037: Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware
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This museum dedicated to the collection and display of traditional Chinese tea ware is housed in Flagstaff House, residence of the Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong until 1978. One of Hong Kong’s oldest surviving colonial buildings, it is Greek revivalist in style, whitewashed and with pillars supporting its balconies. Some of the teapots and tea-drinking paraphernalia here date back to the Tang dynasty (AD 618–916), along with many early clay teapots from Yixing, a city in Jiangsu province famous for its pottery. Entry to the public is free and the museum is conveniently located within Hong Kong Park #036.
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