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9 iconic film locations in Hong Kong

LUXE City Guides
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From Hollywood blockbusters like Transformers and James Bond to smaller indie films and Japanese movies, Hong Kong is a place that has captivated filmmakers from all over the world. If you’ve ever wondered where some of the world’s most iconic films were shot, here are nine classic films (and their action-packed filming locations) to check out in Hong Kong: 

Enter the Dragon (1973)

No film homage would be complete without a visit to heritage-listed Tsing Shan Monastery which appeared in the Bruce Lee classic. At the foot of Castle Peak, it’s a 30-minute hike from Tsing Shan Tsuen light rail station in the western New Territories.

Chungking Mansions

Chungking Express (1994)

Tsim Sha Tsui’s chaotic Chungking Mansions Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , the notorious multi-storey warren of shops, eateries and budget accommodation play a starring role in Wong Kar-wai’s melancholy romantic cop movie; eagle-eyed viewers will also spy the Central Escalators.

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Die Another Day (2002)

Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond escapes custody by diving into the waters of Victoria Harbour, emerging at Causeway Bay’s Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club — though anyone who knows Hong Kong will notice that he actually pops up on the wrong shore…

Running on Karma (2003)

This Johnnie To classic action thriller starring Andy Lau sees the chiselled ‘Heavenly King’ running around the city in a prosthetic muscle suit. Keep your eyes peeled for the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Bridges Street Centre in Sheung Wan and Ice House Street in neighbouring Central, which play backdrop to this film centred on the Buddhist notion of karma.

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The Dark Knight (2008)

Central’s IFC (International Finance Centre) Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info stars in a pivotal action sequence in this second instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy — and again, keep an eye out for the Central Escalators.

Ladies' Market

Push (2009)

Starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning, this Hollywood film about people with superhuman powers being pursued in Hong Kong showcases some of the city’s most bustling markets. Watch as Evans encounters triads at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok and paces through the busy Wan Chai Wet Market.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

The cylindrical apartment blocks of Lai Tak Tsuen are one of several Hong Kong locations to star in the sci-fi caper starring Scarlett Johansson. Beneath the CGI jiggery you might also recognise Des Voeux Road, Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Lippo Centre.

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Still Human (2019)

This touching story between a perpetually grumpy wheelchair-bound man and his Filipina domestic helper takes viewers from their humble home of Oi Man Estate to the refined outdoor garden of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info  — a journey not just of distance.

Chun Yeung Street

The Confidence Man JP (2019)

Centred on the themes of money and desire, this film about good-natured scammers features cameos of Tsim Sha Tsui’s Salisbury Road and the iconic Hong Kong Cultural Centre Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info . The scammers later can be spotted at North Point’s lively Chun Yeung Market Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info .

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