Golden Bauhinia Square

Golden Bauhinia Square at night, Hong Kong
Golden Bauhinia Square at night
The Golden Bauhinia Square is next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, facing the Wan Chai waterfront. There is a huge gilded bauhinia statue on the square, which was presented by China's Central Government to celebrate Hong Kong's return to China on July 1, 1997.

The Monument in Commemoration of the Return of Hong Kong to China stands in one corner of the Golden Bauhinia Square. The monument is twenty meters high and is formed with 206 overlapping stone tablets.  Each tablet stands for a year during the period 1842 to 2047. Six of the tablets have a round shape and are made of lightly colored granite. They represent the six most important years in Hong Kong's history. The watershed year of 1997 is marked with an extraordinary aura. On the body of the monument, you can seen nine glittering Chinese characters '香港回归祖国纪念碑' inscribed by former chairman of the Central Government, Jiang Zemin. The rings on the top of the monument symbolize Hong Kong's return to China. There are fifty rings in all suggesting that Hong Kong's previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for fifty years.

At exactly 08:00am on the first, eleventh and twenty-first day of each month, a contingent of police officers in dress uniform hold a flag hoisting ceremony in Golden Bauhinia Square. During the ceremony, the Police Silver Band performs the national anthem; after the ceremony, the Police Bagpipe Band plays other music for about ten minutes.

As a Hong Kong landmark, Golden Bauhinia Square is frequented by domestic and foreign visitors.  It's also a good place to watch the performance of 'A Symphony of Lights' at night. There is a 400-meter-long (440 yards) waterfront promenade that is great for walking and enjoying the view of Victoria Harbor.
 

How to get to Golden Bauhinia Square

1. Take Metro Island Line to Wan Chai Station Exit A5. Walk across the footbridge, go right and pass through the lobby of the Central Plaza, go on walking across the linking overhead walkway, then get down to the ground level. Walk towards the waterfront ahead, and the statue and monument is on the left. It is about a 15mins' walk.
2. Take the ferryboat from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier  to Wan Chai.
3. Take Bus 25A, 307C, 905, 905P, 914X, 914P, 961, 961P, 978, 978A, or 978b to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and then walk north to the square. 
 
Golden Bauhinia Square Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Entrance Fee Free Free, but visitors need to pay for the exhibitions held there. 
Opening Hours All Day 9:00 - 17:00
- Last modified on Jan. 11, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Golden Bauhinia Square
Asked by xiaozhao23 from THAILAND | Apr. 14, 2017 07:40Reply
How can I go to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre by bus?
I know how to go to HK convention and exhibition centre (HKCEC) by MTR but the distance from Wanchai MTR to HKCEC is very far for me to walk.
I plan to stay at L'hotel causeway bay harbour view (MTR Tinhau) for my conference meeting. How can I go to HKCEC by bus or by tram that I will walk on the shortest distance?
Thank you very much.
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Answered by Lily from CANADA | Apr. 20, 2017 02:25
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You can take bus no.15B at the Hing Fat Street Bus Stop which is only 200 meters (220 yards) from the Tin Hau Metro Station. Then you may get off at the Wan Chai (Convention Center) Bus Stop. Upon arrival, you can find the HKCEC on the opposite road. The ticket fare is HK.6/person.
Answered by xiaozhao23 from THAILAND | Apr. 21, 2017 20:10
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Thank you very much
Asked by IDNIC from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 07, 2016 03:17Reply
How to get to Golden Bauhinia from Tian Tan Big Buddha by MTR?
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Answered by Paco from SPAIN | Nov. 08, 2016 00:35
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Take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car down to Tung Chung Station. Next, take MTR Tung Chung Line to HK Station. Then, change to MTR Island Line from Central Station to Wan Chai Station, Exit A1. Walk north for about 15 minutes to the square. ;)
Answered by IDNIC from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 08, 2016 04:12
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I heard cable car is expensive, would you mind giving me alternative?like bus from Tian Tan Budha to Tung chung MTR?thanks a lot for your response.it would be a great help.
Answered by Paco | Nov. 11, 2016 03:45
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Okay, you can take bus line 23 to Tung Chung Town Center from Ngong Ping Station. The bus ride takes about 50 minutes, and the fare is HKD 17.2. Then, follow the above route to the square.
Asked by M_APLAON | Mar. 21, 2016 06:49Reply
Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Square, flag rising admission fee
Watching Flag Rising every 1st day of the month at Golden Bauhinia Square, there is an admission fee? If have how much admission using octopus standard & elder octopus holder?
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Answered by Joe from USA | Mar. 23, 2016 00:41
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It is free of charge. By the way, the flag raise ceremony is held from 7:45 to 8:13 on the 1st day of each month, and from 7:50 to 8:03 on the other days. :)
Asked by Ann from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 13, 2016 12:28Reply
Admiralty Station to Aberdeen for Sampan Ride and Jumbo Resto
Hi,

How do we get to Aberdeen from Admiralty Station and how much time would take us? We wanna try sampan ride and jumbo restaurant. Thank You!
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Answered by Molly from SINGAPORE | Jan. 14, 2016 01:07
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You can take bus no.70 at Admiralty Station, get off at Aberdeen Promenade, Aberdeen Praya Road. Then walk northwest around 50 yards (45 meters). The whole way takes around 35 mins. It costs 4.7 HKD per person.
Answered by Ann from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 21, 2016 11:59
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thank you Molly. much appreciated info. :)
Asked by Krisztina from ITALY | Aug. 01, 2015 14:06Reply
visiting Big Buddha, hong Kong
Hi, Is it easy to visit the Big Buddha from Kowloon withouth an organised trip?
How much time should need to see this and how much would it cost?
Thanks
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Answered by May from USA | Aug. 01, 2015 23:56
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Yes, it will be easy for you. HK is an international metropolis, and you can have easy access to English speaking service, so you can surely handle the trip by yourself.
2 hours is enough to cover the Buddha and the surroundings. These spots are free, you do not need to pay the entrance fee. While the fare for the round-trip cable car is HKD 165 for normal cable car, and HKD 255 for crystal cable car.
Answered by Krisztina from ITALY | Aug. 03, 2015 15:10
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Thank you for your answer, May! Would you be so kind to help me how to reach the Big Buddha from Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel?
Many thanks
Answered by Grace from UKRAINE | Aug. 03, 2015 20:52
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From the hotel, you can walk to Hung Hom Station to take the MTR West Rail Line to Nam Cheong Station, where you can transfer to Tung Chung Line to Tung Chung Station. Take the Exit B, and walk few mins to the Ngong Ping cable car station, where you can take the cable car to Buddha.
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