Hong Kong is a highly prosperous international metropolis and enjoys a high reputation in the world. Hong Kong is not only famous for its prosperous economic, but also it mouth watering city view with awesome skyscrapers, water and hilly topography. The attractive evening views with neon skyscrapers across Victoria Harbour from the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront to Hong Kong Island make it one of world’s top ten photogenic city panoramas. And it’s not hard to find great vantage points where you can admire this vertical city and its wilder hinterland - with sightseeing platform, high peaks and of course, the popular Star Ferry all providing amazing vistas. In this article, some best view sites in Hong Kong are introduced for tourists for that camera-perfect panorama views of skyscrapers, water and hilly in the city. Please make one or some of them into your Hong Kong tour itinerary. They will not disappoint you.
Victoria Peak - Best Place to Enjoy Panorama of Hong Kong Island
With an altitude of 552 meters (1,811 feet), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, and ranked 31 in terms of altitude in the Hong Kong. Victoria Peak is also Hong Kong’s most notable landmark, The 428-meter high Observatory Sky Terrace in Peak Tower on Victoria Peak allows you to enjoy a 360-degree full feast of visual experience with invincible Hong Kong city view. Here is the most privileged location in Hong Kong territory, enjoying breathtaking city view and natural landscape. One can find the night views even more incredible, a vast glittering swathe of colorful neon light, most spectacular right below in Central and Wan Chai, as the buildings attempt to outdo each other with eye-catching displays.
Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade – Perfect Place to Enjoy Night View of Hong Kong
There is a saying goes like “One of the finest city skylines on the planet must be that of Hong Kong Island, and Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade here is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view.” New World Centre shopping centre, Avenue of the Stars and Hung Hom train station are all located along the promenade. It is lovely place to have a leisure stroll during the day, but it is more amazing to pay a visit there in the evening, during the nightly Symphony of Lights, which takes place every night along Victoria Harbor. When the clock strikes 8:00 p.m. both sides of the harbor come to life in a spectacle of laser beams and colorful lights that are synchronized to music. And standing along Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade would be a perfect location to enjoy visual feast.
Star Ferry - Best Way to Watch Skyline of Hong Kong
Star Ferry runs cross Victoria Harbour and connects Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. Although it takes only eight minutes for one way trip, but also a classic experience for Hong Kong tour. You can watch the water and the skyline unfold before you while taking the ferry. “You can’t say you’ve ‘done’ Hong Kong until you’ve taken a ride on a Star Ferry”, for it’s an unbeatable way for tourists to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Hong Kong skyline around Victoria Harbor.
Bank of China Tower
The public viewing gallery (open 8:00am to 6:00pm at weekdays) on 43rd Floor of Bank of China Tower offers panoramic views of Hong Kong City. It is also one of best view sites in Hong Kong. Bank of China Tower was designed by IM Pei and has 70 floors in total, rising from the ground like a cube.
Being 934 meters high, Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong, after Tai Mo Peak (957 meter) in the New Territories. The lanscape from the top of the peak is absolutely stunning. If you are lucky enough to go on a clear day, it is possible to see Macau 65 km to the west across the water.
Ozone Bar on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Ozone is the highest sky bar and lounge in Asia. It is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, right atop the International Commerce Centre. Visitors can not only enjoy your drink and delicate food in an elegant environment, but also overlook the breath-taking city view of Shanghai from this sky bar.
Aqua Roma 38th floor, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Aqua Roma 38th floor, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui has superb harbor views from Kowloon side. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the Hong Kong Island skyline that come to life, especially at night. Standing by the window, you will feel the city is right in front of you. The tables by the windows are awesome for bringing a date.
The above are some popular best views sites in Hong Kong to tourists to enjoy the most beautiful overlook of the city. You can not miss them while touring in Hong Kong.
Tip: To get the best views possible, you will need the weather to be clear and not too cloudy. Travel from September to November for plenty of sunshine (as well as pleasant breezes and comfortable temperatures) and low humidity, meaning a good chance of clear skies and the best view in Hong Kong.