These are the best of Hong Kong’s heritage buildings, to remind the history of the city and its heritage structures, dating back to the city’s earlier era. These beautiful old structures have been restored and visitors can use Hong Kong Site Seeing and Tours, while staying at a hotel like Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong to visit these sites.
Among the historical sites, King Yin Lei at 45, Stubbs Road, Wan Chai, is a Chinese Renaissance style mansion; a unique architectural structure built in 1937 reminds the visitors of the bygone era, in contrast to modern high-rise buildings, is a city’s heritage site.
Another unique heritage site is the University Hall at144 Pok Fu Lam Road, a Victorian-style castle with a blend of Tudor and Gothic styles. Built in 1861by a Scottish trader as his residence, reminds the visitors of the British heritage in Hong Kong. This restored building is now the Hong Kong university men’s hostel. Tung Wah Museum at 25 Waterloo is another heritage site set up in 1970, the centenary year of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It displays the archives and relics of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. The exhibits include the plaque presented by a Qing official, with three of his colleagues in 1884. There are other plaques and gifts presented to the Hospitals by officials from Qing Dynasty. This building, built in 1911; was classified as a Grade I historic building and a monument in 2010.
The Central Police Station found at 10 Hollywood Road, Big Station as it is known, is also a reminder of British heritage, drawing admiration from passers-by. The first structure, a typical of British colonial barracks was built in 1864. Later this complex became the police headquarters of Hong Kong the center of authority.
These are some of the heritage and historical sites that visitors to Hong Kong should visit, to know how the modern metropolis evolved from its beginning, blending two cultures.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.