Hong Kong is known for its iconic skyline and lively cityscape, but it also offers some of the most stunning sunsets in the region. From the top of Victoria Peak to the shores of Lamma Island, the city has plenty of places to catch the perfect sunset. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to go. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the best viewing spots in the city. So grab your camera and get ready to witness some unforgettable sunsets to end the day the best way.

Note that sunset times vary depending on the season; the difference is not extreme but noticeable. On the longest day in June, the sun sets at around 7 pm, while in winter, it can set as early as 5:30 pm.

Aircraft Maintenance Area – Chek Lap Kok

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Catch a sunset at the Aircraft Maintenance Area at Hong Kong International Airport, where the descending planes act as a backdrop against the setting sun to create a heart-stirring scene. Take the opportunity to hop over to the newly opened HKIA Cherry Blossom Garden, featuring over 80 cherry trees, for a truly romantic experience.

Where: South Perimeter Road, Chek Lap Kok
How to get there: From Tung Chung MTR station Exit D, take bus S52 to the Aircraft Maintenance Area

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Cyberport Waterfront Park – Cyberport

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This waterfront park on the southwestern side of Hong Kong Island is a serene spot to watch the sunset. With greenery and water in every direction, it’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the changing colours of the sky. The dog-friendly park is also popular for picnics, walks, relaxation, and is also home to a variety of sculptures and art installations.

Where: 100 Cyberport Rd, Telegraph Bay
How to get there: Take the MTR to Hong Kong University station and then take bus 4, 4X, 7, 37A, or 970 to the park

Garden Hill – Sham Shui Po

Head up to Garden Hill in Sham Shui Po for romantic sunset views. Just a 20-minute trek from Mei Ho House, you’ll find a spacious plateau that opens up to a panoramic view of Sham Shui Po, perfect for capturing the sunset’s orange glow against the old town’s backdrop. It’s a beloved spot for couples and photographers alike. Go now, as the nearby Garden Bakery plans to demolish and potentially rebuild into skyscrapers, which could block the view.

Where: Garden Hill, Pak Tin, Sham Shui Po
How to get there: From Sham Shui Po MTR Station Exit D2, go along Kweilin Street to Mei Ho House. Find the stairs uphill next to the hostel to reach Garden Hill

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Golden Bauhinia Square – Wan Chai

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Located in Wan Chai, this public square is a popular spot for watching the sunset. Notably, the Golden Bauhinia statue symbolises the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the UK to China in 1997. Once you’re on the waterfront promenade, enjoy panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the surrounding skyscrapers. Continue the evening in Wan Chai, where life begins as night falls.

Where: 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
How to get there: Take the MTR to the Wan Chai station and take Exit A5. From there, it’s a 10-15 minute walk to the square.

Ha Pak Nai – Yuen Long

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With its untouched coastline, Ha Pak Nai in Yuen Long is known for offering one of Hong Kong’s most spectacular sunset views. Directly translated as “White Mud” in Chinese, this beloved spot is surrounded by natural beauty and tranquil villages, making it a photographer’s dream where the sky and water merge in a dazzling display of reds and oranges.

Where: Pak Nai, Yuen Long
How to get there: From Yuen Long MTR station, take minibus 33 via Lau Fu Shan to Ha Pak Nai (Lower Pak Nai)

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Lamma Island – Outlying Islands

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Lamma Island is a peaceful and laid-back island located off the coast of Hong Kong. This tourist destination for locals and tourists alike, who come to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, the relaxed atmosphere, the easy trails, and of course, the seafood. Lamma offers various viewing points to admire the sunset, especially from the Family Trail that connects Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan, or simply in the Main Street of Yung Shue Wan.

Where: Lamma Island, Outlying Islands
How to get there: Take a ferry from Central Pier 4 to Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island

Lion Rock – Wong Tai Sin

At the top of the iconic Lion Rock, you can enjoy the most amazing views of the surrounding city, which is particularly beautiful at sunset. Hikers can follow a well-marked trail to the summit, which takes around three to four hours to complete. The trail is steep in some places, but the reward of the breathtaking views at the top is worth the effort. If you’re brave, you will get the best sunset view you can expect in Hong Kong.

Where: Chuk Yuen Road, Wong Tai Sin
How to get there: Take the MTR to Wong Tai Sin station and walk to the starting point of the Lion Rock hike.

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Mount High West – Western District

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Mount High West is a great spot to watch the sunset because of the panoramic views it offers of the surrounding countryside and coastline. As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the sky takes on romantic shades of orange, pink and purple, putting a contrast to the urban landscape of Hong Kong. Plus, the short hike to the summit is a fun outdoor activity to get some exercise and fresh air while enjoying the beautiful views.

Where: Mount High West, The Peak
How to get there: From The Peak, walk along The Peak Circular Walk to a small park at Lugard Road and Harlech Road. Follow the “High West” sign to reach the top

Red Incense Burner Summit – Tin Hau

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Situated on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island, Red Incense Burner Summit is a 228-metre hill that offers a unique view of the city’s famous skyline. From here, you can see the sun set behind the buildings, casting a warm glow over the city. Just a short 1-hour hike from Tai Hang, this is also a hotspot for photographers looking to capture the colourful sky and night view of Hong Kong.

Where: Sir Cecil’s Ride, Braemar Hill, Tin Hau
How to get there: From Tin Hau MTR Station, take minibus 49M to St. Joan of Arc Secondary School. Follow the path next to the school to Sir Cecil’s Ride, then make your way up until the view opens up

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Sky100 Observation Deck – West Kowloon

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The International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon not only houses a luxury hotel and numerous international companies but also features the Sky100 Observation Deck on the 100th floor. This must-visit tourist attraction offers a 360-degree view of the city and is a great place to watch the sunset from above. On a clear day, you can even see Lantau Island and catch a glimpse of Hong Kong Disneyland.

Where: 100/F, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
How to get there: Take the MTR to Kowloon station and then take the free shuttle bus K4 to the International Commerce Centre.

Stanley Promenade – Stanley

Stanley is a charming seaside town tucked away in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. Home to a popular market and the historic Murray House, this beachside neighbourhood also offers picturesque views of the sunset over the sea. Plus, if you truly want to enjoy the sunset, AND if you’re an experienced hiker, why not climb up the Twin Peaks and savour the romantic sunset from the top?

Where: 13 Stanley Main Street, Stanley
How to get there: Take bus 6, 6A, 6X, or 260 from Central to Stanley

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Sunset Peak – Lantau Island

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No further introduction is required here — as the name suggests, Sunset Peak is the ultimate destination to catch a sunset. The trek to Hong Kong’s third-highest peak might be challenging, but the spectacular views of the ocean, islands, and silvergrass slopes at the top are the biggest reward. From late-October to December, witness the magical golden shine on the sea of silvergrass, with Cheung Sha Beach below and ferries gliding in the distance.

Where: Sunset Peak, Lantau Island
How to get there: From Tung Chung MTR Station, take bus 3M, 11, 11A, or 23 and alight at Pak Kung Au, where you begin the hike on the well-signposted Lantau Trail

The Peak – Central

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Victoria Peak is arguably the most popular tourist attraction of them all. Not surprisingly, the sunset view here is also iconic. Thanks to its elevated location, the panoramic view of the city skyline and Victoria Harbour is unobstructed. In addition to the observation deck and many outdoor restaurants, you can also find various spots along The Peak Circuit Road for the perfect sunset picture.

Where: The Peak, Central
How to get there: Take the Peak Tram from the lower terminus on Garden Road in Central. Alternatively, take bus 15 from Central Pier or Exchange Garden to get to The Peak

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Tian Tan Buddha – Lantau Island

Watching the sunset at the Big Buddha is a truly spectacular experience. The Tian Tan Buddha statue is a magnificent bronze figure that stands at over 34 meters tall and weighs more than 250 metric tons. As the sun sets behind the statue, the sky turns into a romantic orange and red hue, making the atmosphere even more magical.

Where: Ngong Ping Road, Lantau Island
How to get there: Take the MTR to Tung Chung station and then take the Ngong Ping Cable Car or bus 23 to Ngong Ping

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – Tsim Sha Tsui

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Over on the “dark side” of the Victoria Harbour, the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a must-visit tourist spot for many reasons. As you stroll along the promenade, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the sunset over the harbour against Hong Kong Island’s skyline. As the night falls, wait for the Symphony of Lights shows that starts at 8pm daily. Don’t miss the nearby Avenue of Stars, which pays tribute to Hong Kong’s film industry with statues and handprints of famous actors.

Where: Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui
How to get there: Take the MTR to East Tsim Sha Tsui station and walk to the waterfront

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Tsing Yan Shan – Tsing Yi

Have you seen the famous “Shooting the Gate” image all over the internet, where the sun perfectly aligns with the Tsing Ma Bridge? Allow us to spill the secret — it’s captured at Tsing Yan Shan. Accessible via a hidden path near Pavilion 2 on the Tsing Yi Nature Trail, this spot promises a magical sunset view against the backdrop of the iconic bridge. Visit from late October to early November if you favour this poetic shot; otherwise, it’s perfect for couples or hiking beginners seeking a picturesque end to their day.

Where: Tsing Yan Shan, Tsing Yi
How to get there: From Tsing Yi MTR station, take bus 248M to Cheung Wang Estate, then walk over to the entrance of Tsing Yi Nature Trails. Climb up to Pavilion 2, take the natural path until the view opens up

West Kowloon Cultural District – West Kowloon

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There are plenty of benches and grassy areas at West Kowloon Cultural District where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent sunset view against the city’s skyline, with the added bonus of it being less crowded than Tsim Sha Tsui. Consider making it a half-day trip and visit the M+ Museum and Hong Kong Palace Museum as well.

Where: West Kowloon Cultural District
How to get there: From West Kowloon MTR station, follow the sign and cross the footbridge over to West Kowloon Cultural District, then walk towards the waterfront promenade

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Wu Kai Sha Beach – Ma On Shan

Once voted by CNN as “Hong Kong’s Best Beach for Romantic Sunsets”, Wu Kai Sha Beach is a serene spot for lovebirds to witness the sky’s changing hues. Despite the loss of its signature heart-shaped stones, many locals still flock here for the mesmerising vistas of Shing Mun River and beyond. Don’t forget to capture the ‘sunset over water’ shot – do it for the ‘gram!

Where: To Tau Wan Village, Ma On Shan
How to get there: From Ma On Shan MTR station, walk over to the waterfront promenade via Ma On Shan Plaza. The beach is 5-10 minutes walk on the promenade

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