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Hong Kong is a place of great dynamism and culture, filled with both contrasting and complementary elements that combine to produce vibrant color and artistry. With a skyline that is considered to be one of the best in the world, it’s unsurprising that locals are proud of the region’s architectural prowess. Culture Trip takes a look at the ten architectural sites that best represent this incredible mixture of traditional design and contemporary flair.
Noted for its unintentionally vivid exterior – the striking blue was not intended to be a deliberately confronting move, rather it was the only color the decorators had to hand – The Blue House is a relic of 1920s architecture cheerfully blending aspects of both Western and Chinese architecture. Also known for housing a kung-fu studio in the 1950s and 1960s, the site still has occupants residing on a permanent basis – despite the lack of modern flushing toilets. Blue House is also renowned for hosting the Wan Chai Livelihood Museum, where visitors can take a closer look at the typical living quarters that characterize the space.