Despite its reputation as a modern dynamic city, Hong Kong has its own fair share of chilling ghost stories that have been passed down for generations. For Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of Hong Kong’s most haunted spots. Are you brave (or stupid) enough instead of heading to LKF to see your share of scantily clad witches, nurses and mermaids to go and do some real exploring?
1. Bride's Pool: NE New Territories
This pool with several waterfalls located in Plover Cove Reservoir actually makes for a carefree, pleasant hike. But while it may look idyllic, there’s a ghostly tale that overshadows the place.
The story goes that a long, long time ago, a bride-to- be and her wedding procession were passing by the pool on their way to her wedding, when one of her sedan chair-bearers slipped and fell in, dragging everyone else along to their deaths. Since then, people have reported seeing her ghost, still dressed in her traditional wedding cheongsam, lurking by the pool. 2. Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, Sai Ying Pun
The complex comes with a grisly history that would make any Hollywood horror film director shudder in excitement. The building was first constructed in 1892 as the old Civil Hospital nurses’ quarters, but was turned into a mental asylum in the 1930s. According to legend, the asylum was used as an execution hall during the Japanese occupation, before being converted back into a mental asylum after the end of WWII. In the 1970s, the building was abandoned and ruined by two fires, but was finally turned into a community complex at the turn of the 21st century. However, even with a new makeover, people have continued to report seeing otherworldly happenings going down on High Street.
3. Nam Koo Terrace, Wan Chai