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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Located at the waterfront of the Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour and adjacent to the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui is at a prime location. It is the home to thousands of Chinese antiquities, Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy.

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Tsim Sha Tsui

The three stories museum also displays Contemporary Hong Kong Art and hosts temporary art exhibitions, including the recent Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement.

At the water front of Victoria Harbor

Some of the Chinese paintings, bamboo cravings and Shiwan pottery are international quality collections. There is also an area that displays Chinese antiques made of gold.

We particularly enjoyed its collection of Chinese Shan Shui painting (literal translation: Mountain and Water). These historic portraits of rocky mountains and rivers in ancient China are just amazing. Just by standing in front of the painting and following the traces of the painter, one can easily time travel back to ancient China.

Museum of Art during a Louis Vuitton "LV" related exhibition

If you are into Arts, or if you are curious about Chinese Shan Shui paining, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the must visit places when you visit next Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum

Travel Tips:
  • Admission fee is $10 HK, free entry on Wednesday.
  • Closed on Thursdays (except Public Holidays).
  • Photography is prohibited in most areas of the museum.
  • All exhibits are presented with both Chinese and English descriptions.

Nearby Attractions (within walking distance):