If you want to go up to see Hong Kong from above but don’t feel like having to pay anything to a tourist trap or a pricey drink in a skyscraper bar, then there are other options available to you around Hong Kong. One of the nicer lesser known options is the observation deck of the Bank of China Tower which is open to the public and completely free. Though it’s quite humble and not as high up as some of the other skyscrapers, it is situated in a central location overlooking central HK and Victoria Harbor and access is very easy and convenient. Since not that many people or tourists know about this place, there’s usually no waiting line.
So, in we go…
Get our tag from the reception, and go up…
Where we find these observation windows…
And this is what we can see on a somewhat gloomy day…
Don’t forget to bring some photo ID (passport, HKID, driving license).
It’s usually open till 5pm and till 12pm on the weekends.
If you’re looking for other options for looking at HK from above:
- Spectacular Hong Kong Views from ICC Sky100
- Harbor Grand: HK Fireworks
- Hiking Peak Circular Walk towards Pok Fu Lam Reservoir (or Revisiting Central Hong Kong’s HK Park and Victoria Peak Tram)
- HK’s Skyline from Hopewell Centre Wan Chai
- Combine it with hiking, like Flying Gliders on Wilson Trail Stage 4 or Lion Rock Peak Hike – MacLehose Trail #5
Other readings about the Bank of Tower 43/F observation deck:
- Bank of China Tower Building Observation Deck
- HONG KONG Bank of China Observation Deck
- Bank of China tower observation deck – Checkerboard Hill
- Bank of China Tower Viewdeck: 43rd Floor
- Remarkable views from one of Hong Kong’s lesser known attractions
- Bank of China Tower