There are several vantage points in Hong Kong where you can enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong’s jaw-dropping city skyline. Out of all the cities I’ve been to, there is nothing quite like Hong Kong’s dazzling city views. And the best spot to capture it all is at Sky100.
Sky100 is an observatory deck which is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon of Hong Kong. You can spot this tall skyscraper even from a distance. In fact, the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon is Hong Kong’s tallest building.
Hong Kong is a highly well-connected city where it is so easy and convenient to get from one point to another. You can get to Sky100 by taking a train to Kowloon station and walk through the underpass at ELEMENTS to get to Sky100’s entrance.
You can also get to Sky100 via The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and that was what we did. We did not know that there was a direct linkway from Kowloon Station to Sky100 so we headed up to the street level. From there, we followed the directions given by Google Map. After making one big turn, we ended up at The Ritz-Carlton. You cannot always trust Google, can you?
It opens daily from 10 am to 9 pm but closes later at 10.30pm on Fridays and weekends. The best time to enjoy the city skyline view is during sunset hour. Unfortunately for us, we missed the sunset hour so we only get to enjoy the night view.
Ticket prices start from HKD$128 for both children and seniors. It costs HKD$188 for an adult.
Some sections of the observatory deck were closed that evening for a private event. But that is perfectly fine for us because we still manage to capture splendid views of the city.
What to see?
From the observatory deck, you get to see Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula and Tai Mo Shan in the background.
You even have close-up views of the offices located in the adjacent buildings. There are office workers here who worked
Hong Kong looked exceptionally charming at night. This city is still pretty much alive at night, even on a weekday.
Catch the Golden Hour!
The best time to visit Sky100 is between 4.30pm to 5.30pm. You will get to catch a glimpse of the beautiful skyline during the day and against the
Sky100 Gift Shop
Their gift shop offers a wide selection of items which make great souvenirs – from cookies, mugs, T-shirts to beauty products and aircraft models.
There is a Photo Booth where you can get your picture taken by their in-house photographer and have the photographs printed on the spot.
Sky100 360 VR Experience
I have not tried this myself but you have some time to spare, why not?
Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton
You can actually enjoy an afternoon tea or brunch at the cafe, overlooking Victoria Harbour. It would be nice to have some coffee or pastries during the day when you get a better view of the city.
Some Photo Limitations
The sky was looking quite foggy that evening so we could not capture a clear picture of the city skyline.
It is especially difficult to take pictures in the evening due to the bright interior lightings which reflected against the glass windows.
To get rid of the unwanted reflections, some of them actually brought their own reflector to reflect off the light.
Read more about my Hong Kong travel experiences here.
Sky 100 Hong Kong
100/F International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon, Hong Kong