The Hong Kong Observation Wheel (abbr. HKOW) is a 60-metre (197-foot) tall Ferris wheel located at the Central Harbourfront, Central, Hong Kong. It has 42 gondolas, including one VIP Gondola with leather seats and a clear glass bottom floor. All gondolas are equipped with air conditioners and communication systems. Each ride includes two to three rotations and takes about 15 minutes. Each gondola seats a maximum of eight people, other than the VIP Gondola, which seats five people.
It is currently operated by The Entertainment Corporation Limited (TECL) which partners with AIA Group to operate the adjacent AIA Vitality Park.
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Wing-Hong Szeto | Apr 8, 2018
Only cost you HK$20 for a ride (half price for seniors). BTW it's air-conditioned too. Don't miss it if you are coming to Hong Kong.
Roger Tse | Apr 21, 2018
Considering only $20 per head for 3 rotations, the value is really big there. Going there at night to see the Victoria Harbour is wonderful. The queue is often short. Locating at the heart of Central, it is a must go place. Also, it is close to City Gallery, IFC, Maritime Museum, and Ferry Pier, so it is a great location for having an adventure in Central!
Sandy Ho | Feb 4, 2018
Waited an hour to get on to the ride. It is good because it is not expensive at all, but not much of a scene. The Ferris is not that tall. Have to go on the ride with 3 other couples. We were just facing each other face to face awkwardly. Kind of stuck looking at the side we sat on. The other sides we have to look through the couples to see. Kind of wanted more personal space.
jay mickley | Feb 17, 2018
The observation wheel is well worth the price. The ride was 30 minutes long and we completed 4 loops, allowing for great views of the city skyline, the carnival next door, and the harbor. Each carriage holds around 10 adults comfortably. The ride is open day and night, running until 11pm, but is best experienced after dark.
Mohammad M | Feb 5, 2018
You will get a relaxing 15 minutes hanging in the wheel. On top of that, you will see the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong Island at different times of the day! The best time to go is just before sunset so you get to witness the color changing of the sky and the skyscrapers and most importantly the amazing lights of the buildings.
Anuj Seth | May 17, 2018
We visited this place in the evening. It provided a lovely view of the nicely lit Hong Kong skyline. We also managed to see the Symphony of Lights while on the wheel. The Symphony of Lights is a disappointed. The wheel takes 3 rounds in 15 minutes, and that's how long you're allowed to spend in the wheel.
Benedict Uy | Jun 3, 2018
The wheel is easy to spot and fairly easy to get to from the IFC mall, on top of the Hong Kong station. There was a carnival going on in the area. I also ended up watching the festival of lights here too. Quite a nice area to have a scenic view.
Victoria McDonald | Jun 6, 2018
This is amazing value for money. However, it's very hot inside the capsules, i'd recommend taking a fan. Unfortunately, the first two rotations were spent stopping & starting to let other people on and off, but the third was very enjoyable.
Joseph Chow | May 12, 2018
An excellent open view of the harbour. Only 20 dollars for a worthwhile experience if you were not living in the high rise building along the coastline. Besides, taking a walk in the pier area to enjoy the scene was also a nice thing to do.
Johnson Chong | Jun 29, 2018
It only costs hk$ 20 for adult. The compartment is air-conditioned. Not too hot during the summer. The sunset time is about 7:00 in summer. Take the ride during the sunset or shortly after the sunset. Enjoy the splendid view. I only waited 10 min before the ride started. Wonder why it is not popular now. I may take the ride again later this year.
Tom Cunningham | Jun 24, 2018
We came across this ferris wheel quite by mistake after taking a walk following disembarking off the Star Ferry. We couldn't believe how inexpensive it was. Tickets are VERY reasonably priced so it's a good place to visit if you have children. Tickets are bought from a booth away from the wheel. Staff were incredibly friendly and efficient and we had very little time to wait to enter our capsule. The views from the wheel were wonderful. The price included three full revolutions of the wheel and really was a bargain.
Paul Lu Han | Jul 4, 2018
I was scared at first because I have a fear of height. However, my friends convinced me to give it a try. It is ok. I mean the view is spectacular and you get free air con (coz the weather is boiling even at night). $20 per head is not bad if you want a chill ride and a great scenery.
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