Hong Kong’s Coolest Statue!

Bruce Lee Statue Hong Kong

A place with as much history as Asia has many cool and exciting things to see. As a childhood Bruce Lee fan I was lucky enough to see his awesome monument in Hong Kong!

Bruce Lee’s Legacy

Hong Kong is a city of more than just the island of Hong Kong. The name Hong Kong represents a territory of over 200 islands and unique areas. One of them, Kowloon, is a peninsula across the Hong Kong harbor from Hong Kong island.  Kowloon City is a densely packed urban district known for its modern shops and tons of mouth watering, senses exploding cuisines. Along the water front in the area of Tsim Sha Tsui, is the Avenue of Stars for celebrities of Hong Kong’s legendary film Industry. Much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is to honor the artists with stars on the walk.

The “star” of the walk is a 2.5 meter statue of the mythical man himself..Bruce Lee. Unveiled in November of 2005 it is a pose from the famous 1972 Lee film, “Fists of Fury“.  Not knowing it was there, I stumbled upon one of the coolest things to take selfies to if that is your thing.

Bruce Lee's star on the Avenue of Stars.
Bruce Lee’s star on the Avenue of Stars.
Bruce Lee on a famous Chinese smoggy day.
Bruce Lee on a famous Chinese smoggy day.

The statue was sculpted by artist  Cao Chong-en, after a local fan club raised the equivalent of $100,000 US dollars to have it done. the artist made and even larger on in  Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China, Lee’s ancestral home. Bruce Lee’s actual birth was in San Francisco, California, before his parents took him back to China as a toddler.

Hong Kong is a great place to visit and tour! There are many great tours and fun things to do here! Don’t miss out on your visit to Hong Kong!

Thanks for stopping by. As always, leave a comment below!

6 Comments

  1. Hey Thomas! Good to know another fellow Bruce Lee fan. You know, I never thought about a statue in honor of one of the greatest martial arts visionaries in history. But it is only fitting. Bruce Lee man…what can I say that hasn’t been said before. He was THE ONE. No other martial artist has had such a profound impact on bringing martial arts to the mainstream. I sometimes wonder, while watching classics like Enter The Dragon or Game of Death, what Bruce could have accomplished in his film career. Where would he be now? And what would he be doing for the martial arts industry? So sad that he left us so soon (and Brandon too!). In the future, when I visit Hong Kong (and I will visit it!) I will look for his statue…thanks for letting me know of its existence. Good work!!

    1. Awesome! I grew up a huge BL fan too! Seeing this statue was definitely a plus while visiting Hong Kong! There is a bigger one in China but this is the coolest one methinks! I hope you get to see it in person!

  2. This is sad…I’ve never actually watched a Bruce Lee film! Everyone who has says he’s awesome though, so I definitely need to ASAP. That statue is amazing too, thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great article! I’ve heard about Bruce Lee but sadly I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Bruce Lee movie in my life. What movie would you recommend to see Bruce Lee in?

    I liked that you talked a little bit about Hong Kong and what it looks like and the different stores, etc… Sounds like a place I want to live in. The only thing is, I heard that if you go down to China/Japan, you get all sorts of diseases. A friend of mine went down there to live down there and they said the first week was nothing but getting one disease after another. She made it through just fine, but it was the most miserable week of her life.

    Thanks for such a good article.

    1. Huh? I lived in Japan for 6 years and traveled all over south east Asia including Cambodia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Singapore and South Korea. Japan and Singapore are two of the cleanest places I have ever been and people are very clean. I have about a hundred FB mates who lived and still live in Asia. We are all healthy. maybe she had a reaction to smog, or allergies in a random Chinese city? Possible. My allergies are actually worse here in the states! Thanks for stopping by! oh btw…Enter the Dragon is a cool old Bruce lee flick as is Return of the Dragon..(US names).

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