Inside Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions

Located in Hong Kong's pulsing Tsim Sha Tsui district, Chungking Mansions inspires a unique fascination among visitors. Though it has a reputation for crime and disorder, the 17-story structure is home to merchants, traders, visitors and refugees from more than 130 countries. Originally built in 1961 as a luxury residence, the building has undergone numerous transformations, according to anthropologist Gordon Mathews of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Located in Hong Kong's pulsing Tsim Sha Tsui district, Chungking Mansions inspires a unique fascination among visitors. Though it has a reputation for crime and disorder, the 17-story structure is home to merchants, traders, visitors and refugees from more than 130 countries. Originally built in 1961 as a luxury residence, the building has undergone numerous transformations, according to anthropologist Gordon Mathews of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.