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It is a fascinating, strange and elusive place.
It is a fascinating, strange and elusive place. The entrance lies up one floor, mimicking the 'temple' approach to the high altar of culture and art. Once you arrive on the first floor, you are bathed in light from the wall of glass that gives you a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island. The objects on show are Chinese ceramics, terracotta, rhinoceros horn and Chinese paintings. There is also a temporary exhibition space devoted to items from their own collection with additional lent material. There is also space for contemporary art produced by Hong Kong artists, most of whom have moved away from the traditional Chinese art forms to fusion art with North American and British influence, reflecting Hong Kong's colonial past.
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2721 0116
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The Avenue of Stars has been made on the lines of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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The site of the handover ceremony in 1997
Large museum with many interactive exhibits including an energy machine and an airplane
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