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Hong Kong Observation Wheel – Fancy A Ferris Wheel Ride?

April 13, 2021

Name (English): Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Name (Chinese): 香港摩天輪
Category: Major Attractions
Phone Number: +852 23390777
Address (English): 33 Man Kwong St, Central
Address (Chinese): 中環民光街33號
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/UXSpSqE4uY1oTg4p6
Address longitude and latitude: 22.28547450711108, 114.1617113677765
Nearest MTR Station: Central Station exit A
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/RbeRwgn9aA3gmWSX6
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.28277288551947, 114.15786927966664
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 10-minute walk from Central Station exit A
Opening hours: 
MON 12:00 – 21:00
TUE 12:00 – 21:00
WED 12:00 – 21:00
THUR 12:00 – 21:00
FRI 11:00 – 22:00
SAT 11:00 – 22:00
SUN 11:00 – 22:00
***Final Ride 20:30/22:00
Budget (per person): HKD20
Recommended Time to Visit: At dusk
Accessibility Note: easy access
Reminder: Outside Central pier no. 9

While you might have heard of the sightseeing recommendation of visiting the Peak for the famous Hong Kong skyline, don’t miss another great option that has its own advantages – the Hong Kong Observation Wheel.

Hong Kong Observation Wheel at sunset
A close look at the Wheel at night

Running since 2014, the city’s ferris wheel is rather young compared to those in other cities, yet it is conveniently located at the Central Harbourfront overlooking Victoria Harbour, which is easily accessible whether you are taking the Star Ferry or the metro. It is 60-meter in height with 43 air-conditioned gondolas, each with the capacity of 8 people. Each ride of three full circles is 15 minutes. Priced at just HK$20 per head, the operator wants to make it an affordable experience for everyone.

Next to the wheel there is also a merry-go-round, the AIA Vitality Park that regularly hosts a variety of wellness events, and also snack stalls that make the entire attraction more fun and dynamic. The park has public tables and benches for you to enjoy some local snacks like siu mai, fish balls or egg waffles at the food stall after the wheel ride. My personal favourite? Happy Cow, a local manufacturer of dairy-free frozen dessert. Even if you are a plant-based diet advocate, you can enjoy their burden-free vegan ice cream. It’s a pleasure especially in the summer days.

AIA Vitality Park
Food stall
Ice-cream stall menu

So, if you come across unpleasant weather, or running out of time in the trip, or you simply want some quick Instagram photos of the the spectacular skyline and harbour view, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel has got you covered easily and comfortably !

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Valerie Ma

Hi everyone. I’m Valerie, a holistic wellness curator and a certified yoga teacher. Entering my early adulthood, I experienced cancer and it taught me the lesson of "life is short, live in the moment".

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