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Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei, the Bank of China Tower is one of the...

Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei, the Bank of China Tower is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong at 315 m (1,033.5 ft) high with two masts reaching 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft) high. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside North America to break the 305 m (1,000 ft) mark.

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A Landmark

One of the not distant local landmark buildings, in central, by I.M. Pei, next to the HSBC building by Norman Foster. Good that you can walk inside free, as it is a banking hall.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The beautiful beams of light I saw during the night view was spectacular. I already did a review of looking at this iconic piece from a distance in my Hong Kong Skyline review, so this mainly focuses on getting up close. At night, the lights from the passing cars, the street lights and displays from other buildings all reflect on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice view along central district area, with a stylish designed. An iconic recognition within The Central of HK.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not something I'd go out of my way to see. Saw it while I was in the area. The Bank of China tower, once the tallest building in Hong Kong (the first Asian building over a thousand feet tall), was designed by the famous architect Ieoh Ming Pei. It is a glass and steel structure like many modern skyscrapers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

One of the not distant local landmark buildings, in central, by I.M. Pei, next to the HSBC building by Norman Foster. Good that you can walk inside free, as it is a banking hall.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed to be told that the value viewing level, described in many guide books including Lonely Planet, is no longer open. Regardless it is an impressive building close to HK Park and well worth a visit. Also check it out from Kowloon Harbour at 2000 each night during the Light & Music show.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is one of the landmarks in Hong Kong and I would recommend to take pictures of it from Charter Garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is one of the iconic buildings in HK. It stands out on the skyline and at night has a light display that changes constantly. To me it indicates the quiet dominance of China over HK.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

amazing to look at during the symphony of the lights, its one added attraction from avenue of the stars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The BoC Tower is an architectural icon, designed by legendary architect, I.M.Pei. Located in Central, Hong Kong, and built in 1990, it is a potent symbol of Chinese prosperity & growth. Note that since (approx) October 2014, the viewing gallery on the 43rd floor is no longer open to the public. The building and surrounding area is well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is Bak of China in Central Hong Kong. Very modern tall building adding a mixture to the skyline.

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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