Having opened its red carpet laden confines to the public at the beginning of the new millennium Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is undoubtedly one of the island nation’s most coveted tourist attractions to date. As the first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to have been set up in the Asian region, the Hong Kong installment of this global phenomenon is no less impressive than its European counterparts. Occupying pride of place at the summit of Hong Kong’s Peak Tower this highly popular wax museum boasting more than 100 wax figures of the world’s hottest celebrities is a must-see point of interest for all visitors to the nation.
Divided in to five galleries the Hong Kong Madame Tussauds experience consists of halls titled Music Icons, The Champions, Hong Kong Glamour, World Premiere and Historical and National Heroes. Offering visitors a unique opportunity to snap pictures with their favorite stars this one stop celebrity hub is a dream come true for pop culture fanatics of all ages.
The Hong Kong Glamour enclave is a special treat for Asian movie lovers as the meticulously crafted wax figures of Asian mega stars such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are found here. Other highlights include figurines of Michelle Yeoh, Jay Chou, Jet Li and Ayumi Hamasaki. Hollywood heavyweights the likes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Hugh Grant, Cher and funnyman Eddie Murphy also grace the area in addition to true to life figures of actress Meryl Streep, model Elle McPherson, Mel Gibson and Gérard Depardieu. The World Premier region also encompasses a large number of screen legends including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock.
Sporting giant such as David Beckham, Ronaldhino, Tiger Woods and baller Yao Ming are found in The Champions gallery whereas the Historical and National Heroes gallery boasts a line-up of who’s who in the global political arena including President Barack Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela. Diana Princess of Wales, Luciano Pavarotti, Mozart, Picasso and Elizabeth II are also found here while the Music Icon enclosure features king of rock and roll Elvis Presley and other music superstars.
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