Hong Kong Island Skyline

Asia’s World City Lights Up

The skyline can be viewed from many angles at different times of day. Perfect on a beautiful sunny day, better still at sunrise or sunset, but the best time to view the Hong Kong Island skyline is in the evening when the Symphony of Lights show comes on. The show starts every evening at 8pm. Vantage points can get very crowded so best to get in early.

Hong Kong Island Skyline from the Kowloon Public Pier
Another view from the Kowloon Public Pier

The laser light show and led lights, accompanied by music, can be seen and heard from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and viewed from the Avenue of Stars and the great vantage point of the indoor observation deck of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon.

If lucky enough when there’s low cloud cover or fog on the peaks the lights give the clouds a hue. Also great effect if the water in Victoria Harbor is calm. The colourful ferries and the occasional junk (with red sails) will make good props in the foreground and add to the colour.

View from Ocean Terminal
View from Avenue of Stars near Hong Kong Museum of Art

Kowloon and Tsim Sha Tsui can also be viewed from Hong Kong Island and from Victoria Peak. Great scenery and lights all round to photograph or just to enjoy the view.

For more information on the Symphony of Lights and other events in Hong Kong visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

All Photos © Carlo Irlitti

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