Music, movies, culture and food: All have romantic elements in Hong Kong. Follow the steps of the movie “Lust, Caution” and get a feel of historic and modern HK.
8 scenic spots shot in the movie:
1. Pottinger Street 石板街:
Pottinger Street, better known locally as Stone Step Street, is one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong. The street was constructed in 1858 and is named after the 1st Governor of Hong Kong.
The whole street, built on a hill, is made of large stones, some of which have been flattened to make walking easier. Many stalls on both side of the street sell ribbons, hair accessories, and traditional clothing.
Some scenes from the movies “Yesterday Once More” 《龙凤斗》and “Infernal Affairs” 《无间道》 were also shot here.
2.The University of HK 香港大学:
Built in 1911, The University is one of the most famous in the Far East. Many buildings of The University of Hong Kong are declared monuments, the oldest being the Main Building which was the sole building at the very beginning. The Main Building is spacious and symmetric in appearance. It features granite columns in the renaissance style of architecture and has a tower with four turrets on the top.
Other noteworthy sites include the Hung Hing Ying Building, the historic Eliot Hall, the Tang Chi Ngong Building, the University Museum and Art Gallery, which has a rich collection of cultural artifacts and art masterpieces, and the University Hall, which was built in a blend of Tudor and Gothic architectural styles and is used for accommodation of male students.
The beautiful medical school scenes from the movie "Mack the Knife"《流氓医生》were shot here.
3. Hennessy Road 轩尼诗道:
Hennessy Road is a major barrier between north/south pedestrian movements in the heart of Causeway Bay. The pedestrian crossing at Hennessy Road/Yee Wo Street, fronting Sogo, is highly congested throughout the day.
4.Queen's Road 皇后大道:
Queen's Road features a distinctive southern Chinese-Western architecture and the bustle of Chinese street life peppered with shop signs and drying laundry.
5. Repulse Bay 浅水湾:
Repulse Bay, located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, is the most spectacular bay in the region. Its name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Today, Repulse Bay is a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities.
The long stretching beach has clear blue water gently lapping the seashore of soft, golden sands. With water temperatures ranging from 16 C (60.8F) to 26 C (80.6F) year round, it’s a mecca for locals and visitors alike wanting to escape the heat.
Swimming is obviously popular and the bay is outfitted for safety with shark prevention nets and floating platforms. During the summer, lifeguards are on duty.
Besides aquatic activities, there are extensive facilities for visitors. Barbecue racks are available under the shade near the beach. In addition, the area is dotted with hotels, supermarkets, and cafes. A lighthouse near the beach is a popular place to take photos. Watching the sunset is another popular pastime for visitors. The Zhenhai Tower Park, built in the traditional Chinese style, is located near the beach. Huge statues of the Queen of Heaven and the God of Mercy (Kwan-yin) sit in front of the park.
6. Trams 叮叮车:
Trams are one of the oldest means of transportation in Hong Kong, having served the area since 1904.
7. Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay 铜锣湾天后庙道:
Built by the Tai family in the early 18th century, this temple honors Tin Hau, the goddess of the sea.
According to legend, this Hakka family used to go to Causeway Bay to gather grass. One day some family members found a Tin Hau statue amongst the rocks near the shore. The family made a shelter for the statue and the shrine became popular with boat people.
Since then, a proper temple has been constructed, which barring renovations, is still largely in its original form, although land reclamation has robbed it of its harbour-front location.
8. Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀
Tsim Sha Tsui is located at the very tip of Kowloon peninsula and is best reached by taking the scenic Star Ferry across the harbor from Central. As well as jaw-dropping shopping and dining options, Tsim Sha Tsui is one of Hong Kong's most diverse and exhilarating locales. There is something for everyone here, from the bright lights of streets that never sleep to tranquil parks and architectural reminders of the colonial years.
Tsim Sha Tsui prepares everything for shopper and makes sure that it can fully cater to your needs. If you desire brand name products, then you can go to Sun Plaza and Park Lane Shoppers Boulevard.
Of course, if shopping is not your thing and you prefer a more cultural experience while in Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui has the highest concentration of cultural centers and museums in the area. Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Cultural Center are all situated here, providing you with a chance to taste the exciting culture and science in Hong Kong.
Scenes from the movies “Comrades, Almost a Love Story” 《甜蜜蜜》，“He's a Woman She's a Man”《金枝玉叶》，“Needing You”《孤男寡女》，“Golden Chicken”《金鸡》，“Glass Bottle”《玻璃樽》，“The Truth About Jame & Sam”《真心话》，“Chungking Express”《重庆森林》，and “Gen-X Cops”《特警新人类》were shot here.
about the movie "Lust, Caution"
(By Shanna Chu, Alan Devey)
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