A photo album capturing Hong Kong by night: a tale of neon signs and light trails. Hong Kong is arguably the world’s most photogenic city…

Hong Kong at Night

Between the time the last train leaves and the first train arrives, the place changes: it's not the same as in daytime.

- Haruki Murakami, After Dark
Murakami’s words certainly hold true for Hong Kong. When you visit, you will get to discover two cities for the price of one. This is due to the significant contrast between day and night.
Whilst I love the city in the daylight, seeing Hong Kong at night is magical. There is a real buzz and vibrancy about the city. The setting of the sun and decreasing humidity breathes new life into the city. Hong Kong reveals its technicolor splendour to the world.
Alongside this, the city’s restlessness, hustle and bustle shows no sign of abating. Locals and tourists alike head out to enjoy the nightly offerings: to sample the wonderful culinary scene, enjoy the hip bars or exercise some retail therapy. If you are feeling lucky, you might want to have a flutter down at the Happy Valley racetrack. Alternatively, you could choose to walk, get lost and let the city soak into your pores.
One of my goals during my last trip was to capture Hong Kong at night. There are countless opportunities for interesting and unique shots. Light trails, reflections and a multitude of colours. Neon Chinese symbols are everywhere.
Below are my 15 favourite night time shots from the trip.

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