The old Hong Kong Observatory is a well-preserved colonial building sitting on a small banyan-covered hill in Kowloon. Built in 1883, the rectangular two-story structure used to house the territory's weather forecasting and meteorological department.
The technical and operational units of the Observatory have since been moved to adjacent buildings. Today, only the offices of the directorate and administration are housed within the historic structure.
Also referred to as the 1883 Building, the old Hong Kong Observatory is made from plastered bricks and features arched windows and long verandas. It was listed as a declared monument of Hong Kong in 1984.
The Hong Kong Observatory is located in Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. However, it is not open to the public and can only be viewed behind iron gates.