Hong Kong New Year's Eve 2010/2011, from the lens of Todd Cohen at the prominade/harbour

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve fireworks

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve fireworks displays are among the most impressive in the world. The fireworks look like they’re actually coming out of the buildings in their impressive skyline! Here are photos and a video.

Happy New Year from Hong Kong! 2010-2011
Hong King New Year’s Eve 2010-2011, from the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade.

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Here’s the video clip I took from my New Year’s Eve celebration in Hong Kong – 51 seconds of awesomeness!  Watch fireworks come from the sides of a building.  I’m not typically wowed by fireworks displays, but this was impressive. I shot this video from the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade.

Hong Kong New Year's Fireworks

I watched the countdown from Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade (everyone just refers to it as the Harbour) in southern Kowloon – saw a light show and fireworks.

Watching from Victoria Peak would likely also be a fantastic vantage point.

Happy New Year from Hong Kong! 

The Hong Kong architecture and HK skyline is among the best of any city in the world.

Hong Kong's impressive skyline from the harbour (Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade)

The crowd was stoked for New Year’s Eve!  Coming from New York City, I used to take NYE fireworks as a given, but it’s really not. Many countries celebrate NYE, but don’t really care about the actual countdown to the precise moment that it’s the new year.

Countdowns on NYE

The countdown is such a silly tradition but I love it!  HK definitely made it a big deal, following their daily light show over the skyline with fireworks (which were very cool but brief).

Best NYE fireworks?

It was the 2nd time I’ve seen New Year’s Eve fireworks come from the sides of a building (last year’s NYE celebration from Taiwan’s Tapei 101 being the first). Both were impressive.

See for yourself — here’s the video clip of Taipei on New Year’s Eve with the countdown and fireworks.

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve 2010/2011, Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade 

CNN ranked both HK and Taiwan NYE fireworks displays highly too!

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