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Best places to catch the sunset in Hong Kong

An unobstructed view during the golden hour

Written by
Time Out editors
&
Ann Chiu
Translated by
Josephine Chiu
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When you think of a bustling cosmopolitan city like Hong Kong, a picturesque sunset isn't usually the first thing that pops into your head. Thankfully, our city is blessed with a diverse landscape, be it historical buildings or mesmerising country parks, there are plenty of places where you can just switch off and get lost in the scenic solace of a beautiful sunset. From Kowloon's vibrant, urban vistas to the tranquil west coast of the New Territories, here are some of the best spots to view the sunset in Hong Kong.

RECOMMENDED: If you're more of a night owl, these beautiful night hikes will let you in on a whole different side of Hong Kong.

Best places to catch sunsets in Hong Kong

Ha Pak Nai
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Ha Pak Nai

Located in the southwest of Yuen Long in the New Territories, Ha Pak Nai is one of the few areas that still retain the cultural landscape of an old Hong Kong village. Untouched by urbanisation, Ha Pak Nai's stretch of coastline offers some of the most incredible sunset views.

It's a stunning scene to capture when both the sky and water appear red and orange during those golden hours, making it prime time for some fab photo opportunities. To fill this trip with even more scenic views, start hiking up Por Lo Shan situated in Tuen Mun – a hiking trail termed a mini version of the Grand Canyon, then settle at Ha Pak Nai before the last bits of daylight sink. 

Garden Hill
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Garden Hill

For those who want to get in some exercise, gather your friends and make the hike up Garden Hill, which offers one of the best vantage points overlooking Sham Shui Po. The peak is just a short 20-minute trek from the Mei Ho House track. Perched on top of this iconic hill is a spacious observatory, where you can enjoy gazing at the orange hues of the sunset while admiring the bustling city streets down below.

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Wu Kai Sha Beach
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Wu Kai Sha Beach

Situated at the far end of Ma On Shan Promenade, Wu Kai Sha beach is an idyllic waterfront paradise that's definitely worthy of a place on the list. The beach first gained its fame when residents formed a massive heart-shaped structure from stones, which attracted more people to visit as the beach also offers a spectacular view for catching the sunset. Get your cameras ready for that perfect 'sunset over water' moment. 

Sai Wan Swimming Shed
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Sai Wan Swimming Shed

Built somewhere between the 60s to 70s, the Sai Wan swimming shed is the only swimming shed remaining in Hong Kong. Facing west of Victoria Harbour, this spot offers an unobstructed view of the sea and is the perfect location to enjoy the changing hues in the sky as the sun descends. Take a romantic stroll along Victoria Road and head down to the shed for a splendid view as the sun dips over the horizon.

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  • Lantau Island

Sunset Peak is Hong Kong’s third-highest peak and a popular hiking destination on Lantau Island offering picturesque views. As the name suggests, the spot is perfect for chasing the golden hour. The uphill climb heading there is arduous, but the idyllic view at the summit will make the difficult climb more than worth it. The best season to visit the place is during autumn when the Chinese silver grass covering the hillsides turn the spot into a sea of gold.  

Tai O Fishing Village
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Tai O Fishing Village

Known as the 'Venice of Hong Kong', Tai O fishing village is packed with history, walking paths, stilt-houses and fishing boats. It is a beautiful location for taking in the unfettered vista that you can't find within the bustling city. Surrounded by scenes of the fishing village, you're guaranteed to catch the true wonder of a Hong Kong sunset. Alternatively, you can take a short hike up a stair trail to the Dolphin Viewing Point (also known as Fu Shan), which is another wonderful spot to bask in the sunset view on the island.

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