Statue Square

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Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong

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Statue Square
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By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#1 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
0
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Design and architecture, History, People watching

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Statue Square

Statue Square's only statue is of a banker: go figure.

The banks are here, the clubs are here, the shops are here - this is the centre of Central, megabucks capital of Hong Kong. Small wonder it's not a great statesman or war hero but Thomas Jackson, banker, who stares icily out from his plinth.

It's a moot point who wields the most power in these environs: members of the Hong Kong Club or the China Club? The elected members of the Legislative Council? The suits at Standard Chartered, the Hong Kong Bank, or the Bank of China? Or perhaps an eminence grise, quietly surveying the scene from the island's most redoubtable hotel, the Mandarin Oriental? All these edifices are set about Statue Square, the best starting point for any tour of Hong Kong.

Expert tips: 
Overrun with domestic helpers on Sundays and public holidays, and all the more fun as a result.

More information on Statue Square:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Landmark / monument, Park / garden, Square
Address:
Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Downtown

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Community comments (1)

There are some fine less mainstream attractions here, Ed. I'd like to throw one more in the ring - the Central-Mid-levels Covered Walkway, the world's longest covered escalator.

Read more about it here:

http://www.simonseeks.com/travel-guides/hong-kongs-magical-stairway-heav...