Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline
4.5
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
See what travelers are saying
  • hcd-1921
    Zurich, Switzerland63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Viewed from the Peak
    I'm not sure which side is actually considered the skyline but I'm just going to write about both: No matter which side, the view is best from the Peak (see Peak review). There you are "behind" both sides and the angle is perfect. The Star Ferry (see Star Ferry review) or any other boat on the bay is also a good point to see either side of the skyline because one is in between them. From the Avenue of the Stars (TST side) one should watch the symphony of lights every night starting at 8pm for about 10-15 minutes. From both Causeway Bay and the piers or IFC Mall at Central one has a nice view of the TST side.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2023
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands383,682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to be back in beautiful Hong Kong!!!
    I was in Hong Kong for the last time in February 2020, just before Covid-19 caused travel chaos worldwide and many borders almost everywere were closed. Now that the Hong Kong border is fully opened, i returned and stayed here for 2 nights altogether. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Kowloon is almost just down the road from the Kowloon Hotel where i stayed for one night. From the Tsim Sha Shui Promenade on Kowloon, the views of the Hong Kong Skyline on Hong Kong island on the other side are always most spectacular, both day and night. Very impressive indeed as far as i am concerned👍👍👍
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 12, 2023
  • gcrefs
    Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HK is spectacular - amazing views of the city and the harbor
    Use the Peak Tram to get to the top of HK. The trams are air conditioned and going up the steep tram line is a fun time itself. The mid morning to lunch is always busy try to avoid. Weekends are busy as well. The cost is HK$148 to HK$168 that includes a round trip on the tram plus entry to the viewing platform which they call the Sky Terrace 428. Take your time and enjoy the view - late afternoons is fun as well. Go up and have a meal and then see the HK skyline at night. The best viewing days are when there is no cloud or fog around.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 11, 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Land Scarcity and High Rise Buildings
    Due to land scarcity in the city, the only option is to build up. Thus the high rise buildings for residential and commercial uses came about. During the day, it is nice to walk along the promenade and watch the skyline; much better after sun set when it gets cooler and buildings got lighted.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 15, 2024
  • TR4prez
    Greater London, United Kingdom330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    Beautiful must see city skyline. Best viewed from Peak accessed via funicular train service or bus. M as ke sure you take a topped up Octopus card to avoid ticket queues
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2024
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Fr. Bruce
Nyack, NY38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Japan1,948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MountaineerLu
Falling Waters, WV1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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laura
Sydney, Australia137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Due to land scarcity in the city, the only option is to build up. Thus the high rise buildings for residential and commercial uses came about. During the day, it is nice to walk along the promenade and watch the skyline; much better after sun set when it gets cooler and buildings got lighted.
Written May 15, 2024
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gcrefs
Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Use the Peak Tram to get to the top of HK.
The trams are air conditioned and going up the steep tram line is a fun time itself.
The mid morning to lunch is always busy try to avoid. Weekends are busy as well.
The cost is HK$148 to HK$168 that includes a round trip on the tram plus entry to the viewing platform which they call the Sky Terrace 428.

Take your time and enjoy the view - late afternoons is fun as well. Go up and have a meal and then see the HK skyline at night.
The best viewing days are when there is no cloud or fog around.
Written May 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
The Netherlands383,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was in Hong Kong for the last time in February 2020, just before Covid-19 caused travel chaos worldwide and many borders almost everywere were closed. Now that the Hong Kong border is fully opened, i returned and stayed here for 2 nights altogether. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Kowloon is almost just down the road from the Kowloon Hotel where i stayed for one night. From the Tsim Sha Shui Promenade on Kowloon, the views of the Hong Kong Skyline on Hong Kong island on the other side are always most spectacular, both day and night. Very impressive indeed as far as i am concerned👍👍👍
Written December 12, 2023
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Giovanni Lorenz Maglalang
Baguio, Philippines6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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