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Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak
"Your evening starts with a meal at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (Bubba Gump’s) located atop The Peak Tower on Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. Enjoy dishes such as baby-back ribs grilled fish and Cajun shrimp as you soak in amazing sweeping views of the city and harbor below you.After dinner join the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong with a stroll along the busy narrow lanes of the exciting Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon. To complete your evening relax on a 55-minute Victoria Harbour cruise aboard a Chinese junk boat. Enjoy unlimited drinks while witnessing the mesmerizing reflections of Hong Kong's gorgeous multicolored neon lights mirrored on water."
From HKD1,019.00
 
Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
"After pickup from the Hong Kong airport by private vehicle your five-hour layover tour begins with a ride on the Victoria Peak tram for spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and its skyscrapers. Take an eight-minute funicular railway ride to the summit where your personal guide will point out Kowloon and the surrounding islands of Victoria Harbour.Next pass beautiful Repulse Bay en route to your next destination the famous fishing village of Aberdeen. Marvel at Hong Kong's floating community on Aberdeen Harbour and learn about this thriving village where fishermen and their families still reside aboard traditional junk boats. You'll have the option to board a your guide will accompany you to Stanley Market where goods are available at just a fraction of the price in town. Browse the small shops for great deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain shopping
From HKD1,567.00
 
Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour
"Hong Kong Island Morning Sightseeing Tour:After hotel pickup (select hotels only) your guide will take you aboard a funicular tram to Victoria Peak to start your morning tour of Hong Kong Island with amazing views from the top. Look out past Kowloon and the surrounding islands before you descend and then head past picturesque Repulse Bay on your way to Aberdeen. Learn about this floating community where fishermen still reside aboard junks and take an optional trip aboard a sampan (flat-bottomed wooden boat) around the fascinating harbor (at an additional cost).Next your guide will take you to Stanley Market a must-see destination in Hong Kong. Browse the little shops for fantastic deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain hunting head to your final destination – a famous jewelry factory where professional craftsmen make gorgeous works of art
From HKD713.00

Skyscrapers Tips (60)

Bank Of China Tower

The Bank Of China Tower is one of the most remarkable skyscrapers in Hong Kong. It is situated in the business district of Central. It is a short-walk to the Kowloon Park. It is the fourth tallest building in Hong Kong, 315m (1,033.5 feet) height with 2 masts reaching 367.4m (1,205,4 feet) height. This unique architectural building is designed by a Chinese-American architec, I. M. Pei. It was once the tallest building in Hong Kong between 1989 to 1992.

Based the HK Tourism Website, there is an observation deck on 43th floor and allow the public to have a good view of the Central district.

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cal6060
Nov 05, 2013

Lippo Centre

The Lippo Centre is another landmark building in Central District, just right across the street from Hong Kong Park. The building is linked by a pedestrian bridge to the Park. It was completed in 1988 with two towers, Tower 1 has 186 meters high with 46 storeys and Tower 2 has 172 meters high with 42 storeys. The unique architectural building was designed by Australian Architect, Paul Rudolph. It looks like Lego blocks with crystal facade. It looks beautiful when the light reflection of the buildings during the day.

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cal6060
Nov 05, 2013

What a Skyline

If you love tall architecturally unique buildings, then Hong Kong is the place to admire them. The densely packed streets are not the ideal place to skyscraper watch but there are some good viewing spots to take in the city skyline, the most famous being from the Peak observation decks and more recently the ICC building in Kowloon.

The tallest building in Hong Kong is the recently completed INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTRE which dwarves all other buildings on the Kowloon side of the harbour. The Ritz Carlton hotel occupies the top floors. On the very top floor (118th) you can take a dip in the worlds highest swimming pool and relax in the worlds highest bar (see my review of the OZONE bar) Attached to the ICC is a nicely appointed upmarket shopping centre called Elements. As well as all the usual designer brands, Elements also boasts an ice skating rink (reviewed separately in shopping tips).

TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE is the second highest building in Hong Kong. It houses the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the 2IFC shopping mall which has a large Apple store. The HKMA is an interesting place to spend an hour (if you are interested in currency) and also provides good views towards the mid levels and The Peak. (The HKMA is reviewed in my "off the Beaten Path" tips)

CENTRAL PLAZA in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island is the third tallest skyscraper and houses the Sky City Church.

My absolute favourite skyscraper comes in at number four. The BANK OF CHINA TOWER located near the Peak Tram Terminus in Central is an architecturally beautiful building that I never tire looking at day and night (separete review in my HK "favourites" tips) There is a smallish public observation deck on the 43rd floor. The tower is prominently displayed during the nightly "Symphony of Lights" laser show (reviewed in my "Things to do" tips)

The HSBC BANK headquarters building rounds out the top five and its architecture is quite unusual. Its hard to describe the style of the building, which is designed and located to promote good Feng Shui. Its design lends itself well to illumination by night and the building is one of the most beautiful participants in the nightly Symphony of Lights laser show.

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swissfondue
Jan 05, 2013

Lippo Centre in Admiralty

Skycrapers are an essential part of the fabric of Hong Kong. There are so many that most blend into the skyline, but some are so distinctive that they become landmarks. One of the most photographed is definitely the Lippo Centre in Admiralty. The Lippo Centre consists of two tower blocks. The modern design of the buildings makes them look like they could be interlocked together from certain angles. Other, more imaginative people say the facade of the buildings reminds them of koalas climbing a tree...hmm. Whatever your interpretation, the architecture of the Lippo Centre is quite unique and eye catching.

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Jun 10, 2012
 
 
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Bank of China Observation Deck

In my quests thoughout the cities of the world I am always after getting a good view. One of my favorites besides the peak here in Hong Kong is the observation level of the Bank of China. The 43rd floor is open to the public and a transfer point for elevator traffic. You need to work there to go higher, but you can view from here. If the weather is good it gives a nice perspective of the city.

There are some reports that the observation deck is on 42. I honestly don't remember. It was 2006 when I went and i'm writing this tip in 2012. But i do know the views were nice, especially if you're not staying in the near by hotels with similar views.

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cjg1
Mar 21, 2012

The Peak at Night+ Peninsular Hotel

The Peak in Hong Kong is one of the worlds spectacular views - not to be missed. We were in a hurry so caught a taxi, but most tourists the the cable car to the top. Quite crowed and long queues.

Peninsular Hotel is grand and expensive. A part of HK's history.

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Rumi-fan
Oct 27, 2011

IFC #2

Currently, IFC #2 is the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong and the 4th tallest in the world. This building is 88 stories tall and was designed by architect Cesar Pelli. You can take the elevator up to the 55th floor of IFC #2 . First you have to register with security by taking the esculator down to the main level of the building if you've entered via the IFC Mall. This picture was taken on a very foggy night. We had just gotten off of the ferry after coming back from Cheung Chau Island.

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karen75
Apr 04, 2011

Nighttime Skyline View

Because my accommodation was in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon's harbor side area, I got to see this view on my first night in Hong Kong and I admired it throughout my entire stay. It turned out to be without doubt the view that impressed me the most in Hong Kong (with the nighttime view from Victoria Peak coming on a close second place). It is absolutely amazing to look across the harbor at all those colored skyscrapers, hanging on the northern part of Hong Kong Island. Every evening at 8 pm they put on a show called Symphony of Lights in which the facades of various skyscrapers lit up in different colors, shooting rays of light. You can get to Tsim Sha Tsui by taking the Star Ferry from Central, a great way to enjoy the view from an even closer distance.

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Oct 14, 2010

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Reach for the Sky

When you think of Hong Kong you immediately picture that famous skyline. The international finance centre of Hong Kong has 112 buildings that stand taller than 180 metres (591 ft).

The tallest building in Hong Kong, completed this year (2010), is the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon. It has 108 stories and is the 4th tallest in the world.

The International Finance Centre comes in 2nd with 88 floors and is the 7th tallest in the world

The highest church in the world located in a skyscraper is in the Central Plaza, which at 78 stories is the 3rd tallest in Hong Kong and 11th in the world.

Next is the 70 floors of the Bank of China Tower which brings it in as 12th in the world.

5th in Hong Kong and the world's 16th is The Centre.

For more check out Wiki.

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Jul 13, 2010

City Homes

Some of the most valuable real estate in the world is to be found on HK Island - resulting in everything being built vertically. The proximity to each other is extraordinary - as seen from the Peak.

But Kowloon is catching up as so much of HK Island cannot be built upon. Great swathes of Kowloon is disappearing under the new apartment and office developments - and there is also the constant reclamation of land...

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leffe3
Oct 15, 2009

Nightime Harbour View

Dropping by the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour stretch to view the Hong Kong Island nightime skyline is a must. Lights from the spread of skyscrapers are like jems encrusted in tall jewel boxes. Don't miss the nightly firework display from 8:00 to 8:18pm.

The firework display (named Symphony of Lights) are best viewed at the Avenue of Stars.

A good way of combining activities to get a Hong Kong experience would be to grab dinner at a local restaurant/coffee shop on Hong Kong Island, then take the Star Ferry from either Wanchai or Central over to Tsim Sha Tsui (the ferry is a great way to take in the night view!) and finally take a stroll along the Avenue of Stars to catch the light show.

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leigh767
Aug 16, 2009

The only way is up!

Space is a series problem in Hong Kong especially given that its economy is constantly expanding. Therefore, to solve the problems, the planners only had one option and that was to build up. The largest concentration of high-rise apartments and office blocks are found on the northern side of Hong Kong Island in the Central, Admiralty and Causeway Bay districts and are, probably, the best overall impression of what Hong Kong is all about. The price of land in this area has soared to astronomical heights, and it is now a district of high-rise blocks occupied by banks and commercial firms which have almost completely displaced the handsome old buildings of the early colonial period. Looking round the streets and squares between the Mandarin and Hilton Hotels, for example, it is difficult to imagine that right up to the 1960s this was an area of whitewashed four- and five-story buildings with verandas. The best way to see them is either from the top of Victoria Peak or from across the harbour in Kowloon. Another way is to simply walk around the districts that I've mentioned, especially at the weekend, when the traffic and population is less congested, so as to look up at them in awe.

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Things to Do Near Hong Kong

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Mong Kok District

Mongkok, one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world, is known for its variety of markets, including a ladies market, a bird market, a flower market, a construction materials market, a goldfish...
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Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui, or TST, is a neighborhood in Kowloon that is famous for its diverse and multinational restaurants and shopping. Near the water you will find high-end fashion, while the area around...
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Kowloon

Hey Relax 3D Gallery is an interesting photo taking venue. Located at a few foot steps away from Kwun Tong MTR station, it provides a 3D Painting Photo Taking Area, 3 Selfies Rooms with props, it's...
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Space Museum

if you want to feel a different experience in modern hong kong, then you can head to the space museum, located at the end of Nathan Road and at Salisbury Road, and Just beside the Avenue of Stars and...
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Flower Market Road

Where to find the flowers? Flower Market road in Mong Kok of course! The flower shops on Flower Market Road were originally wholesale traders, then they became retail, so if your expecting a...
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Bird Garden

Located in Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, is where we found the Bird Garden. Set in quite a nice area with trees and other greenery is where we found stalls selling both modern and...
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