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HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • Very impressive building located in Central Hong Kong. I think when it was built it was the most expensive building in the world.  more »
  • HSBC Banking Building is a good see if you are in the Central area. The HSBC has two bronze statues of Lions in front of the building which are very cool to check out. I recommend going online and sea...  more »
  • It's worth taking the time to explore the historic information below the glass atrium They give both a history of the bank and HK The mark of the original shoreline shows how much the city has spread ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clean and comfortable as a bank should be, conveniently located, efficient service.