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Book a Hong Kong Tour Package to Visit King Yin Lei – A Gem of Chinese Architecture

Situated on the south coast of China is the busy city of Hong Kong, which is mostly inhabited by the Chinese though a small percentage of Cantonese community is also there. The city represents a beautiful blend of Asian and European cultures and is known as the place where – East meets West. A great deal of British influence can also be seen in the form of modernised lifestyle of the people out here. This fusion of different cultures is also evident in its architecture buildings such as Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Sui Clock Tower and Kowloon Walled City. Another of such outstanding marvel is King Yin Lei. To visit this region, you can avail a Hong Kong tour package, which is likely to include accommodation, food and travel facilities.

King Yin Lei

 

King Yin Lei
King Yin Lei

This spectacular and huge mansion is located on the Hong Kong Island and is one of the most visited places of the city. The building is an extraordinary representation of the Chinese Renaissance style, which is reflected splendidly with the amalgamation of Chinese and western architectural trends. Built around 1937 by a British architect, A. R. Fenton-Rayen, this mansion was then known by the name – Hei Lo. Mrs. Shum Li Po-lun, the first owner of this magnificent mansion, sold it to the Yow Family in 1978. Subsequently, it was renamed as King Yin Lei by them.

The complex of this elegant building comprises an annex block, a subsidiary building and a pavilion. The two-storey annex block has many rooms, which are connected by a passage. Traditional Chinese pyramidal roofs adorn the subsidiary building, which is connected to the pavilion at both ends. King Yin Lei was declared as a monument on 11 July, 2008 and is currently under the management of Commissioner for Heritage Office of Hong Kong. Tourists visit this place in huge numbers and take snapshots of the facade of this building. Visit this sublime place by availing from the best of Hong Kong tour packages available on travel portals to make your holiday fulfilling.

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