Dec 28, 2007

City Icons—Hong Kong China

Hong Kong’s icon is without a doubt its skyline. Modern, excessive and constantly updated it never ceases to dazzle.

Since its inception the cityscape has continued to reach further into Victoria Harbor through land reclamation. It seems that almost every year a new landmark skyscraper is added.

There is no shortage of choices to take it all in. For an overhead view go to Victoria Peak just before dusk to see the sprawling metropolis by day. On a clear day you can see for miles into the New Territories. Stay to watch the buildings light up at night.

Across the harbor is Tsimshatsui with its long waterfront promenade. Here you can see the neon of the skyscrapers reflect on the waters of the busy harbor by night. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center pictured above changes colors every few minutes.

The quick ride across the harbor from Central on the Star Ferry also provides breathtaking views.


Naomi said...

I've never been to Hong Kong but it looks like a great city to visit Wendy. One of my friends was born in Hong Kong. Her dad was in the army and stationed over there for a while.

P.S. You left a comment on my blog a while ago and just wanted to come across and say Hello

Wendy said...

Hi Naomi,
thanks for stopping by. Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities. Please give my regards to the U.K. I miss it.