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Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

Product ID: 348906
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Learn about the British colonial history of Hong Kong. Explore the former Central Police Station, take in the Greek-revival style architecture of the former Central Magistracy, and explore the renovated Victoria Prison.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the Colonial justice system during Hong Kong’s early years
  • Explore the former Central Police Station and browse through the many exhibitions
  • Take in the Greek-revival style architecture of the former Central Magistracy and snap a photo or two by its imposing facade
  • Visit Victoria Prison, Hong Kong’s first and longest-running prison to date
Full description
Marvel colonial Hong Kong stories in this 2-hour walking tour, which will take you to the awarded revitalised heritage and cultural area of Tai Kwun, the complex of the former Central Police Station, former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison..

Meet at the Central MTR Station, your professional guide will take you to the Tai Kwun area with the first stop being the former Central Police Station. The newly restored police station features approximately 16 historic buildings, all within close range of each other while learning interesting facts about how British as a minority rules the locals. You can find the elements of both the East and the West.

After exploring the police station, move on to the former Central Magistracy. Snap a photo or two by its imposing facade and take it its Greek-revival style architecture. The day's history lesson will wrap up by visiting Victoria Prison, the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, where housed the national father of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh in the past. Learn the colonial court system and take photos inside the cells, experiencing as a prisoner!
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Meal
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your Guide will be waiting at MTR Hong Kong Station Exit C Ground level, wearing a green shirt holding signage of "TripGuru" and "GetYourGuide".

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TripGuru Hong Kong

Product ID: 348906