Hong Kong is a city that’s constantly changing. With change, however, some things get left behind. Frozen in time, many of Hong Kong’s buildings, schools, cinemas and even hospitals have been abandoned for years—some awaiting revitalisation or demolition, while others gather dust as their fate remains unknown.
In recent years, the city’s adrenaline junkies have been uncovering these abandoned spots, documenting and sharing photos of these forgotten places with like-minded friends and thrill-seekers. While the following photos are fun to look at, many of these locations are private property, or potentially dangerous due to the lack of maintenance. To protect the sites from being broken into or vandalised, the exact addresses are kept a secret. Want to learn more? We're listing a few of Hong Kong’s most popular abandoned buildings below.
Chi Yan School
A few steps away from the beach, Chi Yan School in Peng Chau was founded in 1930. Funded by local Peng Chau businesses and residents, the classrooms were reconstructed in 1939 which helped bring in more students. In the beginning, the school only had about 20 students, however, at its peak, there were about 400 students enrolled, with the majority of them being boys due to the influence of feudalism.