Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong

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History buffs in particular will appreciate Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, which traces some of the most vital moments of Hong Kong’s history. This location marks an area of significant strategic importance, as the Lei Yue Mun Fort played an important role in the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II. Displays cover 600 years of history, and go into great detail on the commonwealth era and offering a unique perspective on Hong Kong’s recent past. Reflect on the many battles that took place here as you wander the open-air exhibits, featuring preserved defense installations and panoramic views of Kowloon. To plan Hong Kong vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Visited the museum with visitors a few times, especially now that it is free, but found the lack of diversity in its governance reflected in its exhibitions. To place an image of an Indian Sepoy, to r...  more »
  • Had expected a normal museum (about war subjects). Then had a very interesting journey through the history of Hong Kong an a lot of historic vaults. On the other side, it was a place of inner calmness...  more »
  • This is a fun outing for an hour or two, and is free. There are several nice military displays and a large number of steps outside, particularly to the torpedo room and back. Learn about the Japanese ...  more »
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  • The route and the displays are well designed and placed. One can learn a lot about coastal defense history of Guangdong province and Hong Kong tracing back to Ming dynasty. On the outdoor platforms one can have a nice view of the chokepoint of the Victoria Bay.
  • This museum has so much information about why Hong Kong is such a strategic location and has been for centuries. Aside from the history, there are stunning views of the harbor from the top.
  • You can learn a lot about how Hong Kong defend their land. If you like photographing, I recommend you to go there. Besides, there are a great view at the top of the hill, which gives me relaxing feel!
  • If you are a military history enthusiast or your child likes machines, go. For the visual mind into social history, it's just OK. The exhibition in the redoubt is nevertheless an interesting account of Hong Kong's history.
  • Great location. There's more to see than the name would have you believed. They tried to make the place a bit interactive but kids will especially love the guns, cannons on display. Need to be ok with walking steep slopes to really dig into

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