Heading to the land of Dim Sum and planning to snap some panoramic city views of Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a bustling city where there are several viewpoints, skyscrapers for you to snap a good photo of Hong Kong’s best city views. Below are my top 5 places where you can go to take them.
(1) Sky Terrace 428 @ The Peak
First and foremost, it gonna be this! Located on the highest hill in Hong Kong Island, it’s a popular, iconic must-visit attraction when you are in Hong Kong, as you get to capture the entire view of the Victoria Harbour. Once arriving at The Peak, head up to the Sky Terrace 428, standing at 428m above sea level offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong. This is my number one spot to take panoramic photos in Hong Kong.
How to go there? The fastest way to reach The Peak is by the retro Peak Tram, which is always packed. To skip the horrendous queue for The Peak Tram, purchase your Peak Tram Fast-Track Combo from Klook here.
128, Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Nearest MTR: Central MTR Station
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 11pm (Sat, Sun & P.H.)
(2) Sky100 Observation Deck
Sky100 Observation Deck is a viewpoint located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building – International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon. It’s is 393m above sea level. This indoor viewpoint gives you a chance to enjoy the stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Hong Kong skyline. On some clear day, you could see all the way to China!
Its high-speed lift will bring you to the observation deck in 60 seconds. Beneath Sky100 Observation Deck is Elements Shopping Mall, so… Shopping can be done with ease after visiting Sky100 Observation Deck! The view here is equally stunning as The Peak, but still, I would recommend you to visit both!
Book your tickets to Sky100 Observation Deck thru Klook here.
International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1, Austin Rd West, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Nearest MTR: Kowloon MTR Station
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 10am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat)
(3) Hong Kong Monetary Authority & Museum
Located on the 55th floor of Hong Kong’s second tallest building – Two International Finance Centre (IFC Tower 2). The museum is open to the public for free. Yes, it’s FREE! When you’re there, you can learn more about the history and development of money and banking of Hong Kong.
You can see views of Victoria Peak, the Bank of China Tower, ICC, Lan Tau and even Tsing Yi Bridge. All you need to bring is your passport for identification checks.
Two International Finance Centre, 8, Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest MTR: Hong Kong MTR Station
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 1pm (Sat), Closed on Sun & P.H.
(4) Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, The Avenue Of Stars
This isn’t located in any skyscrapers or hills or whatsoever. But this waterfront is one of the best place for panoramic photo shoots in Hong Kong, and also one of the easiest to reach, and totally free too! The Avenue of Stars is a 400m stretch of waterside promenade along the northern side of Victoria Harbour.
Once darkness fell, this area has become the only place for you to capture stunning photos of Hong Kong skyline, as most buildings will have their electric lightboard lited up
This is the best place to witness Hong Kong’s popular daily light show – The Symphony of Lights at 8pm. This is also a must-do activity in Hong Kong when you’re there!
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station
(5) Central Plaza Sky Lobby
Formerly the tallest building in Hong Kong – Central Plaza located in Wan Chai area, which now commonly known as an icon of Hong Kong’s past, among the new skyscrapers around it. Simply take its Express Lift to the 46th floor and be amazed by the views out there! The Central Plaza Sky Lobby offers 360-degree views too!
From there, you could see the busy streets of Wan Chai, able to see Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Kowloon.
And if you’re there on a Sunday, if possible, do take the lift further up to the 75th floor where one of the highest church in the world – Sky City Church awaits you. (or probably just pretend to head up, just for the awesome views).
18, Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Nearest MTR: Wan Chai MTR Station
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 2pm (Sat), Closed on Sun & P.H.
So these are my top 5 location for taking stunning panoramic city views of Hong Kong. Are there any more places to take good photos in Hong Kong? Leave a reply and let me know!