When visiting Hong Kong during the National Day Golden Week holidays, choose less busy boundary control points to cross the border with ease. Click here to check the passenger traffic at each control point, or download the Hong Kong Immigration Department app to check the estimated queuing situation at each land boundary control point.
Famed Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron was responsible for transforming the Central Police Station Compound into Tai Kwun, a lively home for arts, culture and heritage. The 19th-century site is extremely intricate, with 16 historic buildings. The architects designed a fascinating network of public spaces where visitors can wander, sit in the shade or relax over a meal while enjoying the regular programming of live performances, contemporary art shows, heritage exhibitions and other events. The architects also added two new structures to the mix: JC Contemporary and JC Cube. A bespoke cast aluminium brick facade wraps around the new buildings, referencing the brickwork and stone walls of the old prison while creating a visual contrast that sets the new additions apart from the rest of the site. Inside JC Contemporary, a wood and concrete staircase spirals upwards, taking visitors to galleries on the upper floors.