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HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong

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Admire the historical details of HSBC Main Building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster and the most expensive building in the world at the time of its completion in 1985. As you approach, you'll see two bronze lions, Stephen and Stitt, which guard the entrance to the bank. Preserved from an earlier version of this building, they still bear shrapnel holes from the Japanese attack on British Hong Kong in World War II and even feature on the Hong Kong dollar banknotes. Enter the building, which is open to the public, to admire its precise and modern design, Feng Shui-influenced style, and the natural sunlight filtering through the glass windows. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Hong Kong holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the HSBC Main Building and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Although it is not the most attractive building in the financial district of Hong Kong, it is a construction that can be visited from the outside to see its peculiar architecture. In this area there are other landmark buildings which deserve a more specific visit. Greetings to all travelers
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  • August 3, 2017
    HSBC is the main bank of HK. You can see this building from some places near Central district because it is very tall. There are statues of Lion which is the symbol of HSBC. If you need to use ATM, us...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    When I arrived in Hong Kong and had in view of Hong Kong dollar banknotes I was struck with the issuing bank logo: HSBC. Then then hoped that this Bank headquarters would be a modern and high skyscrapers, therefore I was disappointed this building that goes unnoticed to the giants of concrete and has a grey design. Enjoy Hong Kong. LIFE... is a trip!
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  • May 7, 2017
    Pretty amazing building with a modular design so its an architectural breakthrough at that time. There are all you can eat lunch buffet offered at 28/F but food choices are limited. Basement is good for breakfast and its very affordable.
  • May 13, 2017
    Must see building for tourists , it is unique architecture as whole building is made of steel structure giving it its look , front has statues of lions and these have bullets marks from war. Truly historical
  • April 4, 2017
    Beautiful building. Normal banking services on the first floor. Premier on the second floor. It is quicker to go to first floor if your a premier customer.
  • January 26, 2017
    This is an amazing building by Norman Foster. Even if you don't have an account, go take a look inside the general banking hall. I cannot believe it was built over 30 years ago. Supposedly it can be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere.
  • July 7, 2017
    Clean and comfortable as a bank should be, conveniently located, efficient service.

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