Skyline Hong Kong
The Hong Kong skyline is easily one of the most impressive in the world. It is often discussed alongside the cityscapes of New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai in terms of the largest and most expansive of any of those located in the international mega cities. Perhaps the most poignant example of the breadth of the Hong Kong skyline is seen when descending into the financial and corporate metropolis from the air. As with all major cities with expansive cityscapes, whether Tokyo or New York, the Hong Kong skyscrapers are especially impressive at night. The luminescent glow of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline can seem almost surreal when flying into this major international city.
Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong not only features an amazing number of skyscrapers, but it also has some of the largest and most notable buildings in the world. There are well over 100 buildings that exceed 590 feet, ten of which rank among the 100 tallest buildings in the world. One glance at Hong Kong pictures of the skyline makes it abundantly clear that this is the core of one of the largest cities on the globe. There are a number of choice locations from which to view the sprawling metropolis, whether from a guided tour boat or chartered boat in Victoria Harbour, the motorways and bridges, or the seemingly countless restaurants, hotels, observation decks, and other such places that pepper the cityscape.
Of all the Hong Kong skyscrapers, the International Commerce Centre rises both literally and figuratively above the rest. It surpassed Two International Finance Centre as the tallest building in Hong Kong when construction of the massive high-rise was completed in 2010. It now stands as the fourth-tallest building in the world and the second-tallest building in the People’s Republic of China, after the Shanghai World Financial Center. The International Commerce Centre is 1,588 feet tall and has 118 floors.
Among the other large skyscrapers, Two International Finance Centre is the third-tallest building in China and the seventh-tallest building in the world. The Central Plaza, Bank of China Tower, and The Center round out the list of the top five tallest Hong Kong skyscrapers. The aforementioned buildings, as well as the Nina Tower and One Island East are among the 50 tallest buildings in the world.
One of the amazing things about the Hong Kong skyline is the gorgeous diversity of architecture, most of it forward thinking and modern. A great way to take in a comprehensive survey of the buildings is to either charter a boat or take a boat tour in Victoria Harbour. In particular, the top deck of the popular Star Ferry provides exceptional views. This way you can enjoy more of the buildings in a shorter period of time, especially as compared to touring by foot.
If you are planning to stay at one of the hotels or vacation rentals in Hong Kong, ask your concierge about nearby restaurants and clubs that have good views, if you are interested in taking in vistas of the city while enjoying a relaxing time over a meal or drinks. You can also consider visiting the Lobby Lounge at the InterContinental Hotel for cocktails and more amazing views of the Hong Kong skyscrapers. In addition, most of the city’s luxury hotels also provide rooms and suites with stunning, panoramic views of the city.