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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Golden Bauhinia Square

Located at the waterfront of Wan Chai on the Hong Kong Island, the Golden Bauhinia Square is a must visit location for tourists from mainland China. The square is an open area in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre that commemorates the handover of Hong Kong to China on 1st July 1997. 

Golden Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong

A flag-raising ceremony is held daily at 8am. Special ceremonies are held on 1st July and 1st October, the National Day of the People's Republic of China.


Apart from purchasing expensive handbags from Canton Road, genuine milk powder and medicine from pharmacies; tourist from China loves to take photographs with the Golden Bauhinia statue when they are in Hong Kong. After all, the floral emblem of Hong Kong, Bauhinia blakeana, might has its special power that attracts Chinese tourist.

The Golden Bauhinia, the floral emblem of Hong Kong

Unless you have spare time while attending a conference or exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre next door, or you wish to enjoy the daily outdoor light and sound show A Symphony of Lights at 8pm from the Hong Kong Island; the Golden Bauhinia Square is not a must visit location for you.

Note: You can also watch the daily outdoor light and sound show A Symphony of Lights from the Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Kowloon.


Having said that, do consider to wake up early and attend the special flag-raising ceremony if you happened to be in Hong Kong on 1st July or 1st October.