International Commerce Center in China
Hong Kong is an island that offers a great architectonic variety. In this destination you’ll find original constructions such as the floating houses of the town’s fishermen, homes of famous people like Jackie Chan, and sky scrapers built with the latest in technology.
In that sense, when you visit Union Square you’ll find the International Commerce Center, a building that was opened to the public in 2010. It houses an observatory, offices, banks and a hotel that has become quite famous thanks to its swimming pool and bar –the latter is considered the tallest bar in the world–, both found on the 118th floor.
The International Commerce Center is, without doubt, a majestic work of architecture and engineering. It is 484 meters (1587 feet) tall, making it the seventh tallest building in the world and, if that wasn’t enough, it’s the tallest building in Hong Kong.
Sky100 Observation Deck
The main attraction for visitors is an overlook known as Sky 100. It’s located on the 100th floor, and in order to get there you have to take the super fast lift –its movement and speed are practically imperceptible. You’ll find yourself high above the city in a little bit less than 60 seconds! And once at the overlook, you’ll have a sublime 360º view of all Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor.
In order to enjoy your visit even more, DINKtravelers recommends going to the screens lounge. They will show you several images that include maps of the bay, photos of the site and, evidently, information about the International Commerce Center and Sky100. And since you’ll have an awesome perspective of the city, you might want to try to make out every detail of the buildings below with the aid of the fixed binoculars distributed around the area. Truly, this place is so big and fun that you’ll enjoy spending long hours there, perhaps accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee, while you take in the spectacular urban landscape.
An Evening at The Sky-High Loveseat
This romantic bench is located in one of the corners of Sky100. There, lovebirds can spend a magical evening enriched with the magnificent views of Victoria Harbor. And if you’re planning to take your relationship to the next level, you can rent the Sky100 as the venue for the wedding of your dreams. Would you like to celebrate your marriage at 383 m (1256 ft.)?
Lights in the sky
You can visit Sky100 during the day or at night, but if you’re there after sunset, you might have the chance to see from up there the lights show that they offer at Victoria Harbor. It’s on every night at 20:00 (weather permitting).