former Kowloon City execution ground [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

former Kowloon City execution ground [????- ]


from EIA: The execution ground was a stretch of beach located near the former Sacred Hill at the boundary of Hong Kong and China prior to 1898. The area was used to execute criminal such as pirates, who as can be seen in historical photographs were beheaded. The execution ground did not contain any structural features and the landscape was filled in for development at the site and is thought to have been located near the western end of the former terminal building of Kai Tak Airport (Ove Arup 2001). map here: