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The University of Hong Kong

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Address: Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2859 2111
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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The best book store in town for anything scientific

I went here to browse through scientific books and was not at all disappointed. The area holds two books stores opposite of each other and I was spending hours to browse and at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabian K
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to browse through scientific books and was not at all disappointed. The area holds two books stores opposite of each other and I was spending hours to browse and at the end found a dozen of English language books about many topics from law (Chinese and Hong Kong law), medicine and other disciplines.

Thank Fabian K
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The Main Building is very well-preserved two-storey build in colonial times. The architectural style is unique forming one of the most important icons of the university for over a century. It has also been the scene in which many films were shot. Strolling here on a Sunday afternoon when there are no class, you can feel closer to many English... More 

Thank hktraveller328
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

As my mate whom I was staying with in the hotel had a bike race, I decided to meet another fellow traveler to explore the university which had always been on my to do list. The campus is massive and totally gorgeous! Walked all the way there from Sheung Wan since we had a filling breakfast prior to setting off.... More 

1 Thank AngelDanger
Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The grounds of HKU are well maintained and some of the buildings have beautiful architecture. It's a nice break from the hustle and bustle. It's easy to spend a couple hours exploring around. The cafes offer a variety of western and Chinese foods.

Thank PortMoody5
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Take the MTR to Sai Ying Pun station (not HKU as you might assume. Exiting the station, turn left and walk perhaps 3 blocks. The University is on the right up a long flight of stairs. The main building, known as the T.T. Tsui building, houses a small museum and art gallery. No photos are allowed. The museum exhibits were... More 

Thank Travelingmaven
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a purpose to visit the university, but the gardens are beautiful and there are older buildings that are ver picturesque and beautiful. Try the coffee shop cafe and order ginger coffee... Everyone seems hooked

1 Thank Kayla M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I went there after they opened the new MTR station. Easier access than before. When I was there, I came across more PRC students (Putonghua speakers) than local Hong Kongers. I felt confused.

Thank Quack H
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great environment and the staff were very friendly too. There is a vegetarian restaurant which serves in a buffet style but you have to pay according to the weight of the food you took. Pretty nice experience and is worth a visit if you are near Pokfulam, otherwise, there are many more attractions in Hong Kong waiting for you.

Thank Andrea C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a great weekend outing. You can hire bikes at Sha Tin at the river behind the New Town Plaza and ride all the way Tolo Harbour to Tai Po. Stop at Hong Kong University for a caffeine break at one of the many cafes along the waterfront or even stop for lunch before riding to Tai Po Park.... More 

3 Thank Gen I
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It might be a bit of a hassle to find yourself around since with all the redirections due to the renovations. you might want to wear a mask because of the dust.

1 Thank Minh H

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