Possession Street, Hong Kong

Possession Street, Hong Kong

Possession Street may not look that different from the other streets of Hong Kong, but appearances are deceiving. This street holds an important place in the history of Hong Kong and its 156 years of British rule.

Possession Street is the location of the road that was built by the encampment of the British Navy when they arrived in the area in 1841. In a ceremony observing British rule, the area where the fleet landed was named Possession Point, locally referred to as Tai Tet Tei, is now located within the lovely Hollywood Road Park.

The street now runs between Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road. Whereas once it was a utilitarian road for the British Navy, it is now a place to shop for souvenirs or stop for a meal. The many restaurants on Possession Street vary from traditional cuisine to more modern offerings.

Possession Point is easy to reach from Possession Street and is a good spot to stop and rest while exploring Hong Kong by foot. The bustle of the city is forgotten while relaxing on a stone bench near one of the traditional pavilions.

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Possession Street on Map

Sight Name: Possession Street
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong (See walking tours in Hong Kong)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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