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Statue Square and Cenotaph

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Hong Kong's Colonial Past in Stone

A replica of Lutyens cenotaph in London this commemorates the war dead. It reads "the glorious dead" - but one is left to wonder if there is any glory in war. Are there any... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A replica of Lutyens cenotaph in London this commemorates the war dead. It reads "the glorious dead" - but one is left to wonder if there is any glory in war. Are there any winners in war - certainly a monument that provokes thought and reflection. To remember the ruthless rule of Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. But now, we... More 

Thank Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

A small green space in bustling downtown. You can also admire some historical landmarks from this garden. The former Legislative Council Building (Old Supreme Court Building before that) and The Cenotaph. However, this place will be transformed on weekend as it will be invaded by Filipinos. It is both a sad and interesting sights. Something to experience because no words... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

The Stature Square was one of the Hong Kong's heritage landmark. Special events or promotions will be held in this venue. The events of 'Hong Kong Winterfest 2015' and 'The Sparking Bvlgari Roman Holiday' was being held here was a success.

1 Thank yfylou
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Cenotaph, depicts the British governance in HongKong and its a must see monument.It is considered to be a replica of the cenotaph at London. The history is always a wonderful part to look for.Its in the center of the city's shopping paradise.So quite accessible to any tourist.usually sundays are not good for visit as it would be crowded with... More 

1 Thank divyarohit
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The Cenotaph in Hong Kong is a bleak and sombre monument dedicated to the fallen victims of World War I. Built at this location in 1923, it is an exact replica of the famous Sir Edwin Lutyen's Cenotaph situated at Whitehall in London. You can find the Cenotaph in a small grass clearing near Statue Square, Town Hall and the... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The presence of the Cenotaph, so evocative of the British period of Governance in Hong Kong, makes a visit to this square worthwhile. A solemn reminder of the sacrifice many of Hong Kong made during two world wars. However if one visits on a Sunday the square, and its sourrounding areas, are filled with throngs of Phillipino and other migrant... More 

2 Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

In Hong Kong, it's not easy to find a place remind of yesteryears, for some strange reasons, they love to take out the old and replace with the new, so to find this place still here, is a historical find, a memorial to respect the people give their life to make this a better world for us, before the Star... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

On a Sunday, it's full of domestic helpers having their day off. In the week, it's a bit of a desert - nothing much here apart from an entrance to the MTR station and a few benches to sit on. Really nothing more than somewhere that you'll walk through on the way to something else, whether that's City Hall or... More 

2 Thank MrCushtie
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This small public space across from the HSBC building may not be worth a special trip on its own, but is worth visiting as part of a walking tour of downtown Hong Kong. The square has a statue of Sir Thomas Jackson who had a long career with the HSBC. There is also a fountain, and seating areas, and good... More 

2 Thank Barry-of-Toronto
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Grab a moment to sit and rest here. Although surrounded by traffic midweek, it is best on Sundays when it gets a bit quieter.

1 Thank stephencohen

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