The Infamous Chungking Mansions From The Rooftop

Peering into the heart of Chungking Mansions
Peering into the heart of Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong.

On my final day in Hong Kong 香港 I returned to Chungking Mansions 重慶大廈 for the third time to elucidate more of its secrets. Much to my surprise I found a rooftop access point unlocked and, with trepidation, stepped across the threshold onto the top of Tsim Sha Tsui. The view all around was incredible with buildings towering overhead but I was most fascinated by the global village beneath my feet. Chungking Mansions is organized into six towers—and here I was able to peer into the very heart of the complex, to put my finger on the pulse of this worldly microcosm.