Yik Cheong Building

Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Like a sci-fi set from Blade Runner, this gritty, impossibly dense and vertiginous cluster of colourful apartments is one of the most instagrammed sights in the city (especially since it appeared in a Transformers film). As a result, photography has been banned for the sake of the residents, but you can sneak a (quiet) peek by entering at 1026-28 King's Rd.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island attractions

1. Para Site

0.53 MILES

Art fans will be genuinely thrilled to discover this hidden gem of a gallery and exhibition space on the top floor of an office tower. Created and curated…

2. Hong Kong Film Archive

0.66 MILES

The archive is a cinephile's heaven. Its resource centre has over 6300 reels and tapes, as well as magazines and scripts related to Hong Kong cinema…

3. Chun Yeung Street Market

1.05 MILES

Hop on a tram bound for North Point, and past Fortress Hill you’ll turn into a narrow street teeming with market stalls and old tenement buildings. This…

4. State Theatre Building

1.15 MILES

Look up past the crumbling facade and you'll see flying buttresses on the roof, like a whale carcass. The last of Hong Kong's post-WWII luxury theatres,…

5. Tin Hau Temple

1.27 MILES

Hong Kong Island’s most famous Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea) temple has lent its name to an entire neighbourhood, a metro station and a street. It has been…

6. Lin Fa Temple

1.28 MILES

You'll recognise this unusual-looking temple by its semi-octagonal hall and its verandah with Western-style balustrades, both of which have survived…

7. Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

1.51 MILES

Housed in a coastal fort (c 1887) that guarded the eastern sea entrance into Hong Kong harbour (via the narrow Lei Yue Mun Channel), this excellent museum…

8. Victoria Park

1.52 MILES

Built on land reclaimed from the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, Victoria Park is the biggest patch of public greenery on Hong Kong Island. The best time to…