Top 5 Places to Visit in Hong Kong by Night

Hong Kong is a very dynamic city and it boasts one of the best skylines in the world. Its rich history is reflected in the architecture and its cityscape. Hong Kong has numerous impressive sites that are accessible even by night to make your holiday a memorable one. If you are planning to take a vacation, Hong Kong is the place to be. Here are 5 places to visit in Hong Kong by night:

Hong Kong by night

The Peak

The peak is the most celebrated attraction in Hong Kong where people enjoy brilliant views of the city from the peak. The best way to get there is to take a tram up the mountain. It’s a steep journey, but once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a postcard shot of the Hong Kong skyline. It’s best to go as the sun is setting and to linger until the whole city lights up.

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is arguably the best place to visit at night where countless boats and cruises take to the waters giving you an ultimate view of the city. Dinner cruises are common and the city sparkles from the water in a unique way that you cannot experience anywhere else on the island. If you are looking for hotels in Hong Kong with a great view, then you’ll want to consider some of the properties along the waterfront, where you are guaranteed dazzling views when the sun goes down.

Victoria Harbour at night

Jumbo Kingdom

Jumbo Kingdom is home to the world’s biggest floating restaurant, which can accommodate 2,300 individuals in one sitting. Jumbo Kingdom’s specialty is sea food where you can enjoy your dinner under sparkling stars. Awesome!

Golden Bauhinia Square

This is one of the biggest landmarks in the city and one of the best tourist attractions that can be viewed even at night time. It was constructed to stand out as a symbol that represents when China took control over Hong Kong years back and at night it is lit to offer a unique presence. You really can’t miss this experience.

Streams of light on the highway

Repulse Bay

Repulse bay is a curved bay which looks very stunning at night. It has numerous restaurants lined up at the back of the beach with twinkling lights that gives you a superb feel. Sea water is lit up by the backdrop of lights is worth exploring at night to get a romantic aura given by the bay. There are many bars and restaurants where you can spend time at night.

With the above 5 places to visit in Hong Kong by night, I believe you will really have the best holiday ever. However, there are more to experience in Hong Kong such as Lan Kwai which comes alive at night and is a home to numerous clubs, restaurants, market stalls and food vendors where you can get numerous souvenirs. Soho is also worth visiting at night with jazz bars providing an ambiance to this part of the city. Include Hong Kong in your itinerary and you will never regret!

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Arti November 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

What a fabulous post, I would certainly love to explore Hong Kong. I was there once during a layover to Japan and loved its airport!! That first picture is just superb :)


Samuel Jeffery November 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thanks Arti!

It certainly has one of the best airports in the world :)


Abby November 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Hong Kong is such a beautiful place. I have been there only once and would love to visit Hong Kong again. They have delicious food also.


Samuel Jeffery November 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

Thanks Abby! I agree with you. I’m missing dim sum these days :)


Beth November 13, 2013 at 4:04 am

All great options for nighttime here in HK … although I’d also recommend checking out a night market! :)


Samuel Jeffery November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

I agree with you Beth. Some of the best night markets in Asia can be found in Hong Kong.


A November 13, 2013 at 4:56 am

Makes me want to get back to Hong Kong but also some wonderful memories of travel there from years go as well….


Samuel Jeffery November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

That’s great! Hopefully you can return soon.


Sista Voyage November 13, 2013 at 5:02 am

About Golden Bauhinia Square- are the streaks in the picture showing the speed of transportation there?


Samuel Jeffery November 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

Indeed! To get these kind of results you just need to set your camera on a tripod and set it to 20 to 30 seconds.


Lauren Meshkin November 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

Very helpful post! Also, lovely photos. I especially love the first one of the skyline. Thanks for sharing!

Happy travels :)


Samuel Jeffery November 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thanks Lauren!


Chris November 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The peak lookout was certainly my favourite spot for a night time view of Hong Kong


Samuel Jeffery November 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Definitely agree with you Chris. I also like going during the day in the late afternoon when it is less crowded.


Rashad Pharaon November 14, 2013 at 3:21 am

Hong Kong sure knows how to party. I hadn’t heard of Jumbo Kingdom before but it’s definitely on my must-see (er, must EAT) list now.


Samuel Jeffery November 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Rashad,

It’s definitely a 24/7 type of city!


Gladys Barrientos November 14, 2013 at 6:48 am

I wish I could go to Hong Kong this holiday season. It’s been my “want” since forever. I want to visit those cheap deals around their market. Lucky you, Samuel. Hope you had fun with your trip. I wish I could eat at Jumbo Kingdom too. :)


Samuel Jeffery November 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

Thanks Gladys,

It’s an amazing city to visit!


Ivan Taptrip November 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

I didn’t know much about HK, but now I am interested in going there! Great post! 😀


Samuel Jeffery November 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

That’s great Ivan! Best travel wishes :)


Vid December 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hey Sam,

You know what? Whenever we go to a city, my first aim is to find the best places to visit at night – more so from a photography point of view. This is a great list, although it will take a lot of will power for Savi not to giggle every time we pass by “Repulse Bay” :)

Really like the Hongkong skyline – it’s a pity I never visited even though I wasn’t far from there for 8 years (in Singapore). Some day!



akshay December 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Duly noted! Love the night time photo of Hong Kong, I took a similar one of Singapore, of course Hong Kong skyline is nothing compared to Singapore’s.


Helen G. Dickerson December 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

HK is even lovelier at night. The Night Markets and other spots are making HK a wonderful place to visit. Great post about Hong Kong. Thanks!


Jaryd December 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

I have never been interested in China and only booked a flight to Hong Kong to do the worlds biggest bungee in Macau. But the more I educate myself about it the more appealing it becomes, especially these night scenes you have described. I am going to go snap happy for sure, Cheers Sam


Samuel Jeffery December 15, 2013 at 10:53 am


I think you’ll find Hong Kong a dynamic city – by day or night. Have fun doing the biggest bungee jump. I’ve been to Macau but never done that myself!


Francis Cassidy December 16, 2013 at 3:52 am

Good tips. I was only able to spend a couple of days last time I passed through and unfortunately saw none of the sights you netioned! Good to know they exist for the next time I get myself there.
And yeah, its got hands down the best airport I’ve ever been in, great for sleeping if you have an early morning flight to save on acomodation!! I slep like a log there!


vira January 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

I love the food in Jumbo restaurant! and it’s awesome for being a floating restaurant!
I love the Peak eventhough I was there in daylight, I can only imagine how lovely it is at night.
But the Golden Bauhinian Square was pretty dull in the afternoon. Is it so much different at night?


apol | Wanderful January 11, 2014 at 4:46 am

Missed Victoria Harbor at night in our first visit… shouldn’t miss the lights this time!


Chanelle Boshuizen January 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Repulse Bay is beautiful day or night. Hong Kong’s Night Market is a best place to visit as well. I love the list. Thanks


Las Vegas Hotels January 17, 2014 at 12:57 am

That skyline photo makes me want to jump on a plane and fly to Hong Kong!


Joseph January 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Oh I just flew through Hong Kong on my way to Bhutan, I so wanted to hop off the plane to explore. I must, must, must travel there and reference your post for all the wonderful places to visit.


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