The 88-story Two International Finance Centre (IFC), completed in 2003, is the second-tallest building in Hong Kong and the tallest on Hong Kong Island. Towering above the island skyline and standing apart from other skyscrapers, this Hong Kong Island landmark attracts visitors for its sweeping views and proximity to world-class shopping.
Rising a dizzying 1,362 feet (415 meters), Two IFC is part of the larger IFC complex, along with One IFC, IFC Mall, and the Four Seasons Hotel. The skyscraper comprises mostly office space and is occupied primarily by businesses and financial institutions.
In addition to an exhibition area, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on the 55th floor has an observation deck with stunning panoramic views over Central and across Victoria Harbour. IFC Mall, attached to Two IFC, has more than 200 retail, dining, and entertainment options. Its public roof garden is a lovely spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat and take in the surrounding views. Most people visit Two IFC independently, but it’s also possible to take part in a guided walking tour that includes the tower.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views from the HKMA observation deck.
- There is no entrance fee for the HKMA observation deck, but only a limited number of visitors are admitted per day.
- Observation desk visitors will need to show ID on the ground floor and may have to undergo security checks before entering.
How to Get There
Two IFC is located at 8 Finance Street, in the Central District of Hong Kong Island. To get there by public transit, take the MTR to Hong Kong Station, which is just below the IFC complex, or to Central Station, a short walk away. Two IFC is easily accessible from the airport by taking the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station. Visitors in Kowloon can take the Star Ferry over to Central Ferry Piers.
When to Get There
Most visitors to Two IFC come for the sweeping views from the HKMA observation deck. Note that the deck is only open Monday through Saturday, with limited hours on Saturday. Try to time your visit for a clear day for better views. During severe weather, the observation deck may be closed.
Two IFC Movie Scenes
Even before you visit Hong Kong Island, Two IFC may already be familiar to you. While still under construction, it appeared in the 2003 movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Post construction, it featured in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, most notably with Batman jumping from Two IFC to One IFC.