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Address: 1 Queen's Road Central | HSBC Central Plaza, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank getholdofryan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Keiran B
Livorno, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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Thank enricoca
Odiham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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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Thank TADrinkwater
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting building in modular form, that can no longer be taken apart and rebuilt due to modifications A bit biased as I work there

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Thank Flatts
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

great architecture by sir Norman Foster ....... beautiful landmark of hongkong , and the head quarter of one of the biggest bank in ASIA

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Surin, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Another one of the Hong Kong bupding that dominated the skyline in the Central District, many are of a varied design.

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Thank thaikwai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

HSBC is one of the world's largest banks, but unfortunately the red tape in working with them is no fun and frustrating. I would avoid making use of their services particularly in business. There are many other banks that will be supportive. The building however is spectacular to look at and clearly shows were you money is been utilised.

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Thank Jason R
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I love this building, created in a style that is to be used like Legos. They actually built it in a way that they can take apart every piece and ship it somewhere else. This was particularly interesting during the handover period, when many people thought that hundreds of corporations would flee Hong Kong to avoid the consternation of China's... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Very unique in how it looks. Located by central mtr. Has statue square near and 2 lions which bring good luck if stroked. Other than that it's just a building. Have a look if near but don't travel directly there. Has nice graphics on it during night

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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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