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The Chungking Mansion in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Chungking Mansion, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Chungking Mansion, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Chungking Mansion is one of the craziest places I’ve stayed on my trip. An enormous block of buildings which was home to over 20 hostels and guest houses, and had people from dozens of countries staying there. It was also an enormous fire trap. I wrote a more complete article on the Chungking Mansion last year.

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  1. Jay shapiro says:

    I lived across the street fromm the Chungking mansion for 6 months in 1995. To this day, despite having traveled through India, etc, I still say Chunking has some of the best Indian restaurants in the world… so long as you don’t mind eating in someone’s living room!

  2. marta says:

    I have read many shocking reviews about the Chungking Mansion and altought it offers probably some of the cheapest rooms in HK, which is very tempting, we will opt to stay at one of the Bridal Tea house guesthouse which I hope it will not to be disappointed

  3. TravMonkey says:

    I stayed in the Mirador! It was shocking! Good fun though, you expect to rough it going around the world!!

    Have fun traveling!

  4. Marc says:

    Hey Gary,

    I'm a friend of Nathan's here in SF. He told me to stop by and the first pic I saw was of Chungking. I spent 6 months in Hong Kong and sent everyone who visited over to that place! There's great Indian food in the basement. I love what you're doing! I just wish it were me.


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