– SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Since its opening on 17 April 2011 it has been the highest observation deck in Hong Kong, at 393 metres above sea level.
Sky100 is located two floors below the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Hotel in the same building. Visitors reach the observation deck using high speed elevators, which travel from the level 2 entrance to the level 100 level in 60 seconds.
Sky100’s Advanced Telescope provides “sunny day setting” and pre-recorded views from bright days, and on-screen indicators point to landmarks. Other settings include night views and fireworks. Interactive touch screens dot the deck, offering facts, tips and an itinerary planner.
The deck offers views of Hong Kong Island, full view of the Kowloon Peninsula and—weather permitting—the ridges that gave Kowloon its name and Tai Mo Shan in the background.
There is a café serving local snacks and refreshments as well as a restaurant serving international cuisines on the 101st floor.
The Peak Tramway is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Garden Road Admiralty to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
This is one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises to 396m above sea level. It is so steep that the buildings we passed by looked like they are leaning on a gradient of around 30 degrees.
Once you arrive at the top, there is a large shopping mall they force you to walk through. Of course they have a more civilized method of routing the tourists through the touts.
Two places to get amazing overall views of the city from each side of the river. An amazing day.
For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.