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Old Supreme Court Building

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Address: 8 Jackson Road, Hong Kong, China
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852 2869 9200
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USD 74.00*
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong
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Colonial architecture

this building was the Supreme Court building but I understand that the Court was moved a few years ago and the building was repurposed for the Legislative Council of HK. It's a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this building was the Supreme Court building but I understand that the Court was moved a few years ago and the building was repurposed for the Legislative Council of HK. It's a great example of British Colonial architecture found all over the "Empire" but well preserved. would have liked to see the inside but it was a Sunday when we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I'm both, which meant this was a fun day out for me. But others may not think so. I'd still visit anyway.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Near the HSBC and not too far from IFC and central's tall buildings this is a colonial style building similar to many in London. I personally don't like the style but it makes for a good picture.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Between Statue Square and Chater Garden, the court of Final Appeal building is designed by the same architects of the Buckingham Palace. Design of the early 20th century and historical importance, but you cannot get into the Building. In front of the building is view to the statue square and International Finance Center tower.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This interesting Neo-Classical Building from 1911 is a fusion of styles. It has a classical format with a colonnade but if you stand at the Cenotaph you can see a Chinese roof above the classical roof line. This is a handsome building in a central location and is one of the few remaining colonial structures in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

The exterior provides you with a background for photo-taking. Find a bench nearby, sit down and have a look of the features of this historic building, the former High Court and then the Legislative Council.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We joined this tour as part of a school field trip and was amazed on how the Hong Kong Legislative Council worked and how things moved in this very dynamic and pulsating city and its citizens have to offer. I wish I could say the same about the Philippines. We participated in a Legislative Meeting of our own with the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

The Legislative council has been moved to its new home. Forget about the old colonial building. The new Legislative Council is a modern one among the Government complex, which houses most of the main government offices. The outside is unattractive. However, inside the building some nice art works are displayed. Most of these works are done by local artists. There... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

The Legco Building is not a high priority attraction for most visitors to HK because of its present purpose of housing the Legislative Council. However, for history buffs or those particularly interested in HK's declared monuments, this building might be of interest if you have time on your hands. The Legco Building has historical relevance in that it formerly housed... More 

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