Hong Kong Aerials Photo Gallery

Departure Views

Tuen Mun is a distant new town in the city's northwest. Just across the water from the airport, a tunnel is under construction linking the two.

Construction for the Shing Mun Reservoir began in 1923 to supply fresh water to Kowloon. It took 14 years to complete.

Tsuen Wan and Tsing Yi

There are discussions to move the container port out of the city area to free up valuable land for housing.


East Kowloon is slowly being transformed into a cheap business district, an alternative to sky-high expensive rents on the Island side.

Tseung Kwan O is in the eastern stretches of the city, and still has plenty of land for new housing.

For departures to China, they have to ascend quickly before entering Chinese airspace as there are many airports near each other in the region.

Arrival Views

Generally, a left window is the best bet when landing. Here, Hong Kong Island is within grasp.

Repulse Bay's big beach is quite visible at the top left, while Stanley's lowrises scatter around the peninsula.

Sai Kung is the city's playground with empty beaches, deserted islands, and geological heritage.

Ma On Shan stretches along the riverfront with many homes enjoying sea views.

Shatin also has river views but is further upstream so they are not as nice.

Final approach when the winds are right can be quite exhilirating.

Nina Tower had to cut its height when it was originally proposed to be the world's tallest building in an industrial part of the city.

Tsing Ma Bridge has 2 decks, with the indoor section reserved for trains although there are passages for vehicles if it is too windy above.

Tung Chung was built as a suburb to service the airport. From here, it is only a 30 minute train ride into Central.

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