Five Hong Kong handover sights that tell the story of the handover with a bit of British nostalgia added to the mix.
What’s the Hong Kong Handover?
In a nutshell. Britain and China had a war. Britain won and blackmailed China into handing over Hong Kong with a 99 year lease on Kowloon. China grew big and powerful and demanded Hong Kong back when the lease expired. No one asked Hong Kongers what they wanted.
That’s the potted history. You can get the full details in our Hong Kong handover guide - revealing how Hong Kong is governed today. The city was handed back to China in 1997 amidst a grand affair of yo yoing flags, national anthems and stony faced members of the British royalty. It was quite the spectacle – with the grandest parts of the British Empire and Chinese communism both on show.
Here’s our top five pick of Hong Kong handover sights.