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Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

1. Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

Marvel colonial Hong Kong stories in this 2-hour walking tour, which will take you to the awarded revitalised heritage and cultural area of Tai Kwun, the complex of the former Central Police Station, former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.. Meet at the Central MTR Station, your professional guide will take you to the Tai Kwun area with the first stop being the former Central Police Station. The newly restored police station features approximately 16 historic buildings, all within close range of each other while learning interesting facts about how British as a minority rules the locals. You can find the elements of both the East and the West. After exploring the police station, move on to the former Central Magistracy. Snap a photo or two by its imposing facade and take it its Greek-revival style architecture. The day's history lesson will wrap up by visiting Victoria Prison, the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, where housed the national father of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh in the past. Learn the colonial court system and take photos inside the cells, experiencing as a prisoner!

Central: 2-Hour Dr. Sun Revolution Tour

2. Central: 2-Hour Dr. Sun Revolution Tour

Meet your expert, English-speaking guide at the Central MTR station and make your way to the Police Married Quarters (PMQ). Explore this creative design hub and learn about its transformation from a school that provided Western education to Chinese students back in the 1880s, to Queen's College, and finally into the police quarters in 1951.  After the PMQ, check out the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum and learn about the legacy that still shapes Hong Kong today.   Finally, the tour wraps up with a visit to Tai Kwun, the historic central police station compound. Wander through the heritage storytelling spaces, thematic exhibitions, and imposing architecture while learning fun facts from your guide.

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