One can’t help but be awed by the beauty that Hong Kong becomes at night. The soaring towers are all lit up at night producing that world famous scene. I would consider this one of the most impressive man-made sights, I normally do not like visiting cities but Hong Kong is different. The wonders never cease the moment the sun sets. In fact, some might ways the fun is just beginning.
From the Star Ferry terminal one can get a great view of the buildings near the Central/Admiralty area. Crossing the harbour is just a short and cheap ferry ride away. I always recommend riding the ferry anytime. At night time it is especially nice since you get a good look at the skyscrapers. Sometimes, the word skyscrapers becomes too literal. Once in a while, the clouds hover so low that they actually obscure the tops of the tallest buildings.
At the other side of the harbor, you have a great view of the entire skyline of Hong Kong island. There is a long promenade which ensures that you will not run out of space to view their magnificent skyline. The most prominent building here are the iconinc Bank of China tower which was designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. Central Plaza’s triangular buildings is an impressive building infused with some Chinese elements. The newest icon here is 2 International Finance Center, currently the tallest building in Hong Kong and the third in China but it will soon be eclipsed by an ongoing project on the other side of the promenade.
I could just stay here an gawk at the awesome buildings here in Hong Kong. It is a shame that there are no iconic buildings like these where I stay. Anyway, viewing Victoria Harbour at night is one of the must do activites here in Hong Kong. I will never get tired of it.