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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.



(; 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

(; 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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In the December issue… find out which countries, cities, regions and individual attractions made it onto Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 list; read more in depth on some of the winning destinations, including the northern regions of Sri Lanka far from the tourist trail, Copenhagen with its ongoing dining revolution, and the North Coast 500 road around some of the wildest corners of the Scottish Highlands; add in a short break to Estonia's winter-perfect capital Tallinn; and much more