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View from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade | Bevis Chin/CC BY-ND 2.0/Flickr
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Hong Kong’s Best Spots To Enjoy The View

Picture of Sally Gao
Updated: 9 February 2017
With its countless waterfronts, high mountain peaks and dizzying skyscrapers, there’s no shortage of amazing scenic views in Hong Kong. Some of the best scenes combine the area’s natural beauty with its man-made skyline. Here, we’ve gathered the top places where you can enjoy the beauty of Hong Kong.

Sky Terrace 428 at The Peak

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.

View from the Peak | Pixabay
View from the Peak | Pixabay

Lantau Peak

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.

Lantau Peak | leo.wan/CC BY 2.0/Flickr
Lantau Peak | leo.wan/CC BY 2.0/Flickr

Ozone Bar

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.

The International Commerce Center, where the Ritz-Carlton is located | soeperbaby/CC BY 2.0/Flickr
The International Commerce Center, where the Ritz-Carlton is located | soeperbaby/CC BY 2.0/Flickr

Ma On Shan Promenade

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.

Ma On Shan Waterfront Promenade | Exploringlife/CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Commons
Ma On Shan Waterfront Promenade | Exploringlife/CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Commons

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

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.

View from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade | Bevis Chin/CC BY-ND 2.0/Flickr
View from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade | Bevis Chin/CC BY-ND 2.0/Flickr