A staircase in the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts
Courtesy of Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts

Tai Kwun

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong’s largest-ever restoration project, which opened this summer, is a complex of 16 former police and judicial buildings—some of them 150 years old and all relics from Hong Kong’s days as a British crown colony—­revitalized as a complex for the city’s arts and culture. Visitors can have a drink in the former jail or watch a Shakespeare play in a onetime prison yard, among other activities. —Casey Quackenbush

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