A selection of attractions—the Chinese mythology-themed Haw Par Mansion (also known as the “local Disneyland” at the time), the original Peak Tower, and the signature Sung Dynasty Village—remain a crucial part of locals’ and visitors’ memory towards Hong Kong despite having become part of history. Other popular sightseeing destinations, such as the New Territories and the Repulse Bay, introduced visitors to the city’s distinctive charm from other perspectives.

Bygone Scenes

Some popular sightseeing spots and landmarks in the old days, which have either become history or undergone drastic changes, can only be revisited via old photos and other archival holdings.

Holiday Relaxations

The then Hong Kong Tourist Association helped visitors to explore Hong Kong’s various facets by recommending to them attraction spots beyond the city’s hustle and bustle, such as the renowned Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz) in Sha Tin, which was only a train ride from Tsim Sha Tsui; the Repulse Bay for visitors looking for a relaxing holiday away from the bustle of city life; the marine-themed park in Aberdeen; and a tour to the New Territories or the outlying islands. The evolution of the sightseeing spots demonstrates Hong Kong’s development throughout the years.