Hong Kong Towers – Top Tourist Attractions in ChinaPosted by Continental Tour Guide in Asia | 0 comments
Explore the skyscraper towers and tallest building of hong kong that are great centers and sightseeing for tourist in china.
Hong kong is the land of tallest buildings in china that attracts the large amount of visitors from around the world. Hong Kong’s tallest building is, perhaps surprisingly, found in Kowloon. The International Commerce Centre is the centerpiece of the West Kowloon district. Along side a mix of commercial offices and apartments, Hong Kong’s tallest building is home to the highest hotel in the world, the Ritz Carlton, and the highest bar in the world, also in the Ritz. So these tallest building and skeyscraper towers are most visited tourist attractions in china. A list of the tallest buildings in Hong Kong, with photos. These are the highest buildings in Hong Kong, skyscrapers that tower over their respective cities. When we examine a country’s tallest structures, we often discover a timeline of that country’s economic success. Why? Because skyscrapers are a structure typically built only during healthy economic times. The tallest building in Hong Kong is currently the International Commerce Centre. You will find it and plenty of other steel towers within this list of Hong Kong’s tallest buildings. Browse following:
International Commerce Centre
The 490m International Commerce Centre, known locally as ICC, is the latest ‘super skyscraper’ to take the title of Hong Kong’s tallest building. Together with the city’s second-tallest building, Two IFC on the opposite shore, the imposing pair create the dramatic effect of a modern day Colossus of Rhodes at the western entrance of Victoria Harbour. The building’s 118 floors are mostly devoted to office space, but there’s also a Ritz-Carlton hotel as well as restaurants and the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck.Two of the building’s giant façades serve as a more than 50,000 square-metre platform for a spectacular light and music show, which was recognized with a Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a single building. This dazzling animation and sound effects show happens twice nightly, so keep an eye out!
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Located along Victoria Harbour, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is in the heart of Kowloon’s business, shopping, and entertainment district. Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is at the top of Kowloon’s Gold Mile. Located along Victoria Harbour, we’re in the business and shopping district, near the ferry terminal and Mass Transit Railway (MTR.) Hong Kong International Airport is 35 minutes away.
Skyline and Symphony of Lights
The skyline of Hong Kong is really like no other. Though New York City boasts plenty of skyscrapers, because of the small size of Hong Kong, there are more skyscrapers packed into a tiny area. Adding to the beauty of Hong Kong’s skyline is a fantastic multimedia light show that began in January 2004. Dubbed “A Symphony of Lights”, this orchestrated light and laser show currently features 44 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbor, View on Hong Kong Island from the Peakthough it began on the Kowloon side only. It is rumored that this extravagant show costs about $44 million HKD each year to produce.
Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.
IFC Tower complex
The IFC complex is an important building complex for tourists. This is because it has one of the plushest of Hong Kong’s biggest malls and is the city’s transportation center. These reasons and more make it a tourist highlight in Hong Kong. The building is hard to miss. It is the second tallest in Hong Kong and guards the Victoria Harbor entrance together with its twin, the ICC Tower. The design scheme for the towers was to suggest two lighthouse towers at the approach. It plays a prominent role in the Symphony of Lights display put on for tourists at the Avenue of Stars.Many tourists love browsing through the cavernous mall and the adjacent MTR complex and finding boutique luxury brand stores, starred restaurants and coffee shops to relax in, and bookstores to browse in. The windows and open deck overlook Victoria Harbor. The IFC Tower and its complex is also a tourist attraction. The building, the adjacent mall under it, and the adjacent Four Seasons Hotel are designed for visitors and tourists. Tourists will be interested in seeing the view from the windows, eating at the starred restaurants, shopping in the IFC Mall, seeing its light display, and in staying at the Four Seasons.
The IFC Mall is often called the plushest mall in Hong Kong, so the prices are high. This makes it a shopping attraction for the wealthy people. But it is also an attraction for less wealthy tourists just wanting to relax or sightsee, since there are more economically-priced places to eat or get refreshments, such as the McDonalds or the Starbucks.
Cachoua Torres Camilletti
In a bold attempt to create a building that contains practically everything humans could need to survive, architects at Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti designed a multi-multi-purpose skyscraper for Hong Kong.Called “Rice Terraces,” the design is an effort to meld agricultural space and big cities. It features two uniquely shaped towers connected by braces, trusses and bridges. The larger tower on the right would be for commercial use, with space for offices, retail, and entertainment. The thinner tower on the left would be for residential use, with lobbies that contain transparent bridges connected
to the commercial tower. Some of the more unusual features of the building are a rain water collector on top, an algae facade, floor-sized fish farms and water filters, and a nuclear reactor in the underground parking garage. True to its name, the bodies of the towers would be actual rice paddies.
Bank of China Tower
Cutting majestically into the vast blue sky, soaring high above the other skyscrapers that dominate the skyline in a country short on space, this magnificent tower stops most visitors in their tracks, causing them to look up, mouths hanging open, admiring this sparkling marvel of modern engineering. The Bank of China Tower stands 70 stories tall, reaching a height of 1,209 feet (369 meters.) At the time of its opening in May 1990, it was the tallest building in Asia and it still remains one of the tallest in Hong Kong.
It is said that I.M Pei designed the Bank of China Tower to “represent the aspirations of the Chinese people yet also symbolize good will toward the British Colony”. It’s been noted that the bamboo plant was also an inspiration for this unique building and that the trunk of this massive structure is representative of the growth patterns of bamboo, the symbol of hope and revitalization in the Chinese culture.
The Peak Tower
A funicular tram ride brings you to Victoria Peak, at 552 m (1800ft) the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It is a popular tourist attraction thanks to the spectacular views over Hong Kong’s skyline. If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times – back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming. That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you.
Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience in its own right — Hong Kong Island’s skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles as you make the ascent to The Peak on the city’s historic, funicular railway.