Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Asia's Most Iconic Skyline

Hong Kong's skyline seen from the Peak

With the sole exception of Manhattan there is probably no skyline in the world more iconic than the amazing skyscrapers of "The Pearl of the Orient", nestled in between the South China Sea and the hills of Hong Kong Island. What this awe inspiring skyline tells you, is that you have arrived at one of Asia truly world class cities.

It was a joy to spend 9 days here in early April 2009 - if only we had seen the sun a bit more it would have been the perfect escape from India. As suggested above, this post is dedicated to Hong Kong's out-of-this-world skyline, as seen primarily from the traveller district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, from the Peak high above the city.

International Finance Centre seen from the Peak, with the district of Kowloon hidden in the haze across the water. Batman jumps out from this building in "The Dark Knight"

Tourists enjoying the fantastic view of the city on the - slightly scary -tram ride up to the peak

The skyline of Hong Kong Island seen from Kowloon on the other side of the water

The view of Hong Kong only gets more impressive at night

The sizes of buildings in Hong Kong can be hard to fathom. Here is just part of one single apartment building

(The pictures on this post were taken on 7 and 9 April 2009)