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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852 2544 0081
Description: HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai...
HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The building can be reached from Exit K of Central MTR Station and facing Statue Square.
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A Great History

At ground level there are extremely interesting displays about the history of the bank in HK along with the underlying history of HK. It is hard to believe that this building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Lee S
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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

While this massive building sticks out like a sore thumb even in the skyscraper cityline of Hong Kong, then if you are in Central, you should go here just to have some Pictures taken with the iconic building. Sure, there is nothing much for tourists here, but the picture will be worth the swing by for a stroll down memory... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There should be a place to review banks in TripAdvisor because frankly, they are a part of the travel experience. I have to say HSBC and many of the banks in Asia are the worst. Long lines, many levels of paperwork to get simple transactions done and many barriers for foreigners...very sad. An American would need a very high level... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

At ground level there are extremely interesting displays about the history of the bank in HK along with the underlying history of HK. It is hard to believe that this building was once on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour. Be sure to check out Stephen and Stitt, the two lion statues

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

i can only comment on the ground floor display (since the building was closed for public holidays), i must say i was very surprised by the history of HSBC that was on display on the ground floor public area and judging by the other passers by, no one leaves in a hurry without having a good read and viewing some... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not able to go up inside this building but it has an interesting history and a lovely design. Staff very helpful and it was not too busy inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The HSBC building at 1 Queen's Road Central is one of the feature skyscrapers that make up the Hong Kong Skyline. It is highly recognisable during the day as well as during the night when the building is lit. HSBC is also a feature building in the nightly Symphony of Lights laser show and can be seen well from both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

An interesting and eye-catching (if not exactly beautiful) building, with a worthwhile series of displays on Hong Kong history on the open-access ground floor and the famous lions out front. Since the building is so central and famous it's certainly worth visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, the building is a good example of skyscraper architecture, but the real attraction here are the two lions out the front of the building. The story goes that they were taken by the Japanese to be melted down during the occupation, but were rescued at the last minute, being found on a boat after the Japanese cease-fire. The lions... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is far better than the Bank of China Tower. It's mildly interesting, has an interesting pedigree (e.g. the previous HQ buildings, and an interesting background on design and execution. That said, it looks mostly designed for function (and, of course, for Feng Shui), and possibly for a bit of impressiveness, but certainly (IMHO) not for beauty. And, given when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is a fairly modern building..... it has 2 lions outside, look at the holes in them but then how were they made and when. There is security on the ground floor think recent history and the occupation movement. Why was it built up only from the 1st floor. Dragons live here think design. An impressive building when everything is... More 

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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852 2544 0081
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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