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Statue Square

Statue Square © The Photographer
Statue Square © The Photographer

Statue Square is an amalgamation of Hong Kong's contemporary architecture, spectacularly manifest in the designs of the HSBC Building and the Bank of China Tower. The former has no central core, a feat of structural engineering blended with the ultimate in aesthetic principles while the latter is much-debated because of the asymmetrically-designed pinnacle. The square also contains the Cenotaph, a memorial to those who lost their lives in the two world wars. It's a popular place for locals to meet, share meals and socialise around its fountain and seating areas. Over Winterfest, there are usually Christmas displays, trees and lights put up in the square.

Admission: Free