Jao Tsung-I Academy

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Sprawled over 32,000 square metres on a serene hillside in Lai Chi Kok, Jao Tsung-I Academy is a large-scale project under the ‘Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme’ and also one of Hong Kong’s cultural landmarks.

The site of Jao Tsung-I Academy has over 100 years of rich and vibrant history. It was a customs station during the Qing Dynasty, then became labourers’ quarters, and thereafter, a quarantine station, prison, infectious disease hospital and psychiatric rehabilitation centre, respectively. Through taking on different functions over time, the site has remained closely intertwined with the historical and social changes of Hong Kong. The building itself also has unique historical and architectural significance.

The academy is named in honour of Professor Jao Tsung-I for his extraordinary contributions towards Sinology. To promote cultural inheritance, the academy organises guided tours, thematic exhibitions, performances, festive events, weekend markets, seminars, workshops and educational programmes.

The building comprises the Heritage Lodge, which offers 89 guest rooms, as well as a restaurant, café, teahouse, and souvenir shop. Other facilities include free shuttle bus service and barrier-free access.

Find out more about Professor Jao Tsung-I and his work at Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole (Chinese only) , or see his calligraphy work at Wisdom Path on Lantau Island.

800 Castle Peak Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
+852 2100 2828
How to get there
MTR Mei Foo Station, Exit B, and walk towards the CLP Power Substation. Go up the footbridge and turn left towards the Castle Peak Road Sitting-out Area. Then cross Castle Peak Road at the pedestrian crossing.
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