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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went into this famous HK building, with its "inside out" design style, on our way back to the Star Ferry from the Peak Tram. An icon of style when it was built and still looking good today. You can go inside and up the escalators for a look at the cathedral like interior. Well worth a quick look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Known as 1QRC to the locals, the HSBC building located at 1 Queen's Road Central holds the rights to the view over the water in front to ensure feng shui prosperity. Next year sees the bank's 150 year anniversary, so prosperous it has remained. The building's iconic status is borne out of its unique architectural construction - an office that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The HSBC building is located across the street from the Bank of China Tower, and across the street from Statues Square and Central MTR station. When going to see the Peak Tram, it is easy to pass through these locations and view them as well. The HSBC Building is not as tall as newer sky scrapers but it is still... More 

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