Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong

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Military Museum · History Museum
History buffs in particular will appreciate Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, which traces some of the most vital moments of Hong Kong’s history. This location marks an area of significant strategic importance, as the Lei Yue Mun Fort played an important role in the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II. Displays cover 600 years of history, and go into great detail on the commonwealth era and offering a unique perspective on Hong Kong’s recent past. Reflect on the many battles that took place here as you wander the open-air exhibits, featuring preserved defense installations and panoramic views of Kowloon. To plan Hong Kong vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there. The invasion of HK during WW2 was not a high-point in British colonial history, with HK being completely unprepared for the Japanese....  more »
  • A very interesting museum that gives a lot of detail of Hong Kong history especially during the Second World War.  more »
  • An excellent museum in Hong Kong for those in search of its colonial past. The exhibits are highly informative and have great views across the harbour on a clear day! Avoid when rainy though, as many displays are also outdoors!
  • Museum was very well maintained and staffed. Exhibits were very clear in Chinese and English but there were little to no interactive activities. It's great for those that like to read and learn, for those complaining about a lack of things to play with, they're better off going to Disneyland. Some well preserved equipment from different eras, and best of all, it's peaceful and quiet and FREE.

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