Getting an aerial view of a city is something else, right? If you're in Hong Kong and hope to catch the best view of the glittering city of Hong Kong, we know just the place for you. Sky100 Hong Kong is the highest indoor observation deck in the city, located 393 metres above sea level on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, Hong Kong. On a good day,you can see all along Hong Kong Island from Quarry Bay to Causeway Bay to Wan Chai to Admiralty to Central to Sheung Wan and to Kennedy Town! Not to mention, the views are simply breathtaking. To know more about planning your visit to the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, read on.
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck - History Under A Minute
Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, Sky100 Hong Kong opened to the public in 2011 and has been the tallest observation deck in Hong Kong ever since. The Sky100 also features Hong Kong’s fastest double-deck high-speed elevators, which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. The sky deck is complemented by a well-connected transportation network and the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus.
The International Commerce Centre was the 4th tallest building in the world upon completion, and is now the 10th tallest building in the world by height. While that number will continue to drop, it is still the tallest building in Hong Kong, and that may not change anytime soon.
8 Reasons Why You Must Visit Sky100 Hong Kong
High-speed Double-deck Elevators
There are 4 high-speed double-deck elevators which bring you from 2nd to 100th floor in just 60 seconds. They are currently the fastest lifts in Hong Kong and each of them can carry 15 people. Don’t miss the multimedia exhibitions on the 2nd floor showcasing Hong Kong’s evolution.
Starting with the obvious, views from the Sky100 are simply gorgeous. Sweeping panoramas of the Hong Kong with its sky piercing buildings, lush greenery and emerald waters glistening under the sunlit sky is all that your 'gram needs! Photos here can never go wrong, no angle, no facet of the Sky100 can give you a single bad photo. Click away as you make your way around the deck.
Interactive Story Wall
Learn all about Hong Kong from this 28-m long multimedia story wall that shows you 100 fascinating local tales and anecdotes through text, video and various exhibits. It's interactive, amusing and all things fun. Kids love this one!
At the Sky100, you get to fly ( virtually ) at 393m above sea level and enjoy the spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour! You can even experience tropical cyclones, skim through an ocean of clouds and witness a beautiful sunset in the process. In the night version of this VR experience, catch a glimpse of the stunning fireworks and light show over the Victoria Harbour. Note, VR service hours are from 11 am to 8 pm daily.
You can also time travel in VR and go all the way back to the 60s and visit the Hollywood Road in Hong Kong. Say hi to rickshaw drivers and street merchants, watch a kung-fu fight and catch your breath as you see planes flying extremely close to the tenement buildings at the Kai Tak Airport in the 1980s.
Fireworks from the Sky
On festive days, you can catch fireworks from the Sky100 Observation Deck. The festival days include New Year’s Eve Countdown Fireworks Display, Chinese New Year‘s Fireworks Display, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Anniversary Fireworks Display and National Day Fireworks Display. Try coinciding your visit with these festivals and you're in for a treat.
Light Show Love
There's plenty to keep you entertained up here, but the light show is a definite favourite. The light show at Sky100 observation deck features 3D images with projection technology and sound effects against the backdrop of the Victoria’s Harbour. It's a visual treat and will have you stunned in awe.
Light Show Timings - Sunday to Thursday: 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Note, light shows can be cancelled if there are private events on the deck. Please call and check before you plan your visit.
Download the Sky100 App on your phone and take quirky AR ( augumented reality ) photos, enjoy an audio guided tour of the Sky100 and even a timelapse video and a few exciting discount coupons.
Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton
Food is always the highlight of every trip and Sky100 is no exception. This Paris-style eatery has a selection of wine with crepes, waffles, paninis, poffertjes and other small bites. The perfect nibble while you enjoy magnificent sea views and sunsets.
Sky100 Hong Kong Tickets
Getting tickets to the Sky100 Hong Kong is an easy process. You can buy them on the official website, or from third party official vendors like Headout. Take advantage of the limited time offer till the 30th of June, that allows you to re-enter the Sky100 on the same day at an additional cost of just HKD 8!. This offer stands valid only on Headout
Sky100 Observation Deck Ticket
Take in spectacular 360-degree views of the famous Hong Kong skyline by visiting the Sky100, an observation deck located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Center (ICC), the tallest building in the city!
- Get on the double-decker high-speed elevators and zoom up to the observation deck of the Sky100 in just a minute!
- Bask in the picturesque view of the city that you will get from the 100th floor of the tallest building in Hong Kong.
- Admire views of the famous areas of the city including Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the Tai Mo Shan.
- Benefit from a limited time offer till the 30th of June, that allows you to re-enter the Sky100 on the same day at an additional cost of just HKD 8!
Sky100 Opening Hours
Sunday – Thursday
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last entry: 8:30)
Friday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Last entry: 10:00)
Sky100 Hong Kong Address and Directions
Take the MTR Tung Chung Line or Airport Express Line and get off at Kowloon Station. Get out from Exit C1 or Exit D1 and you will see the ICC building in front of you.
By High Speed Rail
Take the High Speed Rail to the West Kowloon Station and head to Exit M. From here, take the footbridge connecting to ELEMENTS Mental Zone and and walk for about 15 mins to reach the Sky100 building.
Bus no. 11, 26, 74, 74S, 77M, 215X, 215P, 203 E, 261B, 270P, 281A or 296D can get you to the Sky100 Deck. Get off at the Kowloon Terminus Station and a short walk will have you in front of the building.
Sky100 Hong Kong Reviews
Everybody flocks to the Peak in Hong Kong as a view point. If you have done that consider Sky 100. As it stands at the tip of Kowloon it has a 360 degree view to Hong Kong island and around to the New Territories and the bays that surround it. Make sure the visibility is good before you go as the top of the building is often in the clouds. The venue is easily reached from the Kowloon MTR station.
- Phillip P, Tripadvisor 2019
Of course the views are amazing, but what's also so interesting are the story boards depicting history, traditions and culture, plus the interactive aspects as you walk around. It made it so much more fun.
- K2WorldExplorer, Tripadvisor 2019
- Sometimes due to a private event, certain portions of the deck are closed. During such an event, you will be partially refunded or given a free coupon for an experience at the Sky100.
- For a better understanding of the landmarks, you can use the telescopes and MP5 audiovisual navigation system in English. Note, they require an additional payment.
- Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is the finish line for the “SHKP Vertical Run for Charity - Race to Hong Kong ICC”. This charity event encourages the public to adopt a healthy lifestyle while helping people in need and promoting our spirit of “sports for charity”. If you're interested in this marathon for a cause, look up the dates here.
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