The 10 must-see views in Hong Kong
30th September 2015
Hong Kong is home to one of the most impressive skylines on earth. With towering offices blocks and residential buildings, the city is an epic vista just waiting to be seen.
To take in these incredible views, you’ll want to make sure you visit some of these amazing locations around the city...
Taking a walk on this promenade is one of the best ways to capture a fantastic view of the Hong Kong Island skyline, day or night. The promenade is also home to the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to Hong Kong’s film industry as well as a fireworks display during the Chinese New Year.
As Hong Kong’s most recognisable tower, the 70-storey building and architectural marvel is a popular tourist destination for good reason. The 43rd floor features an observation deck that’s free to visit, and provides a breath-taking panoramic view of Hong Kong.
Known to locals are simply “The Peak”, this mountain located in the western part of Hong Kong Island offers one of the most famous views of the city. From the peak, people are welcomed by views of the harbours as well as the impossibly beautiful city skyline. Victoria Peak is accessible by a 125 year old railway known as the “Peak Tram”.
Aqua Spirit is a stylish and modern restaurant that features a rooftop bar overlooking the Hong Kong Island skyline. A perfect spot to bring a date, the views at night are stunning as the city lights reflect off the harbour to create an especially romantic mood.
A staple for visitors to Hong Kong, the Star Ferry company offers tours across the harbour, allowing passengers to take in the exquisite views of both the city skyline and the jungle-filled mountains. With nine ferries in its fleet, Star Ferry transports 70,000 passengers daily.
Sitting atop the Prince’s Building in Central, SEVVA is a bar that features views of the city and skyscrapers. With the sight of the harbour in the distance, the terrace is a perfect place to sit in the springtime. While not one of the highest bars in the city, its view is still one of the best.
Lantau Peak is one of the most popular hiking spots in Hong Kong. With a height of 934 metres above sea level, Lantau is also the second tallest peak in Hong Kong. The mountain is famed for its inspiring scenic view and is a highly popular spot to watch the sun rise.
Though Hong Kong has no shortage of restaurants and bars, Ozone has the distinct honour of being the highest bar in Asia, sitting atop the 118th floor of the world’s tallest hotel. On the outdoor terrace, guest can enjoy the fresh air and take in an unmatched 360 degree view of the city and Victoria Harbour, which is particularly spectacular at night.
The roof of the IFC mall features a number of bars and restaurants that offer great views of the city. Fully landscaped, the rooftop allows for a unique and tranquil experience. Though there are several dining options, visitors are free to sit outside the restaurants and just enjoy the view.
A 20-minute drive from the Central district, Sugar is a bar in EAST Hotel that features a unique perspective of the city. With a relaxed feel, Sugar is a perfect place to take in the view. Because of its proximity to the city, the distinct view includes skyscrapers as well as the harbour and mountains in the distance.
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