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Exploring Hong Kong's derelict and abandoned history

Urbex, short for "urban exploration", is the practice of exploring man-made structures, often abandoned or off-limits, and photographing them.

It is sometimes done with the owners' permission, but not always, although urban explorers insist they never steal, damage or vandalise anything.

One group in Hong Kong - HK Urbex - has explored ruined residences, old movie theatres and even an abandoned prison.

One of the group's co-founders, who goes by the name 'Echo-Delta', tells the BBC about his passion for urbex.

Video produced by Simeon Paterson

  • 07 Dec 2015
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