Since the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck was opened on April 17, 2011, Hong Kong can add another state-of the art sightseeing attraction. Located in the currently highest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Center’s (ICC), the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong. As the name already implies, the Sky100 Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the iconic ICC building and offers visitors astonishing 360-degree views of Hong Kong, Victoria Harbor and the rest of the densely populated city of skyscrapers. For all of you who love to keep statistics: the Sky100 Observation Deck is 393 meters above sea level and the ICC stakes up to the spectacular height of 490 meters above sea level. The International Commerce Center is currently the fourth highest building in the world.
Ticket prices starts from HK$ 125 for advance booking and HK$ 150 for same-day booking/walk-in for an adult. Tickets for Kids (3-11years) as well as seniors (above 65 years) start at HK$ 90 for the advance booking and are HK$ 105 for same-day walk-in visitors.
There is also an option to purchase a VIP Fast-Pass for HK$ 500 (per person) which will not only guarantee you an entry on the same day without queuing, but also give you a special gift as a plus. In addition, you will have a chance to be escorted by one of the Sky100 Observation Deck ambassadors. Certainly, this is a high price, but definitely worthwhile to consider if you are just for a few hours in town and don’t want to waste your time standing in line. If you don’t want to spend so much money for “just” an observation deck, we recommend you to take a look at the Ritz Carlton. There are several dining options at the newly opened Ritz-Carlton as well as the highest bar in town: the Ozone Bar on the 118th floor. For more information about the Ozone Bar please click the link.
Check the Real-time Visibility:
You don’t want to go up the Sky100 Observation Deck on a foggy or rainy day when Hong Kong’s beautiful skyline disappears in the clouds. Chances to see beyond Shenzhen (Mainland China) or even to the other side of Victoria harbor will drop to zero and will leave you disappointed. Next to the ticket center there is a flat-screen TV to show you the live-view on the observation deck so that you also can make decision whether you should go up or not by then.
The Elevator of Sky100 Observation Deck is the fastest elevator in Hong Kong and there is a counting down screen on the top of the elevator the let you know how long it takes to go up to the 100th floor.
You can borrow a multimedia guide for HK$ 20 from Customer Service Center which has installed with Chinese, Cantonese, English, Japanese and Korean five languages. This guide will help you tour around the deck and also introduce other important sightseeing of Hong Kong by short videos.
Similar to the Taipei 101, the Sky100 Observation Deck provides you an opportunity to send out letters and postcards. The “Sky Postbox” is currently the highest postbox in Hong Kong located as well on the 100th floor of the ICC (just next to the souvenir shop). Visitors can also purchase some souvenirs from the souvenir shop “Wrap a Wish”.
The Sky100 Observation Deck is open daily from 10:00am till 10:00pm. The last ticketing and entry will be at 9:00pm. Please note that the opening hours might vary on special days (e.g. National holidays).
How to Get to Sky100 Observation Deck:
From the Airport:
Take the Airport Express MTR and get off at the Kowloon station (Travel time approx. 21 minutes. Fare for a single trip journey is HK$ 90).
From other places in Hong Kong: Take the MTR to the Austin Station through exit D. Both exits (D1 and D2) will lead you towards the Elements Shopping Mall. Inside the shopping mall follow the signs to the Sky100 Observation Deck.
Alternatively, you can take Bus No. 8 from the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier/Bus Terminal to the MTR Kowloon Station Bus Terminus. Fare for a single ride is about HK$ 5. Be advised that the bus can take more than an hour for the roughly 12km distance (depending on the traffic conditions) and we highly recommend taking the MTR.
From Mainland China: If you are coming from Shenzhen you have several options: in case you arrive by plane there is a China Cross Border Bus Coach leaving from the Shenzhen International Airport which will directly drop you off at the Kowloon MTR station. If you cross the border at Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau take the MTR to Sheung Shui and get off. Travel time approx. 7-12 minutes. Fare for a single trip journey is about HK$ 23. Then take Bus 270A from Sheung Shui to the MTR Kowloon Station Bus Terminus (fare for a single trip journey is about HK$ 15, traveling time approx. 80 minutes depending on traffic conditions).
Important: One last piece of advice. The entrance is located on the 2/F of the “Metal Zone”. Be careful: Don’t take the elevators up (see picture). These will take you to the office tower. Keep left and pass the brand name stores of Bvlgari, Tod’s, Hermes and Loewe. Then follow the signs for the Sky100 Observation Deck, which will lead you down another escalator. Turn right and you will see the ticket counter and real-time visibility screens.
Let’s preview the great views on Sky100 Observation Deck first!
After you finish the tour in Sky100 Observation Deck, you also can consider doing some shopping in the Elements shopping mall which has a large variety of luxury brands, or taking a look at the DHL Hong Kong Balloon which also will provide you a panorama view of Victoria Harbour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I purchase/book the ticket in advance or just walk in?
A: The advance booking option might save you HK$ 25 and is a good option if you just stay in Hong Kong for a few hours, a day or have a group of people who want definitely go up to the observation deck. Next Stop Hong Kong’s recommendation: If you stay in Hong Kong for a few days, it’s probably best to pick up the tickets at the same day since the weather in Hong Kong can be quite unpredictable.
Q: Is it worthwhile to go up to Sky100 Observation Deck?
A: It depends. If you are more keen on shopping, you maybe think Sky100 is a little bit boring. But if you like Victoria Harbour and skylines of Hong Kong, Sky100 Observation Deck is one of the best places in Hong Kong to overview and enjoy the Victoria Harbour and make some great pictures.
Map and Location of Sky100 Observation Deck: