Hong Kong Sights

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • 1 Expo Dr. Map It
  • Wan Chai
  • Convention Center

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

Land is so scarce in Hong Kong that developers usually only build skyward, but the HKCEC juts into the harbor instead. Curved-glass walls and a swooping roof make it look like a tortoise lumbering into the sea or a gull taking flight, depending on who you ask. Of all the international trade fairs, regional conferences, and other events held here, by far the most famous was the 1997 Handover Ceremony. An obelisk commemorates it on the waterfront promenade, which also affords great views of Kowloon.

Outside the center stands the Golden Bauhinia. This gleaming sculpture of the bauhinia flower, Hong Kong's symbol, was a gift from China. The police hoist the flag daily at 7:50 am; on the first of every month, there is an enhanced flag-raising ceremony with musical accompaniment at 7:45 am.

Sight Information

Address:

1 Expo Dr., Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Phone:

/2582–8888

Website: www.hkcec.com.hk

Published 02/08/2016

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