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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
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hong Kong is full of modern architecture. Almost each building have their uniqueness. HSBC might look simple from a far. But if you give a better look, you'll notice, how stunning they are. I was so beautifully designed in which it uses the natural sunlight as the main source of light inside the building. It is definitely a marvel of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Take this in as part of your tour of Central, and then compare with the old world China Bank next door. An architectural hotspot for the people who hug buildings, rather than those who hug trees. As i looked aloft through the centre of this monolith, I thought, they haven't finished this bit off, they're still working at it.

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