Statue Square

Address: Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong, China

- Free


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.

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

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • People watching
  • History
  • Design and architecture