull and his mom in Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng

Spider Man, Wolverine and Iron Man in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Spider Man, Wolverine and Iron Man

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The Yayoi Kusama Gallery is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. This zone features renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who is also know as the “Queen of Polka dots”. The wax figure of Yayoi Kusama and her themed Polka Gallery is the only one outside of Tokyo.

The newly set up gallery is not only a highlight for contemporary art lovers. Experience dramatic lighting effects and reflection from parallel mirrors once you step in the yellow polka dot space. Take your time to experience the creative concept and snap some memories with the Queen of Polka Dots before you head on to the next themed zone.

Yayoi Kusama Polka Gallery in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Yayoi Kusama in the Polka Gallery

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You might have been wondering “How are wax figures and sculptures made?” There is a small exhibition inside Madame Tussauds that features, explains and highlights the process of making the wax figures. You also will find a bit history and story about Mamade Tussauds and how she started to make wax figures.

How Madame Tussauds made wax figures in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

How Madame Tussauds made wax figures

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If you would like to take a piece of memory home, you may consider to take a look of the souvenir store in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. It is at the exit of the wax museum and you will be inevitably passing through it.

Especially if you are a fan of Hello Kitty, you shouldn’t miss to take a look of the exclusive Hello Kitty crossover Madame Tussauds Hong Kong souvenirs. There are special plushes, magnets as well as special designed postcards.

Exclusive Hello Kitty plush souvenir in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Exclusive Hello Kitty plush (dressing the same as the Hello Kitty figure in the museum)

Exclusive Hello Kitty postcards in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Exclusive Hello Kitty postcard with Hong Kong skyline and culture

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The list of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong wax figures changes from time to time. New and upcoming stars have been added while older ones have been updated or even replaced.

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In general, the tickets are available from both the ticket kiosks and internet.

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    You can get tickets directly from the ticket counters at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus and P1 level in Peak Tower (Peak Tram Upper Terminus). Be aware that ticket from ticket box is more expensive than online booking. However, it allows you the same day entry while online booking only allows admission on the next day (or later).

  • Madame Tussauds ticket box in Peak Tram Lower Terminus

    Madame Tussauds ticket box in Peak Tram Lower Terminus (downhill)

    Madame Tussauds ticket box in Peak Tower

    Madame Tussauds ticket box in Peak Tower (on the Peak)

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    Online booking is available from fox brooch as well as from other online discount providers. Booking adult ticket online is slightly cheaper than buying directly from ticket box. Do remember to book the tickets from internet ahead of your planned date because the same day travel is not applicable.

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There are mainly three ticket options:

  1. only entrance ticket (details);
  2. 2-in-1 Combo Package (Admission +Peak Tram) – Peak Tram Fast Pass (details);
  3. 3-in-1 Combo Package (Admission + Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428) – Peak Tram Fast Pass (recommended); (details);

The 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 combo tickets allow the visitor to get on the Peak Tram through the express entry. Peak Tram is the best way getting to the Madame Tussauds. It is always very crowded, resulting in an unpredictable long waiting time. Thus, the combo tickets will save you tons of time.

People Queuing Up Outside Peak Tram Lower Terminus

Hundreds of people queuing outside Peak Tram Lower Terminus

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It’s just a regular admission ticket for the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Online booking is over 20% cheaper than purchasing directly from the ticket kiosk.

Entrance Fee

Adult

Child (3–11) & Senior (65+)

Purchase from ticket box

HK$ 280

HK$ 215

Purchase from official website

HK$ 220

HK$ 180

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(Madame Tussauds Entry+ Peak Tram Round Trip + BBQ Pork Rice)

The 2-in-1 Combo Package includes Madame Tussauds Entry, Peak Tram Round Trip and a set of BBQ Pork Rice.

If you do a simple calculation, you will notice that the 2-in-1 Combo Ticket is NOT a good deal, because the Peak Tram round trip costs only HK$ 52. If you would like to get a Fast Pass for the Peak Tram, it’s better to go with the 3-in-1 combo ticket.

2-in-1 Combo Fees

Adult

Child (3–11) & Senior (65+)

Purchase from ticket box

HK$ 320

HK$ 220

Purchase from official website

HK$ 305

HK$220

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(Madame Tussauds Entry+ Peak Tram Round Trip + Sky Terrance 428)

In case you would like to visit the Sky Terrace 428 and enjoy some unrivalled views from The Peak, you should consider buying the 3-in-1 Combo ticket.

It includes Madame Tussauds Entry, Peak Tram Round Trip ride and Sky Terrance 428 entry.

Besides, it also allows you to use the Peak Tram express entry to avoid the unpredictable long waiting time.

3-in-1 Combo Fees

Adult

Child (3–11) & Senior (65+)

Purchase from ticket box

HK$ 355

HK$ 260

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Purchase from official website

HK$ 345

HK$ 260

Book from official site

Other Available Discounts

HK$ 302
(lowest)

HK$ 260
(lowest)

Get further discount

(Note: the “Price on the day” of adult ticket written on the official claims to be “HK$ 417”. But actually you can get ticket price of HK$ 355 from the ticket box as a walk-in visitor. It is just to make the online booking seem more appealing.)

Enjoying the view from Hong Kong’s highest 360-degree viewing deck, the Sky Terrace 428 Observation Deck is a breathtaking experience. Sky Terrace 428 offers a panorama view of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline (entry fee is HK$ 52 for adults).

Tourists Enjoying Views from Sky Terrace 428

Views from Sky Terrace 428

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If you are not interested in visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum but still would like to get a fast entry for the Peak Tram, you can check out the Peak Tram + Sky Terrace Fast Pass.

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If you travel with family and kids, costs for ticket prices, entrance and admission fees can sum up quickly. It is nice to safe as much as you can. Besides saving money from official online booking, there are other available discounts you can easily manage by a simple click for further discounts.

There are two types of combo tickets, single-ride or round-trip of the Peak Tram.

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Discounted Madame Tussauds
Fast Pass Combo Tickets

Peak Tram (single trip) + Sky Terrace + Madame Tussauds

Adult: HK$ 352  HK$ 299
Child: HK$ 270  HK$ 260
Senior: HK$ 270  HK$ 260

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Discounted Madame Tussauds
Fast Pass Combo Tickets

Peak Tram (round trip) + Sky Terrace + Madame Tussauds

Adult: HK$ 374  HK$ 302
Child: HK$ 290  HK$ 260
Senior: HK$ 290  HK$ 260

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Visiting Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is absolutely entertaining experience. It is a great place to re-enact historical events and times with your favourite celebrities, from Asian hottest VIP stars, renowned scientists, national leaders to Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities.

Besides, since Madame Tussauds is located inside the Peak Tower on the Peak and Peak Tram is the most efficient way, most of the visitors will start their journey from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus by Peak Tram. If you don’t want to stuck with hundreds of visitors and wait hours for the Peak Tram, it’s a good reason to consider the combo tickets of Madame Tussauds.

All in all, you may consider to visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong if:
1) you are a big fan of some characters inside;
2) you never visit any other Madame Tussauds Wax Museum;
3) three are too many people waiting for Peak Tram and you would like to get a fast pass;
Then, getting a combo ticket for Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is recommended.

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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong opens from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday (from Monday to Sunday, including holidays). The last entry is 9:30 pm.

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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is located in the Peak Tower on Victoria Peak. No matter if your starting point is located in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side or you are starting from Central on Hong Kong Island, you will need to head up to The Peak. Thus, the transport options are the same with getting to the Peak. There are many ways for getting up to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Peak Tram, taxi, bus as well as minibus. Among all, the Peak Tram is the most efficient and iconic way.

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– Minimum time required: 10 minutes (excl. waiting time)

It’s the fastest, most efficient and most convenient way for getting up to Victoria Peak. It’s also one of the highlights of the journey to Victoria Peak.

Check out “How to take Peak Tram” for more details.

The Peak Tram running on the Peak

the Peak Tram running on the Peak

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– Minimum time required: 45 minutes (excl. waiting time)

Taking Bus No.15 is probably the second most popular way to the Victoria Peak other than the Peak Tram. It costs only around HK$ 10. DON’T get confused with Bus No.15C. Bus 15C is only the shuttle bus between the Star Ferry Central Pier and the Peak Tram Lower Terminus.

Bus No.15 runs between Central and The Peak. It passes 24-30 stops through the winding mountain roads. Prepare about 45 minutes on the journey on each way.

Major hop-on stations to the Peak for tourists:
Central Pier 5, Exchange Square, City Hall, MTR Admiralty station and Three Pacific Place.

Bus No.15 serves from 6:15am till midnight. The early morning bus starts from the bus terminal under Exchange Square while bus from 10:00am starts from Central Pier 5. For more details of the bus routes and operation hours of each route, you can check from Citybus official website.

Bus 15 going to the Peak

Bus 15 going to the Peak

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  • “In case you decide to take Bus No. 15, try to get a seat on the upper deck. While the bus is climbing the winding and twisting road up to The Peak you have the chance to enjoy some spectacular views of Central, Wan Chai as well as get some impressions on how Hong Kong’s celebrities are living.”

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– Minimum time required: 30-40 minutes (excl. waiting time)

Taxi is the second fastest way travelling to the Peak. Taxi ride takes about 30-40 min on the uphill roads from Central. The final cost depends on the traveling distance. For example, hopping on the taxi from Central to the Peak costs about HK$ 70-80.

If you have got to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus and decide to switch to taxi due to the long queue of Peak Tram, just be noted that there are not so many taxis available.

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– Minimum time required: 40-50 minutes (excl. waiting time)

Minibus No.1 starts from the bus terminal under ICF Tower 2 (Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange).

Major hop-on stations to the Peak for tourists:
Under ICF Tower 2, City Hall, Hong Kong Park

The ticket price is about HK$ 10. Similar to the Bus No.15, minibus No.1 will go uphill through the winding roads. The complete journey takes about 40-50 min (depending on traffic). It serves from 6:20am to midnight with 5-15 min intervals from Monday to Sunday.

If you plan to take the Minibus back to Central, just getting on at The Peak Public Transport Terminus and disembark at MTR Central station or IFC Tower 2 (close to Central Star Ferry pier).

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  • “The Green Minibus No.1 route is not as scenic as Bus No 15. Although it drives a little bit faster than CityBus 15, it will stop in many stations that even cost longer time. Besides, please be aware that the Green Minibus just has 16 seats. In case you are traveling with a bigger group, you may want to opt to take Bus No 15.”

  • “For Bus No.15, although it’s a scenic bus ride, you need to prepare at least 40-45 minutes traveling time to reach the bus terminus at The Peak. The streets and roads to and from The Peak are especially on off-office hours and weekends jammed. The traveling time can easily exceed 70 minutes.”

  • “Both Bus No.15 and Minibus No.1 accept payment in cash or Octopus Card. In case you don’t have an Octopus Card, make sure to tender the bus driver the exact fare. Otherwise you will not get any change.”

  • “Bus No. 15 and Green Minibus No.1 are taking different routes up to The Peak. Both of them are climbing up The Peak on twisting and winding roads. Especially the Green Minibus drivers drive up The Peak fast and enjoy the turns and twist in a fast way. In case you easily get travel sick, taking any of the bus up The Peak is not recommended.”

Last but not least, make sure to take a picture with one of Hong Kong’s most popular and famous sons: Bruce Lee. The statue stands usually right in front of the entrance of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong located on Level P1 (Shop P101) inside The Peak Tower.

Bruce Lee is waiting next to the entrance of Madame Tussauds

Bruce Lee is waiting next to the entrance of Madame Tussauds

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Location: Shop P101, The Peak Tower, No. 128 Peak Road, The Peak
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)
Ticket Fare: See price details and discounts
Contact No.:  +(852) 2849 6966
Official Site: https://www.madametussauds.com/hong-kong/

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The best way is by Peak Tram. You also can take Bus 15, Minibus 1 and taxi. See details above

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