Old Hong Kong

Throughout its history, Hong Kong has been a place of ever-changing contours and skylines as well as home to a great variety of people. Here we present columns, photo galleries and stories about people who've lived in and helped shape Hong Kong, buildings preserved and long vanished, historical events, the city's changing culture and how the past shapes the present.

Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road in Central. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Defining Hong Kong architecture, from ultra-modern to colonial

Wander around Hong Kong and you will see “Taoist temples and Edwardian edifices nestled between skyscrapers”, the city’s Tourism Board says.

Hong Kong is filled with both the old and the new, but for years, poor preservation of the former has been a worry for the local community.