• Aleksandar Spirovski

Soak in the Sunset From These Scenic Spots Across Hong Kong

Some of the most beautiful and breathtaking works of art were not created by the hands of man, but rather from the natural gaze of the setting sun – a bid farewell to the day. We often watch the sunset while distracted by other thoughts and fail to really appreciate it. Hong Kong is well-known for both its gorgeous buildings and cityscapes, but also for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Here are a few of the most astonishing sunset spots that'll put your mind at peace.


Braemar Hill

Braemar Hill is a 200-meter-high hill located south of North Point on Hong Kong Island. A popular hangout for youths and photography professionals, it's a tranquil place to enjoy the view of the sunset over the city. Along with its location on the outskirts of Causeway Bay, you can observe the city skyline and scenery from the top of the hill. A 15-minute hike up Braemar Hill will get you to a hotspot view of the sunset. When you reach the top, you will be greeted with a breathtaking panorama over Hong Kong Island. In Hong Kong, there are many of great places to witness the sunset, but this has to be one of the loveliest. While getting to the summit does require some hiking, the vistas are well worth the trip. Summer sunsets occur approximately 7:00pm., and winter sunsets at around 5:30pm. Getting a decent location for the sunset might be difficult on a busy day when the sun is setting, so plan to arrive at least an hour or two beforehand.


Devil’s Peak

Devil's Peak is a Hong Kong hill located near the Yau Tong district beside the Lei Yue Mun channel. Devil's Peak is 222 metres high, so a half-hour slow-paced hike will get you to the top. The route runs through a historically significant area for Hong Kong, which makes it special. What was once a haven for pirates and a military stronghold is now a family-friendly trek with spectacular views of Hong Kong's skyline and harbour. It offers a unique perspective of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour, as well as a breathtaking sunset. The view from the top is stunning, with decaying military barracks being overrun by vegetation, a historic cemetery, and a lesser-known perspective of the harbour. From this vantage point, the sunset has an unequalled sensation and appearance. If you're looking for a short activity, this is a wonderful choice. You will get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill.


Garden Hill

A few minutes' walk from Mei Ho House Track leads to the top of Garden Hill, where you'll find one of Hong Kong's greatest vantage points for the city's nighttime skyline. This expansive hilltop observatory offers amazing views, picture-perfect backdrops of gorgeous colourful skylines and much more away from the usual city hubbub. You can observe Hong Kong from the top of the hill, with its tightly packed neighbourhoods and many building lights. Views of Sham Shui Po and West Kowloon will be yours along with Central Kowloon and Stonecutters Bridge from this vantage point. The view from Garden Hill is broad, and in the evenings, the sun sets beautifully. It's a hidden gem that only the residents are aware of.


Peak Tower

The Peak Tower is a shopping and entertainment complex on Hong Kong Island. It is located in Victoria Gap. The Peak Tower is not only a must-see in Hong Kong, but it's also one of the city's most elegant architectural landmarks. The stunning tower has been the subject of countless photos thanks to its avant-garde design, which represents the pinnacle of modern architecture. There are several dining, shopping, and entertainment options within The Peak Tower, making it ideal for visitors of all ages and preferences. On the top of the Peak Tower there is an open-air Sky Terrace 428 with an altitude of 428 meters above sea level. Views range from the bustling urban to the peacefulness of the verdant environment, and it is Hong Kong's highest observation point. On both sides of the shore, it provides a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and the city's structures. The landscape is very stunning. The colours of the sunset and night sky are breathtaking. There are several high-rise structures in the distance that frame Hong Kong's skyline perfectly.

Victoria Harbour

Last but not least, we couldn't leave out the historic pier's vistas. It's hard to beat. Victoria Harbour separates Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsula in the south. The greatest and most accessible spots to watch the sunset in Hong Kong are scattered throughout the Kowloon Peninsula, fronting Victoria Harbour. From either side of the bay, which divides Kowloon from Hong Kong Island, the scenery is breathtaking. First-time visitors should not miss this attraction. The sun sets over Hong Kong's outer islands and the Kowloon Public Pier, Avenue of the Stars, or the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier. It never gets old, even after seeing it so many times.