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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852 2544 0081
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HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and...

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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I couldn't wait to see these historic Hong Kong landmarks. They stand so regal guarding the HSBC Bank. These guys survived a heavy bombardment during the Japanese invasion of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robyn W
Palmerston, Australia

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Palmerston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I couldn't wait to see these historic Hong Kong landmarks. They stand so regal guarding the HSBC Bank. These guys survived a heavy bombardment during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, they still bear the war wounds. I saw their shrapnel wounds and rubbed their paws for good luck as the legend suggests !!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HSBC is a hugely important institution in Hong Kong. It is one of two banks responsible for issuing HK$ bank notes and coins.Its main building in Queen's Road is not easily recognisable as an architectural masterpiece. Big buildings are two-a-penny in Hong Kong. But this is a gem. Two large bronze lions guard the entrance and are themselves guarded by... More 

Thank GwynHywel
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice place to take photos.That's it.i managed to visit other places too but i wouldn't miss the opportunity to take a photo here.

Thank MiaMB357
Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

Thank Haakonsen75
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 

Thank Byung N
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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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.

Thank Tricia C
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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