Golden Bauhinia Square
The forever-blooming bauhinia is the floral emblem of Hong Kong that can be seen on Hong Kong’s coat of arms, flag and coins. In the Golden Bauhinia Square, a golden sculpture of this emblem –a gift from the Central Government – sits proudly upon its pedestal marking the 1997 handover. It’s a popular tourist destination, particularly for the mainland Chinese visitors, who come to take pictures of this significant symbol of reunification. If you visit between 7:50 – 8:03 a.m., you’ll be able to witness the daily flag-raising ceremony performed by Hong Kong police officers against the beautiful harbor backdrop.