Hong Kong, China
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The Cenotaph was erected in remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives in the First World War and the Second World War. From Statue Square you will see, not just the Cenotaph but also the three main bank towers of Hong Kong: HSBC, Bank of China and the Standard Chartered. This greenery amidst the three giant buildings is Central's "green lung" and a gathering place for thousands of foreign Filipino maids on Sundays. Right next to the Cenotaph there is the swank Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Princes' Building and of course the Landmark. The MTR is the best mode of transport to use to get to Central. Surrounding Status Square, the legislative Council (LEGCO) is an impressive reminder of colonial times still standing next to futuristic chrome and glass, it used to be the next best thing to the British parliament but now the High Court has moved to Admiralty.