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10 of the most haunted places in Hong Kong

From abandoned villages to creepy hospitals, Hong Kong is full of terrifying locations
10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Tat Tak School
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By Time Out Hong Kong |

Hong Kong has tons of haunted locations – no wonder Hongkongers are a superstitious lot. From frightening abandoned locations to spots with spooky stories and murders attached to them, there’s no shortage of possible frights in the city if you know where to look. Don’t know where to begin? Well, let us help you. Just don’t say we didn't warn you...

The most haunted places in Hong Kong

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Bride's Pool

Bride's Pool

Surely one of the most famous haunted spots in the city – the tragedy itself being forever attached to this serene spot’s name. The story, a famous local folktale, goes that a bride fell into the connecting river and was washed down, over the waterfall and into the pool below where she drowned, unable to escape due to her heavy wedding dress. If that’s not enough for you, apparently pirates also murdered folks here and dumped their bodies in the water. Bonus ghosts. Bride’s Pool Road, Tai Mei Tuk.

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Granville Road

31 Granville Road

A building with a much more recent – and extremely grisly – backstory. In 1999, a 23-year-old woman was brutally tortured over the course of a month and eventually murdered at 31 Granville Road. Police discovered pieces of her dismembered body around the apartment, the woman’s head stuffed inside a Hello Kitty doll, making this something of a Hong Kong house of horrors. Ever since, there have been reports of the girl’s spirit wandering around the apartment31 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Tak Tak School
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Tat Tak School

The most haunted school in the city. No, that’s not the premise of a really lame Scooby Doo episode but the abandoned Tat Tak School in Yuen Long. The horrors of war have left an indelible impact on this Yuen Long school, with the school being the supposed site of a massacre during WWII. The most commonly spotted spook is found in the girls’ bathroom where an ex-principal who committed suicide is said to linger, emitting a classic otherworldly shriek at anyone who comes too close. Nam Pak Road, Yuen Long.

High Street Community Centre
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High Street Community Centre

Unlike the arguably speculative nature of the ghostly credentials of some places, this building is the site of a very real tragedy. Built in 1892 as a mental hospital, it was used during the Japanese occupation of the city in World War II to torture and execute rebellious locals. Ghosts or not, the building’s morbid past gives it an undeniably unsettling atmosphere. Rumour has it that women can be heard crying, mysterious footsteps abound, ghosts burst into flames and decapitated bodies float by. 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun.

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - So Lo Pun

So Lo Pun

Encircled (and now largely owned) by dense forest in the far northeast New Territories, abandoned So Lo Pun is one of Hong Kong’s oldest villages – and you know how keen ghosts are on old stuff that’s abandoned. Much information about the village is prefaced with ‘supposedly’, which obviously just adds to the intrigue. For example – supposedly – many of the village’s inhabitants died on their way to a wedding in a boat accident, hence the hefty spectral population. So Lo Pun, New Territories. 

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Dragon Lodge

Dragon Lodge

It’s not often that you’ll see a piece of prime real estate on The Peak being left abandoned, but such is the case with Dragon Lodge. The decrepit mansion saw seven nuns executed during the war (noticing a theme here?). Previous owners have complained of strange noises and other assorted freakiness. This used to be a popular spot for ghost hunters and explorers to the point where they had to increase security in the area, so if you fancy a look, do be careful. 32 Lugard Road, The Peak.

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Hong Kong Central Hospital

Hong Kong Central Hospital

Built in the 60s, 6,000 abortions used to be performed at this abandoned hospital every year. Since its closure in 2012, passers-by have felt an eerie presence and reported unsettling noises. A peek inside reveals corroding equipment and a general state of desolation that would give anyone goosebumps. 1B Lower Albert Road, Central.

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - White House Compound
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White House Compound

This ancient colonial building, once dubbed the Mount Davis Concentration Camp, is said to be the site of drug-induced torture, interrogation and murders by British Special Branch. Some say screams can be heard at night and headless figures can be seen through the windows. Intersection of Victoria Road and Mount Davis Road, Kennedy Town.

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10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Murray House

Murray House

During the Japanese occupation, this historic building was used as an execution spot where more than 4,000 Hong Kong citizens were tortured and murdered. Stories of ghosts disrupting the grounds became so troubling that the Hong Kong government ordered two exorcisms at the site in order to free the lost souls. Stanley Main Street, Stanley.

10 haunted Hong Kong spots - Nam Koo Terrace

Nam Koo Terrace

This Grade I historical building located in Wan Chai was used as a military brothel during the war and women were often raped and murdered here. In 2003, a group of middle school girls who attempted to stay overnight claim to have seen a ghost. One said she was possessed by it and another was in need of psychiatric treatment afterwards. 55 Ship Street, Wan Chai.

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