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10 international cities with stunning skylines

June 5, 2013, 12:28 p.m.
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is famous for its skyline, which is densely populated with modern and classic buildings. The best place to see this legendary urban panorama is Victoria Peak, which can be reached on a tram that climbs the steep slopes that frame the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island. 

Great views are also possible from sea level on the shores of Victoria Harbor either on the island side or Kowloon side (or by taking a Star Ferry across the harbor to get a view from both vantage points). The Intercontinental Hotel's Lobby Lounge, on the Kowloon waterfront, features panoramic views of the skyline which are unbeatable (if you don't mind springing for a $10-plus cocktail).