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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