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High Rise Hong Kong

With one of the world’s most striking skylines, and the most skyscrapers of any city in the world, Hong Kong is definitely known as a ‘high rise’ destination.
For those looking to release their inner photographer and snap some incredible shots from up above, here are some of the lesser known ‘high spots’ in Hong Kong where you can capture the ultimate views.

Kowloon Peak

Kowloon Peak. Award winning photo by Kelvin Yuen

Kowloon Peak. Award winning photo by Kelvin Yuen

This 602-metre mountain, also known as Fei Ngo Shan, offers a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. Prepare for a somewhat arduous walk, but the hike will be more than worth it once you reach the top and take in the breathtaking view – some say even more spectacular than the view from The Peak!

 

Lantau Peak

Lantau Peak

Lantau Peak

As the second-highest summit in Hong Kong, it’s little wonder that Lantau Peak is such a prized spot to catch the sunrise. The climb takes around two hours so spending the night at a hostel in Ngong Ping is a good idea. You can set off at about 4am to catch the 6am sunrise from its peak.

 

High Island

HK Geo Park High Island

High Island in the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

Walking through these sections of the MacLehose Trail, you’ll be treated to views of a magnificent reservoir, ancient rocks, scenic coastline and a chain of some of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong, looking east to the surging Pacific Ocean.

More about the UNESCO Global Geopark

 

Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan at Sunrise. Credit: Kelvin Yuen

Tai Mo Shan at Sunrise. Credit: Kelvin Yuen

The highest mountain (and coldest place) in Hong Kong. During exceptionally chilly weather, many locals scale the mountain’s peak to catch a glimpse of the exotic phenomenon of frost. With the peak’s position almost in the very centre of Hong Kong, you can look over the whole territory on clear days (the night view is stunning, too). In the warmer months, however, the paths uphill are often swallowed up by fog.

Discover a walk from Tai Mo Shan to Shing Mun Reservoir

 

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

Sky 100. Credit: Kyle Yu

Sky 100. Credit: Kyle Yu

If you’re looking for a more urban high-rise location, Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is a perfect place to soak up the 360 view of Hong Kong’s beauty, on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre building (ICC).

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