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“Not good for photography, nice night view”

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
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Ranked #23 of 812 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 m above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the territory and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and world-class shopping mall "Elements" in the city. It has been acclaimed as the must-visit first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptional swift double-deck high-speed elevators, which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Before you visit sky100, we recommend you to check our opening hours & special arrangement in our website, as some area maybe blocked due to special events held by other parties. Hope to see you soon in sky100.
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Trafalgar South, Australia
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“Not good for photography, nice night view”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

After going to the peak we decided to round off our experience with seeing Hong Kong from the other side. The building is spectacular and was astonishing to see from the peak, all shimmery in the setting sun, so we were looking forward to the experience.

First, this is a very difficult attraction to find if you are on foot. It's above Kowloon station and in the Elements shopping centre. We found it after a frustrating foot slog by going into the ICC entrance.

The day we were there (22/1/13) was high pollution haze and Hong Kong island was barely visible yet the staff at the ticket area advised that the view would improve at night, which turned out to be correct. However, sitting around doing nothing and waiting for night to fall was boring and dull. The views are fantastic when you go around the observation deck once, but there isn't anything else to occupy your time so bring a book if you are going to wait for dark.

Once it was fully dark the views were quite spectacular, and I would have loved to be able to take photos, but sadly the reflection of all the lights in the glass spoilt just about every shot we tried to take. This was very disappointing and compared to the peak is a poor second in terms of capturing magnificent momentos of your trip.

This is a great observation deck, but not much more.

The souvenirs are expensive and there were no postcards.

Overall, if you want to just see the city spread out before you then this is an easy experience and you don't have the crushing crowds and huge waiting times for the peak tram, but if you want to take photos of any kind then it's better to go to the peak and save your money and time.

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“Marvelous observatory deck in Hong Kong.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This sky 100observatory deck is a great place to visit. I was there on last December. The observatory deck was decorated with Christmas theme at that time. I am very impressed with the high speed elevator.

The little surprise is you can get 20% discount on the entrance fees if you can show them Cathay Pacific boarding pass. Remember to keep your Cathay boarding pass if you plan to visit Sky100.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Top of The World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great experience for both the Adults and the kids. We had a wonderful clear mornign to view the whole of Hong Kong from 100 stories high. We had been up the petronas towers the week before, but I found this much better. You go at your own pace, for as long as you want and the views are simply amazing. I booked on-line ahead to be sure to get teh day I wanted, but we were the only 4 in the lift going up and the second group up there, so my suggestion woudl be to go early.

Visited July 2012
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“Great, but the PEAK is better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The View: Great 360 degree views but avoid the afternoons as the sun glare is a bit blinding. Best time would be midday or near sunset. That said, nothing beats the view from the PEAK as you can take in much of Kowloon and HK island at the same time.. and of course the view from the peak is free.

Cost: given that admission was $150 per person it's quite reasonable. There is also a cafe which surprisingly serves reasonably priced food as well.

One word of caution: upon entering we were asked to pose for a picture. The flash was blinding, especially for our 6 month old. It all happened so quickly we didn't get a chance to think that a flash was going to be used.. At $180 per photo, you are better to skip this if you are there with a relatively new born.

Visited January 2013
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“Hong Kong from the Sky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Visiting the Sky 100 tower was a major highlight of my recent trip to Hong Kong. We were a group of around 12 persons, adults and children and our visit was during the weekend before Christmas. We reached the tower around 7 PM. The entrance is through a mall with several high end brand outlets and thanks to Christmas, some attractive decorations. After a nice walk, you reach the ticket counters and the entrance to the lift. As a senior citizen, I paid 105 HK dollars - fairly reasonable!

The lift was an amazing experience - travelling through 100 floors in exactly 60 seconds! Once you reach the observation deck, there are many attractions within the deck, specially for taking some nice photographs.

The view of HK from the 100th floor was simply too good! The 360 degree view of HK with all lights on was a treat to see. Several persons equipped with high end cameras were taking photographs. All members of our team had a great time and enjoyed the experience.

Visited December 2012
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