Victoria Harbour Skyline versus Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark
One of the most photographed views in Hong Kong is of Victoria Harbour, capturing the city’s iconic skyline and skyscrapers. Its gleaming towers are some of Asia’s most recognizable, like the Bank of China Tower with its distinctive diagonal segments. The best way to appreciate Victoria Harbour and its stunning skyline is by visiting the nightly Symphony of Lights show. Here, laser beams, lights and LED screens illuminate a group of harbourfront buildings, choreographed to a soundtrack from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The best spot to view it is near the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Contrast Hong Kong’s skyscrapers with another category of impressive structures – the natural rock formations in the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Spanning several islands and coasts in the east and northeastern areas of the New Territories, the Geopark features incredible geological wonders. Witness hexagonal volcanic columns at High Island and stunning sea arches on the island of Wang Chau. Some areas of the Geopark are remote and require the rental of a private boat to get there, but many visitors say itʼs worth the effort.