It’s the concrete jungle bustling with fashion, music and culture: the cosmopolitan hub of Asia!
But is Hong Kong really just about the financial markets, the high fashion shopping malls and overpriced cocktails?
Of course not! It is also known for it’s beautiful nature trails, sun-kissed beaches and stunning scenery.
Get your cameras ready as we show you the 8 most Instagram-able views in Hong Kong.
Lions Rock, North Kowloon
Feeling adventurous? Hike to the top of Lions Rock – the 52nd highest peak out of the 130 peaks of Hong Kong – to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city. Indulge in the paradox of lush greenery combined with the spectacle of the urban landscape as your backdrop.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Kowloon
Grab a cheap beer, a friend or two, and take a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade at night. The bright lights of Hong Kong Island are well and truly magnified, meaning you can take in every tiny detail. Sit back, relax and soak in the excitement of the city.
Ham Tim Wan Beach, Sai Kung
This tranquil spot is not only known for its magnificent views as you hike towards your destination, but also for a little known night-time secret. Pitch your tents and spend the night on the beach, so you are able to enjoy the magic of the bioluminescence that glitters along the shoreline as the sky begins to darken. A spine-tingling view we recommend for an overnight camping trip.
Wooloomooloo Prime, Causeway Bay
If you fancy a view with a cocktail, Wooloomooloo in Causeway Bay is your best bet. With a juicy steakhouse and a vibrant rooftop cocktail bar, Wooloomooloo is the place to go if you feel like being a little fancy with your choice of scenic surroundings.
Dragons Back, Hong Kong Island
A divide that lies between the city and the beaches of Shek-O, Dragon’s Back is a mountain walk that can be appreciated with every passing step. When it is a clear day, you are treated to a preview of the beautiful beaches, which aren’t far away from the trail itself, meaning you can take a well deserved dip after your bold venture.
Tucked away at the top of Prince’s Building is SEVVA, a sophisticated dining space and terrace housing the best views in-between famed skyscrapers such as Bank of China Tower and IFC. With top-notch dining, swanky atmosphere and astonishing views, SEVVA is a must visit place for Sex and the City vibes.
Ozone, West Kowloon
Famed as the world’s highest bar, Ritz-Carlton’s Ozone sits impressively on the 118th floor of the ICC Tower in West Kowloon. One of the most popular places in town, OZONE Bar is perfect for a panoramic view of the Hong Kong Island. Hint: Stop by just before 8pm and grab a seat by the window with a cocktail in hand to catch the Symphony of Lights show.
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island
Bringing the most classic view of Hong Kong is the highest peak on the island, Victoria Peak. From the top of The Peak, you can witness the concrete jungle of Hong Kong standing proudly between the lush green hills and busy sea surrounding the city. A complimentary mix between nature and the city lights, Victoria Peak can be enjoyed bright in the day or sparkling late in the evening.
Happy exploring! What are some of your favourite views in Asia? Share your comments and let us know!
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