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HSBC Main Building

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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2544 0081
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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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Another Sir Norman Foster Favourite

Ascend the escalators to view the amazing open plan lobby of the Bank's HQ. Another of Sir Norman Foster's architectural marvels, take your time to understand the meaning of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TADrinkwater
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ascend the escalators to view the amazing open plan lobby of the Bank's HQ. Another of Sir Norman Foster's architectural marvels, take your time to understand the meaning of the geometry and rub the paws of the two bronze lions on the ground floor for good luck. Don't miss the bullet holes in the the Lion Stitt where it was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Interesting building in modular form, that can no longer be taken apart and rebuilt due to modifications A bit biased as I work there

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

great architecture by sir Norman Foster ....... beautiful landmark of hongkong , and the head quarter of one of the biggest bank in ASIA

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Surin, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Another one of the Hong Kong bupding that dominated the skyline in the Central District, many are of a varied design.

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Thank thaikwai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

HSBC is one of the world's largest banks, but unfortunately the red tape in working with them is no fun and frustrating. I would avoid making use of their services particularly in business. There are many other banks that will be supportive. The building however is spectacular to look at and clearly shows were you money is been utilised.

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Thank 25jasonr
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I love this building, created in a style that is to be used like Legos. They actually built it in a way that they can take apart every piece and ship it somewhere else. This was particularly interesting during the handover period, when many people thought that hundreds of corporations would flee Hong Kong to avoid the consternation of China's... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Very unique in how it looks. Located by central mtr. Has statue square near and 2 lions which bring good luck if stroked. Other than that it's just a building. Have a look if near but don't travel directly there. Has nice graphics on it during night

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Looks modern but on holidays, the ground floor is occupied by some groups. Private parties, chatting, picnics, exchange corners, anything you can imagine but a main building of a international bank

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Its a great building to look at and around the bottom floors if wondering around the central area. There are the 2 lions outside which are world famous and you must have a photo with them. The atrium of the building is breath taking and worth a visit! Take a camera!!

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Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is an intriguing building that you either love or hate. We think it looks like a child's transformer toy. Be sure to look for the window washer mechanisms and walk underneath it on any day but Sunday when it is a favorite meet-up spot for the local domestic workers on their day off.

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