33 Then and Now Photos of Hong Kong

October 12, 2015

A skyline with flashing lights; a beautiful harbor with the busy vessels moving back and forth to different islands; narrow streets with sky high buildings aiming to reach the skies; and of course, the people. Put them all together in one bowl and you’ll have Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is known for its numerous skyscrapers. It even beats New York, Tokyo, and Dubai with a total of more than 7,687 high-rise buildings. The noise never subsides, from the shoppers trying to haggle down prices to the continuous construction of new buildings. Hong Kong doesn’t stop there, but have you ever wondered how it looked before exploded into a mega city? You sure do, so here’s a collection of photos that reveal how Asia’s World City looked like decades ago and changed to what it is in the present.

Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Prince Edward Road, Mong Kok

Hankou Road/ Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shanghai Street, Jordan

Carnarvon Road-Cameron Road Junction, Tsim Sha Tsui

Nathan Road-Lai Chi Kok Junction

Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

Sai Yeung Choi Street-Shantung Street Junction, Mong Kok

Nathan Road

Shandong Street-Nathan Road Junction, Mong Kok

Tsim Sha Tsui Pier

1915 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Des Voeux Road Central-Jubilee Street Junction, Central

Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Des Voeux Road West-Hill junction

Des Voeux Road Central

The Old and New Harbor

Causeway Road, Causeway Bay

Luard Road, Wan Chai

Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Hennessy Road

Boardwalk, Kwun Tong

Yue Man Square – Fu Yan Street, Kwun Tong

Ngau Chi Wan

Un Chau Street – Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po

Tung Chau Street – Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po

Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po

Tsang Tai Uk, Sha Tin

Sha Tin Station

Fanling Station

Tai Po Market Station

For more “Then and Now” photos, visit HK Man’s Flickr Page.