The Chungking Mansions make up a complex in Nathan Road on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. This 17-story building is divided into five blocks, which are home to numerous budget guest houses, restaurants, shops, money changers, and even residential suites, with around 5,000 people living here permanently.
Built back in 1961, the Chungking Mansions have become something of a tourist attraction over the years, seeing an estimated 10,000 international visitors passing through its doors daily, buying, selling, eating, and sleeping within its walls.
Within Chungking Mansions, you can buy almost everything from electronics to south Asian curry. It’s a chaotic, busy, and often claustrophobic place, but this is all part of the experience and the building’s location and notoriety make it a must-see stop if you find yourself in Kowloon.
The Chungking Mansions are very centrally located, with the nearest MTR stop being Tsim Sha Tsui.