Architectural Buildings in Hong Kong

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Architectural Buildings in Hong Kong

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  • Aliya G
    Seoul, South Korea8 contributions
    This place is a great way to see the beauty of the nature and architecture. It has a long way to go up, but the view is wonderful. You can get there by bus.
    Written February 16, 2022
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  • TK88888
    618 contributions
    Oddly enough, situated directly opposite Plaza Hollywood.

    Well, I thought it was an interesting juxtaposition.
    Written November 30, 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    Tai Kwun has probably been Hong Kong's very best revitalisation projects to date, making superb use of the historic Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and Central Magistracy situated along Hollywood Road for the purpose of heritage preservation and fostering of local arts and culture. It is mostly free to the public to enjoy throughout the year and a place well worth visiting from time to time.

    First and foremost, this is a collection of declared monument buildings which have been restored and repurposed with several permanent exhibitions (Story-telling spaces) related to the former Police Station, Prison and Magistracy. The old Parade grounds are regularly used for large scale events and new buildings such as the JC contemporary art museum have been added to provide more performance space. There is some retail shopping available and a surprisingly good collection of restaurants, bars and coffee shops within.

    You can pick up brochures, map and other general information from the Visitor Centre as well as by visiting the Tai Kwun website. Many events require reservations but the museum and permanent exhibitions can be viewed at any time. Easy to pass by for a quick 30 minute walk around while spending time in the Central District or allow for 2-3 hours to walk through the various historical buildings, see whatever art exhibitions are being held and to grab a light bite to eat at one of the food and drink venues at Tai Kwun. This can make for a rewarding experience for those who enjoy history, architecture, heritage, arts and culture.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    IFC is a luxury and high-end shopping mall in Central District that has an interesting Orient Express themed Christmas decoration programme for the 2021 holiday season. There are a few smaller displays scattered around the mall. However, the main display area is found in the oval atrium area.

    What you find here is a make-shift train station with ticket collection booth, platform as well as a train engine and carriage car. Some history of the Orient Express exhibited at the back of the station for the history buffs.

    Overall, this is a pretty good change of pace from the traditional Christmas themes and decorations they've done in past years. It is worth a look-see if you plan to be at IFC between now and the end of the holiday season.
    Written December 16, 2021
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  • jenkle89
    Hendaye, France405 contributions
    It is definately worth visiting this impressive building, you can literally walk through/underneath it and look up into the building. You can ride the elevator up to the 1st floor where there are ATMs. I was really looking forward to seeing the two bronze lions Stephen and Stitt, but unfortunately they were 'boxed up' due to damages.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • MalcH
    Loughborough, UK2,727 contributions
    Impressive building and one of the key landmarks in HK which also contains a large shopping mall primarily full of all the top brand names you would expect.
    Written May 7, 2019
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  • Andre Chang
    Taipei, Taiwan1,652 contributions
    The place is easy to reach but there will be many tourists there. But I still like this place because the view is different from others location. It’s a must go in Hong Kong.
    Written June 25, 2019
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  • Greco1979
    Farnborough, UK684 contributions
    It was a pricy experience but worthy. We didn’t enjoy that much 360 view but the bar on the higher floor was better. Drinks vere also expensive. So after we met a friend and had a glass of white wine we went to much cheaper place.
    Written January 20, 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    One of the most easily recognisable skyscrapers amongst the Hong Kong Skyline is the Bank of China (BOC) tower. Designed by Chinese-American architect L.M. Pei, the building was opened in 1990 and at 72 floors, was the tallest building in Hong Kong until passing that torch to Central Plaza three years later. The BOC Tower is located between Cotton Tree Drive and Garden Road, just off Queensway in the Central District.

    The BOC Tower exterior is elegant and sleek and is based on important feng shui principles. The framework is that of a stack of triangles reaching upward to the sky. It is particularly attractive to view at night, when the triangular outlines are lit up brightly while the rest of the building remains dark, blending into the night sky.

    In addition to viewing the BOC Tower from up close and locations such as Hong Kong Park and Victoria Peak on the Hong Kong side, it is also easily recognisable during harbour ferry rides as well as prime locations on the TST side including the Avenue of Stars promenade, upper floor sky bars, restaurants and viewing platforms near the harbour.
    Written February 9, 2021
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  • Arnold C
    San Francisco, CA695 contributions
    First time use! Took MTR express train from HKIA and then took long walk to the station. It is amazing as a major high speed train station To many cities in China! Lots of staff to assist you!!
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Kenneth Tan
    Singapore, Singapore193 contributions
    This is a very unique place as it will bring you from 17th Floor all the way to 56th Floor in a glass elevator. More for thrills if you love to stand close and witness urself "floating" up and down. The top floor is for a restaurant though and there is opening hours so do check it out before heading there.
    Written March 21, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    At the southeastern end of the Repulse Bay Beach there is a statue park of sorts found around the Hong Kong Life Saving Society (HKLSS) building. Fronting the building are two giant statues of Tin Hau on the right and Kun Iam on the left when facing the HKLSS building. Both are around 10 metres in height.

    Note: Many maps and tourist information sources identify this place as the Kun Iam and/or Tin Hau Temple of Repulse Bay. It is not actually a temple but given the red glazed tile exterior of the building along with the vast quantity of colourful figures of gods, goddesses and auspicious structures scattered around the building, it is easy to understand why it is misidentified as a temple by so many.

    The statue of Tin Hau was unveiled in 1970. What you will see is a seated figure, colourfully decorated with mosaic patterned dress, holding a sword. The base of the statue includes added decoration including traditional Chinese coins. It is an attractive figure of the goddess of the sea and worth spending a minute or two to enjoy while exploring the statue park at HKLSS.

    At the park you'll find many interesting statues and structures to view. The sister statue of Kun Iam, the goddess of mercy is also impressive. Others of note here are the Longevity Bridge and the Pavilion of Longevity. These are also worth finding and enjoying while here.
    Written January 25, 2022
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  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia12,065 contributions
    Located in Central is the central hub on the Island, the place to go to attend a concert or the theatre, tickets can be purchased online or at one of the self-serve machines inside the hall. We were introduced to the City Hall on a recent walking tour, opened in 1962, a place to use the bathroom facilities for free. An interesting feature outside is to view the missing British crown from above the name on the building, removed after the handback in 1999.
    Written February 13, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is easily one of the most creatively designed buildings in the city. It is the work of prize winning Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) and was opened in 2014. It is her only work in the city of Hong Kong.

    The building is 15 floors and and was designed with boundless curves and waves, creating the appearance of fluid movement. It is genuinely unique and beautiful, a wonderful change of scenery in a city lined with skyscrapers of traditional architecture and form.

    The JC Innovation Tower is an academic building with classrooms, labs and other space for nearly 2000 students and faculty. It is located in the middle of the Hong Kong PolyTech campus on Chatham Road. The campus is open to visitors get up close and have a good look at this impressive contemporary building in Hong Kong.
    Written September 8, 2019
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    The Lippo Centre's unusual design has earned it the nickname of ‘the Koala Building’. Once someone has pointed out the koalas to you, you can't un-see them.
    Along with the Bank of China and HSBC, the Lippo Centre is one of Hong Kong’s most recognisable buildings and is one of the defining buildings on the Hong Kong skyline.
    All three buildings were constructed in the 1980s. Architecturally, it was an important decade that would have a huge impact on the Hong Kong skyline.
    The two unequal, octagonal Lippo towers, clad in dark reflective glass, are strangely eye-catching but by far the strangest feature are the C-shaped extrusions. These are the bits that look pretty much like a bunch of over-sized koalas doing what koalas do best - hanging out on gum trees all day.
    It is a commercial building with offices and retail so it’s open to the public. Those with a keen interest in architecture might want to go inside but for most of us, it’s enough to see it from the outside as you’re passing.
    Written April 6, 2021
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