Hong Kong Skyline at Night

10/15/11




We took the train over to Kowloon to wander around and do some shopping. Before boarding the Star Ferry to get back to our hotel, I took some photos* of the Hong Kong skyline from Tsim Sha Tsui. I didn't have my tripod and it wasn't a very clear night so this was the best I could do.

Hong Kong's skyline is absolutely stunning; all the skyscrapers' glimmering lights shine down on Victoria Harbour. The buildings are all incredibly tall, especially the International Financial Centre (IFC) building in the top photo. The IFC building is the 8th tallest in the world. Connected to this building is the IFC Mall, a big shopping center with lots of great shops including city'super, the best grocery store we've ever been to.

The building with the triangular shaped design in the second photo is the Bank of China Tower, which is a bit controversial because it is the only building in Hong Kong that was designed without consulting feng shui masters first. The triangular shape of the building is said to be bad feng shui because of its sharp edges. I heard somewhere that it is thought to resemble a praying mantis, which is also an inauspicious design feature.

Maybe when I go back I'll remember to bring a tripod.

*If you click on the photos on this blog now, they will open in Lightbox so you can see them better. 

5 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures of the Hong Kong skyline. You took them from tsim sha tsui i believe. You could have taken better shots from the peak tower.

    Thanks for sharing the experience though.

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  2. I'm going to Hong Kong and Macau this Christmas, and all your posts and photos made me wished that I have planned the trip earlier!

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  3. @Web Designer you're right. I edited the post to clarify; thank you.

    @Nateniale one of the things I said when I got to HK was that I wished I had gone there sooner. We're going back because we loved it so much. Hope you have a great time when you go.

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  4. When I was in HK a month ago it was pretty much impossible to get a photo of the skyline because it was so smoggy in the summer. I hope to get better shots of HK when I am back there later this year!

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