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Map: Hong Kong Sceneries Painted by Huang Bore

“This was how his (Huang Bore’s) Hong Kong landscape came into being. He thought otherwise although the landscape of Hong Kong had all along been regarded as too unsightly to paint: ‘Weren’t Bada Shanren and Jianjiang painting the desolate landscape that was left of their country? Why is it that painters have to make up lofty mountains and imposing architecture? Unsightly landscape can be paradise too when looked at in another perspective.’ So, he captured the ethereal beauty and fleeting moments of Hong Kong in all its seasons in his paintings.”

Extract from The World of Huang Bore: In Memory of
My Father Huang Bore
by Wong Tai Shing

“Huang (Binhong) thought the landscape of Hong Kong had the monumentality lacking in that of Guilin, a place well known for its picturesque scenery. That is because Hong Kong has the benefit of the sea which makes the hills appear loftier. This explains why he found the city having so much to offer in terms of painting ideas.”

The praises showered by Huang Binhong on Hong Kong
when he visited the territory with Huang Bore in 1935
Extract from Huang Bore: Elusive yet Enduring by Huang Dade

The map is drawn with reference to the Hong Kong coastline in the 1960s and shows the Hong Kong sceneries painted by Huang Bore.

Place (in alphabetical order)
Aberdeen Ap Chau Bride’s Pool Cheung Chau
Cliff Island (Bluff Island) Deep Water Bay Fat Tong Mun Hau Hoi Wan (Deep Bay)
Hei Ling Chau Hoi Sham Island (now Hoi Sham Park) Lantau Peak Lau Fau Shan
Long Ke Luk Chau, Lamma Island Lung Kwu Tan Ma On Shan
Mui Wo Ngong Ping, Lantau Island Pat Sin Leng Peng Chau
Po Pin Chau Po Toi Island Po Toi O, Sai Kung Pok Liu Island (Lamma Island)
Sai Kung Sharp Peak (Nam She Tsim), Sai Kung Shatin Shek O
Sor Sze Mun, Sai Kung Stanley Sung Wong Toi Tai Fung Au
Tai Long Wan Tai Mo Shan Tai O Tsim Sha Tsui
(Tung) Ping Chau Victoria Harbour Victoria Peak Waglan Island
Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po Yuen Long Yung Shue Au


  • Victoria Peak

  • Below Victoria Peak (Hanging scroll)

  • Drawing (Aberdeen)

  • Drawing (Deep Water Bay)


  • Hong Kong Geographic (Ap Chau) (Excerpt)