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  Hong Kong : Hotels : Guest Houses | Frommers.com
I stayed at Chungking Mansion on my first trip to Hong Kong in 1983, living in a neon-colored cell that was furnished with two sagging beds, a night table, and closet.
Still, Chungking is not the kind of place you'd want to recommend to anyone uninitiated in the seamier side of travel.
Chungking Mansion contains approximately 100 guesthouses, divided into five separate blocks, from A Block to E Block.
www.frommers.com /destinations/hongkong/0078024490.html   (703 words)

  
  Scope | Reader | Wendy Gan
Chungking Express is a film directly inspired by the city of Hong Kong itself, in particular two distinct locations — Chungking Mansion in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central (consisting of Lan Kwai Fong and the Mid-level escalators) on Hong Kong Island (See Appendix Two).
Chungking Mansion, a daunting, warren-like complex of shops, offices, cheap guest houses and private homes, is conveniently located in the heart of Tsim Tsa Shui, one of Hong Kong's more important commercial and shopping belts.
Her association with her troop of South Asian would-be drug smugglers in the bowels of Chungking Mansion is purely utilitarian and business-oriented as is her relationship with her drug boss, and possible former lover, despite the fact she wears the blonde wig he has a penchant for.
www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk /reader/chapter.php?id=12   (4406 words)

  
 Chungking Mansions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chungking Mansions is a famous building in Hong Kong, China.
Chungking Mansions contains the largest number of guesthouses in Hong Kong in one building: 90, with 980 rooms in total.
Kowloon Park is anchored by a Mosque and this structure and the park itself is a popular refuge from the crowding of the Chungking Mansions and the surrounding area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chungking_Mansion   (1232 words)

  
 erasing clouds
Chungking Express was made during a two month break from the shooting of his samurai epic, Ashes of Time (1994).
Inside Chungking Mansion you can run into people of all races and nationalities: Chinese, white people, fl people, Indian." This is the setting for much of the first story as Lin's character uses the crowded, labrinythine building to evade the men who double-crossed her and plot revenge on her disloyal lover.
Chungking Mansion is very famous with, as Wong observed, "its 200 lodgings, it is a mix of different cultures...it is a legendary place where the relations between the people are very complicated.
www.erasingclouds.com /0519chungking.html   (1565 words)

  
 Chungking House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chungking Mansions is the tourist ghetto of Hong Kong.
Chunking Mansions was also built in 1962 before the advent of modern fire codes and the elevators are chronically broken, so if you stay there, be sure to book a room in one of the lower floors.
Also, if you are staying at the rear of Chungking Mansions (anything other than block "A"), it might be kinda spooky going to the elevators at night after all the shops on the ground floor are closed.
www.newsveritas.com /nv/chungking.shtml   (601 words)

  
 Chungking Express - sianz.INC
Chungking Express, I just love the angles of the pictures and something about the second picture is that Faye appeared quite early in the first story that if you blinked your eye you might have missed her hugging a enormous Garfield and leaving a toy shop..
Chungking Express was originally set up as three stories, but the third one had to be cut because of the length of the movie.
In Chungking Express, Wong Kar-Wai's Hong Kong is a steady state universe where any memories of a private past are altered to fit the city's perpetual present in motion.
members.tripod.com /sianz/cke.html   (5802 words)

  
 Chungking Mansion - Wandering in Eastern China - BootsnAll Travelogues
The Mansion actually consists of four blocks of flat named A to D, each 16 floors high.
Some owners have multiple guesthouses, so it is not unusual to wander into a guesthouse and find it empty, with a notice besides the telephone informing potential guests to call the owner at another location.
Chungking Mansion is a mini-UN with guests of many nationalities.
blogs.bootsnall.com /lin/archives/009899.shtml   (425 words)

  
 Chungking Express - sianz.INC
Chungking Express, I just love the angles of the pictures and something about the second picture is that Faye appeared quite early in the first story that if you blinked your eye you might have missed her hugging a enormous Garfield and leaving a toy shop..
Chungking Express was originally set up as three stories, but the third one had to be cut because of the length of the movie.
In Chungking Express, Wong Kar-Wai's Hong Kong is a steady state universe where any memories of a private past are altered to fit the city's perpetual present in motion.
www.wongfaye.org /cke/cke.htm   (5802 words)

  
 K A B I N E T
Chungking Express is a vacation...because I think too much in Ashes of Time, because I have to consider all the things.
The reason I would like to shoot in Chungking Mansion is because it is so mysterious.
The style of cinematography for Chungking Express came mainly from Andrew Lau, because he started on it first and then Chris Doyle followed.
www.kabinet.org /magazine/issue5/wkw6.html   (1334 words)

  
 chaskemp - Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chungking Mansion, where I thought we might stay, has too many touts and kind of angry looking young men from Africa and Middle East all over the place.
There seems to be a universal agreement on moving amongst one another and it is a marvel to be in this sea of people.
Earlier I wrote about Chung King Mansion like everyone reading this would know what it is. Not likely, of course.
chaskemp.googlepages.com /hongkong   (2508 words)

  
 Chungking Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chungking Express (Traditional Chinese: 重慶森林; Simplified Chinese: 重庆森林; pinyin: Chóngqìng Sēnlín; literally "Chongqing forest") is a 1994 Hong Kong movie written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong and Valerie Chow.
The English title refers to Chungking Mansions and the Midnight Express food stall where Faye Wong stands outside during the end of the film.
If you're trying to follow the plot, you may feel frustrated...When Godard was hot, in the 1960s and early 1970s, there was an audience for this style, but in those days, there were still film societies and repertory theaters to build and nourish such audiences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chungking_Express   (1624 words)

  
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The first story involves Lin Chin Hsia and Takeshi Kaneshiro and takes place in Chungking Mansion; the second involves Faye Wong and Valerie Chow and happens in Central.
Inside Chungking Mansion you can run into people of all races and nationalities: Chinese, white people, fl people, Indian.
She's like an animal, roving in Chungking Mansion like it was a jungle [the literal traslation of the film's original title is Chungking Jungle].
myhome.shinbiro.com /~sejinese/wang/chungking_express.htm   (423 words)

  
 HKCuk.co.uk - Chungking Express   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plot: The story of Chungking Express is split into two stories, both based on two very different police officers.
Officer 223 (Takashi Kaneshiro) is a plain clothed cop who patrols the around Chungking Mansions, a drug-filled, rundown hostel populated by Indians, amongst other foreigners.
Officer 663 (Tony Leung) is a street cop, he spends his evenings patrolling the streets around the Chungking Mansion and for his evening break he always stops into the Midnight Express Deli.
www.hkcuk.co.uk /reviews/chungking_express.htm   (485 words)

  
 Boots and glasses.... - FlyerTalk Forums
Previous FlyerTalker has recommended a laundry at the Chungking Mansion on Nathan road, located a copuple blocks from the Peninsula hotel.
The laundry is on the ground floor of the ChungKing Mansion, to the right at the end of the central corridor.
Chungking Mansion houses many lower class hotels, and you will find plenty of information on Google.
www.flyertalk.com /forum/showthread.php?t=459582   (1401 words)

  
 Holy Cow it's Hong Kong and Macau!
The German couple I met on the Yangtze River had told me about the Chungking Mansion, a group of four dilapidated high-rises containing numerous hostels.
The room, again quite standard in Chungking Mansion and probably through Hong Kong, was tiny.
The rest of the night consisted of wandering the streets of Kowloon, which is the stereotypical part of Hong Kong that is overloaded with neon signs.
www.travelblog.org /Asia/Hong-Kong/blog-27280.html   (1265 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Chungking Mansions": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anyone who chooses to stay at Chungking Mansions, Mirador Mansion or Golden Crown Court (see Cheap Sleeps p20) will have this frenetic scene at their very doorstep.
The Chungking Mansions in TST are the proverbial viper's nest, but the Walled City was a hundred times worse in its day.
Chungking House -- Find deals, read reviews from real people.
www.amazon.com /phrase/Chungking-Mansions   (544 words)

  
 Chungking Express Memorable Scenes
The camera trails a mysterious woman in a blonde wig, shades and raincoat as she walks into Chungking Mansion, brushing pass all the Indians.
Later at Chungking Mansion, while cooling down beside a fridge, she collects passports from some Indians after they agree to take part in the plan.
At Chungking House, the woman books a single ticket for the earliest flight the next day.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Olympus/8998/ckescenes.html   (7700 words)

  
 Simply Recipes: Chai Recipe
The first time I had chai, I was in a small rented room in the Chungking Mansion in Hong Kong (notoriously cheap accommodations).
The morning after my arrival I was still reeling from the shock of my expectations when I booked the place ("Chungking Mansion, my that sounds quite nice") compared to the reality of the place, when the little old lady asked me, "Chai?", pointing to a pot on the stove.
This wonderful chai was the best discovery in Hong Kong; I couldn't wait to spend another night in the Mansion, just to have some more chai in the morning.
www.elise.com /recipes/archives/001170chai.php   (1054 words)

  
 Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia
In no time we'd gone through the formalities, changed money, found out about hotels from the information desk and booked the 'Chungking House de luxe hotel' over the phone (it wasn't exactly de luxe but it was OK).
The only snag was that Emirates Airlines had managed to break the handle on one of the cases but that too was handled efficiently and we were given the details of the authorised repair shop who would fix it for us tomorrow.
We got the airport bus A21 into the centre for HK$33 (about UK£3) and it stopped right outside Chungking Mansion, a tower block full of backpacker hotels in a very central location on Nathan Road, the main shopping street of Kowloon, just a couple of blocks from the Star Ferry terminal.
www.geocities.com /johnsquier/Vietnam.htm   (9838 words)

  
 Asia Studios > Wong Kar-wai Interview
Question: In "Chungking Express", you have a scene with Brigitte Lin and a group of Indians and in Happy Together you have a similar scene with a number of Argentinians in the building which Tony Leung's character is staying.
Wong Kar-wai: Yes, in fact, he felt very shocked when we were making the first scene on the first day, and he was kind of unprepared, and he remained speechless for three days.
So I had to explain to him, if I can make you fall in love with a can of sardines in "Chungking Express," why can't I make you fall in love with a man in this film, and I think it helped.
www.asiastudios.com /interviews/members/wongkarwai.html   (2121 words)

  
 Residing in Mirador Mansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because I could no longer stay at the hostel, I stayed at Mirador Mansion for 2 nights.
I originally thought about staying at Chungking Mansion, but I was told that Mirador was better.
The room was very very narrow, with the bed occupying 50% of the space.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~yoshizo/hk/june/mirador/mirador.html   (127 words)

  
 Hongkong
People might compete in getting you to stay at their guesthouses somewhere in the labyrinth called Chongking Mansions.
It had a very bad reputation and until a major renovation in the 70ies, there happened to be several fire hazards.
I recommend Mirador Mansions on 56-58 Nathan Road (try 10th Floor Kowloon Hotel Tel: 2311-2523, dorms HK$100).
lobota.tripod.com /hongkong_accomodation.html   (715 words)

  
 Hong Kong Hotel/Accommodation Tips by tremendopunto - VirtualTourist.com
I can tell you of the MIRADOR MANSION and the CHUNGKING MANSION right on Nathan Road No. 58, the main shopping road of TsimShaTsui Kowloon District, HK.
The famous movie "Chungking Express" gives you a good impression of the place.
Unique Qualities: But inside the Chungking Mansion there are also delicious Indian restaurants.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/98dd3/5d6/3/?o=2   (669 words)

  
 Chungking Mansion, Hong Kong on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
This is the (in)famous Chungking Mansions, tenament/flea bag hotel on Nathan Road in Kowloon.
Yes, Chungking Mansions and the adjacent Mirador are world famous.
It's a mystery why the lower Nathan Road has not gone through the major redevelopments similar to those Hong Kong side.
www.flickr.com /photos/goyaboy/190665691   (335 words)

  
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And walking to the back of the Centre, I always pause and take in the view -- the one and only breathtaking panorama of Hong Kong harbor with its choppy gray waves, its toy ferryboats bobbing up and down, its steel-and-glass towers raking the bellies of clouds.
Oh and yes, I too have eaten in Chungking Mansion.
The overrated Wong Kar-wai gets an entire chapter in the book and a significant share of his praise ("In Chungking Express, entertainment fosters genuine experimental impulses"); and while he notes that Wong "takes seriously all of youth's conceits" and is "devoid of irony," he makes it sound as if this was a good thing.
www.smallbytes.net /~bobkat/bordwell.html   (1680 words)

  
 Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives
By the time we’d worked our way through the crowds and across the busy roads to the waterfront, it was 10 minutes to 8pm, just prior to the light show.
Mirador Arcade is the smaller (and undoubtedly less notorious) neighbor of Chungking Mansions, an monstrous conglomeration of several dozen guesthouses infamous for trash-littered hallways, terrible elevators, and occasional police raids for either illegal immigrants or prostitutes.
As soon as we climbed out of the bus we were accosted by an Indian man who demanded we follow him to his guesthouse at Chungking Mansions - an obvious scam in search of just the right sucker.
www.andycarvin.com /archives/travel/hong_kong   (17015 words)

  
 Auberges Kowloon, auberges de jeunesse et hôtels économiques à Kowloon, Hong Kong - Hostels Central
Hong Kong Dragon Inn/Ah Shan Hostel located at Mong Kok,Hong Kong which is the centre of delicious food, entertainment as well as excellent shopping.Close to Ladies' Market, Temple Street night market.We just next to the MTR and railway stations...
New China Guest House, situated in Chung King Mansion in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Golden Crown guest house which is located on hong kong's downtown city --Tsam Sha Tsui...
www.hostelscentral.com /ville-112.html   (1162 words)

  
 zabihah.com - your guide to halal eating
HOME → China → Hong Kong → Chungking Mansion Food Stalls
Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map it
Chunking Mansions is in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon along the busy street of Nathan Road.
www.zabihah.com /_details.php?rest_id=1515   (220 words)

  
 Chungking House Official Website
(CHUNGKING MANSION) "A" BLOCK, 4th and 5th FLOORS, ONLY
ChungKing House De Luxe Hotel is located on the 4th and 5th floors of the ChungKing House Mansions.
It is located at the center of Hong Kong's most prominent business, commercial, and tourist areas.
www.chungkinghouse.com   (43 words)

  
 Directions
-Be sure you are in Chungking Mansion Block A
You will see a sign marked "Chungking House" after stepping out of the elevator.
You may choose to check-in at the station so as not to require bringing the luggage inside the Express train.
www.chungkinghouse.com /direction/directions.html   (114 words)

  
    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We have not had the time to go, but you may just try it (bus from the Star Ferry terminal in Central).
Where to stay: Mirador Mansion, next to Chungking Mansion, is clean and cheap (at least, for HK standards).
We were at Man Hing Lung Hotel on the 14th floor.
www.bonheuretc.com /voyage/traveltricks.html   (6321 words)

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