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HSBC Main Building

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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central | HSBC Central Plaza, Hong Kong, China
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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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Lions, lights and history.

Apparently this was the world's most expensive building upon completion in 1985 and it still impresses. The lions out front are from the old bank HQ and even have bullet holes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this was the world's most expensive building upon completion in 1985 and it still impresses. The lions out front are from the old bank HQ and even have bullet holes from the Japanese invasion and occupation during WW2. It all looks fantastic at night when lit up and there is art in the ground level foyer too. It won't... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

During our 10 days new year trip to Hongkong we have seen loads of impressive architecture and even more the (his)story about each building. HSBC Building at the Queens Road belongs def. to one must visit and learn. I say learn, bec there are many insights hidden in it. Thanks to the marvelous Sir Norman Foster Hongkong its one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Described as a cathedral of finance.Famous lion statues at base of building. Escalator access to interior enables viewing of the spectacular atrium.

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Thank Michael S
HONG KONG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Passed by HSBC after getting off the bus. Nice exterior design but not much to see in the interior unless you are looking for some banking services.

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Thank Quack H
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

If you dont have any bank issues to deal with, you neednt go here specially. If you want to see the building, you can see from tsim sha shui. The building itself isnt that attractive in my opinion. However, it is the main building of the bank so there are more staffs working. I feel the line wasnt that long... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited this building in night. I have seen this building during day time but from far. You can cross this building on ground floor from one side to another. Public is allowed to visit till first floor. Rest all are for employees. There are two lions in front, you may give pose with them. This is a big spoon... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I went to the famous HSBC building recently. If you look at the lions and the plaza area just under the building there are some gold and black square tiles. You can scan them if you download the mobile app - called HSBC Virtual Story. The lion story is really cool but the best is the plaza area. You can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The building it's self has a fair bit of history, but the underneath is a brilliant time line model of HK and how the area has been reclaimed over the years from the sea. Out back are two lions that symbolic, but if you look carefully you'll spot the scars from WW2 on one of them.

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Livorno, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I am Italian, totally trustworthy. Hong Kong has seversl skyscrapers, mostly insignificant. This worth your 15 minutes visit: ground level and 1st floor atrium. Once you have half day to spend in sightseeing, come here and then go up on the peak train: they are distant each other 500mt.

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 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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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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