Hong Kong Views: 6 Viewpoints Not To Miss

View from Tian Tan Buddha | rtwgirl

Planning a Hong Kong trip? Don’t miss these Hong Kong views! 

Planning a trip to Hong Kong and love a good viewpoint? Here are some of the top Hong Kong views. Even though some of these locations are very popular and touristy, they still provide incredible views of this stunning cosmopolitan city.




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View #1 – Sky100

One morning on my most recent trip to Hong Kong, I visited Sky100. It’s a 360-degree observation deck on the 100th floor at the International Commerce Centre or the ICC. It’s located in West Kowloon and is 118 stories high. It is also the world’s eighth tallest building in height.

To get to Sky100 you ride their high-speed elevator up 100 floors which took only 60 seconds (Chew that gum, my ears popped!). From the deck, you get amazing views of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the mountains beyond.

If you want to hang out a bit longer, there’s a cafe and restaurant in Sky100. The day I went, one section was sectioned off for a wedding. You can book your tickets ahead to go up which I did but I recommend seeing what the weather will be like first rather than taking a chance.

Check the website for more information by clicking here. Tickets for adults are $168 HKD.

Sky100 elevator

Elevator selfie inside the high-speed elevator

Sky100 Kowloon

Kowloon side view

100F Observation Deck

Interior. Photo courtesy of Sky100

Sky100 South view

Harbour View. Photo courtesy of Sky100

sky100 North view

A Kowloon cityscape. Photo courtesy of Sky100

ICC Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s ICC. Photo courtesy of Sky100

View #2: Victoria Peak

The most popular Hong Kong view would be Victoria Peak. You get an incredible view from the Hong Kong Island side both day and night. I chose to go in the evening and loved the night time view.

I rode the funicular up to the top but you can walk up there too. Every time I have visited Hong Kong, the weather has been too hot and humid to hike to the top. I would love to go back and visit in the morning or during the golden hour to get different photos of the Harbour. 

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

View of Victoria Harbour from Victoria Peak at night

View #From The Tian Tan Buddha

My friends and I ventured to Lantau Island on this most recent trip. We went over to Tai O fishing village first and then over to see the Tian Tan Buddha. While the journey is another post in itself, I wanted to share a couple of photos of the view from the top where the Buddha sits. I loved seeing another side of Hong Kong, a great contrast to the cosmopolitan city.

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A view from the Tian Tan Buddha

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Another view from the Tian Tan Buddha

Buddha - Lantau Island Hong Kong | rtwgirl

Seeing the Tian Tan Buddha is a must in Hong Kong

View #4: Avenue of Stars

A must see viewpoint is from the Avenue of Stars. Located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, you see Victoria Harbour looking towards Hong Kong Island. Avenue of Stars is walking distance to many other attractions and easy to get to even if you are not staying nearby.

During my last visit, I stayed at the Shangri-La Kowloon which is across the road (I also had an incredible view from my suite which was facing the harbour).

Victoria Harbour - Hong Kong View

Cloudy first morning at Victoria Harbour

Sunny Victoria Harbour View

A sunny  morning at Victoria Harbour

View #5: From Star Ferry

One of my favourite and cheapest experiences in Hong Kong is the Star Ferry. You can get both a great day or night view from the boat. It’s less than a dollar to ride one way.

It has amazing views of both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. My friend and I timed our ride in the evening right as the Symphony of Lights went on and we watched the light show from the ferry.

View from the Star Ferry

Excuse the blurry shot from the Star Ferry

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View #6: A Bar with A View

One evening after going to the night markets, my friend and I went for a drink at Aqua Spirit. It’s a bar and the view is fantastic. The space spans two floors and is located on the penthouse floor of One Peking Road building.

This is not a budget-friendly place. Our bill for 2 drinks and 2 appetizers was $100 so it’s definitely a splurge. Next visit, I would love to go to Ozone at the Ritz Carlton which is the highest bar in Asia.

Symphony of Lights from Aqua

Symphony of Lights from Aqua. Photo credit: Flickr

There are so many places for great views in Hong Kong but these are the handful that I have visited personally. As I do more return visits, I will be sure to dd more to this list!

Where are your Hong Kong views? Leave them in the comments.


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**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Sky100 for the complimentary visit to their observation deck. As always, all opinions are my own.

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