A general view of the Haw Par Mansion, a historical architecture located on Tai Hang Road, Hong Kong Island, is seen during a media preview on June 5, 2023, before its reopening starting June 9, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)
The famous Haw Par Mansion will be reopened for public viewing and offer visitors guided tours starting June 9, the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) of the Development Bureau announced on Monday.
The mansion, located on Tai Hang Road, Hong Kong Island, was built in 1935 by overseas Chinese merchant Aw Boon Haw as his private residence. It has been listed as Hong Kong’s first-grade historic building in 2009 and was restored later under the government’s historic buildings revitalization program.
Blending with the Chinese Renaissance style and Western construction methods, the mansion still retains its authentic appearance over the years. Inside the building, visitors can see beautiful Italian-painted glasses, as well as carvings and moldings, gilded with gold and murals showing Indian and Burmese influence.
According to the AMO, the public can make appointments for visiting through the office’s website from Tuesday morning.
China Daily’s Calvin Ng took these photos during a media preview.
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