Fright Night is nearly upon us! In the run-up to the spookiest holiday of the year, Little Steps has created your essential Hong Kong Haunted House guide. With real deal spooky mansions, all-out haunted funhouses, and mysterious museums, there’s plenty to freak out the whole family! Click here to enter… if you dare!
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So Lo Pun is one of the oldest villages in the New Territories, located within Plover Cove Country Park, and has been abandoned since the 1980s. There is some eerie mystery why the village suddenly became deserted. Some locals claim a health pandemic swept through the town, and some claim that many villagers died on their way to a wedding in a boat accident, and overnight, the rest of the village became abandoned.
So Lo Pun, New Territories, Hong Kong, within the Plover Cove Country Park, Shuen Wan
Lui Seng Chun was vacant until 2012, and locals claimed many strange occurrences and ghost sightings throughout its vacancy. In the 1980s, the building was going to be revamped, but unfortunately, construction workers and cleaning staff all fell ill one by one, and even some fatal accidents occurred. Due to these creepy happenings, the reconstruction was halted until 2012, when it became a Chinese medicine and healthcare center for Baptist University. But many who walk passed this building still claim to feel uneasy.
Lui Seng Chun, 119 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
With a reputation as one of the most haunted places in Hong Kong, Nam Koo Terrace has fallen into a permanent state of disrepair. Once home to a family from Shanghai, the house was claimed by the Japanese during the war and turned into a brothel. The ghosts of women who died during the occupation are said to haunt the house, with eerie lights, wails, cries, and apparitions reported. You have been warned…
Nam Koo Terrace, 55 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
This hospital was seen as one of the most affordable providers of cheap private care but has been abandoned since 2012. This hospital was also a leading provider in offering abortions. At its peak, it was said that this hospital provided over 6,000 abortions per year. Now the hospital has been left to rot, and you can still find many deserted medical items inside. The people who have ventured inside have claimed to feel uncomfortable and felt as if they were being watched.
Hong Kong Central Hospital, 1 B Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
The vast abandoned mansion at The Peak is a sight to behold. The house has gone through several owners, and one of them died inside the house. There have been several renovation efforts in 2004, but the construction workers believed it was haunted after seeing a crying child that walked through walls and hearing lots of eerie noises. People say it's haunted because, during WW2, the Japanese occupied these grounds and decapitated several Catholic nuns who some claim to roam the grounds.
Dragon Lodge, 32 Lugard Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Known by the locals as the most haunted school in Hong Kong. The site was another victim of the Japanese occupation, and it is said that a massacre occurred in this school, and the principal took his own life in the school. It's also been claimed that people who go there often hear children's voices and the principal shriek. It really doesn't get much creepier than that...
Tat Tak School, Ping Shan, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
This historic building has a disturbing dark past. So much so that the Hong Kong government even ordered two exorcisms at the site. During the Japanese occupation, this building was used to torture and execute Hong Kong citizens, and ever since, it has been regarded as one of the city's most haunted locations.
Murray House, 96 Stanley Main St, Stanley, Hong Kong
Built over 100 years ago, the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex has a freaky history. Formerly nurse’s quarters, after WW2, it was converted into a psychiatric unit. Abandoned in the early ‘70s and left scarred after two fires, its reputation for freaky happenings, ghosts, and association with the war kept most people far away until the place was torn down (leaving just the gothic façade) in the ‘90s.
High Street Haunted House, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
When workers tried to move the Star Street Shrine as part of the area’s redevelopment, local legend has it that ghostly heads roamed the street at night, scaring those who dared to disturb their peace. A magnet for hauntings because of the WW2 shelters, bunkers, and tunnels in the area, this shrine remains an untouched link back to the past.
Star Street Shrine, 7 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Built in the 1880s by the British, this fort in Lei Yue Mun has been turned into the Museum of Coastal Defence, though some say it remains haunted by the ghosts of those who lost their lives there. The fort preserves several important historical features, including the torpedo station and several original batteries and guns. Don’t stay past closing as we hear the Lady in White and otherworldly apparitions might make an appearance…
Editor's Note: The museum is currently closed until further notice for reconstruction.
Museum of Coastal Defence, 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2569 1500, http://hk.coastaldefence.museum.
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