Hong Kong’s Top 7 Spots for Night Views
When people ask me what I love most about Hong Kong, aside from the local food, I would say night views. After the sunset is when the place becomes so glamorous and lively. In this article, I am going to share 7 of my favorite places to enjoy the breathtaking night views. Be sure to read the full article to get all the great spots.
Located at Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀), it goes without saying that the place is able to offer the world-famous night view of Victoria Harbour (維多利亞港). At Eyebar you can even enjoy a couple of drinks and views at the same time, thus it is my first choice. Of course, the drinks are qualitative as well, but like every where else in Hong Kong, alcohol consumption is not as cheap as in Europe.
#2 Avenue of stars (星光大道)
Avenue of Stars is where you can enjoy the reputable panorama of night views from the Victoria Harbour (維多利亞港). Each year, people from all around the world gather at Avenue of Stars to enjoy the nice firework. When I was in Hong Kong, there were still protests, so firework was cancelled that year. Later on, Covid started, thus, the firework stopped for another 2 years. It was a pity to not been able to enjoy the firework, but luckily A Symphony of Lights (light show) is still on every day at 8 pm.
Avenue of Stars is like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but instead of having stars on the ground, they have celebrities’ handprints and sculpture to honour those in the film industry in Hong Kong, such as Bruce Lee. Not sure what the pig sculpture is doing there, but from what I read on the Internet, it is a pig that symbolizes human beings lolll. Aside from the skyline from the harbour, an interesting place to visit is K11 Mall, in case you get bored or too cold.
#3 Victoria Peak (太平山)
Victoria Peak (太平山) is located on the very west of Hong Kong Island. Hike to the peak and get a very nice panorama of skyline of Hong Kong. If you like to see more skyline and less harbour view, hiking up Victoria Peak is the right choice.
Read more about Victoria Peak here
#4 MTR Hong Kong Station (港鐵香港站)
Another prominent place to witness the night view of Hong Kong is the MTR Hong Kong Station. Located right next to the Central Ferry Pier, you are on the opposite side of the Avenue of Stars and can enjoy the night view of the skyscrapers together with the AIA Hong Kong Observation Wheel.
From the MTR Hong Kong Station, grab a dinner at Shake Shack Central store and eat outside, you get to see this view above. It is really a cheap option to dine with the beautiful night view. In addition, as I visited this area near Christmas, I also managed to capture the Christmas decoration in front of the UBS building, looking quite extravagant.
#5 Tsuen Wan West Hoi Hing Road (荃灣西海興路)
I got to know about this location due to my hotel at Ting Kau. Curious about my hotel? You can read more below and learn more about beaches on top https://abenteuervonalice.medium.com/hong-kongs-top-8-beaches-part-2-315c1264e6e
Back to topic, normally a shuttle bus will take me to the hotel directly. Nevertheless, one night I caught a glimpse of this night view from the bus ride back and decided that I should try to walk once to the hotel. This view is from Hoi Hing Road strolling toward Castle Peak Road. The walk is super nice at night, as it is chill and not as hot as in the morning. In addition, the skyline from Tsing Yi (青衣) is amazing. For me, I find the skyscrapers suppressing in the morning, but at night, it brings tranquility with all the lights.
#6 Wan Chai (灣仔)
When I passed by Wan Chai during Christmas time, I was so shocked that I was able to catch the exact same view of the Christmas decoration as that in London a year ago. Then I read on the Internet that Hong Kong borrowed the decoration light from London, so it is supposed to look alike.
Another highlight of Wan Chai is the double-decker trams which I find very interesting. I have seen both double-decker buses and trams, but never together as that in Hong Kong.
#7 Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊)
Lastly, when the word “night” comes into place, Lan Kwai Fong is just automatically associated with it. Lan Kwai Fong, located near MTR Central Station is a bar street where people visit after a long day of work to relax and grab some drinks and food.
During Christmas period, Lan Kwai Fong is always packed with people even during the year I went, which was not a normal year for tourism. Be really careful to avoid the incident I am about to share.
On January 1, 1993, a horrible incident took place at Lan Kwai Fong, as people were so excited about the new year celebration, they were all packed on this narrow street which ended up being a tremendous tragedy with 21 death and 63 injured from people stepping on one another.
Some other highlights of Lan Kwai Fong include numerous street arts and the very steep road on Central which leads to the longest outdoor escalator being built as I mentioned earlier in another article.