Statue Square

Statue Square, Hong Kong: Hours, Address, Statue Square Reviews: 3.5/5

Statue Square
3.5
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,781 contributions
Where Did All the Statues Go?
May 2021
Surprisingly, there are not many statues in Statue Square. There used to be more. Today, there is only a single, unexceptional bronze statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, of HSBC bank. He is standing all alone, probably wondering where everyone else went?
Originally called Royal Square, the space was dedicated to the British royalty. A statue of Queen Victoria sitting under a domed shrine was erected in 1896 to commemorate her Golden Jubilee. Over time, statues of Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, the Duke of Connaught, George V and Queen Mary were added. It was intended as a powerful display of imperial power and glory.
When the Japanese invaded and occupied Hong Kong during WWII (1941-45), they immediately ripped them out, sending the stark and brutal message that this was now Japanese territory and under Japanese authority and power. The statues were mostly sent to Japan to be melted down for munitions. Queen Victoria was somehow saved and was later relocated to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Thomas Jackson was reinstalled in his original position, although facing in a new direction
Even without the statues, it is an interesting square to walk through. From here you can see many of Hong Kong’s most significant buildings, including the old colonial Supreme Court and Cenotaph. Across the road are Norman Foster’s HSBC building, the old Bank of China and the fabulous new Bank of China Tower.
Written May 10, 2021
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China3,872 contributions
Popular park in Central...
Jan 2021 • Couples
...which is situated right by the Cenotaph, the HSBC building and the Mandarin Oriental hotel. In the form of a beautiful old courthouse, it also has one of the very few grand colonial buildings left in HK just next to it, providing an interesting contrast with the skyscrapers all around. VERY busy on weekends (Sundays especially) but otherwise it’s usually relatively peaceful.
Written January 26, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,367 contributions
Historic public square in Central District
Mar 2019 • Couples
Statue Square is has a peculiar history in Central district. It situated next to the historic Court of Final Appeals building. The square was constructed in second half of the 18th-century upon reclaimed land and was the location of several statues of important British figures during the early colonial times until the Japanese occupation during WWII. At that time the statues were removed.

After the war, the statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was returned to Statue Square. However, the Queen Victoria monument was moved to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay and the two HSBC lions, Stephen and Stitt, where placed in front of the bank nearby where you can see them today. Sadly, the bronze statue of George V was lost and not replaced.

The Cenotaph monument is technically located at Statue Square as well but is across th street on the other side of the LegCo building. These are both worth seeing while visiting this area of Central District as well.

Otherwise, today you will see two contemporary and abstract fountain pools at Statue Square and if you visit on Sundays, you'll find the square filled with Filipino helpers who congregate here in great numbers during their day off each week.

Note: During some years, the Hong Kong Winter Fest has used Statue Square to host Christmas fair and themed decorations. This has been nice to see in the past.
Written March 31, 2019
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Debbie T
Brisbane, Australia703 contributions
Mix of architecture
Mar 2019 • Family
We were waiting for our klook tour to begin when I noticed this wonderful view. Loved the juxtaposition of different architectural styles with the manicured gardens
Written March 9, 2019
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sjstake
Songtan, South Korea101 contributions
Nice quick stop to learn some history of the island.
Nov 2018 • Couples
Nice quick stop to learn about the history of the island. Also nice to learn about the HSBC Lions. Need a guide to properly appreciate the area. Nice to lean about the Supreme Court.
Written November 24, 2018
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,015 contributions
Nice to Visit in Central Hong Kong
Oct 2018 • Couples
A nice square to visit in Central Hong Kong. Easy to get to (though not well marked) from Star Ferry via covered walkway. Nice old and new buildings surround.
Written October 8, 2018
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DomoHK
115 contributions
Statue Square just a place to sit down in the busy city 皇后像廣場
Aug 2018 • Solo
There is a bit of history here after seeing old photos, but what was then and now is completely different. A statue of Queen Victoria was once here but that has been relocated to Tin Hau. Unless you are really in the area I wouldn't go out of your way just to see it.

It is usually full of business people having a snack outside.
Never go there on a Sunday, because it is usually the maids day off and it is very packed.
Written September 23, 2018
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Lloyd W
Cocoa, FL100 contributions
A Nice square to take a break on your way to someplace
Feb 2018 • Solo
Either while coming from or to the subway or the HSBC Building atrium; take a couple minutes to rest, enjoy the families with children, or listen to the water features. While I appreciate all these park-like areas in HK, it's not a destination in upon iteself.
Written February 16, 2018
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Jeffrey Wai
Singapore, Singapore90 contributions
Oasis in bustling district
Jan 2018 • Solo
Nice cool shady place to rest after walking around Central.
Good location to take some photos. Old colonial buildings and modern skyscraper.
Located at Exit K of Central MTR.
Written January 18, 2018
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,094 contributions
You May Be Dissapointed
Oct 2017
Although if on a walking tour of the area I would say tick it off your list, but don't go expecting statues, there is only 1. However it is a lovely garden area where locals seem to meet to sell there old clothes etc, sit and eat and put the world to rights. There are lots of interesting buildings surrounding it.
Written October 6, 2017
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