Golden Bauhinia Square

Golden Bauhinia Square is a public square and popular landmark located next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. It is famous for its 6-metre tall gilded Bauhinia statue – known as the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture – which signifies the return of Hong Kong to China, an event known as the 1997 Handover. The Golden Bauhinia Square is frequented by tourists eager to watch the famous Flag Raising Ceremony in the morning, and the Symphony of Lights show at night.

The Bauhinia sculpture was presented to Hong Kong by Chinese government on July 1, 1997 to commemorate the handover of the province from British forces. The huge flower rests on a mighty red granite pillar and is a sacred symbol in Chinese culture. A special Monument in Commemoration of the Return of Hong Kong to China is at one corner of the Square. This 20-metre tall pillar has 206 overlapping stone tablets to mark every year of the colonial period. A golden inscription on the pillar by former Chairman Jiang Zemin signify the Reunification of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.