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Where to get the best view of the Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong has one of – if not the best – skyline of any city in the world. Here are the best places to see it and get that essential snapshot

By Douglas Parkes

Hong Kong’s skyline is one of the city’s biggest attractions. Our SAR’s multitude of skyscrapers can really take your breath away, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the most impressive locations where you can go and document those stunning sights via camera and Instagram. If you want to know which buildings to look out for, check our guide to Hong Kong’s best skyscrapers. If you’re just looking fantastic Instagram spots in Hong Kong, our guide has you covered for those too.

Best places to see the Hong Kong skyline

1. Aqua

Restaurants Tsim Sha Tsui

Be dazzled by Aqua’s two-storey-high glass windows that provide an unparallelled panorama of the Hong Kong skyline. The best way to experience Aqua is to book a window table in advance and then enjoy the Japanese and Italian fusion food – think exquisite pastas, robotayaki and sushi – while you snap away at the view.

2. Avenue of Stars

Attractions Tsim Sha Tsui

True, Avenue of the Stars is one of Hong Kong’s less spectacular – to put it nicely – tourist hotspots but it still comes with an amazing view of the Hong Kong Island skyline. If the weather’s nice and you don't feel the need to splash the cash at some of the other bars and restaurants on this list, this is probably the best spot to head to in Tsim Sha Tsui.


3. Eyebar

Bars and pubs Tsim Sha Tsui

Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Nathan Road, Eyebar is a contender for one of the best vantage points in Hong Kong. Sit back on the comfortable terrace and take in unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour with a cold beer or signature specialty cocktail.

4. InterContinental Hong Kong

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

The five-star InterContinental Hong Kong hotel enjoys an enviable waterfront location that provides it stunning lines of sight across Victoria Harbour. To make the most of it, you're going to have to order up a drink but the picture postcard views of skyscrapers like the Bank of China Tower and IFC are jaw dropping.


5. Ozone

Bars and pubs West Kowloon

Forget the sky100 Observation Deck and head up another 18 floors to the highest bar in the world. Ozone, in the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong offers completely unobstructed view of western Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Settle in with a gin and tonic from its speciality menu and drink in the view.

6. Star Ferry

Attractions Ships and boats Tsim Sha Tsui

Get two Hong Kong icons for the price of one. The Star Ferry runs between Tsim Sha Tsui and either Central or Wan Chai. The journey takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the weather and the view of the Hong Kong skyline from the deck is one of the best anywhere in the city.


7. The Peak

Things to do The Peak

As the name suggests, The Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and offers the best panorama of the city, the view stretching from the skyscrapers of Central to – on a clear day at least – the mountains of the New Territories. For the best vantage point once you’re at the summit, head to the viewing platform at the anvil-shaped Peak Tower. 

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