Hong Kong Skyline

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Hong Kong Skyline
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The area
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
Feb 2021
Even if you only have a brief stopover in Hong Kong, seeing the city skyline from a good vantage point is one of the best things you can do. Tourist guides almost universally recommend catching the Peak Tram to the top of the Peak. From here, you have a panoramic, birds-eye view down over the city and harbour. This is a spectacular lookout point as long as the weather conditions are decent. If not, the view can be obscured by haze, fog and pollution and you may not see much at all.
Recently the waterfront promenades along both sides of the harbour have been upgraded and are now beautiful, open walkways. On the Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) side, you can walk from the Star Ferry, along the Avenue of the Stars and look directly across at the iconic buildings that define the city skyline. These include the Bank of China and HSBC buildings, Jardine House, the IFC towers and the Exhibition Centre.
In the evening, the TST Promenade is the best spot to watch the Symphony of Lights play out across these buildings.
Written September 18, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,699 contributions
Apr 2020
The Hong Kong Skyline is regularly mentioned amongst the finest skylines in the world. Beautifully situated on the north of Hong Kong Island Island facing Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon Peninsula, this is a real highlight for visitors to the city and a source of pride for residents of Hong Kong.

You can enjoy the Skyline from Hong Kong Island, best viewed from atop Victoria Peak where you view downward, catching elevated views of both Hong Kong and Kowloon skylines as well as Victoria Harbour sandwiched in between. This makes for postcard pictures and memories of visits to HK.

However, it is from the southern point of the Kowloon Peninsula along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Avenue of Stars where you see the immense scale and depth of the Hong Kong Skyline best. From this ground level vantage point, the string of skyscrapers with Victoria harbour in front of you and Victoria Peak behind the skyline, is excellent during the day and simply remarkable at night.

For best up close views of the skyline, consider taking the iconic Star Ferry crossing from Kowloon to Central district on Hong Kong Island. As you approach, the Hong Kong Skyline grows increasing large and looming. Views are less stable since you are on the water but up close vantage points can be rewarding.

For impressive elevated views from the Kowloon side, consider the Aqua Bar at One Peking Road. This is where you find views from the 30th floor, just gorgeous at night when the skyscrapers are lit up illuminating the entire seafront of the island. For even higher vantage point, try the Sky 100 Observation Deck at the IFC building. Cloud conditions often obscure views from this height and the entry fee is a bit steep but this is the highest view point, up in the clouds.
Written April 23, 2020
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Vladislav Samuchev
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,139 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was there in February 2020, that place was empty, because coronavirus 😂
Show begin at 8pm, free entrance 😸
10 minutes amazing lights animations on the skyscrapers and buildings. Same like Songs Fountains in Dubai. I come back again in the next day ) Listen and enjoy it's moment's!
Written February 19, 2020
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Fr. Bruce
Nyack, NY38 contributions
Sep 2019
Stop and smell the roses in terms of Hong Kong skyscrapers means taking time to see the city skyline - and the evening laser light shows.Enjoy, Fr. Bruce+
Written February 25, 2020
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MountaineerLu
Falling Waters, WV1,462 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Hong Kong has an outstanding natural setting any way you look at it. It has an expansive harbor and all parts of the city are surrounded by mountains. There is little flat space in which to build so everything was built vertically and the mountains and bodies of water afford outstanding views no matter from which angle one looks from. That is a part of visiting Hong Kong I never get tired of.

Written July 1, 2020
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srimanone
El Pescadero, Mexico916 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Hong Kong skyline is one of the better things to do in this city. Massive amounts of buildings surround the harbor and plenty of lights going off. Sure there is a light show at 8 pm but I saw it from the top floor of my cruise ship as we passed by. Otherwise, I would have not gone to see it. Very busy place.
Written January 5, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,748 contributions
Jan 2020
I hiked Lion Rock and Victoria Peak and you get great views of the city from both locations. You obviously see the skyline at almost any point in Hong Kong, it is just massive. The waterfront area has great views as well, but I would say the best views are from Victoria Peak. At 8 p.m. daily, they do a light show that expands most buildings looking across the bay. I found it to be a bit disappointing, it was cool but did not give me that wow factor. Hong Kong is just a massive city with an incredible skyline.
Written January 30, 2020
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laura
Sydney, Australia139 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
One of the best in the world. Not much else to say but you must see it in person to really appreciate and fall in love with this city. will always love hong kong, the skyscrapers & the harbour, i recommend finding somewhere such as victoria peak, to get a good view from above !!
Written February 24, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Dec 2019
You can't afford not admiring the skyline on a HK visit. It's amazing and iconic, both during daytime as well as at night (with the cheesy lightshow and music). Best seen from Tsim Sha Shui in my opinion.
Written July 16, 2020
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Giovanni Lorenz Maglalang
Baguio, Philippines6 contributions
Oct 2019
This view is best seen from the Peak. Ride the Peak Tram up to this high vantage point where you can rent out binoculars and built-in telescopes. The Peak also has attractions and restaurants, and the ride up and down can eat up a lot of time, so do plan your day.
Written July 26, 2020
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