A Guide To Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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Board the fantastical Hong Kong Observation Wheel Ferris wheel to watch Chinese and Malay wooden junks sailing across scenic Victoria Harbour. Feel as though Tinkerbell has flown over the glittering evening sky of Hong Kong to douse each towering skyscraper in sparkling neon pixie dust. When the summer days can be humid and unbearable, retreat to a luxurious, air-conditioned cabin to float high above ever-bustling Hong Kong. From such spectacular heights, catch a glimpse of children resembling dolls riding on the impressively ornate steeds on the enchanting carousel located beside the supersized wheel. Please check out the following guide to Hong Kong Observation Wheel to experience the ride of a lifetime soaring through the air over Hong Kong’s dazzling neon-lit evening skyline.

Things to do/Highlights

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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Take time to wander leisurely across beautiful Victoria Harbour before strolling over to take a spin on Hong Kong’s supersized Ferris wheel. Experience the grandeur and splendour through panoramic views of Hong Kong from a luxurious, air-conditioned cabin on Hong Kong’s Observation Wheel. Choose to view towering skyscrapers bordering pristine Victoria Harbour in the light of day or enjoy floating effortlessly over Hong Kong’s sparkling, illuminated night sky.

Weekend visit

Plan a weekend to soar high above spectacular Victoria Harbour to experience panoramic views of Hong Kong’s steel matchstick skyscrapers. By choosing to visit on a Sunday there are smaller to virtually no lines to have to wait in. Make certain to take into account if motion sickness or fear of heights is of concern before boarding the spectacular Hong Kong Observation Wheel.

Evening visit

Try to squeeze in an evening visit to ride in one of the 42 luxurious gondolas to experience an evening bathed in the surrounding neon lights of metropolitan Hong Kong. To experience the best in luxury, book a VIP Gondola fitted with leather seats and a clear glass bottom floor. Those afraid of heights may want to skip the VIP Gondola so as not to look down through the glass floor.

Day visits

During the summer months, enjoy a leisurely, air-conditioned journey as you rotate high above Central Harbourfront below. Indulge in a sightseeing adventure in the sky, high over the silver skyscrapers and bustling street markets of Hong Kong. After spinning around four rotations on the massive 60-metre-high (197-foot-high) Ferris wheel, wander over to the adjacent plaza to indulge in snacks and refreshing drinks.

Travelers tips

Hong Kong Observation Wheel gondola July 2018
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Accessibility

Those with mobility issues should note that wheelchairs are allowed onto the gondolas, with each gondola having the capacity to hold two non-electrical wheelchairs (with chaperones) at a time. Baby strollers and bulky luggage are not permitted on board and instead should be placed in storage before boarding. Meanwhile, guide dogs and other service animals are allowed on the ride, provided that they have valid identification.

Dress code

Hong Kong Observation Wheel follows a casual dress code and denies those dressed inappropriately entry. We advise bringing outerwear as it could get quite chilly up in the air!

Filming

Feel free to take as many pictures and video recordings of your ride on Hong Kong Observation Wheel on your phone. However, do note that commercial filming and the use of drones is strictly prohibited.

Weather

The attraction remains open in poor weather conditions such as light rain but to be sure, always check the website or the official Facebook page for announcements regarding inclement weather. If closed during inclement weather on the day of your booking, you can exchange unused tickets within three months.

How to get there

Hong Kong City Transport
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To get to Hong Kong Observation Wheel, board the metro, bus, or taxi. Hong Kong’s rapid transit will have you reaching your specified destinations in no time flat at a very inexpensive fare. If you prefer to ride in a comfortable, airconditioned, less crowded carriage, choose to travel throughout Hong Kong by means of tax instead of by bus or crowded metro trains.

By metro

Hop on board one of the numerous trains in Hong Kong’s sprawling rapid transit system to enjoy fast-moving commuting throughout most of Hong Kong. To reach the Observation Wheel, take the appropriate train to the MTR Hong Kong Station, depart at exit A2 and walk over to Man Yiu Street. Otherwise, ride the train until MTR Central Station, depart at Exit A, and walk until you come upon Central Pier 7 which is beside the wheel at Pier 9.

By bus

Choose to commute throughout Hong Kong by the least expensive, less stifling bus system to behold its awe-inspiring attractions. Enjoy riding the vibrantly coloured double-decker buses to travel throughout the overwhelming metropolis of Hong Kong.

By taxi

Race through the bustling streets of Hong Kong by having your hotel hire a taxi for your travel needs. Hail a cab in one of the market lined alleyways or on the sidewalk to enjoy travelling in comfort. Sit back and relax as a local driver navigates the busy streets of Hong Kong seamlessly in order to provide safe door-to-door service. Be prepared to trade off comfort and personal well-being for a higher price of traversing Hong Kong by taxi than the less costly bus or metro train system.

How to book tickets

Hong Kong Observation Wheel in Dec 2017
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Log on to the website to discover the ticket prices to soar high above metropolitan Hong Kong on its gigantic Observation Wheel overlooking scenic Victoria Harbour and its skyscraper accented skyline. Purchase individual or group tickets online to avoid standing in lengthy lines to pay for admission. Also find out the exact location, directions, and optimal days to visit to make the most of your sightseeing time spent while in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Observation Wheel information

Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Address: 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong

Official website: Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Tourism board: Discover Hong Kong

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Price: From 3 USD

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