Cinephiles! You’ve got to check out these famous Hong Kong film locations across the city. Have you visited every one?
There are a great number of classic Hong Kong movies or Cantonese horror movies that all locals know and love – because they’re just so quirky, funny, and original. We’ve put together several iconic Hong Kong film locations for you to learn more about Hong Kong’s history and relive the moments when you first watched these films.
Check out these iconic Hong Kong film locations
1. Rouge (1987) – Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Shot on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, the critically-acclaimed movie Rouge is about the doomed romance between the ghost of a prostitute and the son of a wealthy family in the 1930s, and how she was trying to look for him after they were separated. Starring Jackie Chan and Leonard Ho, it’s one of the most well-known sad love stories that everyone should watch.
Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環荷李活道
2. Chungking Express (1995) – Chungking Mansions, TST
Internationally-renowned director Wong Kar-wai made one of his most successful films Chungking Express at Chungking Mansions, in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. The building features an array of Indian restaurants, hostels and shops, and it’s definitely one of the most significant Hong Kong film locations.
Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 尖沙咀36-44號彌敦道36-44號重慶大廈
3. Throw Down (2004) – Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Mid-Levels
The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences is an independent public museum established in 1996 to help educate the public on health and medical sciences. This historic Edwardian style heritage building is one of the prime Hong Kong film locations, often being featured in different movies and TV shows such as the martial art film Throw Down, where an epic fight scene happens right outside the walls.
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2549 5123, 香港上環半山堅巷二號
4. All About Love (2010) – Mid-Levels escalator, SoHo
The Mid-Levels escalator is actually the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world! Not only does it get you to all the cool restaurants in SoHo, it’s also one of the most iconic Hong Kong film locations – you can find it playing an important role in movies like All About Love as well as Chungking Express.
Mid-Levels escalator, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, 中環蘇豪
5. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (2011) – King George V Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun
Showcasing Hong Kong’s colonial past, King George V Memorial Park is a beautiful urban park that you should discover in Sai Ying Pun. It has appeared in different Cantonese rom-coms such as Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and has some seriously stunning architecture and banyan trees that need to be seen to be believed.
King George V Memorial Park, Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
6. PTU (2003) – China Cafe, Mong Kok (CLOSED)
Established in 1963, China Cafe has since been serving scrumptious toast, milk tea, egg tarts and other Hong Kong breakfasts to hungry locals for years. With its authentic and lovely decoration, this cosy cafe is also known for being part of the film sets for movies like PTU, Endless Love and Tales from the Dark.
China Cafe, G/F, 1077A Canton Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2392 7825, 旺角廣東道1077A號地舖