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Two International Financial Center

Two International Financial Centre (8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island) — Soaring 420 meters above the Central waterfront, this commanding landmark is the tallest building on Hong Kong Island, the second-tallest in the city and one of the tallest in the world. Two IFC was completed in 2003 as part of a complex that […]

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Tsim Sha Ysui Promenade

Tsim Sha Ysui Promenade (Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon) – this promenade is busy, since the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Avenue of Stars. Aside from that, visitors will look south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline […]

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The Peak

The Peak (Mid Levels, Hong Kong) — The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighborhood since colonial times – back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep […]

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Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

Sheung Yiu Folk Museum (Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sai Kung, New Territories) — Once a fortified Hakka village that dates back to the late 19th century, this is now a small museum and Declared Monument housing typical Hakka furniture and artifacts. But there’s another reason to stop by: it’s located inside one of the […]

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Sam Tung Uk Museum

Sam Tung Uk Museum (2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories) — There was a time when the urban hub of Tsuen Wan was nothing more than a sprinkling of rural communities bustling with village and agricultural life. Some of that nostalgic period is preserved at Sam Tung Uk (‘three rows of dwelling’ in […]

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Lei Cheung Uk Han Tomb Museum

Lei Cheung Uk Han Tomb Museum (41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon) — In 1955, when leveling a slope for the construction of resettlement villages in Lei Cheng Uk, a government work team stumbled upon a mysterious four-chamber tomb. Its inscriptions revealed it dated back to the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220) and it has […]

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Law Uk Folk Museum

Law Uk Folk Museum (14 Kut Shing Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island) — While Law Uk means ‘Law’s house’ in Chinese, this declared historical building and rare example of an 18th century Hakka village house has nothing to do with the law of the land. ‘Law’ is a transliteration of the Chinese surname of […]

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International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre (1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Kowloon) – The 490m International Commerce Centre, known locally as ICC, is the latest ‘super skyscraper’ to take the title of Hong Kong’s tallest building. Together with the city’s second-tallest building, Two IFC on the opposite shore, the imposing pair create the dramatic effect of a […]

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Hong Kong Science Museum

Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon) – this is perhaps one of the most interactive museums in Hong Kong (perhaps anywhere). Over 70 per cent of the Hong Kong Science Museum’s 500 exhibits are hands-on, meaning you can literally play around with a broad spectrum of cool topics, […]

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Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History (100 Chatham Road, South Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong) – this museum has life-size dioramas that include village houses and a Central shopping area from the colonial period. The ground food’s Folk Culture section contains an overview on the history & customs of Hong Kong’s major ethnic grounds. Meanwhile, the […]