I've made no secret that Johnnie To's The Mission is in my top two Hong Kong movies ever made and so I was extremely excited to visit the location of the movies crowning glory, the shopping mall shootout. Picked out from the end credits of the movie, the Tsuen Wan plaza was the place I had to find.
Tsuen Wan is a little off the tourist map but is served by the excellent MTR underground rail service and was pretty easy to find. I assume not many tourists visit based on the surprised faces and odd looks we received from the locals.
|Tsuen Wan plaza|
It turns out I was on the wrong floor for this next shot, but by the time I realised we already had our chaperones!
It was a real shame, I could have taken some great shots but had to make do with just these two, it was great though looking around the place, replaying the movie in my head.
The Tsuen Wan plaza was recently refurbished and looks quite different now. As well as The Mission the mall was also used in I love Hong Kong. There aren't any decent shots of it in that movie really but here is one to give an idea.
More movie locations to come soon.