How to Access a Free Viewing Platform in Hong Kong

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View of Central from the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong

Despite Hong Kong being one of the world’s most expensive cities, there are lots of free attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whilst many of the free things to do in Hong Kong are reasonably well known, there’s one that is consistently overlooked.

In this post, we’ll share what we know about the free viewing platform at the Bank of China Tower which offers fabulous views over the Central district and across the harbour to Kowloon.

A visitor pass for entry to the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
A visitor pass for entry to the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
View of Central from the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
View of Central from the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
View of Victoria Harbour & Kowloon from the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
View of Victoria Harbour & Kowloon from the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong

Free Viewing Platform at Bank of China Tower

The Bank of China Tower is a distinctive looking skyscraper in the business district of Hong Kong Island. To most, it simply blends into the steel and concrete jungle. But single it out and you’re treated to a great freebie.

Providing you have photo ID, you can head up to the 43rd floor and enjoy views (albeit limited) of the neighbouring area, Victoria Harbour and the south side of Kowloon.

How to get Access to the Viewing Platform

Simply head inside and present an official photo ID to staff at reception.  They’ll issue you with a Visitor Pass and direct you towards a special lift that’s designated purely for access to the platform.

There are just two buttons in the lift; ‘Ground’ and ‘43’. Hit 43 and you’ll be whisked up to enjoy the views from the platform.

When you’re done, simply head back down in the lift.

Do you know of any other free things to do in Hong Kong. Share your suggestions in the comments box below.


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