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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong

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Military Museum
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and other Hong Kong attractions using our handy Hong Kong family vacation planner.
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  • Built on Lei Yue Mun Fort, the museum has an interesting collection of military memorabilia spanning 600 years of Hong Kong's military history. This includes tanks, armoured vehicles and canons/guns. ...  more »
  • 香港海防博物館跟一般的博物館不同,展館分為堡壘(室內)和古蹟徑(戶外)兩部分,於1885年由英國皇家工程兵設計和建造,1887年建成。堡壘設有18家地下室、彈藥庫、炮彈裝配室和煤倉等,配備了兩支隱藏式大砲,四周建有壕溝,修復後加蓋了特製帳篷,向遊人展示香港600多年的海防歷史。古蹟徑依山而建,範圍甚廣,途中可見多座炮台和溝堡,分佈在岬角不同位置,透過這些的文物和古蹟,讓參觀者認識香港歷史。 「香港...  more »
  • In showcasing Hong Kong S.A.R. military General escort, but the table was used by the British army tanks and armored vehicles, big guns and cannons are exhibited. Also, on the other hand had a negative description, when Japan occupied Hong Kong S.A.R. exhibition area increases in opium war with Britain, critical for the then British rule, no, didn't explain rather positively. Recommended here is the view from the outdoor observation deck. Can be seen in front of flying kite and unpolished birds can be seen, the village of ships entering the Harbor can be seen from the observation deck of the tōyō Strait was originally to protect the Victoria Harbor for position and on the other side, as well.
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  • Great place to spend a few hours learning about HK's naval history and about the Japanese occupation. Join the guided tour if available, the guides are very knowledgeable. Close to public transport so no reason not to check it out.
  • You could learn how hard the people defending Hong Kong during World War II
  • Great view and its of information about Hong Kong History, surely a nice place to visit with family on the weekends, have a little hike and appreciate the beauty of Hong Kong
  • Here introduce the histories of Hong Kong,like the Opium War and the time Hong Kong ocuppied by Japanese.
  • A nice place for you to spend a day with family and friends. Kids can learn some history of HK during war time in 1940s. Furthermore, some games and drawing papers are provided for kids at their indoor area.