Montane Mansion
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China151,921 contributions
Oct 2021
The Montane Mansion is one of five separate residential towers that form what is informally known as the Monster Building in Quarry Bay. These are tightly packed tenements that were built in the 1960s and one of the best examples of 'Old Hong Kong' from that period. As such, this location has become a popular location for blockbuster films including the likes of Ghost in the Shell and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Because of recent fame from movies, many visitors want to make way to Montane Mansion to see the inner courtyard where you can experience how close the Monster Building towers are to each other. Just note that these are peoples homes and not a tourist attraction. So if you decide to visit, do act appropriately. There are signs asking tourists to not film or take pictures. If you snap a quick pic or two and be on your way, nobody will likely be bothered by your brief presence. Just minimise the impact and disturbance you may have and respect that these are their homes and lives.

The Montane Mansion is located along King's Road, around 3-4 minute walk from the Tai Koo MTR Station.
Written October 26, 2021
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Natalie
Hunter Valley, Australia223 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Our Uber dropped us right out the front. We arrived in the morning just before 9am before the shops were opening as to not bother store owners as I understood that photos are not particularly welcome and read about security and people being ‘kicked out’. There was a small queue to take a picture but we waited, took some quick shots and left to realise our photos were all blurry. We returned at about 5pm that afternoon and holy hell. The place was CRAWLING with tourists trying to get that ‘insta shot’. I’m not talking taking quick photos. I’m talking full on photo shoots! The queues to take a shot were ridiculous and I see the problem with photography here. Residents were out in the courtyard burning incense, playing cards in big groups, etc and seemed to ignore the tourists but I felt so guilty that this is their home and this is what they put up with everyday. We got some quick shots and left, no massive photo shoot for us! Definitely didn’t get kicked out or told off but I can see why people do!
Written May 3, 2019
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Travelholicat
48 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Interesting place for photo taking. But there had too many tourists and you have to wait in line for your turn and some people just took forever...
Written November 22, 2018
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DougChan
Singapore, Singapore193 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Made famous by movies and instagram, this place is in danger of being overrun by tourists and insta-mad people climbing all over trying to shoot from unique angles. Security personnel are stationed at lift gates to ensure only locals enter residential areas, and banners are put around to discourage people from taking photos. Yet, we sneaked a few quick pictures, and quickly left.
Written April 27, 2019
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tonsterl
Sydney, Australia154 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Very easy to get to via the local tram.
There is a front entrance from the main road - however I ended walking to side streets to get to the alternative entrance. Not a lot of tourists while I was there, but a few photography enthusiasts there taking photos also. It's truly an amazing sight to see.
Written March 17, 2019
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Celest T
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Visit only if you have the time and would like to see Hong Kong housing away from the city. Very old and actual colours of the building does not look like the Instagram photos which are enhanced. I tweaked mine in attached.
Written May 14, 2018
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Joseph Choe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia71 contributions
May 2018
It is a trending place in Hong Kong for tourist to take pictures but there is nothing else other than taking a picture of the high rise flats. Kind of regret to go all the way to just take a picture. There are notices from the residents not to disturb them, so I do not recommend this place as a must visit place in HK.
Written March 31, 2019
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Tet S
Caloocan33 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This gave us a view on the residential structures in Hong Kong. THe symmetry in the architecture is interesting.
Written March 13, 2019
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Jessica Tan
Sydney, Australia211 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Visiting Montane Mansion was a highlight of my trip to Hong Kong, and it really provided an insight into the architecture of old Hong Kong. To get there, you can get off at either Quarry Bay station or Tai Koo station, both of which are close to the Mansion, and you will find it located at 1028 King's Road. While it is rich in history, it is also a fantastic spot to take photos, however the stacked buildings are still home to Hong Kong residents, and so it is important to be respectful when there.
Written August 5, 2018
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TripItch
Austin, TX187 contributions
Jul 2019
The building is amazing, but then you remember that people live in such cramped conditions. I'm certainly not one to judge but we personally felt a little uncomfortable with people posing for pictures. I wouldn't like it of people were showing up to take pictures in front of where I live. Still not real sure how I feel about it.
Written October 11, 2019
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