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The Best Spots To See The Night Sky In Hong Kong

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Updated: 9 February 2017
With its skyscrapers and lights, the heart of Hong Kong isn’t the best place to catch a glimpse of the night sky. However, you don’t have to stray too far from the city to enjoy one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles. Here are our picks for the top spots in Hong Kong that offer superb views of the starry heavens.

Hong Kong Space Museum Astropark

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Hong Kong Space Museum Astropark

This small stargazing park is a branch of the Hong Kong Space Museum. Astronomy enthusiasts will be thrilled to note that it is equipped with stargazing facilities and replicas of ancient Chinese astronomical instruments, as well as moon dials and sundials. For those who prefer to observe the night sky with the naked eye, there’s a section of the park that’s specially outfitted with reclining benches.

Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, West Sea Cofferdam, High Island Reservoir, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Sunset Peak

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Sunset Peak, Hong Kong
Sunset Peak, Hong Kong | © Tomomi Wong/Flickr

Sunset Peak

As the third highest peak in Hong Kong, Sunset Peak’s spectacular vista is worth the steep ascent to the top. As its name suggests, the 869-meter peak is famous for its sunsets, but hikers who stick around after evening on a clear night will be treated to a fantastic view of the stars.

Sunset Peak, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Cape D’Aguilar

Located at the southernmost tip of Hong Kong, the coastal cliff of Cape D’Aguilar offers a panorama of the sea and sky with little interference from light pollution. This beautiful spot is an ideal place for night sky photography. Visitors can also take a look at the Hot Tsui Beacon lighthouse, which was built in 1875.

Cape D’Aguilar, Shek O, Hong Kong

Robin’s Nest

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Robin’s Nest

Located in the far northeastern New Territories, this little-known peak was part of the Frontier Closed Area, established in 1951 as a border zone area between Hong Kong and China. Now accessible to hikers, the summit is a serene place to sit back and admire the stars. In addition to the starry sky above, you’ll see the distant lights of Shenzhen below.

Robin’s Nest, Sha Tau Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong

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High Island Reservoir

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High Island Reservoir, Hong Kong
High Island Reservoir, Hong Kong | © Eddie Yip/Flickr

High Island Reservoir

Located in the southeastern region of the Sai Kung Peninsula, visitors to this breathtaking spot can enjoy views of the clear night sky and surrounding mountains without having to ascend the hill. The High Island Reservoir is also part of the Hong Kong Geopark and is a prime place to see and touch Hong Kong’s unique and dramatic hexagonal rock columns.

New Territories, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Tai Mei Tuk

The sleepy coastal villages in Tai Mei Tuk are among Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets. Apart from being a superb place for stargazing, this remote area of the New Territories offers excellent barbecue and outdoor leisure activities, including easy cycling paths, as well as stunning views of Plover Cove reservoir and the surrounding hills.

Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong