6 of the best views of Hong Kong

We may be biased, but we think Hong Kong has the world's most amazing views. Head to these spots for some of the most spectacular outlooks around.

16 Apr 2019 — By Hira Desai / Essential HK
panoramic views of Hong Kong from sky100

Hong Kong has one – if not the best – skylines in the world. From sweeping panoramas of the spectacular skyscrapers of Victoria Harbour through to the natural beauty of Lantau’s hills, we’ve rounded up some of the most impressive spots to find the best view in Hong Kong.

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

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The view from sky100’s South Deck at Twighlight

For unrivalled 360-degree panoramic views, head over to sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Hong Kong’s one and only indoor observation deck. Located on the 100th floor of the city’s tallest building – the International Commerce Centre (ICC) – this world-class attraction is a great place to enjoy the best view in Hong Kong throughout the day and night. Take a sixty second ride in the city’s fastest double-deck elevator before being treated to stunning harbour-front views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the sprawling outlying islands. To enhance your experience, make a trip to Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, where you can continue to soak in the boundless sea views or magical sunsets while enjoying a selection of exclusive treats and the acclaimed 5-star hotel service. To finish your viewing experience at night, the “Love is in the Sky” light show displays unique animated projections inspired by the night sky and patterns representative of Hong Kong and designed to resonate with the dramatic views of Victoria Harbour in the background.

Click here to book tickets to sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

 

The Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental Hong Kong

view from the Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental

view from the Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental

Whether you’re looking to enjoy afternoon tea with friends or relax over a cocktail, The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Hong Kong is sure to mesmerise you with its dramatic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Located on Kowloon waterfront and with floor-to-ceiling windows, the hotel is also known to offer one of the best views in Hong Kong for the spectacular Lunar New Year and New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.

 

Ngong Ping 360

view from Ngong Ping 360

Taking the cable car

Providing spectacular views of Lantau Island and vistas of  the South China Sea and North Lantau Country Park, it’s no surprise that Ngong Ping 360 is one of Hong Kong’s most popular attractions. Connecting Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, visitors can enjoy a serene 25-minute ride through the sky in a glass-bottom ‘crystal cabin’, offering an astonishing birds-eye-view of some of Hong Kong’s natural and historical highlights including Tian Tan Buddha and 360-degree views of Ngong Ping Plateau. Upon arrival at Ngong Ping Village, you can take a short walk to get a closer look at the famous giant Buddha statue and visit Po Lin Monastery.

 

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Wan Chai) and Wooloomooloo Prime (TST)

view from the terrace at Wooloomooloo Prime

view from the terrace at Wooloomooloo Prime

With million-dollar skyline and harbour views, it’s no secret that the Wooloomooloo group offers some of the best rooftop views in Hong Kong. Situated on the 31st floor atop The Hennessy, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse is a great spot from which to enjoy a dish of renowned Australian and USDA prime steak while gazing at dazzling city lights through the floor-to-ceiling windows. For front-row seats however, take a seat on the open-air terrace, order yourself a tasty tipple and enjoy the stunning wrap around views of bustling Wan Chai and beyond. Over in TST, Wooloomooloo Prime, perched on the 21st floor of The ONE shopping mall, offers 270-degree panoramic vistas of Victoria Harbour from its sophisticated outdoor terrace and restaurant.

 

The Peak

taking the peak tram

taking the peak tram

Just as the name suggests, The Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong Island, standing at 428 metres above sea level and offering remarkable panoramic views of the city to the mountains of the New Territories. For the quintessential Peak experience, purchase a Peak Tram Sky Pass, including a trip on the famous Peak Tram and entrance to the Sky Terrace 428 viewing platform where you can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of this amazing city at any time of day, be it in the morning, at sunset or night.

note: The Peak Tram is closing for renovations for 2 or 3 months from 23 April 2019

 

Aqua Spirit & Hutong, One Peking (TST)

view from aqua spirit

View from Aqua Spirit

For visiting guests or special occasions, begin your night at Aqua Spirit, an ultra-chic penthouse bar, located on the 30th floor of One Peking in Tsim Sha Tsui. The slanted floor-to-ceiling windows span across the entire length of the venue, showcasing the city’s iconic skyline. Here, you can enjoy a world class cocktail before heading down to Hutong, a Sichuan restaurant located on the 28th floor. Decked out in sino-chic interiors and serving an award-winning menu of Northern Chinese cuisine against sweeping harbour views, this stunning restaurant is sure to impress.

 


 


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