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Historic Hong Kong

Look beyond the glass and steel of Hong Kong’s commercial heart to find a cultural landscape in which the city’s Chinese roots and colonial connections are entwined. Explore Hong Kong history with these tips.

SIGHTS

Béthanie

(hkapa.edu; 139 Pok Fu Lam Rd, Pok Fu Lam )

Perched on hilly Pok Fu Lam, this beautiful restoration is a highlight. The complex, which now houses a film school, was built by the Paris Foreign Mission in 1875 as a sanatorium for priests who needed to rest and recover from tropical diseases before they returned to their posts.

Crown Wine Cellars

(crownwinecellars.com; 18 Deep Water Bay Drive, Shouson Hill )

The WWII bunkers on Shouson Hill have been transformed into a top-notch wine cellar, with a restaurant in a glasshouse surrounded by towering trees. You can also book a history tour of the surrounding area.

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