Monster Building

Monster Building, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Monster Building Reviews: 4/5

Monster Building
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The area
Neighbourhood: Eastern District
How to get there
  • Tai Koo • 5 min walk
  • Quarry Bay • 8 min walk
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Tightly packed tenement buildings
Oct 2021
The Monster Building is a cluster of five tightly packed, residential estates in Quarry Bay. Built in the 1960s, these 18-storey tenements very much represent the 'Old Hong Kong' and as such have become feature locations in various blockbuster films like Ghost in the Shell and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Note: these is a living residential towers and not a tourist attraction. There are signs posted for visitors to not film or take pictures. However, many enjoy passing by to view the two inner courtyards at Montane Mansion and Yik Cheong Building where you can really feel the closeness of the tenement towers. If you quickly snap a pic or two and be on your way, nobody will likely be bothered by your brief presence. Just minimise your disturbance and respect that these are people homes.

The Monster Building complex is located along King's Road, around 3-4 minute walk from the Tai Koo MTR Station.
Written 26 October 2021
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,995 contributions
Transformer!
Apr 2021
This is the filming place of various action blockbusters. The feel of urban jungle is way too evident in this easily overlooked corner. While this may be a photogenic attraction for tourists, beware of the accompanying noise that affects local residents.
Written 18 April 2021
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan971 contributions
Concrete jungle!
Feb 2020
While it is a great photo opportunity, I felt a little awkward taking pictures of peoples homes.

While the streets were bustling with people, I was impeding their flow by stopping and taking snap shots. I walked into some of these buildings, the buildings are nothing special. Very similar feel to the projects I have been inside in Vancouver, New York, LA and Tokyo. These are just much, much taller.

This place has such a huge concentration of buildings all bunched together that it really did block the sun.

It is worth seeing if you like buildings but I think respect is also needed.
Written 26 February 2020
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China3,893 contributions
Worth seeing but be respectful...
Feb 2020 • Couples
...because, certainly compared to a few years ago, there is a push to ban tourists altogether so spending ages trying to manufacture that perfect Insta-shot is just likely to annoy people who call this place home. There are currently signs up asking that photos not be taken but they were not being enforced it seems. Just remember that this is home for hundreds and behave accordingly!
Written 16 February 2020
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razel
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
Monster building hong kong
Jan 2020 • Friends
A place where you can have fun with friend!the back ground is amazing !is like a 3D portrait!
Direction: MTR in Hong Kong island the blue line from tai koo station exit B turn left go straight after one cross road(pedxing) go straight then you can see McDonald .go straight to the next road few block you can see a bakery turn left that is the entrance of the monster ..everyday you can see tourist from other country taking pictures
Written 11 January 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,995 contributions
Old Hong Kong
Dec 2019
Monster Building is the flimming place of the Transformers.The feelling of urban jungle is evident amid the five blocks. It is also a nice venue to see the local life.
Written 7 December 2019
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divertliving
Rochester, NY211 contributions
Unique and Interesting
Sep 2019
This is one of the icons of Hong Kong. This massive house complex is a beautiful and colorful building that truly shows how living in Hong Kong is. Tight and tall. This is a very photogenic building and always has locals playing cards so you can see tons of life here.
Written 7 October 2019
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Micentury
Xinxing, Kaohsiung925 contributions
Concrete Jungle
Jul 2019 • Solo
Take MTR to Quarry Bay, alight and small walk to Monster Buildings. Very old and dirty place, but is a landmark of HK. This is also a place for Instagram pictures.
Written 14 September 2019
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April Angeli Vivas Cusi
Hong Kong, China228 contributions
Instagram-able place!
Jul 2019 • Solo
It gives off the vibe of a monster because of the close proximity of each building. It’s a 70 plus year old building accessible from Taikoo MtR station exit B.

Although the building banned tourist from taking photos and videos of their building, it is still possible to see come by and take photos (discreet) somehow.
Written 3 July 2019
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itd-be-rude-not-to
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Iconic Hong Kong spot
Aug 2018 • Friends
I have been to Hong Kong many times, and every single trip I have visited Monster Building (Yik Cheong Building). Its one of the old building complexes and I doubt it will be around for much longer. Enjoy it while you can, its best to visit at night but also fun to see during the day.
Written 18 June 2019
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