Central: A Walk Through the Evolution of Hong Kong's Legal System

A tour about buildings which related to Hong Kong legal system https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf8fwS8zQdI

Central: A Walk Through the Evolution of Hong Kong's Legal System

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: HKBU

Tour Information

Welcome to Hong Kong Legal System Walking Tour!


The rule of law has been considered as a cornerstone of the legal system in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's legal system has faced huge changes since British governance to become what it is today. But have you wondered how does it transplant in Hong Kong? What kind of changes did Hong Kong face?

Points of interest

On this walking tour from Central to Sheung Wan, we will explore the development of Hong Kong's legal system. Along the heritage route, we will visit 5 spots, including The Court of Final Appeal, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, the Former French Mission Building, Tai Kwun and Man Mo Temple. These buildings witness the changes in the legal system and play an important role in setting a foundation for rule of law in Hong Kong.

Route: The Court of Final Appeal --> Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware --> the Former French Mission Building --->Tai Kwun---> Man Mo Temple.

Recommended sightseeing hours: 4.5 hours

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What You'll See on the Tour

History of The Court of Final Appeal Past: In the late 19th century, a committee in Hong Kong considered ideas for relocating the Supreme Court and government offices to a site on the Central Reclamation. The construction began in 1900. I... Read more
Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware 茶具文物館 History of Building:  Past  The Flagstaff House was the former office and residence of the Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong. Built between 1844 and 1846, Major General G C D'Aguil... Read more
The former French Mission Building  The French Society of Foreign Missions built the building in 1917 as their Procure of Hong Kong. Following then, the building was renovated for use by law-related organizations and related purposes. In 1... Read more
past: Tai Kwun used to be a central police station compound. A site was created to have the function of the police station, magistracy and prison in 1864, which is called the central police station compound. In 1941-1945, the compound was d... Read more
Man Mo Temple  The Compound is a local resident managing place, was built between 1847 and 1862. Man Mo Temple Compound involved Man Mo Temple(文武廟), Lit Shing Kung (列聖宮) and Kung Sor (公所). It was declared a monument in 20... Read more


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