Skyscrapers, Hong Kong
The best view on the Hong Kong Skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island is from Tsim Sha Tsui, the Cultural/Entertainment area near Victoria Harbour. At night, the panorama window of the bar in the Peninsular Hotel offers fantastic views on the scyscrapers.
If you want to see Hong Kong in all it's glory, go to the harbourside at Tsim Tsa Tsui at night. The views are amazing! Colourful skyscrapers galore! Beautiful!
Alternatively, you can catch a birds eye view from the Felix bar in the Peninsular hotel which is a short walk away from the harbourside. Be warned though that the drinks there are fairly pricey. The bar is also famous for having one of the best views for men whilst using the urinals there! Men can imagine they are peeing down onto the streets from over 25 floors up.
The Peninsular is one of the best hotels in Hongkong. Even if you cant afford to stay there, you should at least have a civilized tea time in the Hotel Lobby (affordable) and visit the cool hotel bar. One cocktail should be within your budget, and from the hotel bar, you have a magnificent look on the Hongkong Skyline at night.
Office building in Hongkong is splendid. Glass window, hundreds floors, and superior frame, finer design are the must elements. Walking on the street in Zhonghuan, there are crowed with skescrapers. Just look up, sky have been divide up several forms by these tall buildings. I feel faint when I look up, but I have to admit, the buildings are beautiful.
Every day at 8 pm there is the light show with lasers etc. It's best viewed from the "walk of stars" or nearby on the Kowloon side looking over to the Hongkong Island side. For good pics you need a tripod.
If you are fortunate enough to visit this spectacular city, one of the things that I would say is a must see, is to go to Kowloon and stand by the edge of the Harbour looking towards Hong Kong Island, taking in the amount of skycrapers in front of you, and the sheer size of them.
Its one of my favourite things to do when I go, i can just sit overlooking the harbour, admiring the Hong Kong skyline.
I would suggest going at daytime as well as nighttime to get the full experience.
If you visit Hong Kong, something thats not to be missed, is the Symphony of Lights.
Every night from 8pm and 8.18pm, a spectacular multimedia display of lights and music involving 18 Key buildings of Hong Kong is shown.
The facades of various skyskrapers have all special light for this display that create a truly stunning effect.
One of the most striking buildings in Hong Kong is the Bank of China skyscraper located in the Central District.
They were constructing this 1200 foot tall building the first time we visited Hong Kong in 1985.
The building has a very angular shape to it some say giving off negative Feng Sui to the buildings that surround it.
If you want a birds eye view of the Hong Kong skyline, there is a free viewing platform on the 47th floor.
This is a picture of the HSBC Building at night. I think this is a cool looking building. The bottom part of the building is open to the outside and during the day, thousands of people walk through this passageway.
Take the elevator up to the 40th floor of the Bank of China Tower. This is a great and recognizable skyscraper on the Hong Kong skyline. This building was designed by renowed architect I.M. Pei.
An amazing elevator ride can be experienced at Hopewell Center in Wanchai. The elevator is on the outside of the building and from 56th floor the skydive offers and greate view over Hong Kong skyline.
The best elevator ride i ever experienced, i took the elevator up and donw four times :-)
this cant be missed.
Watching the whole town in the evening from above is definitely what must be done. If possible, it must be better watching it on a weekday. I believe you can expect more lights than shown in my photo for it was taken on a Sunday evening. There must be more lights of office workers in those buildings on weekdays.
Remember, on a weekday, in overtime work hours.
Two IFC (International Finance Centre) with it's 415m is the 5th tallest building in the world. The building was also featured in "Tomb Raider 2" movie.
There's no visitor deck, but you can go to the HK Moneraty Museum located on 55th floor (out of 88 total floors).
I really like the 70-storey Bank of China Building, which is one of Hong Kong Island's most stunning landmarks. Designed by acclaimed architect I.M. Pei, the inspiration of his design is derived from the elegant poise of bamboo; its sectioned trunk being propelled higher and higher by each new growth.
The building's blue-glass walls and triangular glass facade also make it one of the most photographed buildings in the city.
It's a bit hidden from sight by the surrounding buildings, but its upper half is visible from every angle.
A must for all Hong Kong visitors is a ride on the Star Ferry, which connects Kowloon with Hong Kong Island.
The Star Ferry is Hong Kong's most scenic and affordable way of crossing Victoria Harbour. It's been in service more than 100 years. The eight-minute ride between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui will enchant even the most jaded traveller.
This picture was taken in 1996, so many of the large skyscrapers that now dominate the Hong Kong skyline were missing at that time.
The building in the very center of the picture is the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters. Designed by acclaimed British architect Sir Norman Foster, the super hi-tech HSBC Headquarters in Central is a marvel of modern architectural design. It is one of the most expensive buildings in the world, at nearly US$1 billion.
On a more traditional note, it is believed that rubbing the paws of the two bronze lions that have guarded the portals of the bank since 1935 invokes good luck.