Outside planned exhibitions, there's not much to see at this arts centre established to support local sculptors, printmakers and potters. But history buffs can have a poke about in its heritage home, the Cassels Block of the former Victoria Barracks, much of which was demolished to create Hong Kong Park in the late 1980s.

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1. Peak Tram

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This cable-hauled funicular railway has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on this clanking tram is…

2. Hong Kong Park


A hillside oasis squeezed between Central and Admiralty, Hong Kong Park was built in 1991 over part of the former Victoria Barracks. Terraced landscaping…

3. Edward Youde Aviary

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A raised wooden walkway snakes through a netted area of tropical trees at this aviary at the top of Hong Kong Park, offering branch-level views of some 80…

4. St John’s Cathedral

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Services have been held at this Anglican cathedral since it opened in 1849, with the exception of 1944, when the Japanese army used it as a social club…

6. Government House

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Parts of this erstwhile official residence of the chief executive of Hong Kong, and previously the colonial governors, date to 1855. Other features were…

7. Cheung Kong Park

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This small, shady park and sitting area has an artificial waterfall and several faux grottoes. It's a popular lunch spot for workers and a welcome, leafy…

8. Former French Mission Building

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This handsome red brick building was built in the mid-1800s and renovated to its current Edwardian glory in 1917 by the French Society of Foreign Missions…