The Peak is Hong Kong’s most-visited attraction, and for good reason. The Sky Terrace 428 (so named because it’s 428 meters above sea level) is on the roof of the Peak Tower, right at the summit of Victoria Peak. With a 360-degree panorama, including views of the harbor, skyline and surrounding mountainside, there’s no shortage of ‘wow’ factor at the city’s highest vantage point.
Lantau Peak is the second-highest peak in Hong Kong, and on clear days the view from this vantage point stretches as far as Macau. It can be accessed via a 25-minute cable car trip via the Ngong Ping 360, or alternatively, a two-hour hike along one of Hong Kong’s most famous scenic trails. It’s not uncommon for hikers to begin the journey at 4am to catch the stunning sunrise.
Enjoy a glimmering night view of the harbor with a cocktail in hand on the terrace of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s Ozone bar. Located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Center, Ozone is the highest bar in the world at almost half a kilometer above sea level. If it gets chilly on the terrace, you can always duck indoors for some quality Asian tapas and an excellent DJ.
Victoria Harbor may be Hong Kong’s most famous waterfront, but it’s by no means Hong Kong’s only waterfront. The 3.2km-long Ma On Shan Promenade in Sha Tin overlooks Tide Cove and Tolo Harbor, as well as the mountain range along the northeast New Territories. This beautiful walkway is rarely crowded and is adjacent to Ma On Shan Park and Wu Kai Sha Beach.
Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront is spectacular at any time of day. From here, you can clearly see the Hong Kong Island skyline and get an up-close look at the boats and ferries approaching the harbor. The Symphony of Lights is staged by the Hong Kong Tourism Board every night at 8pm. Lasting for around a quarter of an hour, the show consists of music, laser light displays and pyrotechnic fireworks.