Hong Kong Historic Sites

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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
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    The place is quite nice and there's free entrance. The place is a bit too turistic though. Remember to see the garden since it's quite nice.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China172,887 contributions
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    The former Police Married Quarter (PMQ) in Central was restored and repurposed as a creative and design focused shopping venue in Central back in 2014. You won't find the typical luxury and international brand name shops here However. This is a social project whereby affordable space has been set aside for local entrepreneurs, seeking to showcase and grow their businesses as art courses, galleries, lifestyle and consumable products, clothing, fashion, jewellery and all manner of creative shops. There are a couple of casual eateries and coffee shops as well.

    In short, if you want to see local Hong Kong brands, there are around 100 small shops that line the floors at PMQ. There are also large scale seasonal decorations along with occasional exhibitions and events that have made for interesting experiences and reasons to visit PMQ over the years. You'll find PMQ along Aberdeen Street in Central. Shops have respective opening hours but are generally open from late morning until evening each day. The venue can be a bit crowded during midday weekends and public holidays but is usually far less crowded than our higher end malls.
    Written 28 December 2022
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  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
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    While walking from the harbor, promenade, and the avenue of stars. This is also in front or nearby the Hong Kong Cultural center. The railway clock stands out among the Hong Kong harbor.
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • Michael K
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    This temple offers many photo opportunities for photographers. The main temple features a huge golden statue facing the worshippers. There is a drum tower and a bell tower on either side of the temple complex. Near the center of the courtyard are two rows of clay statues facing each other. There are also minor gods in smaller altars. Even the roof has interesting figurines of dragons and mythic animals.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • excess5
    Thailand2,888 contributions
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    There are cable train lifts with great views and affordable prices. You can go
    See the Buddha and enjoy the scenery. Down below are many stores and places to
    Eat
    Written 9 February 2023
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  • AngelaD17
    Tuggeranong, Australia58 contributions
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    The Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the New Territories gives relief from the crowds if you're staying in HK long enough to have covered the touristy bits and are interested in history. Go to the Tourist Info Office at the Kowloon side Star Ferry and ask for the free information sheet and map to guide you through the trail. You take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai station Exit E. The trail is easy to find and easy to walk. It has historic buildings, some of which are in a bad state, but still worth seeing. I was fascinated by the remains of the 200 year old wall which originally enclosed the village: the bricks are of various shapes, sizes and colours. The ancestral halls were built in the 13th and 16th centuries. There is a cafe in the village (I didn't go in) and reasonably clean loos in the market square. If you're interested in history and a 'different' HK experience my advice is not to miss this, but don't go if you're only there for the bright lights and shopping.
    Written 27 March 2018
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore5,209 contributions
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    Dropping by Central and having nice stroll along the various street has always been a ritual for us whenever we dropped by HK. Exploring the F&B outlets and the various unique Landmark always make one appreciate the culture & history of the area much more. It was Pottinger Street recently we spent much time on in the recent trip. The street was originally on the slope between Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road but it has since “expanded” from the junction of Hollywood Road in Central to part of Connaught Road. The historic small street is made of large stone slabs, the high and low stone paved road is so famous that the commonly used Chinese name of Pottinger Street translates as “Stone Slab Street”!
    Not too much of a challenge for most even if the street is paved unevenly by granite stone steps, but best be equipped with comfy shoes definitely help. and is a popular venue for photo shoots and movie scenes. The iconic street are lined on both sides with many old shops and stalls and throngs of tourists and passers-by like to explore. Several of the shops here are still the old wooden kiosks, selling mainly souvenirs and fancy-dress costumes, making this a favorite spot for Halloween shopping. The offering of outrageous outfits and popular masks make it to visit for any occasion.
    The plus-point is that the street is smack in Central so one can pair it with a watering session at LKF or even food therapy at the various F&B nearby

    Written 9 August 2023
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  • LHL116
    Hong Kong, China298 contributions
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    A beautiful tiny Island in Sai Kung where you find the life of the Hakka people and their Catholic history since 1830 with the ruins.

    You may travel here by ferry, or like me, with a kayak. Simple lunch and local snack is available.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • bob2bkk
    Bangkok, Thailand5,944 contributions
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    Murray House, originally Murray Barracks, served as the officer's quarters during early British rule. Built in 1846, it has had many lives, first as a Government House during colonial times, a Japanese command post during the war, and as British barracks. Sorry to say, that on this visit, the building only had a German restaurant and sister bar below it in operation. The H&M department store has closed, and there are no other businesses in the building. It does make for a beautiful sight, so majestic right on the waterfront.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,564 contributions
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    This is a lovely, little known place for local history. Tai Fu Tai Mansion is the house of a wealthy member of the Man clan, one of the Five Great Clans of the New Territories. It is now quite well restored to its former glory and glamour although detailed illustration is lacking. The place is a unique bland of traditional southern Chinese and Rococo architecture. While the layout is in line with major mansions in Guangdong, the delicate glasses, paintings and ornaments are somehow reminiscent of the Alhambra. The security guard is passionate to share the anecdotes in local language. Bus 76K conveniently connects Tai Fu Tai Mansion with Sheung Shui and Yuen Long.
    Written 31 October 2020
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,624 contributions
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    This small colonial building is charming but on its own, it’s not something you’d go out of your way to see. However it is one of the older historical sights on the Wan Chai Heritage Walking Trail and stands in the middle of the main road through Wan Chai.
    It is a curious sight, a reminder of a past century, standing hemmed in between the tall buildings of central Wan Chai. This is so very typical of Wan Chai where you find old and new Hong Kong constantly juxtaposed.
    The other curious thing about it is the way it stands perched high up on a granite base. It's a reminder that when it was built, the shoreline was much closer. In the mid 1800s, before land reclamation started shifting the goalposts, the coastline washed up to Queen's Road East. Built in 1912/1913, the post office would have been within a sone's throw of the sea.
    It started its working life as a post office in 1915 and continued to operate until 1992. Normally you can go inside and entry is free. However it was closed during covid-19 restrictions and has remained closed for renovations. There’s not a lot to see inside but the lovely old red letterboxes have been retained. A bronze sign beside the building has a brief history in Chinese and English.
    Written 18 April 2021
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  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
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    Built in the 1870's one of the few "Tong Lau" of balcony style tenement blocks.
    Painted cobalt blue by the government with surplus paint thus earning the name " Blue House"
    It currently serves as a residence for local Hong Kong.
    This eye catching street with clusters of brightly coloured buildings have been given a new lease of life.
    This is a living time capsule show casing the grass roots community of Hong Kong.
    Worth a visit.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China172,887 contributions
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    The Kun Ting Study Hall is stop 5 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. It is located on Ping Shan Lane just next to Ching Siu Hin (stop 4) for those following the heritage trail map. Opening hours are 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

    Historically, this building was constructed in 1870. It was restored to its original splendour in 1991 through donations from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. As such, this is one of the more beautiful and interesting attractions to visit along the trail.

    What you will see here is a two-hall building of typical Qing Dynasty architecture with a grey brick exterior, two-hall interior configuration with open centre courtyard, granite columns, beautiful carved panels, wall paintings, ridge decorations, fascia boards, plaster mouldings, tuofeng (camel hump) motifs and a very attractive ancestral alter. It is a beautiful attraction that is well tended to and cared for.

    A visit to the Kun Ting Study Hall is clubbed with Ching Siu which is accessed through a side entrance as well as by way of the study hall building. While standing in the alley between the two, you can see an interesting first floor footbridge just above.

    Give the Kun Ting Study Hall a good 10 minutes or so to admire the attractive interior features before moving onward with your sightseeing around the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.
    Written 14 October 2021
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  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
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    Stumbled across this compound while wondering around Hollywood Road.
    Victoria Prison was the first and longest running prison to date in Hong Kong located in Old Bailey Street, has now been transformed into a new urban destination, with vibrant food & leisure venues.
    Now decommissioned, one still has the chance to visit the "Forbidden Palace" prison cells, and hear the sounds of footsteps reverberating along the corridors in prison life in the old days.
    Interesting to note that Ho Chi Minh & Dr Sun Yat Sen were both imprisoned here.
    The buildings are mostly British style brick structures with pitched roofs covered by Chinese tiles.
    Free to walk about and learn about the history & life of Victoria Prison.
    Written 3 January 2024
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